Places to eat in Macao

  • Restaurants
    by swiftfoot
  • My husband at the original Aruna's
    My husband at the original Aruna's
    by IreneMcKay
  • In the restaurant.
    In the restaurant.
    by IreneMcKay

Most Viewed Restaurants in Macao

  • xuessium's Profile Photo

    A VENCEDORA aka "KUN JI": TRY MACANESE!

    by xuessium Written Feb 9, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tucked away near an intersection along Rua do Campo, business is brisk at this Cantonese-owned Macanese food restaurant. (Macanese is the result from the fusion of Chinese and Portugeuese cuisines). Not much in the place of ambience (the walls are white-tiled!), what this restaurant could offer is solid good food and perhaps the greatest cup of milk tea one could ever have.

    Favorite Dish: I had the oxtail - cooked so lovely that the meat just stripped off and melts in your mouth.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • xuessium's Profile Photo

    Cafe Kam Ma Lon: Local cafe delights

    by xuessium Updated Aug 22, 2008

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    UPDATE: Fellow VTer ajc3456 claimed that the restaurant is no longer in business (circa Aug 08)

    There isn't anything much in way of decor and ambience, just a 2 storey setup with white tiled walls but it certainly serves up good local fare for cheap prices. The cafe sold a bevy of dishes - rice, noodles, buns, cakes, drinks, sandwiches etc. You will be spoiled for choice. They do have an English menu - ask for it.

    Favorite Dish: The salt, chilli and pepper pork rice whch comes in a lunch set with soup of the day and a milk tea/coffee for only 23 patacas, comes highly recommended. The pork chop bun (10 patacas) is great too - pork fried lovely in spices and tender and sandwiched in a crispy baguette-style bun. The milk tea (6.50 patacas on its own) is great.

    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • xuessium's Profile Photo

    Yi Shun Milk Company Cafe: Got milk?

    by xuessium Written May 29, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    There isn't much in the way of decor and ambience - the walls are tiled with yellow tiles! But the fridge with the many moulds of milk custard is a dead getaway. This is a place for great Cantonese style milk desserts! Steamed milk custard, steamed egg custard and the pride of the shop, the steamed ginger & milk custard. You can have them hot or cold. Very milky & melts in your mouth - you could have 2 or 3 of them at a go.

    Favorite Dish: I like the steamed ginger and milk custard but that's an acquired taste for some. Stick to the steamed milk or egg custard then. Price hovers between 13-18 patacas for different variety.

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • rachel_simhon's Profile Photo

    Fernando's: Fresh and Excellent Portugese Seafood

    by rachel_simhon Updated Oct 28, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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....

    Was this review helpful?

  • xuessium's Profile Photo

    A LORCHA: TRY MACANESE! (3)

    by xuessium Written May 29, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is supposed to be the flagship of Portuguese food in this former Portuguese colony - the benchmark, the numero uno, if you may. Ambience is quite alright - going for a village tavern look. I did not get to eat here at all as the place was packed to the brim on a Thurs night!!

    PLEASE RESERVE A TABLE WELL IN ADVANCE to avoid disappointment.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Food and Dining
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • xuessium's Profile Photo

    Margaret's Cafe e Nata: PORTUGUESE EGG TARTS!

    by xuessium Updated May 22, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Portuguese Egg Tarts was the rage in Asia a few years ago. Though the bubble had burst, it is still worth a try while you are in Macau. Unlike the normal egg tarts, the egg custard is baked in a crispy flaky crust, bringing a totally different mouthfeel sensation. A bite in one rewards you with a creamy eggy filling along with a caramelic lingering taste.

    This bakery was near my hotel, and their egg tarts are definitely worth a try.

    Favorite Dish: Egg Tarts (5.50patacas each)! They serve very tasty pork pizzas as well.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Business Travel
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • rachel_simhon's Profile Photo

    Sands Casino Buffet: Skip the Gambling, Go for the Food!

    by rachel_simhon Written Sep 28, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    While this buffet is situated in the Sands Casino, and you'll no doubt have to wait a few minutes for a table in the evening, it is actually one of the most incredible deals in Macau! For MP138 for lunch/MP188 dinner all-you-can-eat, the Sands Casino buffet has literally meters of every type or style of gourmet cuisine that one would imagine: Western, Chinese, Macanese, Pan-Asian, Indian, etc. Just their sushi and sashimi table, with an incredible array of melt-in-your mouth fresh fish makes it worth the expense, not to mention their unbelievable selection of fruit, ice cream, and desserts. Definitely worth a walk through the casino, but save it for a day that you're hungry!

    Favorite Dish: The hot chocolate fondue station with fresh fruit and pastries was absolutely sinful....

    Was this review helpful?

