Argentine in Byron Bay

The hip industrial decor at Barrio blends in well to its industrial estate surrounds, where Argentinian-chef Francisco Smoje serves a flavour-filled menu of share plates straight from the charcoal grill and wood-fired oven. Prop at the bar or cosy into a communal wooden table to start with beef empanadas before moving on to charcoal piri piri chicken.

Barrio's space and menu transitions easily from daytime cafe (serving St Ali coffee) to evening dining destination. There's also a cabinet of daily-made sandwiches and salads.