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O Manel

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90 Rua de Fernao Mendes Pinto | Taipa Island, Macau, China
853-28827571,853-28825811
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Macau's "Soup Natzi" Chef

Never mind the menu, you will eat what the eclectic and opinionated chef/owner has on his chalk board (Portuguese/Chinese) and selects for you! Delicious Portuguese food in a kitschy, old-school setting. 8-10 intimate tables only. Service too is delightfully attentive, with never more than one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
DJSinHKG
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never mind the menu, you will eat what the eclectic and opinionated chef/owner has on his chalk board (Portuguese/Chinese) and selects for you! Delicious Portuguese food in a kitschy, old-school setting. 8-10 intimate tables only. Service too is delightfully attentive, with never more than one dish served at a time, so you can actually enjoy your meal, company, wine, and... More 

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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

I live in Macau (Taipa) part time and am always looking for new places to eat. This restaurant is next to my flat and am disappointed I have not eaten here sooner. The food is outstanding, the service is great and it has a very casual (cozy) atmosphere. I look forward to making this my regular Portuguese restaurant.

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Thank HudBkk
Hong Kong, China
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4,256 reviews
1,407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9,694 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

O Manuel is a restaurant located on Rua de Fernao Mendes Pinto street and is one of a handful of places you can try traditional Portuguese cuisine in Taipa Village. Unfortunately, from what we have experienced, neither the food nor the service is very good at O Manuel. During a recent meal, they unfortunately missed the spot on pretty much... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Went to Macao for a day trip with my wife and daughter... decided to give it a try on Manuel's restaurant as we were missing some good Portuguese food - could not get luckier! One of the best "pastel de bacalhau" (bolinho de bacalhau / cod fish cake) we've tried! Followed by two types of Cod dishes (grilled & "Sá")...... More 

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1 Thank Antonio P. A
Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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2 Thank nisser84
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank Alex S
Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 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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1 Thank LaoMai
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 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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2 Thank MIchiu4
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 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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Thank sydneydavid56
Macau, China
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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