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Porteno

4.7
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717 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 717 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RossT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adam & the team at Porteno really made sure we had a great night. Outstanding food & attentive service.
Thanks guys!

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GeorgiaB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot fault a single thing from our lovely dinner on Saturday night. The food was amazing and the service was great. I'd happily recommend Porteno for a wonderful dinner out in Sydney.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, outstanding service. Great Malbec 🍷

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Lindajane
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always the service was exceptional & the staff are always very attentive & friendly. One of our favourite restaurants 😊

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houldaratho
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Staff were fantastic
Will Jane.tommm

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Kate
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid as always, warm service, good food, great wine. Thankyou team

MK
MarinaK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place & will keep going back.
The food is delicious, super tasty with good choices. The meats are super tasty. Service is great, very attentive but you don’t feel pushed out the door, even within these Covid times & times place seating.

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LizaS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in Sydney hands down. Highly recommended!

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Enzo
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We felt very welcomed but then we felt rushed.
We were enjoying our starters and we said we would order after finishing them. Then a waitress came and told us mains take 30-40min to cook so we ordered and food came after 15min. After that the kitchen closed and it was super noisy.
The overall experience was not as great as expected. Our main sensation is that we felt very rushed and the mains were great but it was maybe a bit overpriced for the service that was not all there. As well as us having a table next to the kitchen made a lot noisier when they were closing.
We both work in hospitality, we know how it works.
We will definitely try it again and hopefully we will have a better experience.

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Issy
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was lovely, the steak was amazing, we shared everything and got just the right amount. Very reasonably priced for the quality of food

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Mistery
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok, but extremely over priced. Music was too loud. Our voices were all raised to just have a conversation

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ClaireD
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was excellent except for deserts not very exciting
Shame about the lukewarm coffee

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Coend
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food. Excellent recommendations and generous portions

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely night out with the missus and kids to celebrate our anniversary. Porteno did not disappoint and had enough options to keep our kids happy.

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AlaynaT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried was delicious and there was a great choice of Argentinian wine and beer.

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AliceM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a table of eight on a Tuesday night. Great atmosphere, delicious food and wine. Can't wait to get back there.

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BruceM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porteno is one of those restaurants you have to visit at least once. The food and the wine matching is fantastic

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MaddyH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome friendly service, we had a good laugh with our waiter.
Food was incredible!
Will defiantly return!

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality of food and impeccable service, as always.

MW
MadisonW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant of all time. A must-go in Sydney. 5 stars for everything.

JW
JenniferW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice night out good food but on the pricey side.

JG
JennyG
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and delicious food. Great advice ordering food and wine. Thank you to all th Ed welcoming staff

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RodM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porteno has a lovely atmosphere and the food is fantastic.
The service is on point too.
This was my second visit and I will be back.

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Sunggu
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff. The blood sausage and the bone marrow are amazing appetisers and I strongly recommend the flan for the dessert.

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Irene
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and service. I will go back for dinner again for sure.

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Lkjones930
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, brilliant wine. Our food took awhile to come out but servers kept us updated on when it would come which was helpful. Perfect nice date night spot - would return

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Simon84
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service!
Will definitely be coming back soon!

JJ
JoJobird
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The food was terrible. The flavours and combinations of seasoning was not enjoyable.

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FreM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great dinner! Pretty busy! The ravioli was absolutely incredible!

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe and atmosphere, perfect for a special occasion

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AidanK
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and
Food was amazing . Thanks to all the staff . Felt safe and a great sense that venue was managing Covid as well as possible. Great work and thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porteno continually exceeds my expectations! The service, food, drinks and atmosphere are outstanding and I will be coming back for more.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had Porteno on my list for a while and so happy I finally got in there. Definitely exceeded my expectations! All dishes were delicious! Loved the entire experience, cannot wait to come again.

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Anonymous
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was just average. Nothing outstanding and I can’t see myself returning.

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Benjamin
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining experience but simple food made to perfection.
Service was excellent, steak cooked perfectly. A lovely vibe, nice and quiet.
Best whiskey sours I’ve ever had!

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MelanieK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service and amazing food. One of my favourite restaurants!

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vipEmmanuelB
Sydney / NSW
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Definitely one of the best places for meat eaters. Great service and atmosphere. Its a bit pricey but worth it.

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GraceG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every bit of it, the food, the wine, the vibe and the lovely service. They even surprised my friend and I with some birthday candles as we were celebrating our recent August Birthdays. Recommend Porteno to anyone

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MichaelN
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome service and good safety when it comes to being a COVID responsible restaurant

FAQs

Porteno is rated 4.7 stars by 717 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.