  • xuessium's Profile Photo

    Ming Hong Cafe (A Ma Temple branch): TRY MACANESE! (2)

    by xuessium Updated May 30, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is a cafe sandwiched between 2 more upmarket restaurants but don't let that fool you. The chef here had won awards for its Garlic Butter Baked Cod. There is no much in the way of ambience and decor; just tasty food! The staff do not really speak good English but they do have English menu and if all else fail, nothing like plenty of sign languages to get your way.

    Favorite Dish: The (spicy) African Chicken & the Portuguese Chicken were delicious! And of course the award winning Garlic Butter Baked Cod.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Food and Dining
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • ntm2322's Profile Photo
    1 more image

    Lai Kei: Home-made ice-cream

    by ntm2322 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This place is called Lai Kei and it is a local ice-cream, small and simple family restaurant. It has been here for years and years, from generation to generation. The menu still keeps both Chinese and Portuguese languages.

    The restaurant is super clean and their ice-creams are all home-made. As to me is the best place to eat 'true' ice-cream.

    I pay a great deal of attention to my health, so, when I feel like eating ice-cream I always come here and avoid all those renamed, expensive and high-loaded sugar brands.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite item is the three-coloured ice-cream, this is to say, from the choices you have you pick-up three flavours (three scoops). You can also ask for only one flavour, it is up to you. The ones I like best are peanut, mint, coffee and inhame. There is also strawberry, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, coconut, etc.

    The ice-cream here is really amazing and sweet enough to get satisfied.

    So, if you like ice-cream and come to Macau or if you come to Macau and like ice-cream, drop a visit to Lai Kei, it is worth.

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Travmad's Profile Photo

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

    by Travmad Updated Apr 15, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Food and Dining
    • Luxury Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • peerapa's Profile Photo

    Lord Stow's Bakery: Egg tart..Yummy...Yummy!!!

    by peerapa Updated Oct 6, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I like to eat cake and bakery and I'm also like Egg tart from Lord Stow's Bakery so when I went to Macau...I didn't miss to go to taste Egg tart at original shop.

    Lord Stow's Bakery's a cute little bakery and now it has more franchises in 5 conutries (Thailand, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Philippines) Lord Stow's Bakery, started by Andrew Stow, has been selling in Macau's Coloane Village since 1989.

    Egg tart 's tast good especially when it's fresh out of the oven ;) ....Definitely worth to try!!

    Favorite Dish: Egg Tart, Cheesecake

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Cafe de Nata: Macau's Signature Natas

    by jlcurtis287 Updated Jun 23, 2007

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Study Abroad
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • rachel_simhon's Profile Photo

    Margaret's Cafe e Nata: Great Breakfast or Lunch Downtown

    by rachel_simhon Updated Oct 28, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    For an absolutely lovely sidewalk cafe experience downtown, go to Margaret's Cafe e Nata. You can order a wonderful selection of freshly baked breads, cakes, and pastries, including of course the famous egg custard tarts. I went there for breakfast every day I was in Macau. Margaret is jovial and accomodating, and even remembered me from my last visit several months earlier. Be warned though -- it can get packed at peak hours.

    Favorite Dish: A warm sultana danish and cappuccino is the best breakfast in town, and only for MP15!

    Was this review helpful?

  • rachel_simhon's Profile Photo

    Lord Stow's Bakery/Cafe: Lord Stow's: Definitely Worth the Trip to Coloane

    by rachel_simhon Written Sep 28, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lord Stow's is a relaxing place to take a simple but superb meal on Coloane. Apart from a daily selction of fresh salads, soups, sandwiches, and quiches, they also have a wide array of organic teas and the best pastries on all of Macau. The actual bakery is a stand-up affair where one orders at the counter, but around the corner you can step into their cafe, where there is a small table area with comfortable chairs and a laid-back ambiance. I could have stayed there all day drinking tea with a book -- it is a wonderful place to enjoy a lazy afternoon on Coloane.

    Favorite Dish: The Portugese egg custard tarts are the best in Macau, but my Tiramisu might have been the best of my life, with moist, rum-soaked biscuit crumbs and shaved bittersweet chocolate. Absolute heaven!

    Was this review helpful?

  • MINOSUKE's Profile Photo
    2 more images

    O-Santos: Don't Miss Seafood Rice!

    by MINOSUKE Updated Sep 24, 2007

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

Macao Hotels

See all 57 Hotels in Macao

Top Macao Hotels

Ilha de Macau Hotels
58 Reviews - 110 Photos
Taipa Hotels
5 Reviews - 1 Photo
Macao Hotels
117 Reviews - 586 Photos
Ilha da Taipa Hotels
42 Reviews - 151 Photos
Ilha de Coloane Hotels
32 Reviews - 47 Photos

Instant Answers: Macao

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

67 travelers online now

Comments

Macao Restaurants

Reviews and photos of Macao restaurants posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Macao sightseeing.
Map of Macao