Portuguese Settlement
Portuguese Settlement
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Learn about the history and culture of Melaka's Portuguese diaspora at this enclave. The Portugese Settlement is home to the Kristang people—who are of mixed Portuguese and Malay heritage—and has gained popularity as a culinary hub. The main square of the settlement has several restaurants and bars, where you can try amazing seafood and Debal Curry (or Devil's Curry), a traditional dish of the community. Plan your trip to late June to catch the celebratory Feast of Saint Pedro and if you visit during the weekend, there are also cultural performances that are put on. You can visit the Portuguese Settlement on a history tour of Melaka. – Tripadvisor
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Patrick D
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Took my parents for dinner on the 23 March. When you reach there, a few food operators will follow you and try to invite you to their stall (BTW all stalls offer same dishes, only food quality differs!) Ordered the devilled chicken curry and noodles. I cancelled the steam fish order but they still served! And the price of the fish increased! The food was not tasty and i will never patronize ever again. Tq
Written 24 March 2024
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Balan Suppiah
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
As soon as u get out of your car, people are simply harassing the whole family to eat at their restaurants. It was harrowing and very unpleasant to my teenage daughters who have not experienced this at an eating/ dining place. SPOILED the whole atmosphere. Authorities need to improve the tourist experience at this place. IT WAS NOT LIKE THIS A DECADE AGO.
Written 23 January 2024
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AT16
Singapore, Singapore382 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Nothing to shout about.
We were greatly disappointed with the ambiance of the place and the touts descended upon us like vultures as soon as we got out of the car.
Food wise, we found Stall 10: J&J offered the most authentic Portuguese food. The rest were very much Chinese food and cooked by Chinese chefs.
Don’t bother coming here unless you just want to have that been there done that experience.
Written 8 October 2023
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Departure00535232480
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Having a nice delicious seafood meal at Monterios Portuguese Settlement Restaurant. Been here a few times. Friendly lady boss. Like their ginger lala, fried sotong & crabs
Written 16 September 2023
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GoPlaces13668353969
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
My most horrifying experience ever! Before I even step out of my car, the restaurant promoter just came and encircle us asking what do we want to order. I told them that we are here to take pictures and to leave us alone. If we want to eat, we will choose. They kept haunting us like vultures looking for preys. We wanted to take a pic and still they surrounded us. I have to raise my voice to ask them to leave us alone. The whole place looked like it suffered tsunami and tornado all at the same time. Someone from the government pls do something about this precious legacy.
Written 16 August 2023
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kenkeh
Subang Jaya, Malaysia4,046 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Brought my overseas friends here , there’s a mini Christ redeemer statue here like at Brazil at the entrance but I forgot to take photo , need to pay parking , once you parked your car , a lot of restaurant workers at the Portuguese settlement waiting for you at the car park to promote their restaurant .
Written 27 May 2023
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Martin J
Singapore, Singapore76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Food was good. The area is out of town. Getting a cab there was ok but to get out is a problem. Stalls employ people to attract you to their stalls and it can get loud and irritating.
Written 5 May 2023
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travelustgirl2015
Maidenhead, UK208 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The settlement in general hasn't changed much. We had lunch, which was lovely, but the area needs updating and a deep clean. The toilets were an experience in itself. Very dated, dirty, and rundown. Nearly threw up my lunch after a visit. It would be wise to invest some money into modernising the area as its a valuable place for both the people living in the area and for tourists.
Written 31 March 2023
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Mizz Klang
Malaysia272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Visited this settlement at Christmas ... walked amidst the houses that were decorated with beautifully coloured lights. There is a big area to have dinner....a lot of seafood restaurants there. They smelt good and looked delicious!
Written 27 December 2022
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Faith
Singapore, Singapore63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
It was a wonderful experience!We visited Portuguese settlement on the 21st December and the whole village was in festive mood.Children were caroling ,all the houses were decorated grandly and having little booths selling toys ,food and other stuff.Children were wishing everyone Merry Christmas and giving sweets.

We dined alt De lisbon and the food was awesome.We ordered fried brinjal,lala in butter cream sauce,baked sambal fish,prawn curry with pineapple and watermelon juice which was served in the fruit itself.

5 stars for all the food,it just leaves an amazing taste ileaving your taste buds jumping in ecstasy!

I saw many reviews about touts but I did not experience any.The people there are extremely friendly and helpful .

This place is a must when you visit Malacca!
Written 27 December 2022
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