I know, it is the Altstad, so I can't expect the best dining experience ever.
But our dinner at Primo El Amigo Lopez was one of the worst experiences ever. Please, please, please dear reader: DO NOT go here.
It is saturday evening, very nice weather, so everyone wants to eat outside. There was a real crowd, but since the place looked nice we decided to wait. We were 'lucky': a table was about to become available. However, another couple was also waiting for a table. The waiter had a solution: why don't you sit at one table? We didn't mind, neither did the other couple, so we sat down. Of course this caused all sorts of problems for the waiter who was actually serving our table: it took a few tries to get the drinks right.
We order soup and serano ham with melon as our first course. It took a while, but when it arrived it did taste pretty good. Not bad for a tourist trap like this. BTW, the other couple only ordered a main course and got it a bit earlier that we got our first course.
This is everything positive I can tell.
But as you understand, we aren't done yet: we need a main course. Well, after the other couple finished their main course, had some coffee and left, we were still waiting for our main course. We had been waiting for more then an hour. I started inquiring, and of course was about to be served. Not. I complained: they didn't care. They were only busy getting more people in their restaurant. When I finally said I wanted the check and they could forget about our main course, the food magically was on the table within a minute ?! No apologies, just the 'I don't care look and mentality' they had all night.
Now, this place promotes their Argentinean steaks. I don't know why and I don't know who's cooking in their kitchen, but this piece of crap can't be called meat. It was small, and my knife had serious problems cutting the meat. Horrible. And it tasted even worse. You guessed it: I didn't finish it. My wife's steak was slightly better, but didn't win any awards either.
And the price? Ridiculous! I hope this place goes out of business soon. I hope no other guests ever have the idea to have dinner here. The service is the worst I've encountered in a looooong time, and the quality of the foods? What food? That wasn't food.
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