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358 Cleveland St Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia
358 Cleveland StreetAUNew South WalesSurry Hills2010
+61 2 8399
Restaurant, Argentinian 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
The menu at Porteño comes to you straight from the kitchens of Argentina via the imaginations and culinary artistry of chefs and owners, Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz.

We specialise in authentic Argentine barbeque - the best meats in town are prepared front and centre for all to see on a traditional Parilla (barbecue) and Asado (pit of fire).

Don't forget to order the brussel sprouts!
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"Highlights are the slow roasted suckling pig, morcilla and the homemade pate."
"As are the amazing fried brussels sprouts."
"The South American style Pavlova is a winner!"
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Benat Onatibia
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Loved the sucking pig (really hard not to overcook) and the steak. Argentinian chefs should learn how not to overcook their meats here. Trully awesome. The starters were also pretty solid.
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Ross Carins
3 months ago
Recently went to Porteno with 3 friends, couldn't book (min 5 people) so we took a punt and arrived a little before 8pm. Staff were very friendly and open about the wait (over an hour) so we worked our way from the bar, to a 'drinking' table before we got down stairs for our meal. Had the Chef's selection with drinks which was a good start. For mains we had the Wagyu, Sirloin & Chicken, all was amazingly cooked, tender, flavoursome. Sides were equally good. It's not a cheap night, nor a short one. I went away satisfied but not sure the price was representative of the amount of food, still I'd recommend it if you are looking for a fancy night out.
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Enoch Lau
10 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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Cal Glaspie
a year 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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Daniel Smetham
2 weeks ago
Really disappointing for the money. Most of the food felt oily and sub standard. Porteno seems to be surviving on its name alone.
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Clayton Boladeras
3 months ago
Impeccable service, delicious food, perfect decor and ambience for a special night out.
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Dave Dalton
a year 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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Janice Espa
a year 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.


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