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“Carnivore's Paradise!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Porteno

Porteno
358 Cleveland Street Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 8399 1440
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Ranked #203 of 5,486 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Singapore, Singapore
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28 restaurant reviews
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“Carnivore's Paradise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had dinner here during our last visit to Sydney. They do not accept reservations, so, I would advise getting there early and putting your name on the dinner list. We ended up waiting 2 hours for a table! The food is good - very meat heavy as you would imagine! We had the home made chorizo and blood sausage - both were great. We also shared the 8 hour pork. This dish was good, but very rich and way too much food for 2 people. The best part was the skin which was cooked to perfection! If we went back, I probably would not order this dish again. We also had the brussels sprouts and the fennel salad. Both were alright, but the brussels sprouts were a little too sweet and heavy for my taste and the fennel salad was unremarkable. Overall, the meal was was good, but you have to be in the mood for a heavy dinner. The price point is also somewhat high - it was one of the more expensive dinners we had on our trip. The staff is excellent and very knowledgable about the menu. Worth a visit if you are a carnivore!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“A really fun evening out with good food, wine & service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We went here in a large family group for a few birthday celebrations. Our booking was at 9pm but we arrived early & had a drink at the very buzzy bar upstairs. I am not a fan off double booking & we were even later getting our table. But from then on the service was excellent. We elected to have the banquet & the food was very varied & delicious. There was too much food but they quietly packed it into containers without being asked & our children very happily took it home. The wines were interesting & we were very happy with our selection. It is quite noisy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The interior of Porteño is gorgeous, cosy and so stylish, which also applies to the amazing mouth-watering bar food and to the dangerously drinkable cocktails. Definitely a place for those who appreciate an atmosphere and well thought out but unpretentious touches.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Here is a”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

As soon you order a drink on the Adjoined Bar Upstairs while you wait for your Table to be read a very push Waiters and Waitress rush you to your table with a warning that you have X amount of time to consume your food so they can get another client at your table. The food was ok but not worth the Attitude that you get in this place. You Might avoid the trouble and go somewhere else.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York, New York, United States
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“Must go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Get a table near the pig/lamb roasting spit/fire. The waygu beef was the best I've ever had. Impressive, well-executed cocktail list and thoughtful service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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