Off the strip in Old Taipa

Off the strip in Old Taipa

One block and a world away from the glitz and glamour of Cotai Strip is the old Taipa Village – sure to be a favourite of clients seeking traditional tavernas, Chinese street-style food, and authentic Portuguese fare.

Old Taipa has distinct areas; a European precinct with museums and gardens (a place for a quiet break) and the busier Chinese section.

‘It feels strange to describe a place in China as a China Town,’ says Joao Sales of the Macao Government Tourist Office,‘but in terms of Taipa that is what the area is.’

Clients will also find some great Italian, Thai, Chinese and other ethnic restaurants in Taipa, but should really take the chance to eat Portuguese. Antonio’s is highly recommended – especially if you get a chance to chat with host Antonio Coelho.

Even better if you are serenaded by regular entertainer Marques Muerselin and / or have an adventurous streak when it comes to tasting Portuguese liquor such as Portuguese White Port Aperitif (white port wine, tonic, ice and mint anyone?).