Macanese cuisine can only be found in Macau and if you want to explore its local delicacies, its Portuguese food and various international cuisines, you need to visit Macau. Macanese cuisine is a mixture of Portuguese and southern Chinese cuisines. It is also greatly influenced by cuisines from other regions like Europe and Southeast Asia. The restaurants below are some of the best in the whole of Macau and to enjoy the food you need to blend in with the country’s culture.
1. Copa Steakhouse
Do you know that the steakhouse in Macau is very popular? You can enjoy the food at Copa Steakhouse. This award winning restaurant is a must for everyone including first-timers. Copa Steakhouse won the Best Restaurants Award and Best Western F&B Awards over the past few years.
Among its signature dishes are the Copa Appetizer Platter. Dining at this restaurant means a lot for everyone as they get to experience first class service and world-class dishes. You will not miss the chance to see the chefs grilling your beef steak while waiting for your meal. Copa Steakhouse is situated in the heart of the city and the restaurant is located inside Sands Macao Hotel.
Address: 203 Largo de Monte Carlo, Macau
Opening Hours: Dinner and Cocktails times differ. Kindly refer to website
Website: Copa Steakhouse
2. BarCelona Tapas & Rice
This particular restaurant is unique not just because of its name but its taste. You do not need to travel all the way to Spain or Barcelona to enjoy Spanish food. Macau is indeed closer and you can go at anytime. If you plan to come here, book your reservation online in advance to avoid disappointment.
Opt for either medium or small sized portions of tapas when ordering. It all depends whether you are a big eater or small eater. For desserts you can try the ice cream and for starters there are plenty to choose from. You need to refer to the menu to decide what you want to eat. Do not forget to order some wines together with your meal. The seafood platter is also one of the favorites among diners, so do not miss it.
BarCelona Tapas & Rice
Address: 16 R. de Venceslau de Morais, Macau
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday (5pm-2am), Saturday-Sunday (12noon-2am)
Website: BarCelona Tapas & Rice
3. Jade Dragon Restaurant
For visitors and tourists that prefer fine dining, book your reservation at Jade Dragon Restaurant. It is one of the Michelin-listed restaurants in Macau. The restaurant’s designer décor and the cozy atmosphere will make you feel comfortable while dining here. The good thing is you get to eat the mouth-watering dim sum. If you are not sure what to order, you can always ask the chefs for some recommendations. The hot and sour soup as well as Iberico BBQ Pork are some of the dishes you should try. Do remember to dress smartly and you can bring your kids along, but always adhere to the dress code.
Jade Dragon Restaurant
Address: Estrada do Istmo e da Universidade de Ciencia e Tecnologia de Macau, 2 Andar (L2) e 3 Andar (L2M), Sala F210 do Hotel Crown Towers, COTAI (City of Dreams), Macau
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm)
Website: Jade Dragon Restaurant
If you like to have a drink and are looking for some good bars in Macau, then MacauSoul is the perfect choice for you. You will enjoy this bar as the music will entertain and cheer you up. What is better than jazz music and some rock ‘n roll songs? You will want to grab the Portuguese wines. They are indeed awesome. If you prefer something light, go for the snacks. The meat and cheese platter are a must have if you dine at MacauSoul.
Address: 31A Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau
Opening Hours: Wednesday-Thursday (3pm-10pm), Friday-Saturday (3pm-12am), Sunday (3pm-10pm), Closed on Monday-Tuesday
5. Dragon Portuguese Cuisine
Dragon Portuguese Cuisine is among the best Portuguese restaurants in Macau. It is the place to enjoy authentic Portuguese cuisine and if you are in Macau, do not miss the opportunity to dine at this restaurant. Take a look at the picture above, the aroma and taste of the food will attract you to eat at this restaurant.
There is one particular signature dish, which the locals will normally recommend. It is none other than the Portuguese-style Baked Duck Rice. Of course, there are other signature dishes to try and satisfy your appetite. If you like seafood, go for the Dragon’s Homemade Curry Crab. It is satisfying and delicious. Other dishes to order are Portuguese Baked Suckling Pig and Afrikan Chicken.
Dragon Portuguese Cuisine
Address: No.40 Rua da Felicidade, Macau
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (12noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm)
Facebook: Dragon Portuguese Cuisine
6. Macau Tromba Rija
Time to eat as much as you want. Buffet is definitely the best among all dining experience. You need to check the website for the buffet lunch and dinner set as well as to book in advance. Apart from that, you get to choose to either dine outdoors, in a private room or indoors. Apart from the local Macanese cuisines, you will be served a variety of sausage, cold cuts and cheese dishes. The desserts are indeed so yummy and kids will loved them. If you book in advance for the buffet meal, there is seafood and meat to satisfy your taste buds.
