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“One of my favorite spots in the city”
Review of La Portena - CLOSED

La Portena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Argentinian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Ironically one of the earlier reviews which typo'd "open until 1pm" sums up the hours of La Portena, they can be quite erratic. However it's well worth it when you can find them open. Everything they sell is excellent, I've never had a bad meal there (and I've had quite a few!). I highly recommend eating here if you get a chance, or at least picking up takeaway.

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Thank Joseph_Fulford
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Although there is not real seating, don't miss this place. Kind of resembles a shack on a side street, but the meat was delicious and cheap. Service was friendly and made for one of the best stops of the night. Open until 1 pm and makes for a great late light snack. Don't miss out.

Thank e_swanson86
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Always ask for the beef empanadas!

The choripan torta is a must everytime! Its homemade locally and by far a great value.

Hamburgers, arrapans, milanesas,they are all great and worth trying.

I couldn't recommend this place more!

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Thank LH081985
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

La Portena is the best place to go when you are craving meat or grilled chicken!
Arturo, the chef, is fantastic and cooks up the best lemon chicken on the parilla. The arrachera, t-bone, rib eye and beef ribs are also all VERY good and priced less than 200 MXN (about $16US!)
AMAZING value!
The hamburgers and milanga (schnitzel) are delicious.
The choripan - Argentinian chorizo on a crispy bread roll with home-made chimichurri is a must try!
It's a great little place, with many locals (Mexican and ex-pats) as well as tourists.
Alex and Nadia, the owners are also very friendly and welcoming. Definitely worth repeat visits!

2  Thank kbiggles
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This was the first time we chose a restaurant in Playa that was not downtown central. A street-side counter w/ 1 barrel table. Prepared and cooked within feet of your eyes. The Rib-eye was a little gristly but tasty, as was everything. It was only the bits of gristle that caused the 4 instead of a 5. Perhaps if we got the sausage.... Next time!

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Thank Drac61
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