Contrabando

Excellent
5.2/6
51 Reviews
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About Contrabando

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!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
Closed
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Address

Contrabando
131 Macquarie St, Sydney CBD
Sydney 2000

Menu Highlights

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Appetizers

Chargrilled Corn

Queso fresco, lime, coriander, chipotle mayo
A$6.00

Cheeseburger Spring Roll

Waygu, American cheese, pickles, mustard, ketchup
A$9.00

Truck Stop Guac

Avo, lime, red onion, coriander, pico de gallo, corn totopos
A$16.00
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More about Contrabando, Sydney CBD

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.

51 Contrabando Reviews

Excellent
5.2/6
51 Reviews
Atmosphere:Excellent
Waiting time:Very good
Food:Outstanding
Noise levels:Pleasant
Service:Great
Value for money:Great value
New"Excellent"
6/6
Pete S.4 days ago · 1 review

Enjoyable and relaxed eating experience. From the first margarita to the 4th (?) my friends and I were spoilt by Laurel/Lauren who made navigating the menu a breeze. Gracias

New"Excellent"
6/6
Thuy My N.5 days ago · 1 review

Great $3 Taco Tuesday deal. All the tacos were flavourful, with quality ingredients. The service was great, with very attentive waitresses! Will come back soon.

New"Excellent"
6/6
Jason N.12 days ago · 1 review

This venue is great. The tacos are delicious, the staff are friendly and attentive. It is an overall enjoyable experience. We have been there many times and will continue to go. Highly recommend.