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O Manel

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90 Rua de Fernao Mendes Pinto | Taipa Island, Macau, China
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with a group and everything we had was delicious. Highly recommend and would much rather eat here than in another dull hotel!

Thank sarah h
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Group of 5 for dinner. Friend recommended O Manel and we were so glad we tried it out! Everything was amazingly cooked. We demolished every dish: - Lemon sauce clams - Salad (forgot which one we ordered but there were cucumbers and tomatoes) - Duck rice (wet) - Rabbit stew (soooo lip-smacking good!) - Chorizo (bit too salty for me,... More 

Thank sfansfan
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

In last end of semester, my roommate invited me to went this restaurant and have a lunch. I heard that it only accept reservation. I surprised that and we a first time to patronize that. In is a little storefront but romantic and Portuguese style restaurant. And the chef is Portuguese with I saw. We need a little bit English... More 

Thank Roy L
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67 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I think I can say that the place in the world with more Portuguese restaurants is Macau (after Portugal itself, of course). Among so many restaurants, there are obviously some that I consider excellent. "O Manel" is just average and it is not a fancy restaurant or something of the kind, it looks more like a tavern, but those who... More 

Thank geodonkey
Hong Kong, China
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136 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 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 

Thank DJSinHKG
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 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.

Thank HudBkk
Hong Kong, China
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5,332 reviews
1,709 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 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 

2 Thank BradJill
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 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 

1 Thank Antonio P. A
Calgary, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 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 

2 Thank nisser84
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 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 

1 Thank Alex S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Rua de Fernao Mendes Pinto | Taipa Island, Macau, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Macau
  • Phone Number: 853-28827571,853-28825811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?