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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” (15 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

They serve really good meats - I had the grassfed sirloin steak and it was yum partnered with the yummy greens and some chimichurri sauce! But the best part are the EMPANADA! must try!!

Thank MsElaj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Steak was nicely cooked, served well with greens but their empanadas are the bomb! Will definitely come back

Thank Basty001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and staff. Food was incredible (lamb and sirloin) Lovely place! Definitely will come back.

Thank Paulina p
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

First impressions last. We arrived 20 mins early and were greeted by a friendly female who happily offered for us to dine early, we decided to walk down the street to view some of the local stores before returning. Upon our return the waitress offered...More

Thank Claudia K
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

I was dining solo and looking for excellent food in a friendly atmosphere. This place is really delivered. I had the signature steak sandwich and a beer, flavorful, tender and generous. Generous? For 19 bucks it was a steal- Cooked over charcoal... by a guy...More

Thank Kiwi_Prawn
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We came here on a Saturday night and it was so busy. We had to wait about 1/2 hour for a table and got tucked into a corner by the till. The food came out quickly and was good and plentiful. Will definitely visit this...More

Thank birgitnz
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Great food! My boyfriend and I shared a few things but I can definitely see how it would be easy to over-order! The ribs are amazing. Staff are great and and overall good experience here - we will be back for sure :)

Thank MelissaWeathersbee
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Argentinian BBQ at its finest! Priced a little too high but still good food. My partner and I order sirloin medium rare.. unfortunately one was medium rare and the other rare. For a restaurant specialising in bbq'ing you would think they'd get it right. Other...More

Thank Cam D
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

we went there for dinner we took many different dishes and it was all really delicious very nice cooked it’s really super place to enjoy your food and to have great time .

Thank Giannis M
Reviewed 4 March 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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