Porteno

4.5
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554 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Argentinian
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.

Special Offers

Christmas Special - Sparkling wine on arrival!

To get into the Christmas spirit we are offering a complementary glass of sparkling wine on arrival, for everyone in your group of 6 guests or more.

Terms and Conditions: Available for the months of November and December, for all groups of 6 guests or more.

Valid For: 6 - 9 people

Starts: 15 November 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 18:00-22:00

Christmas Special - Sparkling wine on arrival!

To get into the Christmas spirit we are offering a complementary glass of sparkling wine on arrival, for everyone in your group of 6 guests or more.

Terms and Conditions: Available for the months of November and December, for all groups of 6 guests or more. Available from 8:30 pm and onwards.

Valid For: 6 - 9 people

Starts: 5 November 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Fri-Sat 20:30-22:00

What 554 People Are Saying
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PO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great flavors & well presented. Very attentive service. We requested a table for 2 rather than the bar, which is what we got, however it did feel a little cramped. Overall we enjoyed it all very much.

TM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with old style service not often seen in upmarket restaurants. Porteno really does everything right, while making you feel really welcome.

SB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and an excellent atmosphere. The queso fresco is to die for!

NB
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I thought Porteno was fantastic - the food was so tasty and delicious and would highly recommend.

CD
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are great!! A little bit too dark

W
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and wine were great and services good as well. My only complaint is the noise is too loud. I should not have to shout to be heard or feel that my head is being bombarded with very loud music and people all around raising their voices to be heard. The sound people is probably bad for the long term hearing of the people working there. So go there on your own with earphones and enjoy great food with great wine!

KV
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had their Gnocchi, Rump steak, and zucchini, which we loved so much. The gnocchi was fantastic and the rump was super savory and tender. Will definitely be dining more often here.

CE
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was fantastic. Would highly recommend!

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and experience!

s
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the staff and creative menu. Adam spent a lot of time with us which made it such a personal experience

K
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was friendly and efficient from the start. Wines by the glass a little on the pricy side but the rib-eye was cooked perfectly as was the slow cooked suckling pig. A meat lovers restaurant!

DE
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Lovely staff, food and drinks on point

R
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was pricey but delicious. Service was excellent and all of us, especially the children, were well taken care of. Definitely worth a return visit the next time we’re in town.

D
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the moment I saw this restaurant on television, thanks to Anthony Bourdain coming here, I knew I had to come. Especially after I saw that they had a slow roasted pig. So of course i had to get it and it did not disappoint. I also tried the blood sausage for the first time and it was everything I've heard and more. I will definitely be back the next time I'm in Sydney.

EM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, wine and atmosphere. Great for a special occasion!

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Great with friends or as a romantic dinner for 2. Will definitely be back again.

AL
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing. Even without such menu stars at the Brussel sprouts the chefs at Porteño knocked it out of the park again. I'll be back.

p
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went there for Friday lunch, wanting to take our time so that we would do the restaurant justice. The food was different and extremely good. The wine list was also different and a little challenging, but we received very good help in deciding what wine we should have with each course. They were also will to pour small glasses for us to taste and if we didn't like it, there was no problem, we just tried something else. Very refreshing. The wait staff were very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. No Sydney attitude here.

MG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was sensational!

LE
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant. They obviously care a lot about their food and service, and both were fabulous. We absolutely loved dining here. Will be back!

YS
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Porteno team are always welcoming and do their best to ensure you are comfortable with your food and wine choices. Quality produce and good mix of wine and drinks. Loved the wood-fired kingfish this time and rump cap.

NN
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. We will definitely be returning

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Spanish Mackerel from the specials was one of the best fish dish I have had! Melts in your mouth, the addition of the sweet/sour leeks was amazing!

JW
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time at Porteno and didnt disappoint.. You pay for what you get there. Lovely

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is my 3rd time to Porteno and couldn't fault the place on food, service, wine and ambiance. I will certainly be back. We even were given a complimentary glass of dessert wine when our dessert ordered was missed in the system. We still only had to wait 15 minutes. They really know how to make you feel special.

MH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant. As always, the food was exceptional and the service was attentive.

I’ve enjoyed the small changes to the menu, in particular the pumpkin pasta dish was divine.

The addition of Achaval Ferrer to the impressive list of Malbecs is awesome, and I hope that this will be followed by having wines from Matervini Also appear as they are I think the best Malbecs from Argentina.

It was just a little loud at times and being the light sitting meant there and Beyoncé changed as the restaurant started to empty but otherwise another perfect night at Porteño.

SC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Porteno, outstanding food and service and extensive wine list. I do however miss the good old days when they were on Cleveland Street!

SM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’d warn them that the prices are eye watering but the food generally good.

I’d complain that the images of footballers on the wall still miss Osvaldo Ardiles and Riki Villa, not to mention Mauricio Pochettino

SV
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, good service, been a favourite for a while.

LR
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give this restaurant 10 stars, I would. It was an amazing night. Full of food, music and hospitality.
Outstanding table service, bar tending, food, music, professionalism and hygiene!
Definitely going back asap!

BS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I shared a meal at Porteno recently. The experience was one of the best I’ve had with dining out. We ate the calamari and bone marrow as entree - the latter was incredible. The sauce with our seafood was also divine, though admittedly I prefer calamari a little less seared. Then the aged rib eye came... Hands down the best steak I’ve ever had. And the accompanying garlic rice was lovely - only wish there had been more! Last, we had the custard flan as a desert and it was impeccable. So bloody yum. Service was great too. Thanks Porteno.