Situated by the A-Mar temple, A Lorcha has a solid reputation for serving delectable Portuguese based cuisine. The name refers to a Portuguese boat, so keep your eyes peeled for its whitewashed exterior that is repeated within the interior of the tiny restaurant with its arched and low ceiling. Be sure to try the fers feijoada, codfish in a cream sauce, char-grilled king prawns and clams prepared in garlic and olive oil. The extensive wine menu offers ample choice to find a flavor to complement your meal.
- Location: Rua do Almirante Sergio, 289
Considered to be Fisherman’s Wharf best dining option, Camões specializes in providing authentic Portuguese fare alongside an impressive wine list. Named after the 16th century Portuguese poet Luis Vaz de Camões, the restaurant interior features handed painted tiles depicting his life. The understated, homely ambience fused with the fresh produce and authentic chefs, make this a prime choice to enjoy some Portuguese fare.
- Location: 3 Lisboa Bldg, Fishermans Wharf
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With a signature dish of pombo assado – roast pigeon, this establishment is typically Chinese and amazingly over a century old, making it part of Macau’s original fabric. It’s worth making a visit to this charming institution for the excellent food and nostalgic ambience.
- Location: Rua da Felicidade
The waterfront location and reasonable pricing of this Portuguese restaurant make it well worth checking out. The signature dish of colonial African chicken or Macau sole, matched with a glass of cheap imported wine completes a pleasant evening. With over 30 years' experience of feeding Macau visitors and residents Macanese chef Henry Wong certainly knows how to please a crowd.
This authentic restaurant serves fusion Macanese and Portuguese food and is popular with both locals and visitors due to its relaxed ambience, great food and commendable service. The white-washed walls, wooden furnishings and stone floors give the place a rustic feel. Expect to find curry crab, curry prawns, African chicken, feijoada, and minchi and specialties such as codfish baked with potato and garlic, roast Portuguese sausage on the menu.
- Location: 261A Rua do Almirante Sergio
Set within the five-star Mandarin Oriental, Mezzaluna's reputation as an exquisite fine-dining spot precedes itself. The innovative recipes are born from the ideas of Chef Gianluca Serafin who draws from Japanese food and his native Italy for inspiration. Situated on the second floor of the hotel, the restaurant resembles a renovated Tuscan villa, the wine room features over 1,000 vintage labels.
Arguably the island's best pizzeria, Pizzeria Toscana also has an impressive list of classic Italian dishes too. The great coffee will leave you feeling as if you are in a former Italian colony rather than Portuguese. The coffee alone is worth popping in for.
- Location: Avenida da Amizade