With its home-style cooking and friendly staff, this Portuguese restaurant in a traditional two-story house makes diners feel like they've been invited into someone's home. The upstairs room has a nicer ambience than downstairs, but the best place of all in fine weather is outside on the tiny balcony, where you can soak in the atmosphere of village life (as there are only three tables outside, reservations are a must; weekends also tend to be busier). Clams sautéed with garlic and coriander or Portuguese sausages are good starters, followed, perhaps, by the intensely flavorful seafood stew or the spicy African chicken cooked with garlic, onions, chili, ginger, and coconut milk and served with gratinéed potatoes and mixed salad. Portions are generous and the Portuguese wines are reasonably priced. After your meal, you can burn off those extra pounds with a stroll through quaint Colôane Village, or go all out with an egg tart from nearby Lord Stow's Bakery. On second thought, why not both?
Restaurante Espaco Lisboa
8 Rua das Gaivotas
Our Rating Neighborhood Colôane Village Hours Mon–Fri noon–3pm and 6:30–10pm, Sat–Sun noon–10:30pm Transportation Bus: 15, 21A, 25, 26, 26A, or 50 Phone 853/2888-2226 Prices Main courses MOP$129–MOP$345 Cuisine Type Portuguese
Map8 Rua das Gaivotas Macau
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