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“Affordable Portuguese Cuisine”

Fernando's Restaurant
Ranked #50 of 884 Restaurants in Macau
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Comparing Fernando with Antonio (another Macanese-Portuguese restaurant, I prefer the roast suckling pig at Fernando. It is definitely more meaty and the skin is very crispy. It was also the opinion of my other 6 dining companions. We ordered the house special prawns and it was good. They were large, juicy and flavourful. Other recommendations from the waitress were the stuffed squids cooked in a pot, the crab cakes, the fresh salad and of course, their roast suckling pig!

The restaurant is rustic with an old charm especially the various currency bills decorating the corridors. Fernando has a bar area and two main dining areas. It opens at noon and by 11.30am, there was already a queue for lunch on that Friday we went. However, there is nothing to worry as you will definitely get a table since the restaurant can accommodate 120 diners. We didn't wait in line but sat at the convenience shop beside the restaurant drinking apple ciders and eating ice-cream before joining the line as the Fernando opened for business.

The best dishes we sampled were the prawns, the stuffed squids, the salad (we had two portions) and the roast suckling pig (perhaps it was because we were one of the first diners for the day so the roast pig was freshly made). Each order of roast suckling pig has 4 pieces so we ordered two portions and it was more than sufficient.

The crab cakes were dry and a disappointment, as was the jug of Sangria. Antonio had a better jug of Sangria. We also skipped the complimentary bread basket as we were just too full. Nevertheless, it was a good meal and very affordable too; definitely value for money.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

It is located by the Hac Sa beach. It's been open for more than 30 years. Be warned: no Air Conditioning, no butter, no ketchup and they do not accept any Credit Cards.
The food is Portuguese with very little local adaptations.
The bread is always served warm and it's quite big.
They grow their own tomatoes from a farm in Mainland, brought from Europe (long time ago...), and they are very good.
The mixed vegetables soup is like a Portuguese Minestrone, very good.
I love the clams (only served when in season) with their own spicy tomato sauce: sauce + bread = heaven! You can also have the "camarejo" which are prawns (instead of the clams) in the same delicious spicy tomato sauce.
Portuguese style BBQ chicken and pork ribs are very good.
Beware of the salty Bacalhau, for foreigners, it will be quite harsh.

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Fernando is located by the beach and the inside area is really quite nice. The food was a bit overrated though, everything we ate were really salty and the service was ok. I was not overly impressed coz we sat on the outside bit so the atmosphere/ambiance probably was not as good as in there.

1  Thank YW L
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Have been here many times when visiting Macau. Always great Portegues food at a great price. If you have to wait for a table you can always grab a drink in their outside courtyard.

1  Thank Dwayne852
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Cosy rustic ambience. Serves fresh and delicious seafood. Clams and prawns were delicious and flavourful. Pork was average, nothing to write home about.

Surprisingly, they do not have a "priced" drinks menu. So had to order wine without knowing the price. Strange!

The food is a little overpriced we thought for the fairly average ambience.

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