By Doris Lam
Photo Credits: Louis Li / Shutter Stock
There’s no missing Portuguese | Macanese food when you’re in Macau. From an Italian-Portuguese fusion restaurant to authentic, home-style cooking at the most popular spot in town, we’ve compiled a list of the best Portuguese restaurants in the city for your next visit.
This modest Portuguese restaurant has won the hearts of many, with many past customers promising A Baia to be one of the most authentic Portuguese restaurants in the city. Must tries include the seafood rice, pork chops and the seafood cataplana. Where the ambience lacks, the food makes up for.
Photography: A Baia FB
Where: Rua de Londres no. 88 Edf. Wan Yu Villas RC-Z, Macau
Tel: +853 2875-1465
As one of the highest rated and most popular restaurants in Macao, Fernando’s has been open in Praia de Hac Sa, Coloane Island, for over fifteen years. The homey beachside spot serves up classics such as African chicken, codfish, mussels and suckling pig. The restaurant is a bit difficult to get to from the city centre and doesn’t take reservations, so plan your trip ahead of time!
Photography: Fernando’s FB
Where: Praia de Hac Sa, No 9, Coloane, Macau
Located in the Old Taipa Village, La Famiglia is perfect for post-exploration bites with friends and family. The restaurant sports a modern interior, which fits their theme of Portuguese and Italian fusion cuisine. If you have a little more time to spare and a few mouths to feed, order the beautiful seafood casserole, Caldeirada de Marisco, which takes 20-30 minutes to cook with a serving size for four.
Photography: La Famiglia FB
Where: Rua Dos Clerigo No.76, Taipa, Macau
Tel: +853 2857-6131
Panda Portuguese Restaurant
One of the more affordable options on this list, Panda Portuguese Restaurant’s big portion sizes will be sure to leave you satisfied. The restaurant has a spacious dining area and strong air-conditioning, perfect for hot summer days after heavy shopping. Be sure to snack on the addicting garlic bread while you wait for the rest of your spread.
Where: No. 4-8 Rua Carlos Eugenio, Macau
Tel: +853 2882-7338
Loved by locals and visitors alike, A Petisqueira has been open for over 20 years, serving fresh, authentic, home-style Portuguese food. The cosy, laid-back restaurant is almost always full, so make sure you give the restaurant a call a few days in advance to avoid a 30-minute waiting time. Popular dishes include the seafood dishes such as the garlic clams and codfish.
Photography: A Petisqueira FB
Where: Rua de S. Joao, no. 15, A/B, R/C, Taipa, Macau
Tel: +853 2882-5354
Michelin-recommended restaurant, Castico, is a humble place with only five tables. The family owned and operated joint is intimate and friendly, and must-try dishes include the stewed pork with clams and the over-roasted bacalhau with potatoes.
Where: Rua Direita Carlos Eugenio 65B, Macau
Tel: +853 2857-6505
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