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Dissapointing

Boss77 | Sep 12, 2011 11:45 AM

Went to Antonio's after going to see The House of Dancing Water. Overall, we were disappointed compared with some other Portugese restaurants in town. Here's what we had:

Ameijoas à Bulhão Pato (Sautéed Clams with Garlic, Coriander, Olive Oil and White Wine) - Excellent!

Ovos Mexidos com Espargos Verdes & Chouriço (Scrambled Eggs with Green Asparagus and Portuguese Sausage) - very tasty, although heavy on the egg vs. asparagus ratio.

Chouriço Caseiro Assado na Canoa (Roasted Home Made Portuguese Sausage) - good, but not great. It should have been crispier.

Queijo de Cabra Gratinado, Temperado com Azeite e mel, Servido em pão Torrado com Alface e Vinagre Balsâmico (Gratinated Goat’s Cheese with Olive Oil and Honey Served on Toast, Lettuce and Balsamic Vinegar) - only OK (but I don't like goat chesse).

Bacalhau Assado à Lagareiro no Carvão com Batata a Murro e Grelos Salteados (Charcoal Grilled Codfish with Potatoes & Sautéed Turnip Tops) - good, but not great. A little boney.

Mariscos Diversos na Cataplana (Caranguejo, Camarão, Ameijoas, Vieiras, Mexilhões e Tamboril), Servido com Batata Cozida (Assorted Seafood Stew in a Portuguese Copper Pan (Crab, Prawns, Clams, Scallops, Mussels, & Monkfish) Served with Boiled Potatoes) - I thought this was very good, with very complex flavor. Others in our party wished we would have gotten the paella or the duck rice instead.

Naco na Pedra (Lombo de Vaca) Servido com Ananáz, Banana, Espargos, Esparregado, Batata Chips e Selecção de Molhos (Tenderloin Steak on Stone, Served with Pineapple, Banana, Asparagus, Potatoes Chips, Spinach Purée and Selection of Dressings) - absolutely awful, flavorless. Should have gotten the African chicken or pork instead.

Esparregado (Spinach Purée) - not flavorful and awful texture.

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