We chose this fado house for the sole reason that the music starts at 9, earlier than most other clubs in Alfama allowing us to bring our 2 yr old. We knew it would be overpriced and the food would not be good. But we were amazed at just how bad the food was and how unpleasant the experience would be, for a place you'll drop 50€+ pp for an entre and a drink or two and the cover. The vegetarian option was plain noodles and boiled vegetables. They were unable to make an simple steak to order that was edible to accommodate a dietary restriction. The meat dishes on the menu were overseassoned and tough. A chef would have to be very creative to come up with such bad food. Service was slow and surly even with 2 servers for 4 tables early. And no AC or fan on a 40° day made it sweltering despite the subterranean room. And given that the very good to excelllent fado sets were short and broken by periods for service, we only heard about 8 songs before the baby maxed out around 10:30. The adults didn't regret needing to leave for the baby due to the heat. In short, we knew what we were getting in to, just didn't expect the degree of the rip off.
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