This space will house the casual café and restaurant offering, where most drinkers and diners will congregate at tables and banquettes.
One room over there will be a small providore-style shop, stocked with coffee, tea, ceramics and a range of other locally produced items.
The menu has always drawn heavily from Julian’s homeland of Colombia, and will continue to do so, with the chef’s second in command being another native Colombian, Verónica Tobón Arango.
“It’s that same concept of, let’s go there, gather, get fed, drink, buy some provisions, have a good time, mingle with people, and go.”
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Brilliant menu; scrummy food and unique coffee. Ambience comfy.
I would recommend to a friend but only for drinks.
So hard to put into words... Obsessed with this place. The food is to die for and loved the atmosphere, service, coffee (good lord that is something else). First time visit but I'll definitely be back.
Hola Tabitha, This is music to our ears! Thank you so much for sharing. We love our home and we love it when our guests enjoy all the elements that make up El Estanco; Food, coffee, vibe and passionate staff. We really look forward to seeing you again. Gracias, Terri Restaurant Manager
Beautiful setting, we had a lovely night at the Little and Local wine tasting. Thanks
Hola Susie, Thank you so much for sharing and being a part of our Little & Local, we're actually looking at a new date late in the year for the next one!! Hope to see you again. Gracias, Terri Restaurant Manager
Great food and wine + atmosphere, what else do you need.
Thank you Adrian, we really appreciate it! We're so happy you enjoyed your time at El Estanco and look forward to you coming back. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager
"Little and Local" wine tasting was a great informal way to highlight the best new and upcoming winemakers in the Barossa .... and matched with great food .... Well done El Estanco.
Hola Picky, Thank you so much for your review. We are just taken with the support we're receiving as a new venture and the home of Little & Local. Thank you again. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager
Always an amazing experience when visiting El Estanco! Great food, great atmosphere and delightful staff!
Hola Julie, Experience is hitting the nail on the head! We love the fine details that make coming in for a meal or coffee, an experience. Thank you so much for sharing. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager
Venue lovely and food nice. However when asked how steak is cooked we were told medium to well. Unfortunately one of the steaks was medium to rare and was returned back to kitchen. Same steak then came back further cooked and unfortunately wasn’t nice. Would of preferred a new piece of steak to be quite honest.
Hello Tracey, Our steaks are cooked Medium/Rare unless requested otherwise. I'm sorry there was miscommunication between yourself and the young lady serving your table. I had actually gone to your table myself, cleared the empty plates, and asked (your mum I think?) how everything was and she said everything was good. Thank you for sharing your experience Tracey, I have already discussed your review to our lovely floor staff moving forward. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager
Best breakfast of my life! Food was amazing and service outstanding.
Hola TeganJ, Thank you so much! Amazing food and service is all we can ask for! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Great service, food and setting. Highly recommended for all ages.
Hola MaryC, Thank you for sharing your experience! A comment/review like this is exactly what you need to keep pushing and working on what we love. Thank you, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Food was lovely overall. Mother in law's steak was not cooked to her liking and took too long to return from the kitchen (we had all finished lunch by the time it returned) The kids lunches were extremely small and over priced. When we gave feedback to staff we were told the kids menus were designed for a 5 year old max. This was not mentioned on the menu. Nor would the kids have enjoyed any other items on the menu as these were geared for kids. Staff were not receptive to feedback, telling my mother in law that it was a well known fact that all steaks are cooked medium rare. We were never asked how we would like our steak cooked. This spolit our experience of otherwise lovely food.
Hola Michelle, Thank you for sharing your experience at El Estanco. I will be going over your review with all staff and use this feedback moving forward. It sounds like communication is the main issue here. Enjoy the rest of your week Michelle. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
The interior and grounds are beautifully done. The staff are very welcoming and attentive and the food is beautiful. We had a bottle of the house rosè which was excellent! Highly recommended.
Hola DavidL, We are just delighted you enjoyed your experience; food, service, wine, surroundings and ambience are fundamental elements of El Estanco. Your recommendation is the biggest complement we can receive. Thank you. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
We had a wonderful time with our family they had a wonderful time enjoy the day
Hola MichaelM, We are just buzzing with this news! We are so happy you enjoyed El Estanco and hope to see you all again soon. Gracias, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Amazing food and atmosphere. Highly recommend visiting El Estanco.
