Opened in 1989, A Lorcha is a restaurant set in Barra, a very traditional and yet somewhat relaxing area of the city. A one-minute walk from both A-Má Temple and the Macao Maritime Museum, this eatery serves traditional and homemade Portuguese food. Signature dishes includes very popular ones in Portugal that one will hardly find in Macau: dobradinha, codfish pataniscas with vegetable rice and chicken broth.
Their extensive menu has remained unchanged for more than 30 years, as well the kitchen staff, allowing A Lorcha to earn its own way of cooking and very identifiable taste. They also serve dishes such as feijoada, several different stews and tapas as well. In the 90s, people used to go there to pick up takeaway of tapas–petiscos in Portuguese–and even head there during the afternoon to eat these as well, with beer or wine.
Their wine list is also extensive and only features Portuguese wines, both white and red. However, A Lorcha serves beer, soft drinks and more as well. The atmosphere is super welcoming and cozy, intended to replicate the comfortable ambience one feels at someone’s home, just like to food they serve does. Portions are usually big, ideal to share between friends and family. This restaurant is one of the only Portuguese ones in this area and was one of the first to appear in Macau, making it very popular since then amongst both locals, Portuguese expats and tourists (Korean, Japanese, Chinese and more). They have several regular customers. It’s open for both lunch and dinner.
Opening hours: Wednesday–Monday, 12:30pm–3:30pm and 6:30pm–10:30pm