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    Restaurante Espaco Lisboa: Leave space in your stomach for desserts!

    by MINOSUKE Updated Sep 24, 2007

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    Espaco Lisboa is in Coloane Island. A taxi will take you from Senado to the island in about 20 minutes. This restaurant is located in a very rustic, quiet area. You can walk to Saint Francis Zavier Chapel in a few minutes.
    Here they serve standard Portuguese dish such as grilled sardine, codfish croquette, roasted chicken. They also serve uncured ham.
    What makes us so pleasant is the waiters and the waitresses working there. They are very friendly and nice. ( They said they came from the Philippines.)

    Favorite Dish: Grilled Sardine The sardines are very big and very well grilled.
    Seafood Rice The Seafood Rice they serve here is cooked with crab soup, which makes the dish very thick and special. You can of course enjoy the crab meat.
    Desserts All the desserts are very delicious. So you must be careful not to be full before desserts.

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    O-Santos: Don't Miss Seafood Rice!

    by MINOSUKE Updated Sep 24, 2007

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    O-santos is a small local restaurant that serves very delicious Portuguese dish.
    Many local people gather here and enjoy talking with the restaurant owner over wine and seafood rice. The atmosphere is very friendly and you will feel as if you were at home.

    Favorite Dish: Seafood Rice
    This is a dish like Italian risotto. Rice, codfish, octopus, shrimp, clams are stewed in an earthenware pot. This is unbelievably delicious! This goes with white wine very well.
    We shared one pot of seafood rice with three people, but every local man ate whole pot of it by himself.
    I am sorry this dish was so delicious that I forgot to take the picture of it.

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    Vela Latina Restaurant: Near the Senado Square!

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 1, 2007

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    This high-ceilinged restaurant is the only Latin restaurant in all of Macau It is a Fusion of Spanish, Portugese and Macanese Cooking. Many Portugese foods are similar to spanish cooking as I have noticed here since I am familiar of spanish cooking since The Philippines was colonized by spain for more than 300 years and many filipino dishes are copied from spanish ones. Vela Latina is a fairly new establishment, this sizeable cafe is housed in a photogenic old building and overlooks one of Macau's main streets, the Avenida Almeida Ribeiro and the famous Largo do Senado (Senate Square).

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    Take note though of opening times for the different levels of the establishment.

    * Admission charge: No
    * Booking advisable: Yes
    * Category: American & Caribbean
    * Cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
    * Cuisine type: South American
    * Disabled access: No
    * Home delivery: No
    * Opening hours: Call for details
    * Takeaway available: No
    * Top pick: Yes

    Favorite Dish: Dishes to try include the grilled salted chicken with white wine sauce (African Chicken), the cream of cod fish soup (ironically cooked Portuguese style) similar to Spanish Bacalao ala Vizcaina which I love. A seafood soup which is similar to sopa de mariscos. and stir-fried clams with pork. My Favorite was Lengua con Setas (oxe tongue).

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  • Cafe de Nata: Macau's Signature Natas

    by jlcurtis287 Updated Jun 23, 2007

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    Try the Natas, a delicious egg-tart in a light, flaky pastry shell.

    The egg-tart, while big in HK as well, is special to Macau because of the ‘splash’ of coconut added to the typical ingredients of egg, egg yolk, milk, and sugar all baked in a light, flaky crust. For an extra-special affect, they also add some crystallized sugar to the top, something like what you would find on crème brulee.

    Cafe Nata is famous for their version of the nata. It was amazing and cheap, making the food a definite highlight of our Macau trip.

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    Loja de Sopas e Fitas (Noodles Shop) Kam Seng: Yummy noodles!

    by ntm2322 Written Apr 25, 2007

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    Favorite Dish: This place is also one of my favorites for eating noodles. It opens very early in the morning and it is always full of people. I usually get the noodles and eat them at office as my breakfast.

    Warning: the place is small, if it doesn’t bother you, you might have to share a table with somebody else.

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    Home-made noodles

    by ntm2322 Written Apr 25, 2007

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    Favorite Dish: For me this place is a must, I really like it coming here to eat noodles (try the gai si lou min).

    This place features Myramar cuisine, it is very popular among locals and is always full. You can see from outside articles of newspapers and magazines sticking to the glass. These are reviews from people (some of them well-known people) who have been here.

    Well, all their noodles are homemade and the taste is awesome.

