Portenos, Surry Hills @PortenoSydney

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Portenos is a great night out -full of theatre, excellent food and wonderful wine.

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The personality of Portenos, is what I remember most, or perhaps rather it’s the personality of the wait staff.

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Damien our sommelier chose an amazing Maldec blend that was rich and delicious.

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Wait staff are almost choreographed as they snap into action as the first guests arrive at the 6pm sitting.

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Their attention to detail and to guest comfort is a stand out.

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But the food is equally impressive.

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The Grilled Calamari and Sliced Wagyu entrees are lovely and I’d order them again anytime.

VITELLO TONNATO $32 Thinly Sliced Wagyu Girello, Vine Smoked Spanish Mackerel, Anchovy Mayonnaise, Capers & Lemon

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CALAMARES ASADOS $30 Grilled Calamari with Celeriac, Hazelnuts & Capers

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PAN DE CASA – House Baked Bread & Olive Oil

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ACEITUNAS – $8 Marinated Olives

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The Wagyu beef I enjoyed most as a meat main.

ENTRAÑA $44 Kobe Cuisine Wagyu Beef Outside Skirt Grilled Over Charcoal

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CHANCHITO A LA CRUZ $50 8 hour Woodfired Pig CORDERO A LA CRUZ $50 8 hour Woodfired Lamb (1/2 and 1/2)

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As for sides it was the Grilled corn that impressed me most.

CHOCLO ASADO CON LIMA Y QUESO $16 Grilled Corn with Radish, Lime, Butter & Manchego Cheese

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ENSALADA DE REMOLACHAS $16 Beetroot, Radicchio & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad with Salsa Verde

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REPOLLITOS DE BRUSELA $16 Crispy Fried Brussel Sprouts with Lentils & Mint

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Dessert was also excellent, my favourite being the Chocolate tart and mandarin ice-cream $16…

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…just a little in front of the Dulce de Leche Flan & Icecream $16.

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A perfect accompaniment as the desert wine was…

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…and it was a truly special treat to see Damien’s pride in Poretenos wine cellar, with a large range of lovingly selected wines….and ( I noted for later) plenty of delicious Malbecs!

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Truly a special and memorable Argentinian themed restaurant, well deserving of its place in Australia’s top 100 restaurants.

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