Porteno

4.5
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585 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Argentinean
Authenticity is the order of the day with the best meats in town prepared front and centre for all to see on a traditional Parilla (barbecue) and Asado (pit of fire). Both are expertly tended to by Porteño’s very own Goucho, Adan Abrahanowicz (yep, that’s Elvis’ dad) who has been barbecuing in this uniquely Argentinean style since he was old enough to play with fire... and he was an early starter! Just as well considering the slow cooked pig and lamb spend 8 hours splayed out over an ironwood bark fire before they hit your table.

Private Dining

If you love the food, drink and vibe of our restaurants, then you’ll love our semi private dining space. Our dining room can seat a group of 10 to 16 people. Get in touch to book your next event!

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What 585 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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j
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very nice. delicious food and friendly staff.

GS
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great staff , though they don’t tell you if you order too much! Really excellent food and a good wine list .We went on a Friday Night and the noise level was very high and the tables too close together all of which restricted conversation.
The food here classic meat dishes , aged steaks-lamb cooked for 8plus hours and flavorful sides are really world class. It’s expensive here but memorable.

S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great for shared plates dining.

LD
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and wine...
Tables were a bit close together but food was quick and amazing

GS
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

A good place for a corporate group primarily because as a value proposition it’s very expensive.
Food is beautifully cooked and tasty. Portion sizes are small and in relation to prices, not particularly good value.
Have been for a work function and it works well with a large group and I think the group menu portions are better (of course being on the company account, not worried so much about the wallet).

BA
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

All items on the menus we exceptional and worth trying then all. As there were too many good options we went with the banquet and all items selected were above our expectations. As we had a vegetarian dinner with us they were accommodating within the banquet menu. Highly recommend to all and we will be returning again.

L
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, good wine list but a bit overpriced though

H
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This restaurant fell on several “Top” lists we researched prior to our trip to Sydney and it was deserving of all the accolades. Tremendously varied and unique menu, and portions were larger than we expected. Only drawback was the noise level. But that seems to be the mandatory vibe in today’s hot restaurants, so probably not a good spot for a first date or catching up with friends in extensive conversation. That said, we highly recommend it.

D
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Would definitely recommend.

TS
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the restaurant and the food. Always consistent and very delicious. Porteno never disappoints. The wine was also fantastic, enjoyed it very much!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food especially blood sausage and bone marrow dish. however no tea available at all which is strange

AL
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed the food there. I am also very pleased with Porteno’s whole ideal of eating local with their meats sourced locally and raised humanely.

I ordered the roasted bone marrow, the animal of the day (lamb roast) and the beef tongue. The bone marrow was absolutely divine;the onion sofritto was also caramelized nicely and it does cut through the richness of the marrow. The lamb was roasted for 8hours and came out quite tender - however when the beef tongue came out, it quickly became my favourite dish of the night. It does not have a strong beefy flavour unlike a similar cut from the Japanese Wagyu but it pairs beautifully with Porteno’s house-made chimichurri.

Overall, I’m very pleased with my meal and felt that it was worth the price. It definitely was a bit of a treat for myself. Well done team!!

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff were very nice and attentive.The waiter gave us some good advice about what to order.
The steaks were very tender,tasty and crunchy.The green asparagus with fried and hummus was a nice mixture.
We also enjoyed the focaccia and chorizo as starters.
We would definitely recommend it!

AY
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly and professional service, delicious food and perfect matching wine. Everything was excellent. What else can you expect from a restaurant.:) Thank you very much to everyone.:)

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very reliable good food varied menu considerate attentive service
A bit noisy until towards the end of the evening when it was s pleasure to chat after most people left

LW
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, service, drinks and atmosphere! Will definitely be back.

TF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I adore everything about Porteno - it's impeccable. Best food, best venue but even more so, best team! Keep on being amazing Porteno!

TJ
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service can not fault them on anything, staff was extremely knowledgeable about everything we asked, only downside is the table were extremely close together so was hard to have a conversation

OT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful wood fired dishes. An amazing succulent spatchcock, beautiful wagyu with potatoes, wood fired asparagus with hummus and wood fired cheese. Staff were friendly and lovely

AS
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant evening at Porteno, Fabulous foor and stellar service. It doesn't get better than this.
Well done guys!

JH
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, service and ambience.

We had the banquet and we’ll worth the value

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant service and delicious Food. We absolutely loved it.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality of the food is great. Service is exceptional.

JD
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food, very able and attentive service from all staff who went the extra mile - they were so accommodating. In short, very impressed and will be back!

SH
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and wine were exceptional and the service from staff was outstanding

PL
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Porteno. The food selection is small but high quality, each dish was delicious and top quality. Wine was delicious and the service was fantastic.

MD
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Our meal was no better or no worse than expected. The restaurant has a good buzz however tables are packed in with other diners a little close for comfort. We had an early sitting and felt like we were being shoved out the door from before we sat down.

EW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food is amazing and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly

S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and ambience would definitely come back. Also very attentive and helpful staff

OZ
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

I've heard a lot about Porteno for years. Today, I ordered appetisers and mains, but frankly, they left me found wanting. Tasted alright, but not spectacular for the price I paid. I didn't even stay for Dessert.

PO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was excellent from start to finish, even when I used my pin number as a tip, they reversed it!

j
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

The food was great. However we were shoved into the table closest to the toilets, close to a large noisy table of 10 despite there being plenty of other empty tables at the other end of the restaurant. Not happy.

OA
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and attentive service. On the pricier side but well worth it. Thanks for looking after our party of 6 on Saturday.

A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My favourite restaurant in Sydney. My only issue is that the noise level is a little too loud, hard to have a conversation with 4+ people.

EA
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night, beautiful food, perfect location for a date night. Big shout out to adam who looked after us and helped me pay the bill before my partner did.

JC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Porteno is a must dine at experience. The staff were all professional, experienced, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was indescribably delicious. The atmosphere was very enjoyable especially as we were seated at the bar area enabling us to see the kitchen. The price is worth it!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Marvellous, for a couple in their mid 50s, really loud. Vibrant you might say, and that’s good, but can only take the noise for so long. Excellent mixologists

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding bartender !
Great food and ambiance. Not cheap but not overly expensive either

T
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food. One of the best quality meat restaurants in Sydney

DJ
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic meal on saturday night, food tasted and looked incredible. One of us had a chilli allergy and they were the most accommodating about this. Staff were so friendly and attentive. The pizzetta was a absolute winner. Cant wait to come back again.