Porteno

4.7
770 reviews
$41 to $100
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 770 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SimoneC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere was amazing! I would highly recommend Porteno

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JessaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend getting the banquet. There is plenty of good quality food - chicken was the stand out dish for us.

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Tatzen
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food, good sized servingss, wonderful ambiance, attentive service.
Special mention to the bar man - delicious cocktails and excellent conversation.
We will be back.

JC
JackieC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great evening! The food was perfect for sharing and fantastic tasting. Highlights were the marrow and octopus entrees and the port and special sirloin mains. Somehow we squeezed in dessert with the flan and almond semifredo favourites. We definitely ordered a bit too much for 8 however it was too good to leave so plates returned to the kitchen empty. The sommelier was very helpful with wine choices - wines were a highlight. The very drinkable la posta ‘Paulucci’ Malbec delighted everyone. All 8 commented on what a great evening it was, thank you Porteno!

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AnmeiX
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was very good! We had great family dinner there. We ordered the chicken and fish, veggies. The steak and pork belly looked good on the next table. They only use quality ingredients. Will go back for the steak next time.

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LukeL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is delectable, some special only had in this restaurant like bone marrow.....only the noise.....

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EricaY
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The online reservation process was quick and easy.
On arrival the staff was very friendly and seated us quickly.
Everything we ordered was super delicious and so tasty. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the food items.

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AdrianB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am not the type that goes to the same restaurant over and over again but Porteño is so good that i have been coming here very frequently! Cannot fault a single dish. Highly recommended

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JackyC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ordered the chorizo, black pudding, octopus, squid, pork belly, and 1kg rib eye. Everything was cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly. Great for big groups and sharing

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NatG
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, host, sommelier and wine were all spectacular. Despite the challenges of upgraded Covid restrictions, the team were calm and professional as always.

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EzequielT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

It isn’t an Argentine restaurant at all. I am Argentine. I know it and they know it. Meat cuts are not Argentine it is very expensive. Service is lousy and the noise level unbearable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful experience with the staff being being exceptional.

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Tinyflash
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Waygu brisket is a must try.

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GeorgioR
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant service and the food was amazing

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was fantastic a great list of Malbecs from Argentina. A lot louder than the old place as glass windows and cement floors

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Rustafa
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went to Porteno as a group of 6 for a team Christmas event . We sampled almost everything on the menu and also a 1kg rib eye from the special menu. The octopus was my favourite entree, and I can't decide between the pork belly and the wagyu skirt steak as the best main. The food overall was spectacular, and I highly recommend this place for a special occasion, or if you are simply a meat lover. The service was also friendly and attentive. Will definitely return.

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Munmun
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely date night. I can still visualise the tongue, the marrowbone, the wagyu... everything we ate was delicious. Wine was good too. Service from entry to leaving was very good. (Dziękuję Ci Robert) we will definitely come back.

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DanM
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Go for the 1kg Rib Eye special, one of the best steaks you'll ever have.

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OChang
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. We are extremely happy for all dishes that we've ordered.
For the price of fine dining is fair. Would go back again

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Lazyeater
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Faultless and delicious. It was great to get out again!

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CaitlinF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and outstanding servie

JA
JamesA
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food genuinely amazing
Service top notch.
Wine selection great

BR
BrettR
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food,everything was so delicious and the service was so friendly and paired some great wines

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service.
Highly recommend for intimate dinner or with friends

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Bubus
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

By far one of the best restaurants in Sydney.
Incredibly flavorful and hearty.
Great service.
Only comment to make, noise levels are too high

MP
ManuelP
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night out with my wife.
We have enjoyed everything we have ordered and the service was outstanding.
Thank you

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FabianT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A restaurant one must try! Amazing food, service and ambience. This place will always make you come back from time to time.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome! This’s what I expected

DB
DonnieB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Rubbish no good felt aick after the food



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BronN
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a memorable night in every way, absolutely stunning food & the service was exceptional. My only complaint, is I don't live closer.
Thank you

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Christosh
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was amazing.
Only issue was the table we where seated was next to the bar and was noisy.

RC
RohanC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great space, great food, great service ...have been to both Portrno sites, and it never fails to deliver ....

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Ming
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and nice service. they also do distancing pretty well.

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CarlyC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, great food. We would have liked to have seen traditional asado beef ribs on the menu too, but everything was still excellent.

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MitchellM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ordered more than we should, we ate more than we could!
The beef tongue and the grilled calamari were excellent, delectable and cooked to perfection.
The bread (pan de casa) was rustic, simple and delicious.
Our mains 'Chuleton' was perfect and melted in our mouths. The only slight gripe was the dish was supposed to come with artichoke chips and chimichurri sauce which was missing. However, we didn't notice it until later but decided it was too late.....
Overall an almost gr8 dining experience, even if it was overly boisterous from tables at the other end of the restaurant, which felt intrusive on our dining experience.

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EmilyK
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was very impressed with the staff and food at Porteno! I’d definitely return and recommend this place to others!

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FrancesCR19
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a beautiful anniversary dinner at Porteno. The staff were amazing!!! So friendly and welcoming. The food was incredible!!!
Con: Beers list was not great
Pros: Food, outstanding flavours and presentation
Food portion were really generous as well.
Overall I would very highly recommend Porteno for its overall service and quality of food. A definite highlight of the year!!!

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Could not fault Porteno! The food was excellent but we were most impressed by the service. Everyone we interacted with was lovely, knowledgeable, hospitable and friendly. Such a joy and will certainly be back.

PM
PeterM
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing but the attentiveness of the staff made it a great experience

JM
JahraM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. We were really impressed with the experience we had from walking in the door to leaving. The staff were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and attentive!

FAQs

Porteno is rated 4.7 stars by 770 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.