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El Sizzling Chorizo

136-138 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 0119
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  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
136-138 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely food in a great street market, huge portions. The short ribs were massive but very tasty. Steaks were fabulous.

Thank JasonLJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here for our daughters 16th birthday. We were recommended it by a work colleague, so gave it a go. It's a small but warmly restaurant with a medium sized menu and a good array of drinks. We sat outside the main part of...More

Thank Tim E
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Had a good afternoon meal, ordered the platter which did not disappoint ... watching the meat being roasted while waiting for our order was an added experience. Will try the beef ribs next time.

Thank AlejaNZro
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here since it first opened years ago. Has been a long time favourite. However on our last visit the service and even the food weren't as good as they used to be. May have been a particularly bad day. But was disappointing.More

1  Thank MCTHUK
Celeste D, Owner at El Sizzling Chorizo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hi MCTHUK, Thank you for getting in touch and giving us some feedback. I would like to have the opportunity to discuss your visit with you. Please email us at info@elsizzlingchorizo.co.nz with your details, date and time you went into the restaurant and we'll give...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Has the platter. Pork, beef and lamb. Only the lamb was tasty. Food overcooked. Service a little slowMore

Thank ssarek
Celeste D, Owner at El Sizzling Chorizo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hi ssarek, Thank you for your review. Your feedback is very important to us and we are taking it on board. If you'd like to give us some more information about the date and time you came please email us at info@elsizzlingchorizo.co.nz, so we can...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I'd been here before and had a good experience... but this evening it was less than average . 33 dollars for a tiny over cooked 1/2 chicken with hardly any meat on it . Fatty steak also overcooked. And an average tasting sausage with some...More

Thank avalanchenz
Celeste D, Owner at El Sizzling Chorizo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Hi Avalanchenz, Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate you are giving us the opportunity to discuss your visit. The dishes surely shouldn't be as you describe them. If you could please email me some information about the day and time you went, at info@elsizzlingchorizo.co.nz...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Just been to Auckland found this amazing place. So tasty , casual atmosphere great staff and the food Brilliant ! Its located in one of the best little dining hubs in Auckland

1  Thank Neville S
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I had been busting to get here after seeing the huge BBQ + fire whilst walking around ponsonby central shopping complex. Had to go for the meat fest (Orejano Platter) and was delicious...except for the pork belly. Crackling was average and the belly was mostly...More

Thank scott_nz1
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This restaurant is an authentic Argentinean parilla in Ponsonby, I've been there twice whilst on business in Auckland. The location is perfect, in a converted warehouse building and always packed at dinner time. I've enjoyed the sirloin twice and a colleague had the parillada which...More

1  Thank Paul J
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic way to eat. Very casual around a bar type set up. Really friendly staff, amazing meats cooked directly over a wood fire. Well worth a visit and to wander around the whole centre. Great bars and all type of other foods on...More

Thank WABabe
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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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 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 0119
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