Hola Tanya, We are so happy you enjoyed your time here! Recommendations are defiantly the greatest form of flattery, so thank you. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Great customer service, delicious breakfast food, lovely venue. Took visitors from Adelaide, will be back
Hola, thank you kindly for taking the time to share. We're so happy El Estanco was a great way to start the day for you and look forward to seeing you again. Enjoy the rest of your week. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Lovely venue for a coffee and cake or lunch. Great ambiance inside and out.The food is delicious. The staff are excellent both with their service and friendliness. I'd highly recommend El Estanco to anyone.
Hola SusanM, Thank you kindly for your review! I am sending it to all of our staff, I know it will make their day. We really appreciate your time and beyond thankful for your recommendation; the biggest complement you can receive. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
All good, athough noise level was high which made conversation challenging.
Hola Jerry, I wish you had said something and I would have moved you to one of the two quieter rooms we have. Please don't hesitate to speak with any of us on your next visit. If you make a booking online you can also request a 'quieter table' to suit you. Enjoy the rest of your week. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
I love it at El Estanco. Yummy food, seasonal options and pastries to die for. You have to get in early for the sweets but worth it. Friendly service, local connections that creates a great community feel.
Hola Sally, Seasonal, service and community is the pulse of El Estanco!! Thank you so much for sharing your experience, it honestly means the world to us. Enjoy the rest of your week. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Very tasty Spanish/Mediterranean type food. Great prawns and seafood which is a bonus in the Barossa. Starters were good to share, but mains too nice to share. 😄
Service efficient but not overly friendly.
Nice reno'd old building with lawns. Off street parking beside. Walking distance to several wineries.
Best omelette I've ever had, the whole table were happy. Restaurant smelt like coffee which was amazing!
Nicole, best omelette is a big call and we will take it!! Smoked cheese, mushrooms, spinach, and truffle, how can you go wrong?!? Thank you so much for your amazing review and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Love the whole vibe of this place, food was amazing and coffee great! So much we bought the beans from the shop! We will be back!!
Hola Kristy, Thank you so much for taking the time to share! Such an amazing review, exactly what were are trying to do with our beautiful space. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Outstanding as always. Best place in the Barossa. Very comfortable with children in tow also.
Hola Anna, You have no idea how much that means to us! We want our place to feel like yours when you have kids on each arm, when you're starving, when you're hungover, when you're in need of some alone time, when you need a decent cocktail... we've got you. Thank you again for taking the time to share, until next time.. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
My second time at El Estanco (first for breakfast), and while the options were all enticing, we were underwhelmed with our meals, particularly at $30 each. The coffee was quite weak, and the flies were out having a grand old time. Service was friendly but the food was slow. It's a beautiful spot, but was a bit disappointed this time.
Hola LeeM, Underwhelmed with your meals, price, your coffee and the flies outside is not not good experience. From our run sheet that you were outside, I would have been happy to put you on a table inside if we had known. Our products are locally sourced to the 10th degree, hence the price of our meals, paddock to plate, we try to do justice with our own to the farmers in Barossa Valley with our own twist. We truly hope your next visit is more enjoyable. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager
Food was amazing as was the customer service. Highly recommend!
Hola Janine, Thank you so much!! That is excellent to hear. Have a wonderful Sunday and we hope o see you again soon. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Excellent food and service. Would not hesitate to recommend this for a great lunch spot while in the Barossa
Lovely looking place. Sadly the paella came to the table warm-not hot-before we'd finished our tapas starters.
Wait staff seemed quite inexperienced, which is OK but they definitely need some training in the basics of hospitality.
