Yes, we’ve previously – and not so long ago – covered El Toucan Cafe; read earlier story here.
But we reckon this ultra-cool place (at Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre) is well worthy of follow-up “meal of the week” coverage, because …
It’s unique – you can look northside, southside and (yes) even eastside, but it’s only westside you’ll find anything like it.
It’s a real-deal Colombia eatery at a swimming pool and …
… more people should know about it and be happy about doing so.
Since our review visits, we’ve been back a couple of times.
And we watch the El Toucan FB page with anticipation to see what specials are being served each week.
This week it was the turn of churrasco, a butterflied steak with salted potatoes, arepa, salad and chimichurri sauce ($27).
The potatoes – lightly roasted, I think – are fine; as is the salad.
We are not asked about rare or medium for our steaks, but it hardly matters.
Flattened as they are, and done a little shy of medium, they are very tasty and tender, boasting a nice charry flavour.
But the killer quotient come from the chimichurri sauce, made of parsley, oil, salt, a little vinegar and not much else.
It’s a tangily perfect foil for both meat and potatoes.