So my girlfriend is in to finding new venues around town to try and loves using groupons and patanegra was the place to try for the night. So we made reservations for 8pm on a Saturday night. Looking forward in trying their Paella it was brought to our attention that the paella was not part of the deal on the groupon, so we look on the paper the groupon was printed and no sign of that detail anywhere. Surprised, we ordered some tapas with some wine.
The tapas that we tried were: goat cheese wrapped in grilled eggplant, cod fritters, tortilla espanola, scallops wrapped in ham, and a lamb shank. Each tapas tasted all right, but not too impressed. When the Lamb shank arrived, which was the last tapas, I stripped the meat off the bone to soak up the juices in the bowl. The first bite I took I felt a sharp object in my mouth, thinking it was a bone from the shank, to my surprise it was a PUSH PIN TACK.
What the hell is this doing in my dish, right. So I ask the server to see the manager about this problem. He gave me a bunch off BS that the manager was too busy and that the other customers are suffering from this...What the ? I say and I wanted to see him ASAP! After a number of attempts to see the manager the server said he would take care of the tab and give us a dessert. That's it!??? So I ask for the groupon back and he gives me some grief of it already in the computer and can not refund the groupon. Last attempt to see the manager, who never comes, guess he is to embarrassed over this. I know I would be! He refunds the groupon and we leave very upset!!! But lucky for both of us that no blood was shed, right. SO BEWARE PDX and watch for objects in your food!