If you're staying in one of the massive casino resorts in Cotai (or even if you're not), you might find yourself yearning for more authenticity than the ritzy new developments can provide. Luckily, not far away in laid-back Taipa Village, this small restaurant delivers in both atmosphere and cuisine. It's under the helm of chef António Coelho, a gregarious Portuguese who loves entertaining guests and seems happiest when he's performing a tableside flambee. He'll recommend your entire meal if you let him, but the extensive menu has many temptations, starting with the codfish cakes and the best goat cheese I've ever had and continuing with the Portuguese duck rice and Portuguese-style tenderloin steak, fried with garlic and white wine and served with potatoes, smoked ham, and fried egg. Be sure to make reservations, as this traditionally decorated restaurant has room for only 24 diners on the main floor, but the rooftop terrace can accommodate a dozen in fine weather.
Rua dos Clerigos No. 7
Our Rating Neighborhood Taipa Village, Taipa Hours Daily noon–3pm and 6–10:30pm Transportation Bus: 11, 15, 22, 28A, 30, 33, or 34 Phone 853/2899-9998 Prices Main courses MOP$175–MOP$580 Cuisine Type Portuguese Web site António
MapRua dos Clerigos No. 7 Macau
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.