Finally got to Porteno in Cleveland Street, Surry Hills. Thought all the hype might be over and we would be able to get a table (no bookings). Our friends arrived at 6.00 pm having had inside info, and we arrived at 6.30 pm and they were almost at the door - queuing on a cold winters' night.
The first sitting had gone, so we were offered a drink in one of the huge bar areas, but a table could not be possible until at least 9 pm by which time the best BBQ meat would be gone.
We sat at a very pleasant banquette with probably 100 others and did order some delicious nibblies - convinced we wouldn't last till 9 pm. One standout was their meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce.
We finally got a table around 9.15 pm (and there were quite a few empty tables hmmmmm), and ordered way too much food to share. And there was no BBQ meat left.
Not impressed with the food, and must say I wouldn't rush back.