Meal of the week No.45: El Toucan Cafe

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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 great.

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.

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