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“After many coffee visits, we dined for lunch and can’t wait for another return!”
Review of El Estanco

El Estanco
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Greenock
Price range: AU$23 - AU$58
Description: While El Estanco continues to evolve, our values remain the same – our ethos of bringing people together to enjoy wholesome, local food with a South American twist. We have restored an old property in the heart of Greenock, and our newly renovated premises will offer you, your family and our community a unique Barossa experience. We cannot wait to share what we have created. Open seven days 8am-4pm breakfast, lunch & sometimes dinner. Here till late Fridays - Check out our Friday Fiesta page for more info.
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Description: While El Estanco continues to evolve, our values remain the same – our ethos of bringing people together to enjoy wholesome, local food with a South American twist. We have restored an old property in the heart of Greenock, and our newly renovated premises will offer you, your family and our community a unique Barossa experience. We cannot wait to share what we have created. Open seven days 8am-4pm breakfast, lunch & sometimes dinner. Here till late Fridays - Check out our Friday Fiesta page for more info.
Reviewed 9 April 2023 via mobile

We had the set ‘quick lunch’, which was available still even though it was a public holiday (Good Friday), so that was good.
We give full marks on every tasty mouthful of the pork tacos, the steak and egg dish (with really flavoursome zappy salsa) the glasses of house rosé and the additional plate of padron peppers that thankfully we convinced ourselves we could manage to fit in!!! They had great peppery punch coupled with sweet pear juiciness. A really clever dish!
We can’t be so enthusiastic about the shared salad that was served with the quick lunch - just a bowl of lettuce and onion. We cannot stand Spanish Onion at the best of times, so whilst that is of course a personal preference, we couldn’t believe the HUGE quantity of onion, how that lettuce could be so drowned in oil and how it just showed absolutely no imagination, unlike the other wonderful dishes…..so we wondered if it might have even come from some other kitchen!!??
Anyway, the salad won’t stop us from returning. The place is fantastic and offers such a fun point of difference in the Barossa. And we have to return for some of those eye popping little desserts in the cabinet. They looked amazing!

Date of visit: April 2023
Thank LisaMDL
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Reviewed 5 March 2023

I like restaurants, and have tried a lot of places... for me, El Estanco gets it exactly right. The food is always generously well made - the home made bread unbeatable. The environment is lovely - it's a beautiful place to sit. The service is friendly and efficient. I've had breakfast here alone, and had lunch with friends. I love this place.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Thank AtkinsLondon
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Reviewed 22 January 2023

Where do we start, El Estanco is one of our favourite restaurants. We drive over an hour to enjoy special occasions here.

Having frequented on a number of occasions, we are always welcomed warmly and always love the meals that we are served. Having tried a number of their dishes, the meals are always prepared, cooked and presented really well and we have never left not-satisfied. There is an ever changing menu of Argentinian fair and the meats served just seem to be cooked to perfection. The only time we have felt disappointed was when we booked for a special occasion, ordered a lamb meal for 4 upon arrival but the kitchen had run out not long after. Otherwise, everything has always been perfection.

The location is just gorgeous with both picturesque grounds and buildings, the perfect spot for a lazy lunch, special celebration and also a great place for kids with the outdoor area available for little ones to explore.

The desserts are next level and we travel for Cheree's incredible cakes and pasteries, always leaving with a box of sweet things to enjoy on the long ride home. I would crawl over hot coal to her vanilla buttercake with caramel and butercream icing. Unfortunately it doesn't frequent the display case nearly as often as I would like LOL but the persian cake, bread and butter pudding are delicious and the crack pie is one of my alltime favourites!

The coffee is also fabulous and we really just can't fault the place. We have always thoroughally enjoyed our time spent here and our tastebuds are always delighted!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 December 2022 via mobile

We popped in for Friday lunch with some friends. The venue is spectacular. Outside area was beautiful especially in the sun. Food was cooked to perfection, and such good value for money. Seafood was fresh and the best we have had! Service couldn’t have been better! Such friendly staff and beautiful couple that own the restaurant (chef and waitress) made the time to talk to our group! We loved it so much we can back the following day for breakfast! A must go to spot in the Barossa! Highly recommend we will be back!

Date of visit: December 2022
Thank Alexislenton
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Reviewed 13 October 2022

Great spot. Warm and welcoming staff, excellent food and coffee. I splashed out a bit on breakfast, so the cost was fine by me and the quality was excellent.
The special was all top products from the chorizo, tender steak, half an avoc, egg and home-made corn bread, and chimichurri sauce. Couldn't fault it and substantial so that I could not fit in one of the delicious looking treats in the cabinet-Damn it!! I will definitely go back.

Date of visit: October 2022
Thank I8642IOjulieh
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