Hours: Daily noon-9:30pm (last order)
Tel: 853/2888 2531
9 Praia de Hac Sa,
Reservations: Not Accepted
Although outwardly there is nothing to distinguish it from the other shacks on Hac Sa Beach (it's the brick one closest to the beach, below the vines), Fernando's, with a pavilion out back and an adjacent open-air bar with outdoor seating, is the place to dine on the beach and a destination in itself. Everyone knows Fernando's, and even the lack of air-conditioning (that goes for the kitchen as well) doesn't seem to deter the faithful who pilgrimage here, especially on weekends, when you'll probably have to wait for a table. Outspoken Fernando is usually on hand, holding court. The menu is strictly Portuguese and includes Portuguese chorizo, clams, crabs, mussels, codfish, feijoada, chargrilled chicken, pork ribs, suckling pig, beef, and salads. The bread all comes from the restaurant's own bakery, and the vegetables are grown on the restaurant's own garden plot across the border in China. Only Portuguese wine is served, stocked on a shelf for customer perusal (there is no wine list). It's all very informal, and not for those who demand pristine conditions.
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Transportation: Bus: 15, 21A, 25, or 26A