Delightful Argentinian: Porteño, New York City

14 Sep

Right near the north end of the Highline Park in Chelsea, there is a little gem of an Argentinian restaurant called Porteño. We arrived early on a Saturday evening so we easily grabbed a table in the small restaurant. By the time we left, the place was quickly filling up. And no wonder – Porteño serves delicious, beautifully plated food at reasonable prices.

grilled octopusThe signature appetizer special: grilled octopus over an arugula, tomato, and orange salad. The octopus was so tender and crisp.

IMAG1329Three empanadas: the sanjuanina with spinach and manchego cheese, the jujeña with corn and onions, and my favourite – the salteña, with beef scallions, and red pepper.

IMAG1330The jujeña: chopped corn and onions stuffed in a delicate but crispy, thin pastry envelope.

filet mignonFilet Mignon special, with asparagus spears, roasted red pepper, mushrooms, and creamed corn.

salmon and quinoaA  large tower of creamy quinoa salad, made with romaine lettuce, avocado, cucumber, grape tomatoes, string beans, served with cubes of perfectly grilled salmon.


I can’t wait to return to Porteño. I’ll have to make sure to save room next time for something off the mouth-watering dessert list!

Info: Porteño, 299 10th Ave, New York, NY, 10001, USA

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