El Matador in Wellington Menu

TAPAS (3pm until late on weekends & 5pm until late on weekdays) TAPAS (3pm until late on weekends & 5pm until late on weekdays)
  • Warmed mixed olives $8.50
  • Asparagus tossed in lemon & thyme butter $16.00
  • Mushroom & tarragon salad $12.50
  • Grilled beetroot w watercress & preserved lemon & mint vinaigrette $13.50
  • Fire roasted sweetcorn w smoked paprika butter $11.50
  • Broad beans w cream, bacon & cos lettuce $12.50
  • Mesclun & vine tomato salad w vinaigrette $9.00
  • Minted new potatoes $13.50
  • Patatas fritas: fried potatoes w spicy bravas sauce or aioli $9.00
  • Marinated octopus salad w fresh lemon $16.00
  • Fresh green-lipped mussels steamed w white wine, cream, thyme & garlic $16.50
  • Prawns sautéed w garlic, chilli & cream $17.00
  • Grilled sardines on homemade ciabatta garlic toasts $13.50
  • Pulpo a la diabla $16.00
  • House-smoked pork belly w black bean & chipotle puree $18.00
  • Wood-fired prime beef short rib w chimichurri $18.00
  • Chicken pinchos w chimichurri $14.50
  • Lamb pinchos w chimichurri $16.00
  • Pork & pistachio terrine w homemade bread $14.00
  • Parrilla-grilled flank steak w chimichurri $16.00
  • Lamb sweetbreads w lemon, garlic & thyme $14.00
  • Empanada (vegetariano or meat) w chimichurri $8.00
  • Provoleta: roasted smoked provolone cheese w dried oregano & Spanish paprika $13.50
  • Fugazza: homemade pizza bread topped w caramelised onion, gorgonzola & mozzarella $14.50
WOOD-FIRED BURGERS WOOD-FIRED BURGERS
  • Gaucho burger: wood-fired prime beef patty, bacon, cheese, lettuce, aioli, tomato & chimichurri in our homemade bun, served w patatas bravas $22.00
  • Vegetariano burger: wood-fired mushroom, lettuce, aioli, tomato, cheese & beetroot relish in our homemade bun, served w patatas bravas $21.00
SHARING PLATTERS (We recommend the salad & vegetable tapas with your platter) SHARING PLATTERS (We recommend the salad & vegetable tapas with your platter)
  • Charcuterie: cold meat platter (for two to four) $49.00
  • Parrillada: wood-fired lamb, beef, chicken, chorizo, morcilla & mollejas (for two to four) $79.00
  • Butterflied leg of lamb, roasted & parrilla-grilled (for four to five) $89.00
  • Steak plate: wood-fired flank, rump, sirloin & ribeye w chimichurri (for two to four) $95.00
  • Paella w fresh mussels, fish, prawns, baby calamari & chorizo (for two to three) $59.00
STEAKS (PrimeAngus®© premium natural aged grass-fed beef. Grilled on our wood-fired parrilla, served w chimichurri, chapa potatoes & salad) STEAKS (PrimeAngus®© premium natural aged grass-fed beef. Grilled on our wood-fired parrilla, served w chimichurri, chapa potatoes & salad)
  • Vacío (Flank steak) $24.00
    • Flank is a cut from the abdominal muscles of the cow, noted for its taste over its texture.Best served rare, sliced thinly across the grain.
  • Cuadril (Rump steak) $29.00
    • Rump isn’t the most tender cut but it packs a lot of flavour. Cut from the hindquarter of the cow. Best served medium.
  • Bife de chorizo (Sirloin steak) $32.00
    • Prime cut from the short loin. Tasty, fine grained and tender. Best served however you prefer your steak.
  • Ojo de bife (Ribeye steak) $34.50
    • Prime cut from the fore loin above the ribs. Fatty, delicious and tender. Best served however you prefer your steak.
  • Asado (Argentine BBQ) of the day n/a
    • Lamb, pork, chicken or beef grilled the traditional Argentine way Served w chimichurri, chapa potatoes and cos, tomato & red onion salad
DESSERT-DULCE (Midday until late on weekends & 5pm until late on weekdays) DESSERT-DULCE (Midday until late on weekends & 5pm until late on weekdays)
  • Churros w dulce de leche or warmed, spiced chocolate sauce $12.50
  • Chocolate pot w chestnut torrone $11.50
  • Gluten-free chocolate gateau, rich chocolate ganache w Chantilly cream $12.50
  • Ice cream w spiced chocolate sauce $9.50
  • Alfajores (authentic Argentine cookies): handcrafted dulce de leche filled delights $7.50
