La Puerta opens in Sydney [gallery]

12 October, 2015 by
Danielle Bowling

A new South American restaurant, La Puerta, has opened in Sydney’s Neutral Bay.

La Puerta is the first solo venture from ex-head chef of Mexicano, Oscar Espinosa, who was trained by the best chef in his hometown of Colombia before moving to Australia.

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The menu features traditional dishes and flavours from Cuba, Argentina, Peru and Brazil, with dishes including broccoli and cauliflower and with Iberico ham shavings; Argentinian style steak with red wine chimmichurri; kingfish mini-fillets over coconut rice topped with creole sauce; and seafood fritters with roasted aioli on a fresh sliced fennel slaw bed.

Espinosa’s wife Catherine is running the restaurant floor after deciding to leave her career as a Spanish language teacher to work with her husband and add to the authenticity of the venue.

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“We want to showcase the flavours of South America – to give Sydneysiders something different to what they already have,” Oscar Espinosa said.

La Puerta is open 5.30pm to 11pm, Tuesday to Saturday

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