Our Story

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OUR STORY

Contrabando, re-opening in October 2017 is a unique restaurant found in the heart of the Sydney CBD, taking its inspiration from the flavours and traditions of the Latino culture of Southern California, with subtle hints from our neighbours in the East.

Why “contrabando”? Well, its location is subterranean, it's hidden in a 123 year old building with no street signage, and the food tastes so good it must be illegal! Call it a name that’s more cheeky than it is actually serious, but make no mistake, the food here is very serious, though with a playful cheek that carries from the staff through to the food.

At Contrabando we follow the food trend in Southern California - new style cooking techniques meeting old-school latin american flavours, with a hint of influence from our friends in the east. Match that with Sydney’s best produce, and it’s definitely worth the trip to Little Hunter Street, if not for the Crispy Fish Tacos, the Pulled Pork & Kimchi Quesadilla or for the cult like status of our "Truck Stop Guac"