  • Cheeseboard $15.50
WEEKEND BRUNCH (10am until 3pm, Saturdays & Sundays) WEEKEND BRUNCH (10am until 3pm, Saturdays & Sundays)
  • Toasted homemade ciabatta, or carrot & fennel (gluten-free) toast, w choice of preserves $7.50
  • Churros w dulce de leche or warmed, spiced chocolate sauce $12.50
  • Pancakes w bacon, banana, maple syrup, mascarpone & dulce de leche $16.50
  • Eggs, anyway, on homemade ciabatta, or carrot & fennel (gluten-free) toast $10.50
  • Ernesto’s breakfast burrito filled w scrambled eggs, black bean & chipotle chilli, cheese, topped w avocado, sour cream & salsa $17.50
  • Spanish omelette w roasted potatoes, onions, chorizo & baby spinach salad $18.00
  • Eggs Benedict on homemade hash browns w choice of bacon, morcilla, spinach or salmon $17.50
  • Gaucho breakfast: chorizo, morcilla, bacon, cheesy eggs, hash brown, black bean & chipotle chilli, slow-roasted tomatoes & homemade ciabatta $21.50
  • Gaucho vegetariano breakfast: cheesy eggs, hash brown, black bean & chipotle chilli, spinach, mushrooms, slow-roasted tomatoes, avocado & homemade ciabatta $21.50
SIDES SIDES
  • Grilled bacon /cold roast salmon / fried morcilla / eggs (anyway) $6.00
  • Black bean & chipotle chilli / carrot & fennel (gluten-free) toast $5.00
  • Hash brown / slow-roasted tomatoes / wilted spinach / mushrooms / avocado / ciabatta $4.00
  • Hollandaise / chimichurri $2.00
WEEKEND LUNCH (11:30am until 3pm, Saturdays & Sundays) WEEKEND LUNCH (11:30am until 3pm, Saturdays & Sundays)
  • Warmed mixed olives $8.50
  • Empanada: vegetariano or meat w chimichurri $8.00
  • Choripán Argentino (hot dog): chorizo & chimichurri in our homemade bread roll $11.50
  • Chicken pinchos w chimichurri $14.50
  • Lamb pinchos w chimichurri $16.00
  • Fugazza: homemade pizza bread topped w caramelised onions, gorgonzola & mozzarella $14.50
  • Parrilla-grilled flank steak w chimichurri $16.00
  • Mesclun & vine tomato salad w vinaigrette $8.50
  • Patatas fritas: fried potatoes w spicy bravas sauce or aioli $9.00
  • Gaucho burger: wood-fired prime beef patty, bacon, cheese, lettuce, aioli, tomato & chimichurri in our homemade bun, served w patatas bravas $22.00
  • Vegetariano burger: wood-fired mushroom, lettuce, aioli, tomato, cheese & beetroot relish in our homemade bun, served w patatas bravas $21.00
  • Ernesto’s black bean & chipotle chili, salsa & sour cream $18.00
  • w wood-fired chicken & chorizo $21.50
  • Parrilla-grilled PrimeAngus aged grass-fed sirloin steak w chimichurri, chapa potatoes & salad $32.00
ARGENTINE STREET FOOD FRIDAY (Friday Lunch, 12noon-2pm) ARGENTINE STREET FOOD FRIDAY (Friday Lunch, 12noon-2pm)
  • Lomito: wood-fired steak & salad sandwich $12.50
  • Choripán Argentino (hot dog): chorizo & chimichurri in our homemade bread roll $11.50
  • Fire roasted sweetcorn w smoked paprika butter $11.50
  • Empanada: vegetariano or meat w chimichurri $8.00
  • Fugazza: housemade pizza bread topped w caramelised onions, mozzarella & gorgonzola dolce $14.50
  • Parrilla-grilled pinchos w chimichurri: lamb $16.00
  • or chicken $14.50
  • Wood-fired prime beef short rib w chimichurri $18.00
  • Patatas fritas: fried potatoes w bravas sauce or aioli $9.00
  • Gaucho burger: wood-fired prime beef patty, bacon, cheese, lettuce, aioli, tomato & chimichurri, in our homemade bun, served w patatas bravas $22.00
  • Vegetariano burger: wood-fired mushroom, lettuce, aioli, tomato, cheese & beetroot relish in our homemade bun, served w patatas bravas $21.00
  • Churros w dulce de leche or warmed, spiced chocolate sauce $12.50
  • Alfajores (authentic Argentine cookies): handcrafted dulce de leche filled delights $7.50
  • Vino Especiales: Mi Terruño Torrontés 2014 Mendoza, Argentina $8.50/ $39.00
    • Torrontés is the indigenous white wine of Argentina. Aromatic and exotic with a fresh and floral finish.
  • Gran Lomo Malbec 2015 Mendoza, Argentina $8.50/ $39.00
    • Medium bodied and perfectly balanced with smooth, sweet tannins. SILVER - Korea Wine Challenge 2016.

