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O Manel

90 Rua de Fernao Mendes Pinto | Taipa Island, Macau, China
853-28827571,853-28825811
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Ranked #112 of 351 Restaurants in Macau
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Macau, China
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Not sure what everyone is talking about. Starting going here a few years ago during our yearly visits to Macau and love it every time. I think it's about the approach you take with the owner. The last 3 times we went with bigger groups between 6-12 and simply told the owner to order for us based on what we... More

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Macau, China
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Stopped in for dinner. Very little room to move around, with each table bulging in to another. You are practically elbow to elbow to the person on the next table. Forget about taking a bag or coat in. Reasonable to high prices (90-190 MOP for main disk, 100 MOP for 1L of house wine). Menu is limited which I like... More

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United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I went to O Manel last Monday as when we lived in Macau we always liked going there for some basic Portuguese food. For a Monday evening the place was not busy. I have no problem getting a table whereas a year or more ago that would not have been possible. I noted the review about the Owner being rude.... More

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Hong Kong
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Why the owner feels the need to be rude to his customers is puzzling, to say the least. He sneered at my wife's request for water (she is teetotal) and scoffed at our request for French fries, which he tried to change to chips. Happily, my wife speaks Cantonese, and was able to change to order back when his attention... More

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Pasig, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We came here as a recommendation from a friend. We were lucky that the owner was there and helped us order. The food was good and flavorful, yet unpretentious. We had the lobster soup, the clams with lime sauce, the roasted piglet, the seafood rice, plus half a litter of their house wine. Total damage was about MOP 500. We... More

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Bangor, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is a must if your looking for local Macau food. This is a small hole in the wall Resturant but the food is fabulous !

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