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by TofuCelt

Review: I have travelled around the world to many places and this has got to be the most robbed that I have ever felt to date. Unfortunately as HappyCow do not allow us to give lower scores for vegan/veggie places, I am forced to give this place an undeserving 2*stars. This place is extremely difficult to find (and I am quite good at reading maps) and there are no signs down the many tiny alleyways indicating to you which way to go. The place itself has a lot to be desired. Why do people, even other vegans, think that all vegans/veggies want to eat in scruffy looking places? When we finally found the place, the waiter was a lovely friendly guy who explained everything to us in english. However, there were only three starters and one main. As we were starving, we ordered all three starters and one main each. When it arrived we were in disgust by the size of everything. We may be vegans but that does not mean we eat 'bird-food'. We love our grub just as much as anyone else. The proportions were minute, not even enough to feed a small child. After finishing the 'starters' (more like tasters!), we awaited our main, saying to one another 'Let's hope that the main isn't as stingey as the 'starter'.' It was. It barely filled us up. It wouldn't have even filled a young child. We don't usually have deserts, but as we were still hungry, we decided to have a desert each. When the waiter came with them, we had them down our gobs in just two bites. They were ridiculously small. As we waited for the bill, we jokingly said 'I'd say it's about €20, but knowing our luck it will be as expensive as €30.' It was a shockingly €44. I felt sick to the stomach. I never felt so robbed in my life. They even charged us for the teaspoon of oil that accompanied the bread. The whole place is a joke. And it is places like this that make me angry and embarrassed to bring non-veggie people too, especially considering how cheap veggies are in Portugal. They must be making a 200% profit in this place. Yet another veggie place taking the piss out of veggie customers. How can we convince other people to turn veggie when this is the kind of rubbish they get? When we left this place, we left in a bad mood, ruining the rest of our night, as we couldn't forget how we were robbed. In fact, we were still hungry after the visit that we had to even go and get a few churros to fill the gap. If you are someone who hates to be robbed, avoid this place. It's a shame to the veggie world. Never again.

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