You’ll pause in the entranceway to Broa for a couple minutes before entering. It’s not that you’ll be so blown away by the smell of grilled seafood, the Portuguese street signs, or the occasional live music in the backyard. It’s just that the only place to find the nightly menu is on a chalkboard next to the doorway. But even if you just ask the friendly servers at this BYO Portuguese spot to bring out whatever they recommend, you’ll get things like meaty crab fritters with garlic aioli, housemade sausage, or piri-piri quail - and you’ll be very pleased.
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Macao Trading Co.
"Look for the red lantern," instructs the Macao Trading Co. website. This is how you will know you have reached your destination - the Portuguese colony of Macao circa 1952, "a fugitive's heaven from which there is no turning back." Awesome. We're apparently having dinner at Universal Studios tonight.
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