Nearby Sample Menus

  • Battered Tarakihi, prawn, chips, rocket, lemon, parmesan $29
  • Rib eye steak, potato, red cabbage, duck pate $34
  • Smoked chicken, caesar, quail egg $16
  • Crackling $6
  • Beetroot carpaccio, brie, smoked pepper coulis $16
  • Cheesy garlic bread $10 / $16
    • for two / for four
  • Chicken burger, avocado mousse, bacon, brie, chips $26
  • Lambs fry, bacon, potato, onion rings $28
  • Organic mixed leaf salad & house dressing $8.90
  • Yellowfin Tuna kokoda, coconut, lime, salted cucumber, heirloom tomatoes, puffed wild rice $22.90
  • Duck fat roasted potatoes, sage, parmesan & truffle mayo $9.90
  • Roasted Cauliflower soup, shiitake mushrooms, black garlic, walnut, truffle oil (vego) $19.90
  • Mango & yogurt pudding, passionfruit granita, sago, pineapple, coconut $15.90
  • Fresh Kaipara Pacific Oysters $4.50 each
    • Served natural with your choice of: Sherry Vinegar, Ponzu or Battered with Remoulade.
  • Kaikoura Scampi ceviche, avocado, Vietnamese mint, coriander, lemongrass, scampi oil $31.90
  • Rosewater cream, lychee sorbet, raspberry gel, berries, crushed meringue $16.90
  • Chicken Tenders $6.9
    • Panko Crumbed free range waitoa Chicken
  • Craft Beer Battered N/A
  • Greek Salad $9
    • Tomato,feta, cucumber, olive, red onion, mint and parsley
  • Whitebait fritter $11
    • Whitebait fritter served on buttered white bread andseerved with lemon
  • Chicken Burger $13
    • southern Style spiced flavoured breast using free range Waiton Chicken,chiptole, mayo and guacamole with crispy lettuce, red onionand tomato
  • Hoki $4.5
    • Flakey white fillets, medium oil content
  • Rocket Fuel 2
  • Handmade Vegtable Spring rolls $6
    • w/dipping sauce
  • 38 Grilled Chicken Satay Sauce $11.00
  • 1 Spring Rolls $6.00
  • 33 Beef Oyster Sauce $11.00
  • 30 Tofu & Meat Vegetables $11.00
  • 48 Tom Yum Noodle Soup $12.50
  • 37 Crispy Pork & Bok Choy $12.50
  • 26 Green Curry $11.00
  • 55 Phad Thai Rice Noodle $11.50
  • Fried Thai noodles with Chicken, bean sprouts and peanut sauce. $12.00
  • Stir fried chicken with cashew nuts and vegetables $13.00
  • Steamed Vegetables $3.50
  • Tonkatsu $13.00
    • Fried crumbed pork cutlet served with Tonkatsu sauce.
  • Wakatori $12.00
    • Chicken flavoured with Teriyaki sauce.
  • Sweet and sour pork with carrots, tomatoes & pineapples $13.00
  • Rice $3.00
  • Stir fried vegetables with peanut sauce $12.00
  • Trio of Dips $10.50
    • sundried tomato, hummus, oil & balsamic vinegar with warm assorted bread
  • Italian Grilled Chicken Marsala $24.00
    • Crispy skin chicken breast with mascarpone marsala sauce served with fresh seasonal greens, roasted cherry tomatoes & gourmet new potatoes
  • Fries $5.50
    • with t sauce & aioli
  • Chicken Nuggets $8.50
    • with fries & salad
  • Creamy Button Mushrooms $16.90
    • on toasted ciabatta with crispy bacon
  • Macho Nachos $14.50
    • with mince, beans, grilled cheese & sour cream
  • Smoked Fish Chowder $11.90
    • with warm breads
  • Roasted Vegetable Penne Pasta $8.50
    • with garlic bread
  • CHICKEN WITH NOODLES $8.30
  • BANANA FRITTER $2.00
  • CHICKEN $9.80
  • ROAST PORK $9.80
  • CRUMBED FISH $3.80
  • BEEF $9.80
  • BEEF $9.80
  • SHRIMP $10.80
  • Wedges $9
    • loaded with Relish, Cheese & Sour cream
  • On Toast $6.50
    • Bagel w Citrus cream & Jam
  • Vege Cannery $18.50
    • Eggs, Rosti, Spinach & Beans on toast
  • On Toast $13.50
    • Balsamic Mushrooms
  • Chicken Burger & Apricot Chutney $12
  • Pulled Pork & Chipotle Aioli $12
  • Eggs Benedict w Salmon $19.50
  • Beef Burger, Smoked Cheese & Beetroot Jam $12
  • Beef burger $14
    • lettuces, sliced onion and tomatoes, beetroot, cheese, BBQ sauce, aioli, served with sesame buns and French fries. Add fried eggs $2. Add bacon $3
  • Sweet sour chicken $10
    • pineapples, toasted sesame seeds, served with steamed rice.
  • Curry chicken $10
    • Japanese mind curry, potatoes and carrots, served with steamed rice.
  • Open steak sandwich $20
    • scotch fillet, tomato relish, caramelised onions, served with warm bun and French fries
  • Lemon chicken $10
