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La Portena - Price Range

petuniafromhell Jun 14, 2013 02:07 PM

What are the prices like at La Portena, the Argentinian steakhouse in Queens?

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    Pookipichu Jun 15, 2013 05:18 AM

    You will probably spend $30-50 per person. I would recommend La Fusta over La Portena if you are looking for a Latin American steakhouse in Queens. I find the meat at La Portena is oversalted for my taste and sometimes too funky and not in a Peter Luger's aged porterhouse type of way.

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    1. re: Pookipichu
      Jeffsayyes Jun 15, 2013 05:22 AM

      check out chivito de oro and gauchito, while you're considering...

      1. re: Jeffsayyes
        diprey11 Jun 15, 2013 02:08 PM

        La Esquina Criolla, across the street from El Gauchito, is my absolute favorite. Happy to recommend, never mind the wait line. :-)

        Agree with Pookipichu: La Fusta is better than La Protena meat-wise, but the latter is not a slouch either as long as you order right (gotta be selective); the price range of La Portena was closer to $30 than to 50, in my past experience.

      2. re: Pookipichu
        debinqueens Jun 15, 2013 09:38 AM

        i think the steaks themselves are definitely better at la fusta -- in terms of meat quality and care of preparation. but most of the other items -- appetizers, sides, organ meats, pastas -- are much better at la portena. the latter has a great salad for two and a good variety of interesting apps to round out a meal. a good wine selection, too, if that matters.

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