El Matador in Wellington Menu

 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.

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El Matador

Address

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

Phone

043812999

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

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Cuisine

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

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

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