A Lorcha

A Lorcha might be the most overrated restaurant in Macau.  Universally praised online and in guide books (I have no idea why), the place lives off its glorious reputation as one of Macau’s top restaurants, a “can’t miss attraction” among so-called experts and those in the know, who probably haven’t eaten there since 2005.  Bottom line: A Lorcha may have been great once – it isn’t anymore. It’s a Filipino restaurant now, including the food.

A Lorcha Macau outside

My friend and I did not have one dish that was any good.  The octopus salad was basically a bowl of garlic where you had to fish out tiny pieces of octopus, the fish and soup had no taste, the meat was like rubber and the side salad was full of onions.

A Lorcha Macau octopus salad
Octopus Salad
A Lorcha Macau vegetable soup
Vegetable Soup
A Lorcha Macau fish soup
Fish Soup

I don’t think the cook put anything into the food preparation or presentation and it clearly showed.  Our dining experience there was totally lame and insignificant.

A Lorcha Macau pork chop
Pork Chop
A Lorcha Macau fish fillet
Fish Fillet

Thankfully, people are starting to catch on.  Business at A Lorcha is slowing and the manager saved face recently by blaming it on the increasing popularity of the Cotai Strip.  His point was that with so many tourists choosing hotels down there now, a lot fewer people were spending time on the old Peninsula, and thus fewer people were going to his restaurant.

A Lorcha Macau interior seating

After dining there though, I can say the real reason why business is down at A Lorcha isn’t because of the Cotai Strip, it’s because the food is terrible.

A Lorcha Macau interior seating

If you’re in this part of Macau, do yourself a favour and walk up the road to Litoral instead.  A Lorcha in Portuguese means “wooden ship” and this ship has sunk.

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