Alejandro Saravia’s favourite Melbourne meals

Alejandro Saravia, PastusoPeruvian-born Alejandro Saravia has one big passion in life – authentic food.

The criticially-acclaimed chef brought a big serve of Latin America’s traditional flavours to Melbourne in 2014 when he opened Pastuso, a pumping cevicheria, pisco bar and Peruvian grill tucked off Flinders Lane in iconic ACDC Lane.

Since arriving in Melbourne, Alejandro (pictured right) has also enjoyed discovering Melbourne’s own authentic places to eat. These are five of his favourites…

  1. Epocha

    1. Epocha roast
    2. 49 Rathdowne St, Carlton, (03) 9036 4949
    3. Epocha has the best Sunday roast. Angie Giannakodakis and her staff are always ready to make you feel at home and welcome.
  2. Town Mouse

    1. Town Mouse
    2. 49 Rathdowne St, Carlton, (03) 9036 4949
    3. An amazing wine list of natural wines, with a fresh and delicate food menu. The homemade bread is a complete must.
  3. Anada Restaurant

    1. Anada Fitzroy
    2. 197 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, (03) 9415 6101
    3. Great for Spanish flavours, small bites (tapas, pictured top and right) and a welcoming casual service by Felipe.
  4. Min Lokal Cafe

    1. Min Lokal, Fitzroy
    2. 422 George St, Fitzroy, (03) 8528 6653
    3. In the neighbourhood where I live, Min Lokal is the best place to relax and have a big long breakfast in there hidden back yard. Great organic coffee and a very unpretentious environment.
  5. Ocean Made Seafood

    1. Ocean Made
    2. 25-29 Robert St, Collingwood, 03 9486 0399
    3. My guilty pleasure. I love seafood and fish, and the best on the market available to retail is hidden in the back lanes of Collingwood. Snack a few freshly chucked oysters while waiting for the freshest fish to be packed and ready to go.

Alejandro Saravia’s favourite Melbourne meals