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El Sizzling Chorizo

136-138 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 0119
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (13 reviews)
“chorizo” (20 reviews)
“potatoes” (15 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
136-138 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want simple but delicious food, that is what you will get here. The meat is tender and flavoursome (the short rib was a little bit salty for me but I don't like lots of salt). The steak was awesome. Each dish comes with...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is not really ment for enjoying a meal. Seating is very cramped and uncomfortable and staff are rushing you out. We got there and sat at the stools asked the waiter if we can book a table. He said no they don't do...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for lunch or dinner. Inside Ponsonby Central. Food is cooked right in front of you and is absolutely yummy. Short ribs were amazing!

Thank Mikey H
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

If you love BBQ meat this is the place tp go to they do award winning short ribs, BBQ pork plus BBQ beef for the taking. You will not be disappointed when having dinner here. The seating is limited but the wait is well worthwhile....More

Thank 528Adrian
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Popular and atmospheric restaurant, which offers a short, meat laden menu with the food being 'show' cooked over coals. I tackled the Parrillada, which in this case meant not just barbecue but a wooden platter loaded with various meats - not for the faint of...More

Thank bricarPoole_Dorset
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

As a local this restaurant is wonderful for a meat fix however beware that they often run out of food and the service has much to be desired. By all means enjoy during the week however expect to wait wait wait for a table on...More

Thank PonsonbyDiner
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Food here was delicious, especially for meat lovers! Loved the Ponsonby location, small but great atmosphere.

Thank CanadaBytheseaside
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The ribs and the steak are delicious! If you are in Ponsonby this is a stop you can't miss! Those fried potatoes OMG!

Thank Wong K
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Service was great, food was beautiful serves and tasted very nice We loved it A place to go no matter what in Auckland

Thank juanorozco
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Worth the long walk. The food was great. I had the Parrillada which was Lamb, Flank Steak, Belly Pork & Chorizo Sausage with salad & a side of fries. Great selection and enough to fill most people. Sit at the bar and watch the Chef...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136-138 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 0119
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