    • sticky lemon sauce, toasted sesame seeds, served with steamed rice.
  • Fettuccine $15
    • cooked with mushroom and bacon, in a cream reduction sauce, serve with parmesan cheese and fresh herbs.
  • Chicken sandwich $16
    • Cajun chicken breast, lettuces, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, served with French fries
  • Caesar salad $17
    • cos lettuces, bacon, anchovy, croutons, parmesan, boiled egg and roasted chicken
  • House Made Lamb Sausages $30.00
    • fire roasted peppers, tomatoes, olives
  • Wellington Sourdough $4.50 per person
    • house-churned butter (made at Whitebait restaurant)
  • Caesar Salad $18.00
    • (vegetarian available)
  • Crab & Prawn Bisqué $18.00
    • brandy cream
  • Creamed silverbeet $8.00
  • Buttermilk mash, house made churned butter $8.00
  • Eye Fillet Minute Steak 150g $32.00
    • roasted vine tomato and basil hand pounded pesto
  • Steak served with your choice of N/A
    • Béarnaise / Peppercorn, brandy / Café de Paris Butter
  • Hot Chips $3.00
  • B.E.C.T with Tea / Coffee or Coke $12.90
  • -Combo $8.80
  • Drumstick $1.70
  • T-Bone Steak with Chips or Wedges $16.90
  • Bacon & Egg $5.00
  • Hawaiian $5.00
  • -Combo $8.80
  • Lamb $7.00
  • Mixed $7.50
  • Lasagne $9.00
  • Combo $15.00
  • Mujvar $8.00
  • -Add salad or fries $1.50
  • Mixed $14.00
  • Combo $16.00
  • Vegetarian satay $9.50
    • Stir-fried vegetables on a bed of steamed rice with special peanut sauce.
  • Steamed plain noodle $3.00
  • Chicken rice $10.00
    • Boiled chicken on a top of special cooked rice served with traditional fish sauce & cucumber sprinkled with peanut.
  • Satay burger (chicken or beef) $6.00
    • Grill marinated beef or chicken in a sesame bun with salad & special peanut sauce.
  • Deep fried ice-cream $6.00
  • Steamed rice $2.50
  • Kway teow th'ng $10.00
    • Fat rice noodles in savoury soup,topped with fish balls & fish cake.
  • Beef noodles soup $10.00
    • Fresh sliced beef & beef balls served in combination style soup with fat noodles ft bean sprouts.
  • Just Eggs $11.00
    • poached scrambled or fried, on sourdough or five grain(add bacon $4.50)
  • Tomatoes $4.00
  • Tomato relish $1.00
  • Tomatoes $4.00
  • The Gotham Biggy $20.00
    • free berry eggs, bacon, Kransky mushroom roasted tomato & hash brown on five-grain or sourdough
  • Spanish Scrambled eggs $16.50
    • with chorizo hash browns and rocket
  • Eggs Benedict $17.00
    • on toasted sourdough with homemade lemon hollandaise/Ham
  • Gotham Salad $17.50
    • mesclun, tomato, red onion, cucumber & lemon vinaigrette, with marinated chicken GF
  • Beef, Bacon, Cheese $17.00
    • Jalapeno Burger w fries
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Ciabatta $19.50
    • w fried egg & Apple slaw, served w wedges
  • Kids Fries $5.00
  • Wholegrain Toast $5.00
  • Omelette $15.00
    • w two fillings, choose from: bacon, cheese, salmon, mushroom, onion, spinach or tomato
  • Fries $8.50
    • w tomato sauce & aioli
  • Garlic Mushrooms $12.50
    • w toast
  • Choose from: bacon or kransky $4.00
El Matador

El Matador

location

Address

196 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

phone

Phone

043812999

clock

Opened hours

Monday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM, Tuesday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM, Wednesday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM, Thursday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM, Friday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM, Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
price range

Price

$30 - $50

type

Type

None

service level

Service

Table Service

cuisine

Cuisine

Argentine , Argentinian , Gluten Free , Grill , Latin American , South American , Spanish

features

Features

EFTPOS ,  Takeaway ,  Wheelchair accessible ,  Reservations ,  After-hours ,  Craft Beer ,  Breakfast ,  Waitstaff ,  Cash ,  Groups ,  Lunch ,  Seating ,  Shared Plates ,  Cards accepted ,  Special Occasion Dining ,  Serves Alcohol ,  Dinner ,  Child-friendly ,  Outdoor Seating ,  Full Bar

Location
196 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand