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#246 of 4,624 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
As featured in Best Food in Sydney
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50 Holt Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 8399 1440
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place for a late(second seating )dinner,a very good selection of meat dishes (in the Argentinian tradition),staff were very knowledgeable and efficient dishes were a good representation of traditional Argentinian cuisine,meats and produce were of superb quality,nice wine selection all reasonable priced,definetly on the next list of to do's on the next Sydney visit

Thank Joseph B
Canberra, Australia
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302 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly the ambience of the restaurant is great. They have done an excellent job of redoing the old Movida site and now it is a buzzing place, still with a great bar. I love e angled mirrors over the bar where other diners can see what is on the bar! Some of the old Porteño favourites were not there (like... More 

Thank Les_Landau
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We get there on time and are told our table is booked but only for two WE BOOKED FOR FOUR ffs that's why there are four of us but we can wait outside for half an hour!!! so we did !! 50 minutes later I asked what the hell is going on oh we are just setting it up was... More 

Thank Gary M
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only 'downside' that everyone refers to is price but the food is worth it! The beef tongue with crab was absolutely incredible and the sweet breads are out of the world. Had the slow cooked lamb, which was super juicy and succulent. Could pass up on the chorizo but that was the only thing I would pass on if... More 

Thank ALobster
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the animal of the day which was really good; however, priced a bit high for my taste. Really friendly customer service. Empanada were amazing; however, also a bit pricey at 8 a pop.

Thank 182teddyy
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Food was amazing as always and the service was just exceptional. The only issue we had on this visit was the table we were allocated. We booked 2 months in advance for a party of 5 and they were going to put us on a small table built for 4 - fortunately the beautiful maitre d' was quick to act... More 

1 Thank Melos S
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food - salt cod croquettes, wood fired John Dory cooked to perfection and wood fired broccoli with crispy onions. Good wine list. Patience needed...service a bit slow. Also in the new, noisy style of restaurants.

Thank twanetdl
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Porteno isn't a cheap eat but the food is fabulous. The meat is tender and hearty, the veges interesting and tasty, the service was friendly and attentive. The wines by the glass from South America were much higher quality than I was expecting. The only downside was watching the great dishes come out to other tables that we hadn't chosen.... More 

Thank bska59
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Best to book this popular Argentinian BBQ restaurant. Smells delic as soon as you walk in the door. Excellent waiter who recommended and helped with the menu and wine choices which were all fantastic. our family of 4 were very happy with choices. The bbq prawns are a must as was the 5 hour roasted beef ribs falling off the... More 

Thank M7603MZkarenl
Nectar, AL
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

My buddy Woodie and I are out for a celebration--he gets married in two weeks. There wasn't really time or a multitude of friends around to gather for celebration, so it was just the two of us, intent on finding a beautiful meal of meat and wine, celebrating him pledging himself to the love of his life. He found this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Argentinian, South American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Holt Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8399 1440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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