Hola Darren, I see you were at our very first Paella Night. I wish you had spoken with me personally allowing me to rectify the situation, potentially making your experience positive and educate the staff moving forward, before calling all 18 of them inexperienced and in need of basic training, over two weeks after your visit to El Estanco. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Excellent location, love the new premises, very spacious
The Cactus garden is lovely
Food and service was excellent
The patisserie is to die for! Excellent cakes and breads
Hola JulieC What a wonderful review to read!! It makes our day hearing you enjoyed all the parts that make up El Estanco; everything we work so hard for. Thank you kindly for sharing and we hope to see you again. Enjoy the rest of your week. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
The food is always amazing, the coffee is great and the staff are always smiling, helpful and happy. Thanks for making the breakfast date with my kiddos wonderful!
Hola Kellie, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're so happy you've enjoyed your time with us and taking the time to share. Until next time, have a lovely long weekend. Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Food was excellent! Nice ambience with wide open glass panels.
2nd visit. Loved the food and atmosphere. First time food was outstanding for lunch. Probably didn't make a great choice this time. Didn't love the French toast but that's just a ordinal opinion.
Look forward to coming back and trying something else.
Hola Anne Thank you for sharing! We look forward to having you back for a third visit. Were doing a delicious hot x bun brekky special with maple syrup and bacon. Enjoy the rest of your week and we will see you next time. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Was recommended to go here for breakfast. Didn't realise the menu was corn chip related so asked for a substitute (possibly bread) and was declined. Was not advised there would be specials including some dishes without corn until after we had ordered. Then told it was too late.
Hola I'm sorry about your experience; there's been a terrible misunderstanding. Yes, there's 3 items on the menu using corn, these items are a traditional Colombian style meal where corn is a main ingredient but there's also 3 other items on the menu that are not. We also have a cabinet display of pastries, breads and croissant's. Floor staff will be spoken to, too ensure that they're communicating options, including any specials to every guest we have for breakfast. Thank you, Terri
Lucy was super helpful and friendly and professional.
Pizzas were amazing and servicing spot-on
Hola Kym Thank you!! Lucy is such a rockstar. We're so happy you enjoyed your time and can't thank you enough for sharing your thoughts. Until next time. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager
First visit to the 'new' location. Breakfast was delicious. Food and beverages came out in a timely manner. The staff were friendly and courteous.
We will definitely be back.
Hola Samantha, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at El Estanco. Brekky is the most important meal of the day right!?! Thank you again and we look forward to the next visit. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Great pizzas and wine, nice to try beers which I Hadn’t previously herd of, will definitely visit again.
Hola Kym, I really appreciate you taking the time for giving us such a great review. You'll have to make your way back in shortly because we're about to pop another brewery on the list.... Cheers, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Friendly clean good service pizza was flavoursome however all 4 could have done with a bit more product on them for the prices paid
Hola Diners, We really appreciate you coming into El Estanco and taking the time to share your experience. Feedback allows us to grow, moving forward. Enjoy the rest of your week and again, thank you. We hope to see you again. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Pizza night was fantastic, great food and atmosphere!
Hola Chad, We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at El Estanco. Thank you so much for taking the time to share and we hope to see you back again soon. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Delicious food and beautiful setting. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxed and luxurious lunch, showcasing fresh produce and Barossa artisans. However, we did find the serving sizes quite small for the prices and the South American influence was not very noticeable. The lunch selections didn't seem to be any different from fare found in any mid-high end 'modern Australian' restaurant.
Hola Salina, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at El Estanco. Can I ask what you ordered while spending some time here? I'd love to work on a more positive experience for you and this information would certainly help me do that. Again, thank you for your time. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
Always love going here and supporting one amazing group of people and family
Hola Tenisha, Thank you for your lovely review. It is already great to hear others are enjoying what we work so hard towards. See you soon ;) El Estanco Team
Pizza was the best we’ve ever eaten.
Superb coffee and pastries.
Cocktails on point.
Hola Shelley, Thank you for your amazing review! It is so great to hear! Your support means the world to us. Until next time.. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
It was an amazing night. Great atmosphere and a beautiful outdoor area. Food was absolutely delicious as was the house special cocktail for the night!
Hola Zooe, We're so happy you enjoyed your night with us! We're going to continue to do a house cocktail special each Friday night. Thank you for your support and asombroso review, it means the world to us. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco
El Estanco offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0438 006 552.
El Estanco is rated 4.5 stars by 156 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.