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El Sizzling Chorizo

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136-138 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 0119
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been busting to get here after seeing the huge BBQ + fire whilst walking around ponsonby central shopping complex. Had to go for the meat fest (Orejano Platter) and was delicious...except for the pork belly. Crackling was average and the belly was mostly fat, miniscule amount of pork. For $38 it wasn't quite worth it or mindblowing enough... More 

Thank scott_nz1
Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This restaurant is an authentic Argentinean parilla in Ponsonby, I've been there twice whilst on business in Auckland. The location is perfect, in a converted warehouse building and always packed at dinner time. I've enjoyed the sirloin twice and a colleague had the parillada which he liked. The chimichurri (sauce) is also excellent, it's a restaurant I'll keep going back... More 

1 Thank Paul J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic way to eat. Very casual around a bar type set up. Really friendly staff, amazing meats cooked directly over a wood fire. Well worth a visit and to wander around the whole centre. Great bars and all type of other foods on offer.

Thank WABabe
Jacksonville, Florida
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129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We loved this place for lunch today. Everyone at the table ordered the spare ribs and it was juicy, a big portion and tasty! It was $28 for a plate but the price definitely matches the portion size. Service was friendly. Great for people with food allergies (gluten), on a keto or paleo diet as the meat dishes are simply... More 

Thank PeaceLoveFood
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Ate lunch at El Sizzling Chorizo upon a few friends recommendations - it was tasty enough, and interesting & glad we went; but didn't eat anything we would go back for. Mixed olives were nice to have with beer as a starter - although they weren't pitted and some were stuffed with big pieces of garlic which we aren't fond... More 

Thank trumpedup
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for dinner with the family after swimming to try out the chorizo but neither was available. Quite disappointed but the rest of the menu items we had were great. Hope to go back and try the chorizo just maybe not on a sunday

Thank Gerrard o
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The staff all speak Spanish. You watch your meat cooked on fiery coals and there is lots of it. The turnover is fast as you most sit at the bar. Great for a quick meal before your night out. Big portions so easy to share. Only negative - the flank was super tough.

Thank Bev S
Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The service was good, the short ribs, steak and chorizo were tasty and the BBQ potatoes with Dijon mustard were delicious. Love the wine pairings with each dish as well.

Thank kristaperez
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Having been here no less than a dozen times since they have been open, all I can say is that this little place is not to be missed. Great service and amazing Argentine BBQ yummyness. Also check out El Sizzling Lomito just opened on K'Rd

Thank John V
Hobart, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Located within Ponsonby Central and surrounded by other restaurants of a variety of cuisines this place stands out because of the parilla and open flames. The market style atmosphere also suits this outlet more than some others. Relatively small but there is a covered area to the side. Unfortunately, we couldn't sit at the bar and watch the kitchen, all... More 

1 Thank annieandbob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American, Steakhouse, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136-138 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 0119

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?