[MACAU] Food Guide – Must Try & Where to Eat in Macao

Must-read Travel Guides. Traveling to Macao (Macau) but you have no idea of the best places to eat and places to visit? In this post, you’ll find our culinary experience of must-try eats and where to find the best buffet style; from Mistral Restaurant at Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16, Golden Peacock Indian Restaurant, Le Buffet at Parisian Macau, Macau Tower 360° Café, Beijing Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Macao, Clube de Militar, Litoral Restaurant which is famous for their Macanese cuisine, and Lord Stow (the most famous Portugese Egg Tart in Macao).
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Here are our top recommendations of best places to eat and where to go in Macao (Macau) based on our experience:

1. Mistral Restaurant at Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16

Where to find the best offer for enjoying hairy crabs in Macao? 🦀 Mistral Restaurant which is located on the 6F of Sofitel Macao at Ponte 16 is the answer! We had a delightful buffet dinner with unlimited steamed Dongting Lake hairy crabs which are only available in the autumn peak season of Macao. Yes, it’s all about seafood and crabs here; not only mouth-watering, but the crabs were also fresh, succulent, and sweet! You should try this when you travel to Macao! 💕

Mistral Restaurant 餐廳

Rua do Visconde Paco de Arcos, Macau, China

Opening Hour: daily 07:00 – 23:00

Price: Lunch Buffet starts from MOP188+ / Dinner Buffet starts from MOP 368+

Phone: +853 8861 7210

Website

2. Golden Peacock at Venetian Macao

While in Venetian Macao, you should try Golden Peacock, an Indian restaurant that has received a one-star rating in the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau since 2014, and is listed in the Hong Kong Tatler Best Restaurants guides for 2016. We had a good Buffet experience; everything was very tasty and had the perfect amount of spices. Our favorite dish was their Saffroni Murgh Kebab which is packed with bright flavors, and Prawn Masala Curry because the prawns were so big and juicy, served in a flavorful masala curry, best to pair with rice, roti or phulka. Overall, we really enjoyed most of the food! If you want to explore all of the authentic traditional Indian cuisines, this is a place to go in Macau.

Golden Peacock at Venetian Macao

Shop 1037, The Venetian Macao Level 1 (near Cotai Arena), Macau, China

Opening Hour: Lunch 11:00 am – 3:00pm // Dinner 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm daily

Phone: +853 8118 9696

Website

3. Le Buffet at Parisian Macao

The Parisian Macao’s Le Buffet restaurant has won the Best Macau Casual Dining Restaurant award at the Hong Kong Restaurant Interior Design Awards 2017 (HKRIDA), held in Hong Kong. For buffet standards, I have to say this restaurant is very impressive because there’s a wide variety of European delicacies which included with Foie Gras with truffle (available every 30 minutes – must try!), fresh sashimi, Lobsters with cheese, Crispy Pork Belly, fresh seafood including the most wanted – unlimited snow crab leg, and of course, a wide variety of desserts including the Mini Paris Tower of dessert. In our experience, we really enjoyed the food at this place rather than at Mistral Restaurant. All food was in good quality, highly recommended!

Le Buffet at Parisian Macau

Macau, Level 1, The Parisian Macao, China

Opening Hour:
Breakfast: 6:30am – 10:30am
Lunch: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Phone: +853 8111 9250

Website

4. 360 Cafe at Macao Tower

If you’re looking for something romantic and different, you should try 360° Café at Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre. The view of Macau skyline from the 60th floor was stunning especially because the restaurant slowly rotates!! Yes, that’s why you have to memorize your table number because the restaurant rotates 360 degrees, fully every one-and-half-hour, so guests can watch everything when the Macau lights come to life and the sunsets – providing a truly unique and romantic experience. There’s a vast selection of local Portuguese and Indian dishes, sit alongside exquisite seafood creations. Do not miss the irresistible seasonal seafood platter for the ultimate culinary indulgence at 360° Café; it’s huge, so you can share it for one table. The food was delicious but has 2 hours limited. Dinner buffet, Lunch buffet, and High Tea set are all available.

Macau Tower 360° Café

R. da Torre de Macau | 60/F, Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, China

Opening Hour: daily 11:30AM–1PM, 1:30–3PM, 3:30–5PM, 6:30–10PM

Phone: +853 8988 8622

Website

5. Lord Stow Portuguese Egg Tart

Now I understand why they are so famous for their egg tarts! Yes indeed, not all egg tart created equal, especially when you’re in Macao, you gotta try Lord Stow Bakery 安德鲁葡挞 which is known as the best Portuguese Egg Tart in Macao. Although there are so many brands of similar egg tarts like this in Macao, Lord Stow egg tarts seemed to be the city’s edible icon. We enjoyed how the pastry tasted light, crispy and buttery, comes with creamy and delicious filling without being too sweet; one egg tart will not be enough! The store is located on the ground floor of Venetian Macao beside the Venetian canal cruise and there’s another cafe located in Taipa. Follow the maps below to go there!

Lord Stow Bakery

Lot 870 Mask Street Level 3 | The Grand Canal Shoppes, Venetian, Macau, China

Opening Hour: daily 10:00 – 23:00

Phone: +853 2886 6889

Website

6. Cafe de Nata Portugese Egg Tart

Many say that the Portuguese Egg Tarts at Margaret’s Cafe de Nata is more delicious than Lord Stow Bakery. Because we’re curious, we decided to try it. Margaret is actually Lord Stow’s ex-wife, no wonder, the taste and texture are almost the same, but the pastry at Cafe de Nata was too oily, and the egg custard was too sweet for my liking. And the other disappointment is their service is very rude! The cashier and Margareth herself who were there were also rude to us. It’s just a small shop, but we’re not allowed to take any pictures or Instagram in the store. So, if you ask me, we would prefer Lord Stow bakery instead of Margaret. Pssst, The Lord Stow’s egg tarts is perfectly browned on top, with the right balance in sweetness and texture. Have you tried both of these? Which Portuguese Egg Tart that you like the most, share with us in the comments below.

