La Portena - Price Range
What are the prices like at La Portena, the Argentinian steakhouse in Queens?
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.
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.
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.