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50 Holt Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 8399 1440
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“brussel sprouts” (54 reviews)
“pork” (100 reviews)
“empanadas” (21 reviews)
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Barbecue, Argentinian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Holt Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I completely agree with the last couple of reviews, Porteno used to be a favourite but this new location is chalk to the former cheese. Noisy rushed modern atmosphere and below average food. The staff are amazing but sorry that’s not enough to make me...More

1  Thank Particle2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be warned - Porteño is certainly not the place for an intimate dinner! In its present location, its industrial decor of glass & concrete means that the noise levels are through the roof - it’s even difficult to understand the staff! We enjoyed the meat...More

1  Thank MaccasOnTheRoad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Porteño a number of times over the years. Hadn't been to the new venue since it moved, and was disappointed to say the least! Not only are the prices now an absolute premium (averaging $60 for a main), the quality of the...More

1  Thank Ross S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want an experience and love your meat cooked to perfection then this is the place for you! I dine here regularly and have never been disappointed with the quality or service.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointing Porteno. Been a favourite for a long time but the brussel sprouts were dripping in oil and the pork was so fatty it made us feel quite sick. Service was good but the 2 sitting policy made it feel like we were eating...More

1  Thank SarahM8888
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For the most part our meal was outstanding almost 5 star review. However 2 dishes particularly the pork held it back. Great service and an awesome space. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 13 March 2018

This restaurant is close to the harbor but you may want to take a taxi to get to it. It is nice and comfortable. Definitely has great meats. Would expand the menu a bit to add some sides and salads.

Thank Celo798
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We booked in to Porteno a couple of months before our trip to Sydney - we were sooo looking forward to it as we had heard so much about it. Two days before our trip they rang to say they were not opening that day....More

1  Thank SD E
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Absolutely stunned at how good the skirt steak is - $58 sounds a lot for such a dish but it was superb. It's obviously a noisy restaurant but that's probably appealing to most of the people who frequent here. Obviously one of the better steak...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We came here based on a recommendation of a friend who said the skirt steak was "transcendent!" It really is something to try, perfectly cooked, and the chimichurri was delicious. BUT the unexpected winner for me was the baked cheese! GREAT service and great wine....More

Thank Heather A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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