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90 Rua de Fernao Mendes Pinto | Taipa Island, Macau, China
853-28827571,853-28825811
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Ranked #121 of 370 Restaurants in Macau
4.0 of 5 stars 25 Reviews
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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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17 reviews 17 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Address: 90 Rua de Fernao Mendes Pinto | Taipa Island, Macau, China
Phone Number: 853-28827571,853-28825811
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Macau Region  >  Macau
Cuisine: Portuguese

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