Recife restaurants

Top Choice Buffet in Recife

Chica Pitanga

As near as por kilos restaurants can get to a gourmet experience, Chica Pitanga offers a changing array of diverse dishes every day. The dozen or so salad options might, for example, include tabbouleh or mango salad…
Seafood in Recife

Camarada Camarão

Airy, bustling Camarada does shrimp in endlessly creative ways – think shrimp fondue, salads, marinated in beer and served in moquecas (stews) – but it’s also wildly popular for happy hour, when patrons flood the fr…
Brazilian in Recife

Restaurante Leite

One of the oldest restaurants in Brazil, this traditional lunch place was opened in 1882. Though modernized these days and void of much historical air, it remains a power-lunch favorite of politicos and businesspeop…
Buffet in Recife


Festive decor and staff dressed in cangaceiro (outlaws from the interior) outfits spice up your meal at this fun Northeast-themed restaurant. The self-serve food is a cornucopia of tasty Northeastern dishes: carne d…
Brazilian in Recife

Restaurante do Geraldo

A classic corner diner, Geraldo is known as o rei do omelete (the king of the omelet) but also serves up a variety of flavorful homestyle dishes including a great galinha cabidela (chicken in spiced brown sauce) in …
Crêpes in Recife

Bercy Village

Atmospheric Bercy Village serves up good-value savory and sweet crepes, and fab salads and sandwiches in a cool, semi-outdoor ambience that's pretty classy for a creperie. Perpignan (with filet mignon, gorgonzola an…
Burgers in Recife


Brazil's gourmet burger revolution has spread countrywide and this is Recife's trendy entry into the fray. The burgers aren't quite up to the ambience but the Sertão option with carne de sol (a tasty, salted meat) a…
Brazilian in Recife

Bodega de Véio

The Recife branch of this Olinda classic, Bodega de Véio is part corner store, part bistro and is one of the few restaurants in the historic center that opens on Sunday when festivities in the area are in full swing…
Brazilian in Recife

Chapéu do Couro

For huge portions of traditional grilled meats and seafood at great prices, it's hard to go past this expansive restaurant a couple of blocks back from the beach in Pina. The menu mains can easily feed three, so unl…
Brazilian in Recife

Boa Opção

One of the best budget per kilo places in Boa Viagem, Boa Opção has a good selection of side dishes and mains hot off the grill.