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90 Rua de Fernao Mendes Pinto | Taipa Island, Macau, China
853-28827571,853-28825811
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good experience nice food

We had 3 dishes - the Portuguese fried rice, suckling pig and cold sardines. The Portuguese fried rice was quite similar to the Chinese fried rice but had a richer taste, with the chorizo sausage. Quite tasty. The cold sardines dish was appetizing. The star was the suckling pig, really nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2014
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We accidentally stumbled upon this place while walking through Macau on a day trip. PROS -food and the place had a fairly authentic charm -we ordered some sort of rice sea medley and the bean stew. There was barely any seafood in it and the bean stew could have used some flavour/salt. The pork in the stew was also exceptionally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Many of the dishes were superb! I had a wonderful experience with good company and a tranquil atmosphere! I would recommend this establishment to any of my friends, family or colleagues! I travel quite a bit and this was one of the best restaurants I have been too. The deserts are house made and full of rich flavor! I tried... More 

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went with a group of over 30 and booked the entire restaurant on Chinese New Years day. Compared to other restaurants in Macau this one seems to be bent on serving the lowest quality food and smallest portions to extract as most profit from each dish. The fried rice had very little Portuguese sausage and shrimp. The octopus salad... More 

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Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you like me, went because you were curious at how good the food was, then here are a few things you should know. The food is good, no doubt about it, but the service was of such level that will effect your enjoyment of food. From pushing the most expensive thing on the menu, to getting the order wrong... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have discontinued my visits to O Manel. Not so much because of the food but mostly because i am always under the impression that if you don't order enough food (and spend enough money) the level of sympathy irradiating from the owner drops abruptly. The food itself is very authentic and i wouldn't advise a visitor against it. The... More 

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sydney
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134 reviews 134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We were recommended this restuarant and it didn't disappoint. Small, crowded, noisy and all that but overwhelmingly coney and friendly. We ordered the squid kebabs with chorizo (cooked perfectly), the suckling pig (beautiful) and the home made dessert which was a burnt caramel pannacotta type thing (very, very good). Washed down with 1/2 litre of house white (a little rough,... More 

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Macau, China
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

O-Manel is a lovely local Macanese restaurant at the top of one of the nicest streets in Taipa. Once twice the size, it is now a small intimate restaurant that squeezes in about 40 people at tops. If you find it, you've found a local gem. While you might bump chairs with the neighbouring table, the restaurant has a nice... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We had 3 dishes - the Portuguese fried rice, suckling pig and cold sardines. The Portuguese fried rice was quite similar to the Chinese fried rice but had a richer taste, with the chorizo sausage. Quite tasty. The cold sardines dish was appetizing. The star was the suckling pig, really nice. However, the potato chips served with the pig were... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I wrote a review of this restaurant here a few years ago. I had the pleasure of having lunch here with a group of friends again very recently. The food was generally as good as I've always found it. In fact, we had had lunch at O Santos the previous day (see my review) and although the food at O... More 

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Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We dined here for lunch last week with a group of five, as it was recommended by locals. Yes the restaurant was small but certainly did not lack atmosphere. The owner was friendly and helpful with suggestions. The beer was cold Would recommend the old fashioned desserts. Worth a visit for traditional Portuguese food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Rua de Fernao Mendes Pinto | Taipa Island, Macau, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Macau Region  >  Macau
  • Phone Number: 853-28827571,853-28825811

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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