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“Argentina in Puerto Rico”
Review of El Porteno

El Porteno
Ranked #371 of 1,074 Restaurants in San Juan
Cuisines: Argentinian
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

Excellent Staff, great environment, fine wine, and delicious food. This place has lost a bit of its greatness in the pas couple of years. The meat is delicious, the side dishes are great. The selection of wines is extensive.

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Thank Francisco R
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Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is very close to our home. The staff and owner are super friendly. The meat and fish are excellent. So is the ambiance with a nice bar and cozy setting. The menu includes delicious soups, appetizers and the famous Parrilladas, plus pastas and delicious desserts. Its pricy but for me its worth it.

Thank Bagloca
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Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

The small pieces of baguette are frozen from Costco. The soup was watery. If you ask for water they said that they can bring because is from water tank, pay $2.00 for kirkland bottled water. The chorizos from parrillada are the chorizos parrilleros from Costco. If you ask for more meat you need to wait too much time and the you receive a smaller portion in a plastic plate " no sterno" for the parrillada. The sides are fetuccine alfredo from bottled sauce, the sweet plantains are from frozen bag, the beans don't have flavor. After all they include the "Auto grat" of 15% for a family of four that is illegal. They can include if is a party of 6 or more. The worst service and food quality

2  Thank Greta02
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Reviewed 5 May 2015

I have visited this restaurant several times, so I dare to buy a $ 72 certificate for a open menu for $ 35. The waitress never said her name by presenting the certificate, she began to treat very rude. Additional told us that they didn't have available skirt steak or filet mignon; but we could see how they served our neighbor skirt steak later. The service was one of the worst I have experienced, I even felt guilty for buying the certificate. I feel discriminated, they need to understand people who dare to try their restaurants with a certificate, is a way of marketing to catch their attention in the first visit; but if this is the experience would not be a good investment. The food on the other hand was very good, too bad that the service opaque the great food.

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2  Thank Rserran
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

They have on friday an unlimited offer, parrillada. Very good food. The services is not the best. Took to long to the food.

Thank Rodney M
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