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358 Cleveland Street Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia
358 Cleveland StreetAUNSWSurry Hills2010
+61 2 8399 1440porteno.com.au
RestaurantToday Closed
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."
"Wagyu skirt steak is also phenomenal."
"The slow-roast lamb is superb and make sure to try the brussel sprouts."
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Clayton Boladeras
a week ago
Impeccable service, delicious food, perfect decor and ambience for a special night out.
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Ross Carins
a week 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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D Hui
7 months ago
Great food but abit on the pricy range.. The main was very small.
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Steven Blakely
5 months 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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Enoch Lau
7 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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Dave Dalton
9 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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Janice Espa
11 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.
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Willmer Perez Ronderos
11 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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