It seems like there’s a gathering place for every global culture along Newtown’s King Street, and Exotik Latin Cafe’s the spot for beautiful South American food. And drink, music, and entertainment. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Exotik also brews a great cup of coffee, with Colombian beans, naturally. Drop in for some of Sydney’s best Latin American eats, and beats, with dishes drawn from the national recipe books of Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Peru.
On days when the thermometer is inching up, taking Sydney into Amazonian territory, we like to pop into Exotik Latin Cafe’s King Street premises simply for a shot of Brazilian guarana or an imported Inka Cola, if a bit of a kick’s required, or a cool smoothie freshly made from some truly exotic South American fruits like lulo or soursop. It’s hard to resist, however, the lure of some of Sydney’s most authentic Peruvian ceviche, a light and tasty Venezuelan ensalada de gallina (chicken salad), or something heartier from this Newtown Latin American restaurant’s mighty (and not all meaty) menu.
Exotik Latin Cafe’s rustic, slow-cooked Colombian-style beef dish tops the list, simmered in a rich tomato sauce and served with rice and plantain. This and the Venezuelan shredded beef with black beans are both available as vegetarian dishes, too, and the friendly staff are always happy to let you know the day’s specials. There’s a lot going on at this South American restaurant in Sydney’s bustling, cosmopolitan Newtown – and not just fine food and drink. Catch Exotik Latin Cafe at the right time and you can find live jazz, Latin music and social networking events geared to the city’s Latin American expats taking place at this charming King Street terrace. You can’t miss it – look for the national flags of South America painted on the shutters and you’ll know you’ve arrived in Newtown’s New World.
I love the atmosphere and the food was delicious, not much space but great service and different choices in the menu. I loved the set menu because allow me to try all different dishes.
Awesome atmosphere with super yummy food. Staff very lovely and accomodating. Thank you for a Great night, we will definitely be back for more yumminess.
Fantastic & friendly service, easy to reserve the table. Food was delicious, the drinks kept coming as we needed them, would go there again. Recommended
Great Food! Good Vibes! We absolutely loved it! Most definetly planning to come back again and dance our way all the way into Brazil xoxo
We tried Exotika because we are vegan and we were told they have vegan options. We chose tapas and just said to the waitress we'll try the vegan tapas options, not knowing the meaning of some of the Spanish menu items. But it turned out that the tapas mostly deep fried, with lots of black beans as the 'meat' substitute, so we felt we had a really unhealthy boring dinner. The vegan nachos were probably the only thing we enjoyed. The waitress, knowing we were vegan, should have given us more guidance in our choices, we even ended up with two plates of fried potato croquette sticks (don't know the Spanish word) which we didn't realise was included in two dishes. I can't speak for the normal menu, perhaps it is good. The restaurant itself is quite cute, nice atmosphere on King St.
Excellent Service and food... There was a great live band (one guy from peru and other from cuba) ... They sang great songs and added to the latin vibe !!! Overall this place is perfect and love its design !!
We went on a thursday night not very crowed. The food and service is very good and the decor is amazing would recommend to anyone. We had a table of eight and every one enjoyed themselves. Price is very reasonable and servings good size.
Had a wonderful time. The place is very cosy, artistic and the music was great. The service was a bit slow, maybe because it was a full house and the food was nice. I will go back again. Great atmosphere.
Great night at Exotik Latin Café,qualit food, service, life music, atmosphere...it is a place to come back for sure, it is a fantatic value for whats offering!!!!!thank you for a great happy birthday song!! love it :-)
The "bandeja paisa" is average. Do not expect to much. But the "arepa de choclo" is so far.....the best that you can find in Sydney. The sobrebarriga was huge and a good dish for meat lovers.