Porteno

4.5
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606 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.

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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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JL
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

On a business trip from Perth with our husbands . We have been to the restaurant a few years ago and wanted to go again with some other friends . This restaurant did not disappoint , if not better than the last visit.
Food and service was very good , will be back again .

C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was such a treat to dine at Porteño! Every mouthful was like a explosion!

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and incredible service. Did dinner at the bar and actually enjoyed it more than dining at a table. Don’t miss out on the morcilla.

SP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely delicious, great service, great venue - Just a little loud

m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Focaccia bread is worth the trip! Love shared plate restaurants and Porteno with its lazy susan to make sharing even easier is great. We shared the lamb, wagyu beef and beef special along with the sides that included great cabbage salad. The wagyu beef was delicious!

HM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Perfect venue for Valentine’s Day dinner for meat lovers

BH
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There are times when the fable provides enough intrigue to allow for the excursion, but leaves the burst of colour until the rendition is actualised. My word what a brilliant, joy filled experience is Porteno. Professional service with a modern outlook, food perfectly cared for and presented as its own star. The construction of the evening was generous and seamless allowing for eye ball interaction with the real reason for attending, spending time with my sweetheart, the love of my life.

J
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food from an interesting menu, fantastic wine and a vibrant atmosphere. The quality of the food & drink, service and venue is fairly reflected in the price. Highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner.. was a great place to celebrate

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a dinner at Porteño for my boyfriend’s birthday. Staffs are very friendly and accommodating. Food is lovely. This is my favourite place for a steak night.

DB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely birthday celebration at Porteno - wonderful food, service and atmosphere. A night to remember.

RR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

They didn't have either of the two dishes we went there for. one was discontinued..they simply ran out of potatoes on the other one. Wine was nice but at $24 a glass you'd hope so. Didn't bother with the meat as they're all so expensive.

S
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Unlawfully, Wyno at Porteno does not display wine by the glass prizes- $26 for a glass, only informed once the bill arrives. Will never go back. Recommend you don’t either

T
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Terrific spot for a work/team lunch with delicious sharing food and a very good wine list. Great service and knowledgeable waiters too.

VK
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food marvellous service and exceptional staff

N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

An insanely sweet danish-like bread was served with pâté as an appetiser. The pâté was good but the bread was so inappropriate that it almost ruined the whole meal! Octopus dish was tender and well balanced. Eggplant side was nice but it was served a long time before the lamb main and it would have been nice to eat these together. Lamb main was disappointing especially as we were told it had been cooking all day. It lacked flavour and texture - it was just soft fatty meat with no charred or crispy bits. Fried potatoes were very oily and garlicky with odd dried parsley as a garnish. The Messina dulce de leche was delicious to finish. Wine list is good.

RS
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal. The ambience, the wait staff, and the quality was great. Though for the price we paid the food didn't quite match. A plate of simple fried potatoes for $15 etc. The lamb was incredible though!

PS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant meal I have had in a long time! The meat was next level amazing! Beats all the other 5 star restaurants in Sydney by a mile. Keep it up Porteno :-)

T
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food
Felt like you were having an authentic argentinian home cooked meal shared with friends and family

DI
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a good meal with family and friends. The atmosphere was great however the service was what was what stood out. It was prompt and non invasive.
Will be going back.....

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nearly the best lamb I have ever tasted. Even the skin was Devine. Wasnt fussed about being so close to the table next to us and hearing all their conversation. But the food made up for it indeed!

j
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
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