This restaurant was recommended to us by a waiter at another Lisbon place that we have frequented several times to our satisfaction, as a good place to hear Fado music. We made a reservation and were told that it was a minimum charge of 15 euros, which was acceptable. The staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive, the venue small and interesting. The music was better than some we have heard, but not stunning. We were not shown a menu, just told what dishes were available, rice and vegetables being the vegetarian option. In fact, the dish was only rice and green beans, really OK with me as I like simple food. The other members of the group were happy enough with their meals. The shock came when the bill was produced, which came to 189 euros for 4 people, including 40 euros for the rice & beans!!!! We were so shocked that we didn't even know how to begin arguing. We also felt incredibly stupid for not having asked for a menu or price list before ordering. Honestly, we've had such lovely experiences in Portugal over the 3 years that we have lived here, this was completely out of character and unexpected. It seems a real betrayal of the "tourists" who provide these people with a living and after they had been so "genuinely" friendly. It made us very sad and we will certainly never go there again and will tell as many people as possible about this rip-off.
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