Unfortunately, few will happen upon this charming restaurant which seems hidden from the public, tucked away in the back corner of the beautiful Albergue da Santa Casa da Misericórdia Square in the St. Lazarus district. However, if you do find this place, you'll be very pleased that you did!
We recently dined here for lunch, arriving at 12.30pm and being seated immediately. We were able to dine at one of their outdoor tables, which is situated in front of two big and beautiful leafy trees that make for a relaxed and lovely atmosphere for outdoor dining. They have nice indoor dining as well on the second floor of the restaurant.
We shared a main dish of African Chicken (168 MOP) which was simply five star. The meat was well marinated and coated well with spices, making a very flavorful version of the Macanese classic dish. A small cup of additional sauce was provided as well as two pieces of potato prepared similarly to the African chicken. A small serving of salad rounded off this plate, which was overall thoroughly enjoyed. This was one of the very best African Chicken dishes we have tried in Macau (rating 5 of 5) and a specific reason to return to this restaurant.
We did find the appetizers to be poor to average: the olives (28 MOP) were simple, while the Portuguese cheese plate (108 MOP) was a meager portion though tasted okay (rating 3 of 5). At the time of our visit wine choices were limited although the bottle of red wine we ordered was fine.
Still, the lovely setting and the wonderful African Chicken in Albergue 1601 will have us coming back to this restaurant sooner than later. It would probably be best to make reservations for dinner.
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