Contrabando Sydney is all about Latin-inspired Southern Californian street food, made with authentic flavours and all-natural ingredients. Whether it’s a dish influenced by the shores of Southern Cali itself or a ceviche from Peru, Contrabando’s skilled kitchen team produces their specialities with only the finest vegetables, seafood and meats. Situated on Bent Street in the heart of the CBD, this unique restaurant is conveniently located just moments from Martin Place and Wynyard stations. Open on Monday for lunch and from Tuesday through to Saturday for lunch and dinner, you’re in for a treat at Contrabando. Advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!
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Loved the 2 dégustation menus we took with friends from overseas.
Amazing tacos and every quick service. Will definitely be coming back!
There’s no other place like Contrabando in Sydney. Fusing together the best dishes of Southern California, Texas, Mexico and South America, this restaurant offers guests the chance to try something that can’t be found anywhere else. You’ll find the restaurant along Bent Street in the CBD, hidden among graffiti-covered walls and two black doors. Inside, you’ll find that the dining space is sophisticated and creative, complete with a contrast of boldly coloured designs and dark shades of gray – for private hire, it simply doesn’t get much better.
Contrabando’s extensive menu includes a number of munchies, quesadillas, tacos, sharing plates and desserts, all of which are made from scratch daily. Starting off with the Truck Stop Guac served with pico de gallo and corn chips is an absolute must before deciding from heartier options like the quesadillas stuffed with a beef patty, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame seed tortilla; the tacos with crispy pork belly, Korean hot sauce, queso fresco, and a carrot coriander slaw. Alternatively, maybe the cheeseburger spring rolls with Wagyu beef, American cheese, pickles, mustard and ketchup are more to your taste? Simply devine! Booking ahead is essential for this innovative Southern Californian street food restaurant in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.