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    Good sushi!

    by ntm2322 Written Apr 24, 2007

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    Favorite Dish: When I have a craving for sushi I always come to this place.

    Although it is a small space (the only table it is a narrow counter that accommodates 3-4 persons), however, it is clean and the sushi is well refrigerated, no worries.

    What I usually do is, I go there, take a small take-away plate, choose 12 pieces (it costs 20 patacas) and then I eat them at the office.

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    Japanese restaurant inside Yaohan shopping centre: value for money japanese food

    by pamychan Written Dec 22, 2006

    we had about 4 hours left before our flight so we went shopping in the New Yaohan shopping centre. Found this japanese restaurant inside the shopping centre itself. I think its one the 4th or 5th floor. They had quite a variety of lunch sets at reasonalbe prices so we went in to try. The restaurant overlooks the pier where the HK-Macau ferries dock. U can also see the Macau-Taipa bridge from the restaurant.

    I ordered the "Today lunch set" or something like that. It totally shocked me. There was rice, 1 whole grilled saba fish, set of tempura veges, set of salmon, octopus, clam, some other fish sashimi, chawanmushi, miso soup, some fried fishcake thing, pickles, and dessert! The small table was filled with stuff! And all the dishes were delicious! Plus free flow of green tea. And the best part of it all, the set was HKD100!!!!!!! Thats like so cheap!!!!!!!! The today set is the most expensive lunch set already. They also had tepanyaki sets also below 100!!!!!

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    RDS Fried Chicken

    by vincentf Written Aug 29, 2006

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    An off-the-beaten path local fried chicken shop that even sells herbal tea to sooth your mouth and throat due to all the fried foods.

    Favorite Dish: Try the half/full chicken set meal which includes drinks and potato wedges. It does get a little oily though.

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    Macanese Food

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 20, 2006

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    Macanese food is quite multicultural.. it is a mixture of food from all over the world. All cultures like Portuguese, Chinese, African, and Indian are intertwined in the dishes. The bakeries are great too.

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    Afonso III: Can't pass up this hidden gem!

    by Travmad Updated Apr 15, 2006

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    Karen and I ask somei=one on the street for a good local place to eat and were turn on to this place. We stood outside and across the street from the restaurantwonderng if that was it and was it open. After seeing someone coming out looking satisfied, we decided to give it a go. To our delight it was one of the best places I have ever eaten. A large seafood rice dish filled both of us to the rim. As we enoyed the full room in our small cove in the upstairs part with the local Portugese expats living it up at lunch.

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    Egg Rolls

    by MizBlack Updated Apr 13, 2006

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    On your way to the ruins of St. Paul, you'll pass by shops that sell local products. One of which you have to try is the egg roll. They come in assorted flavours. It's yummy and will make a good gift for your friends and family at home. All the egg rolls are freshed made, one by one.

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    Portuguese egg tarts

    by MizBlack Written Apr 13, 2006

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    Unlike the regular egg tarts, the portuguese egg tarts has a crispy crust. It's kind of interesting to see that the egg tarts looking a bit different from the ones i usually have. Nevertheless, it still taste pretty much the same.

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    Fernando's: Fresh and Excellent Portugese Seafood

    by rachel_simhon Updated Oct 28, 2005

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    Located on Hac Sa Beach just a few meters from the water, a seafood dinner at Fernando's is a great way to end a day exploring Coloane Island. Locals and tourists alike come in droves for the gigantic portions of authentic Portugese seafood. The grilled fish were flaky and tender, served with freshly chopped onions, parsley, and a drizzle of olive oil on the side, and meat-and-potatoes purists also need not fear, as my sister heartily recommended her steak frites. I found the bacalhau a bit salty, but lovers of Portugese cuisine would probably contend that salt cod should of course be that way. All in all a lovely meal in a relaxed outdoor setting. Get there relatively early (especially on weekends), because by 7:30 or so the place is so packed you may have to fight for a table....

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    Solmar Restaurant: Solmar: Not all it's cracked up to be....

    by rachel_simhon Updated Oct 28, 2005

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    While Solmar is called an institution for fresh seafood in Macau, I went there with my family and we all found the food to be quite tasteless and unappetizing. My father's grilled fish had actually been battered and deep-fried, was soaked in grease, and my sister's steak had a rubbery consistency and a very strange red color, while the soups that we ordered prior to dinner were definitely of the instant-sachet variety. For what we paid it was quite a disappointing meal, in rather dull ambiance.

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