Social Enterprise The Two Wolves Community Cantina is a Jesuit run restaurant and backed by their Cardoner Project, a Christian organisation dedicated to helping poor communities around the world.
The restaurant is almost entirely run by a group of about 150 volunteers who serve simple but authentic street style dishes, that recall and honour the rich Catholic faith and cultures that their charitable organisation supports. In fact each dish tells a story of the people and the community in which the volunteers have served. The menu even includes Pope Francis’ favourite empanadas.
Upon arrival we were immediately served with a basket of warm crunchy Nachos, by the volunteer staff who were very happy and helpful.
Sangria 1/2 Litre $12, 1 Litre $22 – Cucumber Margarita $14
The Two Wolves Community Cantina has a fully licensed bar, with expert volunteers whipping up all kinds of cocktails and drinks. Sangria is a signature mix and a very popular drink choice .
Jalapeño Poppers $9
Deep-fried whole jalapeños peppers stuffed with fresh cheese and a touch of spice. A fantastic bite-sized appetiser with a creamy and spicy surprise filling. A great dish to share with friends.
Pope Francis’ Empanadas $10
These pastries are filled with ground beef, pulled chicken or sautéed spinach & cheese, accompanied by spicy tomato salsa. The tasty empanadas are cooked authentically to Maria Bergoglio’s recipe.
Mexican style soft corn Tortillas with the choice of marinated chicken, pulled pork or battered fish, accompanied by a delicious traditional guacamole, pico de gallo and chipotle mayo. We tried the marinated chicken, which was delicious and tender.
We couldn’t have finished the meal in a better way than with these home-made deliciously crunchy churros, coated with a just a touch of cinnamon and accompanied by an amazing chocolate dip and vanilla ice cream.
The space is colourful, warm and decorated with items from the communities the volunteers have served in around the world and photos of their projects. Meals are cheap, attracting many university students, but it is filled with people from many different walks of life, who love to support this fantastic not-for-profit by simply having a good time with friends.
Head on over to enjoy a good meal and a few drinks, knowing that you’ll be making a difference.
The Two Wolves: Community Cantina
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Contributed by Joshua Lanzarini, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys