The Barra area is packed with wonderful sights such as the A-Ma Temple, Maritime Museum, and Moorish Barracks that also connects to other historical places. It is also abuzz with fantastic restaurants whether you’re craving Portuguese food, Italian fare, or just want light vegetarian options. Here are our picks of the best places to grab a quick bite, or enjoy a beautiful dining experience in the Barra area.
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Opening hours: Daily, 11:30pm–3:30pm, 6:30pm–11:30pm
Casa do Porco Preto
Opening hours: 12:00pm–4:30pm, 6:00pm–10:30pm
Opening hours: 12:30pm–3:00pm, 6:30pm–11:00pm
This is an unforgettable Barra restaurant, especially when it comes to Macanese food. All the real deals are served here made with traditional and homey recipes, so be sure to try it out. Even if you’re not in the area you should head here and try their food! Come for some great tacho when it’s cold outside or other dishes such as bafassá pork or the classic minchi.
Opening hours: Daily, 12:00pm–3:00pm, 6:00pm–10:30pm
Portuguese Bakery Coffee Shop
It started as a bread delivery shop to soon become an all-time favorite in the Barra area. Hailing from Portugal, this place’s owner bakes fresh bread every day, as well as other baked goods, especially Portuguese ones. Here, you’ll find coconut sweet bread, croissants, and other sweets and snacks. However, this bakery also serves lunch, with set menus catering to different tastes–from sandwiches to hamburgers and other delicacies, one thing is sure, there’s always soup!
Opening hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 8:00am–7:00pm; Sunday, 8:00am–4:00pm; closed on Monday
This article was originally written by Adrian Coronado in June 2017 and updated by Leonor Sá Machado in January 2020.