I can understand some of the disapointed comments on the restaurant, but keep in mind that the portuguese kitchen is typical regional.
Over the last five years we travelled through 3/4 of Portugal and we can say that every region has its own specialities. If you like fish, you have to go to the Peniche region. For consistent dishes you have to go to the North.
The Alentejo is good for pork( cured ham, black pig race, dried sausages).
Some dishes may seem odd in their combinations of ingriedients, but when you are used to it it's very tasty. Take for instance the pork stew alentejana with it's comination of pork and clams.
Concerning O Garfo, ok the owner may look a bit odd in his behaviour, but the man speaks only a bit of english, but if you speak french and a bit of portuese, he's friendly.
In contrast of Spanish, Portuguese are a lot more friendly and helpfull people.
We had an excellent dinner. The owner has a very good selection of wines at very reasonable prices ( average 12 € for a bottle 75cc). We were charged 53 € for a complete dinner for 2 , entries, main courses, dessert and wine.
So value for money.
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