Restaurant Reviews

Porteño: Restaurant review

Porteño

Address

50 Holt St
Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
Australia

Hours

Lunch Fri noon-3pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

Prices

E $24-$40
M $18-$65
D $10-$16

REVIEW

A meathouse that's a vegetarian's paradise? Those who see this crowd-pleaser as a palace of slow-roasted pork and barbecued sirloin, take note. The asador remains but non-meat dishes have shuffled to the forefront. A rosemary-scented salad of coal-roasted oranges with buttermilk ricotta is smoky and juicy; barely battered broccoli on artichoke mayo is decadence with a sweet-and-sour raisin vinaigrette. That said, chewy grilled short ribs with charred cabbage and pickled chilli do this slicked-back Argentine steakhouse proud. But how about the cast-iron pot of mulloway in its tomatoey, garlicky, corianderflecked sauce, with crusty chunks of yucca for dunking? Dessert might be a take on île flottante: burnt meringue swimming in poached plums, custard, blackberries and cream. And the South Americanaccented wine list is wonderful. Tell your vegetarian friends.

Phone:
(02) 8399 1440

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Ben Milgate & Elvis Abrahanowicz

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.