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358 Cleveland St Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia
358 Cleveland StreetAUNew South WalesSurry Hills2010
+61 2 8399 1440porteno.com.au
Restaurant, Argentinian RestaurantToday 6PM–12AM
Thursday 6PM–12AMFriday 6PM–12AMSaturday 6PM–12AMSunday ClosedMonday ClosedTuesday 6PM–12AMWednesday 6PM–12AM
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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."
"The slow-roast lamb is superb and make sure to try the brussel sprouts."
"Wagyu skirt steak is also phenomenal."
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Greg Calacouris
a month ago
Everything on the menu is amazing, from the salads to the deliciously succulent meat. A little pricey but perfect for a special occasion
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mohammad ashrafinia
a month ago
Food is not what it was before the so called "fire incident" they will tell you there is a 20 min wait but after waiting over 1 hour at the bar dinner will not be an option anymore (a different night to below experience). Despite booking for 6 and paying a "penalty" for 2 persons not showing we are not allowed to use our tables 2 other seats (which we paid for) because: "we are in the way of staff". Don't take my word for it, go there and enjoy but don't expect value for money, either for service nor for quality. This is not the porteno of 1 or 2 years ago, it is now a money making machine taking you for the idiot they think you are. How sad it is that they expect your hospitality instead of delivering their own. I am disappointed that I can no longer enjoy porteno that i remember. Such is the price of a small city mentality. Food/restaurant quality: Fennel salad was fresh and crispy. Both beef and pork was oily and over cooked. Bread ordered never arrived and charged to be paid on the bill. Pumpkin ravioli is not available at time of this review. The new refit means it is extremely loud. It is simply not a "special" place anymore.
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Rachel Stephens
2 months ago
The restaurant is awesome. Lovely courtyard area, great service and tasty food. The menu looks fairly expensive but they correctly advise you to share, which makes it reasonable for the fantastic quality. Don't miss the pâté, Ceviche or the wagyu main. Can't wait to go back.
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Daniel Zarkovic
4 months ago
Wasn't as phenomenal as people make it out to be. They sold out of their signature spit roast dish when we arrived at our booking so we ordered everything else on the menu and it was simple average. I'm hoping that they aren't simply relying on their spit roast to win favour from customers. Service was good on the other hand.
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Stephen Sander
a week ago
Porteño is a truly special spot in Sydney. This is arguably one of the best restaurants in Sydney, and inarguably the best Argentinian grill in Sydney. The food is delectable, the mood is vintage 50s Americana meets Buenos Aires, and the service is outstanding. If you are going to try Porteño, try to get in with the first seating to make sure you get to try the house specialities, the slow-roasted lamb or pork (roasted on a traditional open fire). But if you can't make it for the first seating, there are plenty of amazing dishes on the menu to keep you satisfied anyway ... which raises the next critical matter: eat lightly on the day of your visit, Porteño is for big eaters and empty stomachs! The meats are premium quality, the vegetables and condiments are divine, and the wine selection is excellent. Porteño is a serial award winning restaurant for a reason! If you go during the winter months, ask to be seated near the fire it – it will be an experience! And while there, make sure not to miss Gardel's Bar upstairs, one of Sydney's best bars with an unmissable Banana Old Fashioned on the cocktails menu.
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Dave Dalton
a month 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. 26/3/16 - Just been back for a refresher, such an amazing night. They just keep getting better. The crackling was like glass. Just get there and do a degustation immediately. The staff, again, were incredibly attentive and knowledgeable
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Rebecca Elliott
2 months ago
We had a dinner for 17 people for a birthday party. The food was delicious, the service was fine, however, we had ordered the 3-course menu which included dessert. We had brought a birthday cake we wanted to serve with dessert. I called in advance and they said it was fine. When we got there, they said it would cost $8 PER PERSON to serve the cake. As there were 17 of us, that means they were asking for $136 to put cake on plates. We decided not to bother, and took the cake home so a disappointing experience. They should have used common sense and waived the fee. We were already buying dessert, so not taking revenue from them, and we were such a large group. All up, the bill was $2,550 without "cakage." The cake was a simple cultural token and should have let us have our cake and eat it too! It ruined the night.
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Shirley Yau
4 months ago
All we ordered was amazing. We had three meat and four sides shared by four people (2 guys 2 girls). Super full at the end. Service was great cause staff were very friendly. The restaurant is pretty spacious so feel pretty cozy sitting in.

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