Macau Restaurant Guide
There is plenty of Macau restaurants and good food to be had in the city. Like any other Chinese, Macau
people do eat throughout the day. Some up to five times a day.
You should definitely try the territory’s native cuisine, Macanese food –
a fascinating blend of Portuguese and Asian elements.
The Portuguese elements include fresh bread, cheap imported
wine and coffee,
as well as an array of dishes ranging from caldo verde (vegetable soup) to bacalao
(dried salted cod).
Macau restaurant’s most interesting Portuguese colonial dish is probably African chicken,
a concoction of Goan and east African influences, comprising chicken grilled
with peppers and spices.
Straightforward Cantonese restaurants, often serving dim sum for breakfast
and lunch, are also plentiful, though you’ll find porto
the menus even here.
Alongside the local dumplings and noodles, Macau’s numerous snack bars often
offer fresh-milk products such as fruit milkshakes and milk puddings, unusual
Don’t rely on Macau restaurants here opening as late as in Hong Kong; you might
not get a meal served much after 10pm. But of course this is fast changing, thanks to the new casinos.
Macau restaurant Costs, however, are nearly always lower, with bills even in smart venues usually
not exceeding 150-250 ptca per head.
Top Macau Restaurants
A Lorcha De Bche
Rua do Almirante Sergio 289, Inner Harbour, Macau ;
Tel: +853 2831 3193/95;
Open Wed to Fri (12:30 pm – 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm (closed Tue);
A short walking distance from A Ma Temple, A Lorcha offers very good traditional Portuguese and Macanese dishes. Try the Portuguese-style clams covered in coriander and white wine sauce, the curry crab, piping bread finished off with a pitcher of sangria.
Rua Ho Lin Vong 25, Taipa, Macau Phone;
+853 2882 7627; Open Daily 18:00 – 22:00, closed on Wednesdays
Cafe Bela Vista
Grand Lap 2/F, 956-1110 Ave da Amizade; Tel +853 8793 3871; Open Daily 24 hours except Thu until 12pm
Bringing back the historic charm of the old Bela Vista hotel, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, as well as an a la carte menu featuring Portuguese, Macanese, Asian and Western dishes. Fresh seafood buffets are local favourites on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes.
Cafe Ou Mun
12 Travessa de S. Domingos, Macau |
Tel: +853 2837 2207;
Open: Tue – Fri (8:00 am
– 10:00 pm); weekends (9am-10pm); Close Mondays; Portuguese Cuisine
A favourite of Portuguese and Macanese residents for its coffee and fresh bread and cakes. They have their own bakery which suplies other restaurants and cafes around Macau.
No. 975, Avenida da Praia Grande, Macau |
Tel +853 2871 4000 |
Open Daily 12:00 – 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Portuguese Cuisine
Although this is a private club, the dining room is open to the public. A great
way to see inside one of Macau’s colonial buildings – which has been beautifully
Shop 101, Lisbon-Evora, Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, Macau;
Tel: +853 2872 8818
Open: Daily 11:30am – 11:30pm;
Serves generous portions of monkfish casserole, seafood steamer stew, cold crab and drunken pears for dessert. Genuine Portuguese cuisine inside an inspiring interiors.
Copa Steak House
3/F, Sands Casino, Largo de Monte Carlo No.203, Macau Phone +853 8983 8222 Opening Hours Daily 17:30 – 23:00, closed on Sundays
The Copa Steakhouse is located inside the Sands Casino and is one of the first to offer American style steaks.
8 Rua de Se; Tel +853 2896 6900 or 2823 9229; Open Daily 12-3 pm and 6-10:30pm; Portuguese cuisine
Simple and healthy Portuguese cooking inside a beautifully restored old residence right in the middle of central.
8 Rua dos Gaivotas, Coloane Village, Macau Phone +853 2888 2226 Opening Hours Monday to Friday 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:30 – 22:00 ; Weekend 12:00 – 23:00
Espaco de Lisboa’s award-winning executive chef Antonio Coelho brings a new and creative touch to Portuguese cuisine in this cozy old village house. There is a charming flower-fringed balcony upstairs that is popular for al fresco dining in good weather, as well as air-conditioned dining areas upstairs and down.
Fat Siu Lau
Rua da Felicidade 64 (tel 2857 3585).
A very popular, traditional old restaurant in an area busy with cafés
and restaurants. Pigeon is the speciality.
9 Hac Sa Beach, Coloane Island, Macau Phone +853 2888 2264 Opening Hours Daily 12:00 – 21:30
Featured in many guides and magazines, Fernando packed by locals and visitors alike during weekends. Serves tasty and reasonably priced Portuguese food. The simple, no airconditioning setting and sometimes casual service may not be everyones taste. But the ambiance and the food is that good.
Estrada de Cheoc Van, Coloane, Macau (next to the swimming pool) Phone +853 2888 0156 Opening Hours Daily 11:00 – 23:00
Over 20 years in operation and still a favourite of local families.
No. 8, Caetano, Coloane, Macau (Near St. Francis Church) Phone +853 2888 2086 Opening Hours Daily 12:00 – 01:00; Chinese and others
The food, which combines Chinese, Macanese, and Portuguese styles of cooking and ingredients, is in a category all its own, with many unique dishes not available anywhere else.
90 Rua Fernão Mendes Pinto, Taipa, Macau Phone +853 2882 7571 Opening Hours Daily 12:00 – 15:30 and 18:00 – 22:30 Closed 1st & 4th Tuesday of each month
Has a good reputation for fine Portuguese food since its opening in 1991.
4G-H Avienda da Republica, Macau Phone +853 2855 6251 / +853 2856 2231 Opening Hours Daily 12:00 – 22:00; Macanese cuisine
Since 1976 Henri’s Galley has been offering seafood cuisine of which the curry crab has been featured in culinary magazines worldwide. The African chicken and roast fish also come highly recommended by its highly trained staff.
Travessa de S. Domingos No. 3, R/C “B”, Macau Phone +853 2833 1818 Opening Hours Daily 12:00 – 23:00; Portuguese and Macanese
Restaurante Platão in the centre of a very hot city was like finding an oasis in the desert.
3/F, Lisboa Tower, Lisboa Hotel, 2-4 Avenida de Lisboa, Macau Phone +853 2837 7666 Opening Hours Daily 12:00 – 14:30, 18:30 – 22:30; French cuisine
Menu leans toward French and Continental European cuisine. Most a la carte items are on the steep side the restaurant’s price fixed lunches can be excellent value as well as gastronomic adventures.
New Orleans Block II, R/C, Fisherman’s Wharf, Macau Phone +853 8297 2818 Opening Hours Daily 11:30 – 00:00
Serves pasta, giant pizzas, fresh salads, and a wide assortment of other dishes tasty meals and desserts.
Vila Porto de Maau
Macau Tower; +853 2896 8899; Open weekdays 12 pm – 3 pm, 6:30 – 11:30 pm; weekends and holidays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm; Szechuan cuisine
The restaurant specializes in Sichuan cuisine with some adaptation to local tastes. Worthwhile excursion to the Macau Tower.
Largo do Senado 7B (tel 573 970).
A one-hundred-year-old traditional but inexpensive
Cantonese restaurant, on the left side as you face the square from Almeida Ribeiro.
Dim sum available.
Rua do Sol 4, Taipa Island, Macau Tel: +853 28827 128
The good, old Pinocchio is a Macau culinary landmark, serving excellent Macanese and Portuguese food for the last thirty years or so. Prices are very reasonable, especially when considering the size of the portions: dinner is around MOP$ 100-200 (excluding wine and alcohol)
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