Sydney Food Diary: Contrabando, CBD

This is a good choice for going to the Opera House or hanging out at Circular Quay and on a Wednesday night was surprisingly pumping. The wait staff seem mostly Latina, and kind of the same height and look, and there were many of them, who appeared at the table when we weren’t ready and disappeared when we were! But it was busy.

I kind of remember it before being a very traditional and not very busy Greek place (correct me if I’m wrong), and it’s always impressive to see how new restaurants can move in and shake things up. It’s a pretty quiet section of Macquarie Street but they’ve obviously got the right formula to attract the City crowd, and others. The theme is Latin-inspired Southern Californian Street Food. I’m down with that.

We had two tasty cocktails and then a selection of food, a bit too much, but each dish delicious. I have to say were were impressed. The 12 hour grass fed beef short rib was OMG ($35). Sweet and fatty and yum. Truck stop guacamole perfectly acceptable ($18). We both really liked the Big Mac-inspired Quesadilla ($16).

The lamb tacos were tasty, though was probably the extra dish that we didn’t need ($6). All up: buzzy atmosphere, great flavours. Worth returning to.

Contrabando Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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