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Porteno
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Today 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
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358 Cleveland Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
358 Cleveland StreetAUNSWSurry Hills2010
+61 2 8399 1440porteno.com.au
RestaurantToday 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Monday ClosedTuesday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amWednesday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amThursday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amFriday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday Closed
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"Highlights are the slow roasted suckling pig, morcilla and the homemade pate."
"The slow-roast lamb is superb and make sure to try the brussel sprouts."
8 reviewers
"Wagyu skirt steak is also phenomenal."
5 reviewers
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Dave Dalton
5 months ago
We had a lovely experience here on Friday night! The decor is really cool and from the moment you walk in the door the atmosphere takes you. All the meats and veg were well cooked, clearly with care and skill. Their air died beef with quail egg is a must try! I also enjoyed the brussel sprouts. The wait staff were really attentive and friendly and the atmosphere of the kitchen was a big plus.
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Jared K
a month ago
Attended a friends birthday party here and the canapes and cocktails were amazing. Will definitely be back.
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Janice Espa
7 months ago
Feels like Buenos Aires. The hostess is the true star. Open fire cooking while lamb and pig 'a la Cruz' (crucified) pulls you right in. Their empanadas are wonderful, their postre chaja with dulce de leche transports you to Argentina, but the point of the restaurant is to go with an appetite and order all sorts of properly barbecued (charcoal and fire) meat. The wine list is phenomenal.
Cal Glaspie
7 months ago
We knew we were in for a treat, when we arrived at 5:45pm for it to open at 6 and there were already 15 other people waiting. My wife and I shared the raviolo de zapallo y queso, the pork, the fried brussel sprouts, the cassava chips and had their version of pavlova and leche quemada. We really enjoyed the pork (the chimichurri sauce was very refreshing on the meat), and the burssel sprouts and cassava chips were excellent sides. The ravioli wasn't what I was expecting but it might have been the wrong choice on our part to start the meal with. The pavlova was different and provided a great end to my meal. I didn't enjoy the leche quemada as much as the pavlova, but my wife loved it. The atmosphere was very fun and jumping and we greatly enjoyed a seat right by the fire pit (nice and toasty too). Don't forget to have a bannana old fashion, it was an excellent drink and got the meal off to a great start. The only thing I would say is they are very generous with the oil on dishes so you may need to request a little less if that's not your thing.
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Enoch Lau
3 months ago
When you get there at opening time, there's already a bit of a queue, for good reason: this place is pretty amazing. For starters, we had spiced pickled eggplant (appetising with well-balanced acidity) and marinated olives (some of the best olives I've ever had). For mains, we had the 8-hour wood-fired lamb (intensely flavoured bits of meat that just fall off the bone, together with amazing lamb skin crackling), which went well with the crispy fried Brussels sprout. Good wine selection too.
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Steven Blakely
a month ago
Nice. On the pricey side, perhaps not worth the hype and the wait. Take these out of the equation, nice food!
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Willmer Perez Ronderos
7 months ago
If you are looking for a place to feel as if you were in Argentina this is not the place for you. A solid 3 stars but for sure no more than that. We went for dinner on Tuesday night looking for a dish that is in their menu. We were made to wait for about one hour at the bar because we didn't have reservation, the problem is that they don't answer their phone after 5 so you can reserve at the last minute. After we got a table we were informed that the are no mollejas (sweetbreads) on weekdays because they are, apparently, very hard to get. Maybe they need to change their meat provider because I can buy sweetbreads even at the supermarket most days. We asked for one of the chorizos to be cooked well done and they replied that they are cooked for 2 hours. It came and was still too juicy for my wife's liking. You would expect that at $15 a piece they could at least cook it the way you want it. Not even the music was Argentinian. All it played was old rock and roll music. This place is more on par with the Brazilian brasseries that keep appearing than with fine Argentinian dining.
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D Hui
3 months ago
Great food but abit on the pricy range.. The main was very small.