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Enjoy South American cuisine at Casa Publica in Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Casa Publica
Casa Publica
Casa Publica
Casa Publica
Casa Publica
Casa Publica
Casa Publica
Casa Publica


South American
How to Find Us
Sample Menu
Accepts American Express


180 Armagh Street
Christchurch 8011


03 366 1389

Open hours:

Mon - Fri: 3pm - 12am Sat: 12pm - 1am Sun: 12pm - 12am

Going public with their undying love for South American food, this eatery has entered the Christchurch dining scene with a bang. Welcome to Casa Publica, your casa away from home.

What could be better than bold, South American flavours washed down with a warm glug of rum? Casa Publica has made it their calling card, welcoming everyone to the feast in their quirky, vintage dining room. You can't miss their immense charcoal building, especially in summer when the city's keenest diners are relishing the streetside patio.

South America is enormous, so you can imagine how much it is time to cultivate this winning menu. Inspired by the multitude of countries that make this incredible continent, you'll find intriguing sharing plates, like Latin American tostadas, cheese fondue with chorizo, a range of mini tacos and five types of guacamole! And we thought the dip was limited to the humble avocado...

The main dishes introduce diners to flavours hitherto unknown. Their signature dish, Espetinho, serves generous chunks of skewered meat, served with quinoa, black beans, corn and kidney beans. The meat, of course, is up to you. As well as that, browse their delicious range of fajitas, deep dive into a tuna tataki or disregard table manners altogether for a rack of 12 hour braised ribs. An unapologetic cuisine that never holds back, Casa Publica celebrates South America in all its loud and colourful beauty.

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