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Review: El Chivi, CBD

El Chivi have brought their roaming Uruguayan Steak Sandwiches to a permanent home in QV's Urban Market Food Court.

El Chivi,

The Overview…

El Chivi have brought their roaming Uruguayan Steak Sandwiches to a permanent home in QV’s Urban Market Food Court.

Food: El Americano Steak Sandwich

Food: 4/5
Atmosphere: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Value: 4/5

The details…

El Chivi has paired up with St Gerry’s donuts to set up a (hopefully) permanent home in the downstairs food court (Urban Market) at QV. Their modest range of steak sandwiches make for a filling lunch or casual eat (but not too filling as you will want to save room for donuts!)

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You’ve probably seen these guys popping up everywhere at food truck festivals, but now you can get your steak sandwich fix every day. There’s 5 options, including a vegan one, and they’re huge, with generous toppings. We had El Americano, with all your classic burger condiments on there – but this isn’t a burger, they’re accompanied with well cooked slices of tenderised scotch fillet steak.

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They impressed us in a lot of ways – the size of the sandwiches for one, and the excellent cooking technique used on the steak and the quality of the meat. Even after our copious photos it was still melt in the mouth soft. They’re a little messy to eat, so probably don’t grab one and walk to your important business lunch with it, but there is seating provided so you can “dine in” which we felt was a great idea!

We think these guys and St Gerry’s are the perfect pairing, make sure you show them some love so they stick around!

Everything else…

Website: http://www.elchivi.com/

Address: Urban Market Food Court, QV Level 1, Melbourne CBD

Opening Times:
Mon       11am to 11pm
Tue        11am to 11pm
Wed      11am to 11pm
Thu        11am to 11pm
Fri          11am to 11pm
Sat         12pm to 11pm
Sun        12pm to 11pm

There’s plenty of paid parking around the CBD, but as usual it’s probably best to head here on public transport.

Getting here on PT: QV occupies the corner of Lonsdale and Swanston Streets, so is easily accessed by any of the many buses running down Lonsdale Street, or any Melbourne University Tram up Swanston Street. The nearest train station is Melbourne Central.

El Chivi Uruguayan Steak Sandwiches Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: We dined as guests of El Chivi, QV. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting

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