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El Sizzling Chorizo

#129 of 1,808 Restaurants in Auckland
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136-138 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 0119
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Auckland, NZ
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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.

Celeste D, Owner at El Sizzling Chorizo, responded to this review

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 you a call to discuss. Best Regards, More 

Gold Coast
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank ssarek
Celeste D, Owner at El Sizzling Chorizo, responded to this review

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 make sure standards are not slipping. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 leaves for an entree. All and all we felt ripped off and the quality of... More 

Thank avalanchenz
Celeste D, Owner at El Sizzling Chorizo, responded to this review

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 would be very helpful. We'll pass this information on to the kitchen team to ensure... More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 fat, miniscule amount of pork. For $38 it wasn't quite worth it or mindblowing enough... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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 he liked. The chimichurri (sauce) is also excellent, it's a restaurant I'll keep going back... More 

1 Thank Paul J
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 offer.

Thank WABabe
Jacksonville, Florida
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We loved this place for lunch today. Everyone at the table ordered the spare ribs and it was juicy, a big portion and tasty! It was $28 for a plate but the price definitely matches the portion size. Service was friendly. Great for people with food allergies (gluten), on a keto or paleo diet as the meat dishes are simply... More 

Thank PeaceLoveFood
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Ate lunch at El Sizzling Chorizo upon a few friends recommendations - it was tasty enough, and interesting & glad we went; but didn't eat anything we would go back for. Mixed olives were nice to have with beer as a starter - although they weren't pitted and some were stuffed with big pieces of garlic which we aren't fond... More 

Thank trumpedup
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for dinner with the family after swimming to try out the chorizo but neither was available. Quite disappointed but the rest of the menu items we had were great. Hope to go back and try the chorizo just maybe not on a sunday

Thank Gerrard o

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?