Albergue 1601

Part of the appeal of this restaurant is its location in a charming colonial courtyard in a quiet area of Macau. Dining on the wooden deck under dappled sunlight through large trees facing attractive old buildings, the sounds of Portuguese music wafting on the air, makes you feel as if you are in Portugal.

The Portuguese and Macanese cuisine served here is more refined in terms of plating and portion sizes, making it a good option for diners who want to embrace the cuisines at a gentler pace. Recommendations include the classic deep-fried salted cod balls. Here the fish is mild in taste, with potato as the driving flavor.

The stuffed squid is superb. Exquisitely tender, the three small squids are stuffed with minced pork prepared in tomato and paprika, making it an umami-rich dish.