May 20

Macau Cafe

4406 Del Rio Road

Sacramento, CA 95822

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

Having passed by this restaurant multiple times, we finally decided to give Macau Cafe a try. Upon entering the restaurant on Monday evening, we noticed that most of the tables were taken and the staff seemed a bit frazzled. Eventually, we were seated in the rear corner of the restaurant near the restroom door. After sitting at the table for over 15 minutes after already reviewing the menu, a server finally came by to provide tea and take our order.

Today, we decided to order the chicken BBQ pork with vegetables rice plate, scrambled egg and beef rice place, and smooth egg and shrimp chow fun. After around 30 more minutes, food started coming in. The chicken was extremely bony and did not have much meat at all. The BBQ pork was on the fatty side and was overly sweet. The pictures of the side of vegetables on the menu showed bright green Chinese broccoli, but we were served cabbage. The scrambled egg with beef tasted fresh and tasted quite savory, which went very well with the rice. However, the smooth egg and shrimp chow fun came over rice instead. Since we were so hungry, we just at it as is. The shrimp was of decent size and the egg was smooth and went well with the rice. During the meal, servers were slow to refill our tea.

Overall, Macau Cafe failed to meet my expectations in terms of service and food. The wait times were unbearable and the food quality and taste is just mediocre. Macau Cafe posts some really good deals for happy hour, but even those great prices do not draw me back to experience the lack of service again. If you are looking for Chinese food with acceptable service, look elsewhere.

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