The first few bites of the food were good but was too oily for our palate. Can be a bit noisy.
Great service. Relaxed setting. Good vibe. Delicious hearty food. Maybe a little pricey though not severely. Would recommend!
We enjoyed our evening at Porteno but we would have been even happier if there would have been more small sharing options so we could have tried out a wider range of flavours.
AMAZING FOOD AND COCKTAILS! will most definitely be back !
I use to work for these guys when they first opened Bodega. They knew what they were doing than as they do now. Everything was totally awesome, from start to finish. Thanks !!
I am usually a big fan of Porteno. Their steak has always been exceptional.
However Friday night, the steak was just not as expected. The waiter was rude and almost didn’t have the patience for any questions.
Very disappointing night. I hope it was just a one off as they have always been my #1 steak in Sydney.
Great service and fkn amazing food. Will definitely come back.
The food has been better, we had a great night overall but feel that quality has gone down a bit and prices increased. We paid around $850 for 6 people including 2 bottles of expensive Argentinian wine ($110 per bottle).
An experience to experience! Great service, awesome food and wonderful wine list.
On a business trip from Perth with our husbands . We have been to the restaurant a few years ago and wanted to go again with some other friends . This restaurant did not disappoint , if not better than the last visit.
Food and service was very good , will be back again .
It was such a treat to dine at Porteño! Every mouthful was like a explosion!
Amazing food and incredible service. Did dinner at the bar and actually enjoyed it more than dining at a table. Don’t miss out on the morcilla.
Absolutely delicious, great service, great venue - Just a little loud
Focaccia bread is worth the trip! Love shared plate restaurants and Porteno with its lazy susan to make sharing even easier is great. We shared the lamb, wagyu beef and beef special along with the sides that included great cabbage salad. The wagyu beef was delicious!
Perfect venue for Valentine’s Day dinner for meat lovers
There are times when the fable provides enough intrigue to allow for the excursion, but leaves the burst of colour until the rendition is actualised. My word what a brilliant, joy filled experience is Porteno. Professional service with a modern outlook, food perfectly cared for and presented as its own star. The construction of the evening was generous and seamless allowing for eye ball interaction with the real reason for attending, spending time with my sweetheart, the love of my life.
Delicious food from an interesting menu, fantastic wine and a vibrant atmosphere. The quality of the food & drink, service and venue is fairly reflected in the price. Highly recommend!
Birthday dinner.. was a great place to celebrate
We had a dinner at Porteño for my boyfriend’s birthday. Staffs are very friendly and accommodating. Food is lovely. This is my favourite place for a steak night.
Fantastic food in a great atmosphere. We were celebrating my birthday as a couple and it was such an enjoyable experience. Plenty of food and all of it very flavorful.
We had a lovely birthday celebration at Porteno - wonderful food, service and atmosphere. A night to remember.
They didn't have either of the two dishes we went there for. one was discontinued..they simply ran out of potatoes on the other one. Wine was nice but at $24 a glass you'd hope so. Didn't bother with the meat as they're all so expensive.
Unlawfully, Wyno at Porteno does not display wine by the glass prizes- $26 for a glass, only informed once the bill arrives. Will never go back. Recommend you don’t either
Terrific spot for a work/team lunch with delicious sharing food and a very good wine list. Great service and knowledgeable waiters too.
Fabulous food marvellous service and exceptional staff
An insanely sweet danish-like bread was served with pâté as an appetiser. The pâté was good but the bread was so inappropriate that it almost ruined the whole meal! Octopus dish was tender and well balanced. Eggplant side was nice but it was served a long time before the lamb main and it would have been nice to eat these together. Lamb main was disappointing especially as we were told it had been cooking all day. It lacked flavour and texture - it was just soft fatty meat with no charred or crispy bits. Fried potatoes were very oily and garlicky with odd dried parsley as a garnish. The Messina dulce de leche was delicious to finish. Wine list is good.
We really enjoyed our meal. The ambience, the wait staff, and the quality was great. Though for the price we paid the food didn't quite match. A plate of simple fried potatoes for $15 etc. The lamb was incredible though!
Best restaurant meal I have had in a long time! The meat was next level amazing! Beats all the other 5 star restaurants in Sydney by a mile. Keep it up Porteno :-)
Felt like you were having an authentic argentinian home cooked meal shared with friends and family
Enjoyed a good meal with family and friends. The atmosphere was great however the service was what was what stood out. It was prompt and non invasive.
Will be going back.....
Nearly the best lamb I have ever tasted. Even the skin was Devine. Wasnt fussed about being so close to the table next to us and hearing all their conversation. But the food made up for it indeed!
It was very nice. delicious food and friendly staff.
Great staff , though they don’t tell you if you order too much! Really excellent food and a good wine list .We went on a Friday Night and the noise level was very high and the tables too close together all of which restricted conversation.
The food here classic meat dishes , aged steaks-lamb cooked for 8plus hours and flavorful sides are really world class. It’s expensive here but memorable.
Great for shared plates dining.
Delicious food and wine...
Tables were a bit close together but food was quick and amazing
A good place for a corporate group primarily because as a value proposition it’s very expensive.
Food is beautifully cooked and tasty. Portion sizes are small and in relation to prices, not particularly good value.
Have been for a work function and it works well with a large group and I think the group menu portions are better (of course being on the company account, not worried so much about the wallet).
All items on the menus we exceptional and worth trying then all. As there were too many good options we went with the banquet and all items selected were above our expectations. As we had a vegetarian dinner with us they were accommodating within the banquet menu. Highly recommend to all and we will be returning again.
Delicious food, good wine list but a bit overpriced though
This restaurant fell on several “Top” lists we researched prior to our trip to Sydney and it was deserving of all the accolades. Tremendously varied and unique menu, and portions were larger than we expected. Only drawback was the noise level. But that seems to be the mandatory vibe in today’s hot restaurants, so probably not a good spot for a first date or catching up with friends in extensive conversation. That said, we highly recommend it.
Amazing food and great service. Would definitely recommend.