When I had a taste of South American food, I knew that I had to check out the Argentinian restaurant San Telmo. Seeing as we would be having steak, I definitely hit up a steak loving friend and dropped by on a Wednesday night. We made a booking online and depending on what day you go, you may need to put in your credit card details to secure your booking. Oh, it does get busy so do make sure you make a booking. Now, back to the restaurant, located in an alleyway and opposite to a car park (park there for convenience guys!), you won’t miss the restaurant due to its big sign in front. Inside was a bit dark but the staff were just so warm and bright. So to start off the night we got some drinkies and boy were they good. The cocktails were so refreshing and just oh so delish.
Cafayate Cooler – $19
A refreshing take on a classic cooler using piattelli Torrontes from Cafayate, Salta. Piattelli Torrontes, Hendricks gin, elderflower syrup, cucumber, mint, lemon
Each table came with some condiments and they were very pickle-ly.
The kingfish was so fresh and the grapefruit gave it a zing. Definitely try this if you love kingfish!
Crudo – $19
Kingfish, grapefruit, fennel, chive oil
I’m a sucker for tartare and this was no exception. It was chunky, it was fresh and it was full of flavour. Oh yeah, it is raw beef so..if you’re not into that, avert your eyes!
Tartar – $18
O’Connor’s flank tartare, egg yolk, potato crisps
Who doesn’t love a bit of cheese? Cheese lovers need to check out Provoleta which is basically fried cheese with herbs. My gosh, it was good but it is a touch on the salty side so make sure you have a glass of water (or a naughty drink) on the side.
Provoleta – $16
Fried provolone cheese, dried oregano, dried chilli, pepper and lemon
Steak lovers rejoice! We got the premium pasture fed eye fillet and oh my gosh was it totes AMAZEBALLS! It was so tender and it basically melted in my mouth. It was seasoned perfectly and did not need anything to go with it at all. I could literally roll myself in the steak live in it forever. It was just so delicious!
Bife De Lomo – $70
O’Connor’s premium pasture fed eye fillet (300g)
Burnt carrots was a lovely side to the steak but it did have a bitterness to it which I didn’t really enjoy.
Zanahorias – $14
Burnt carrots with hazelnuts, thyme, and garlic goats curd
For dessert we got a cookie with dulce de leche to share and it’s like a short bread cookie. It was crumbly and boy oh boy was it sweet. Way too sweet for my liking and I adore sweetness.
Alfajor – $4
Argentine cookie filled with dulce de leche
San Telmo is an absolute gem and a perfect place for a catch up with friends or that first date where you want to impress the other person. Hell, I’ll even come alone if no one wants to go with me because the food was AWESOME SAUCE. Definitely get the steak because you can’t go a South American restaurant and not have steak!