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“Not a good dining experience,a very expensive mistake,never again”
Review of Restaurante o Costa - CLOSED

Restaurante o Costa
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not a good dining experience,a very expensive mistake,never again”
Reviewed 5 August 2012 via mobile

Prices displayed at the door seemed expensive for the area generally,but we said we would give it a try anyway. Big mistake. Like a previous reviewer mentioned, food was pushed on us.I ordered a simple starter and another one was offered which sounded like it would be in the same price range. Once the bill arrived we realised the cost of accepting the second starter.Triple the price.what was presented was not worth triple the price. From the moment food was suggested to us I did not feel comfortable. This feeling remained throughout the meal. I felt more uncomfortable when the bill arrived. Vegatables and chips were charged seperately,this was not stated anywhere on the menu at the door. In hindsight I would ask for costs of all dishes upfront,whether sides are included and if seperate what are the cost etc. This would not be my normal approach, but in this case this direct approach is required for the sake of your wallet.In summary never again. Once bitten,twice shy.

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5 Thank tumt
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pleasant - Not cheap”
Reviewed 21 April 2012

In contrast to the other reviews, I would agree there are drawbacks but the food and drink is good but expensive. You are paying for the location at Praia de Faro; with a window seat, you look straight out onto a beach and a distant view of the airport. The service is slightly cheeerless but efficient enough.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank BucksEaglet
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Lisbon, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Overcharged”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Great food and a lovely price but we were never shown a menun and food was pushed onto us... and an enormous bill was presented. I guess if you asked the prices first it would have been ok but Portugal normally works without too much caution...

Visited May 2011
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5 Thank Stuart M
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Churt
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Ask to see the prices before ordering!”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

We visited this restaurant and the menu looked good and reasonably priced. The inside had a mixture of Thai/oriental art and looked nicely laid out. It was almost empty but it was also late for lunch.
We were seated and the owner/chef told us what was on the menu including a few specials - we didn't actually see a proper menu. The specials sounded great and nicely fishy so we opted for one of them.
As usual for Portugeuse restarants they tried to palm us off with additional starters, which we refused. The food was tasty, not a lot of it, but when the bill arrived it was £98 euros for 2 starters, 2 mains - the vegetables were additional, a glass of wine and a small beer.

  • Visited February 2012
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4 Thank ChurtSunseeker
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