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Margaret's Cafe e Nata

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17B, Goldlion building, Rua do Comandante Mata e Oliveira, Macau, China
853-28710032
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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The Ever popular Portuguese tarts is sold here. So who's is better? Lord Stow's or Margaret's? The tarts are about the same but the tarts here are fresh from the stove piping hot and flaky. So Margaret's have my vote.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mike C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Ever popular Portuguese tarts is sold here. So who's is better? Lord Stow's or Margaret's? The tarts are about the same but the tarts here are fresh from the stove piping hot and flaky. So Margaret's have my vote.

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Thank Mike C
Malaysia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best portugal egg tart I had ever ate. Long queue during peak season, make sure be patient to get yummy egg tarts. Recommended their milk tea.

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Thank geniekuik
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Among building, situated in the kind of backyard. Very crowded during mid afternoon as I believe tour group rounding up their trips and taking break. Since it is opening between 8.30-6pm except Wednesday, I suggest any individual tourist to visit the place early before lunch if you want to grab the tarts, sit and eat there while it is hot.

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Thank yaozongtrip
Zhejiang, China
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Compared with Lord's Stone Bakery, Margaret's egg tart is sweeter. I like both kinds of egg tart but one thing prevent me from going to Margaret's Cafe e Nata again is the service. Staffs there were rude and made me feel like unwelcome. They refused to answer my questions (I just asked "what's inside of that dessert") and rolled their... More 

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Thank Claire C
Macau, China
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Margaret's cafe isn't a restaurant but a small bistro! You can get very nice sandwiches, egg tarts or some snacks to take away. Not necessarily to stay there or even wait for a seat.

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Thank Houslak
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is a busy small cafe in a rather little hard to find location. Margaret, the owner is a bit of a character and tends to joke with the customers. It is not unusual to find a line of people out the door, where many come here for the tasty Egg Tarts. Worth a visit if you are in the... More 

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Thank pete w
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

A must visit whenever we come to Macau. Egg tarts that cannot be beaten, we get request to bring some home every time!

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Thank Hazel D
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Before going to Macau I've read numerous blogs on how Lord Stow's and Margaret's egg tarts are the best in Macau (don't waste your money and calories on those selling by the roadside). However, after having tried Lord Stow's I was really disappointed with Margaret's. Lord Stow's pastry part is definitely better while the custard both are at par. However... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This location is a bit tricky to find, and the actual place leaves a lot to be desired, but oh my how those egg tart custards melt in your mouth and taste! Pair them with café au lait and you have the perfect mid morning or mid afternoon pick me up. Be prepared to stand in line - fill up... More 

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Singapore
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The egg tarts here were very good, though I personally liked the more milky taste of Lord Stow's tarts. There were numerous stories of poor customer service, and I had geared myself up for being scolded. Fortunately that did not happen. Instead I was told nonchalantly that they couldn't give me 2 paper bags for my purchases (wanted them separated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17B, Goldlion building, Rua do Comandante Mata e Oliveira, Macau, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Macau Region  >  Macau
  • Phone Number: 853-28710032

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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