Macau Tromba Rija
Address: 17-97 Praca do Lago Sai Van, Macau
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (12noon-11pm)
Website: Macau Tromba Rija
7. Blissful Carrot
Tired of eating too much meat and seafood? Why not go for some vegetarian meals. They are as delicious as the meat and seafood you eat everyday. The shop is so funky, as can be seen from its signage and once you step in, you will be amazed by what it has to offer. Organic vegetarian food is the healthiest choice and also good for kids. While on vacation, try not to pamper your kids with all the sweet snacks. They are indeed not healthy long term. Once in a while, order some vegetable dishes for the whole family.
The tacos and burritos are among the favorites, so make sure you order them. If you want to quench your thirst, order the smoothies or juices. They will indeed cool down your body temperature. For teatime, you should try the carrot cake. You will be surprised with the food and drinks here.
Address: 85, 79 R. Direita Carlos Eugenio, Macau
Opening Hours: Monday-Tuesday (10am-8pm), Thursday-Sunday (10am-8pm), Closed on Wednesday
Facebook: Blissful Carrot
8. Don Alfonso 1890
Do you miss Italian food? Do not worry because you are at the right place. Head over to Don Alfonso 1890 for a unique Italian dining experience. Do remember to book your reservation in advance. Among the signature dishes are Gragnano Linguini Pasta with Clams and Zucchini and Composition of Lobster, Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato. Also, do not forget to order the wines. They are awesome and a perfect choice to have together with your meal. The restaurant is located inside Grand Lisboa Hotel and you will not have trouble finding your way.
Don Alfonso 1890
Address: 3/F, Grand de Lisboa Macau, 2-4 Avenida De Lisboa, Macau
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (12noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm)
Website: Don Alfonso 1890
9. Henri's Galley
Traveling with kids sometimes will give you a headache, especially when they get restless and are too picky when comes to food. You should check out Henri’s Galley as it caters to families with kids. This restaurant has won the hearts of many diners over the years and it is worth a visit. The curry crab is a must if you decide to come here. For kids, the highly recommended dish is Afrikan Chicken as well as desserts.
You will be happy once you step out of the restaurant as the service and the food are exceptionally good. So, you might consider coming back for more soon after.
Address: 4G-H Avenida da Republica | Macau Peninsula, Macau
Opening Hours: Monday-Tuesday (12noon-10pm), Thursday-Sunday (12noon-10pm), Closed on Wednesday
Website: Henri’s Galley
10. SKY 21
Fancy seeing the whole city while having your dinner? Taking pictures of the skyscrapers around Macau? Now you can as SKY 21 is the place for you to dine and enjoy the beautiful city of Macau. While you are here, you will feel like you are floating above the sky. Dance, party and enjoy your meal at this bar and restaurant and bring back a memorable experience.
Since the dishes here are in large portions, kindly refer to the menu before you order and order wisely, not excessively. Recommended dishes are the pork chop and smoked duck breast. Besides, it is also an ideal place for a drink with your friends. The only thing you need to watch out for is your wallet as SKY 21 is not for everyone.
Address: 251-309 Av. Comercial de Macau, Macau
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday (12noon-3am), Friday-Saturday (12noon-4am), Sunday (12noon-3am)
Website: SKY 21
11. Robuchon au Dôme
This is another Michelin-listed restaurant in Macau. It is also well-known for its French cuisine. In terms of location, it is located inside Grand Lisboa Hotel and finding it is not a hassle. Sit back and enjoy the fine dining experience. The chefs at Robuchon au Dome just know how to prepare the finest and unique dishes with their culinary skills.
Ideally for families and business travelers, there is plenty to eat at this restaurant and the 10-course meal will stun you. It is wise to share and eat in groups, so that you will not have a hard time finishing all the dishes. Black Cod with black pepper sauce is one of the main course dishes.
Robuchon au Dôme
Address: Grand Lisboa, 43/F, Avenida de Lisboa | Macau Peninsula, Macau
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (12noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm)
Website: Robuchon au Dôme
A wonderful dining experience
Macau has almost everything you need for a perfect visit and a memorable vacation. Whether it is hotels, casinos, restaurants, bars or points of interest, the city continues to attract tourists and visitors every year. From Portuguese egg tarts to Macau’s signature dish, Afrikan chicken, the city is a foodie heaven for tourists from around the world. Once you visit Macau, you will fall in love with its culture, heritage, food and history.
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