Margaret’s Café e Nata

17B, Goldlion building, Rua do Comandante Mata e Oliveira, Macau, China

Opening Hour:
Saturday & Sunday : 10AM–6PM
Monday & Tuesday : 8:30AM–4:30PM
Wednesday. : Closed
Thursday & Friday : 8:30AM–4:30PM

Phone: +853 2871 0032

7. Restaurante Litoral

When in Macau, you have to experience Macanese cuisine, which is said to be the oldest type of fusion food in Asia. They combine flavors and techniques of Portuguese and Chinese food in a very authentic style. And one of the best places to sample this food is at Restaurante Litoral, a frozen-in-time restaurant serving classics such as mashed potato soup, shrimp cakes, baked crab meat, and African chicken. Set in a warm, and comfy environment, all meals are served in generous portions. Everything tasted great but I have to recommend the Garlic Prawns (MOP $95), the plate of Clams (MOP $155), the African Chicken (MOP $210), and juicy Beef Shortribs (MOP $188). The chicken was very flavourful and it was served with crispy potatoes. Prices are not cheap but the portion was good for sharing. We would love to come back next time I’m in Macau!

Restaurante Litoral (Taipa) 海灣餐廳 (氹仔)

MacauR. do Regedor, 53/57號Bloco 4

Opening Hour: daily 12PM – 10PM

Phone: +853 2882 5255

Website

8. Clube Militar de Macau

Clube Militar de Macau is apparently one of the most popular restaurants in Macau and is listed in the Michelin Guide Restaurant too, for the food and its romantic atmosphere located in a beautiful old military building that anticipates the marvels in the Heritage district, and retains its traditional – old fashioned interior. Many people seem to like their food especially foreign tourists. We tried a variety of dishes, but the Grilled King Prawn (MOP $268) and Roast Beef Tenderloin (MOP $218) were probably the most memorable. The food presentation looks tempting but still, it didn’t impress us that much. There is a strict dress code, so make sure you dress properly if you want to experience Portuguese and Macanese dishes in buffet style at Clube Militar de Macau.

Clube Militar de Macau

975 Avenida da Praia Grande | Macau Peninsula, Macau, China

Opening Hour: daily Mon – Sun: 12:00 – 23:00

Phone: +853 2871 4004 / +853 2871 4000

9. Beijing Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Macau

If you happen to be at the Grand Hyatt Macau, don’t forget to visit Beijing Kitchen, one of the most famous restaurants in Macau accented with selected western accouterments. Beijing Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt Macau features an open kitchen and offers diners a truly authentic Northern Chinese dining experience. Before we watch The House of Dancing Water show, we went there for dinner and the most memorable dishes was the Crispy Pork Ribs, Crispy Mandarin Fish, and traditional and traditional Beijing Style Duck. The duck was prepared to perfection in wood-fired ovens, and the chef sliced it on our table with all the traditional condiments. Overall, it’s a lovely restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere, attentive service, and most importantly the food was indeed very good!

Beijing Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Macau

Estrada do Istmo, Cotai Grand Hyatt andar 1 Macau, China

Opening Hour: daily 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–11:30PM

Phone: +853 8868 1930

Website

10. Cha Bei Tea House at Galaxy Macau

No matter how much I eat, there is always room for dessert. There are so many adorable and pretty cakes available at Cha Bei Tea House and even though this cafe is quite new, their cakes were absolutely beautiful and they tasted amazing too! Cha Bei is a lovely and cozy tea room located on the first floor of Galaxy Macau™ which offers a variety of creative healthy dishes yet delicious and tasteful made from high-quality ingredients, and what we really like was the immaculate attention to detail on the presentation. Our personal favorite was their Sakura Ebi Capellini, Onsen Egg Asparagus, and some desserts. In short, we would return again next time if we travel to Macao again.

Cha Bei Tea House

Galaxy Macau 1047, 1/F, Galaxy Macau, Cotai

Opening Hour: daily 10:30 – 21:00

Phone: +853 8883 2221

Website

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Myfunfoodiary as Indonesian Food and Travel Blog was born in July 2012 and has become one of the valuable online source for locals, tourists, food enthusiasts and industry professionals. It is a Jakarta based Food and Travel Blog managed by Mullie Marlina, a young, lovely, cheerful and blessed wife who loves to share her culinary and travel experiences through her writing. You’ll find her honest reviews, valuable suggestions, objective ratings and recommendation of eateries in Jakarta and selected cities in Indonesia and abroad. Her curated restaurant reviews are based on her meticulous inquiries and her rich dining experience in various restaurants in Jakarta. She has also traveled to different cities and countries where she finds interesting and inspiring dishes, cuisines and excellent dining ambience which she also included in the list. From recommendations, restaurant experiences, events, travel destinations, and recipes, readers will find anything food related in this website. She would really appreciate your feedback, and would love to hear about any suggestions, events regarding food, or just to drop in to say "Hi". Again, thank you so much for dropping by, and she hopes you enjoy reading her journal. Thank you so much for all your supports! God bless you! ^_^

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