Porteño (feminine: Porteña) in Spanish is used to refer to a person who is from or lives in a port city, but it can also be used as an adjective for anything related to those port cities.
The largest city to which the term is commonly applied is Buenos Aires, Argentina, and since the end of the 19th century Porteños has come to be the name of the people from that city. As a result of great immigration waves from Europe peaking in the 1880s, the Río de la Plata area, and in particular Buenos Aires was mostly populated with people of European descent, mainly Spanish and Italian. Hence, our heritage when it comes to food is simply delicious.
Although the name refers to Buenos Aires, our concept was inspired by Argentine food, drink and culture overall. Therefore, every other province is humbly represented by everything we do.
Ever since we started we have promoted Argentina through the products which became our identity all over the country and to the world. Among these, dulce de leche (milk caramel spread), chimichurri sauce (mix of herbs in oil and vinegar used as a dressing or to marinade mainly meats), mate tea (our traditional infusion), alfajores (traditional sweet “sandwich cookies w/ddl”), batata (sweet potato paste) and membrillo (quince paste), were among the products we promoted back in 2007 when we started sampling, sharing and selling these in the prestigious Borough Market under the name “Argentine Folklore”.