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Recife, Brazil » Entertainment » Restaurants

Recife has many restaurants that serve m cuisine food. There is a lot of reflection of many cultures that have resided here over the years, due to the colonization of the region by various rulers such as the Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian, etc.


  • Oficina do Sabor

Oficina do Sabor lists a combination of seafood, meat and regional dishes on its menu. The specialty of this restaurant, which one must try, is the Camarão no Forró where the chef serves shrimp topped with pepper, mustard, mint alongside a sauce of mango, passion fruit and coconut.

Opening Hours: Tue-Thu: noon - 4pm and 6pm - midnight; Sat: noon - 1am; Sun: noon - 5pm.

Address: Rua da Amparo, 335, Olinda

Tel: +55 81 3429-3331

For more information, Visit Oficina do Sabor.

  • Bargaco

The restaurant specializes in seafood prepared using the Bahia method. The restaurant is located in a beautiful mansion that overlooks the ocean. One must try its moquecas prepared with shrimp simmered with vegetables and coconut milk.

Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs: noon– midnight, Fri–Sat: noon–1am

Address: Avenida Boa Viagem, 670, Boa Viagem, Recife

Tel: +55 81 3465-1847

For more information, Visit Restaurante Bargaco.

  • Leite

Leite was named after its original owner Armando Manoel Leite da França who opened it in 1882 in the form of a small kiosk. Many important and famous people have visited Leite, for its food and ambiance. The recommended dish is giant shrimp grilled with butter. This place serves mostly native Brazilian cuisine and is one of Recife’s top restaurants. Its native dessert called cartola is also worth a try.

Opening Hours: Sun-Fri: 11:30am-4pm.

Address: Praca Joaquim Nabuco, 147, Santo Antonio, Recife

Tel: +55 81 3224-7977

  • Porcao

This restaurant is known for excellent dishes, prepared with high-quality ingredients. With branches all over the world like New York and Miami, in Brazil it located in Rio, Brasilia, Ipanema, Niteroi, Belo Horizonte and Recife. Basically a steakhouse restaurant, one can also snack on a buffet of salads, seafood and sushi.

Opening Hours: Tue - Thu: noon-12:30am; Fri - Sat: noon-last customer; Sun: noon-12:30am.

Address: Avenida Engenheiro Domingos Ferreira, 4215, Boa Viagem, Recife

Tel: +55 81 3465-3999

For more information, Visit Porcao.

  • Quina do Futuro

A Japanese restaurant, known for serving some of the best sushi's in town. Its menu list includes a total of 130 dishes with different tastes and flavors. Some of the specialties are Carioca, Yokubou, Tepan Misto and Pastéis.

Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 11:30am - 3pm and 6pm - 0am; Fri: 11:30am - 3pm and 6pm - 1am; Sat: noon - 3:30pm and 6pm - 1am.

Address: Rua Xavier Marques, 134 (esq. Rua do Futuro) Aflitos, Recife

Tel: +55 81 3241-9589, +55 81 3247-9080

  • Tomaselli

An Italian restaurant, it serves some of the best pizzas prepared by Chef Mario Tomaselli. He is known for being peculiar of the ingredients he uses in his pizzas and grows them personally in his own backyard. The restaurant has two branches in town, one at Espinheiro and another at Boa Viagem.

Opening Hours: Sun-Thu (closed on Mondays): 6pm - 12am; Fri- Sat: 6pm - 1 am

Address: Rua Conselheiro Portela, 536, Espinheiro, Recife

Address: Rua Frei Leandro, 50, Boa Viagem, Recife

Tel: +55 81 3427-3710, +55 81 3326-2604

  • ChinaTown

A restaurant serving Chinese cuisine, has five branches in Recife, with the main restaurant located in Boa Viagem. Founded in 1978, the interiors are styled in an authentic Chinese way. Even if it serves Chinese food, the taste has been tapered to suite the likes of Brazilian people.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: noon - 3pm and 6:30pm - 11pm; Sun: noon - 11pm.

Address: Rua dos Navegantes, 1213, Boa Viagem, Recife

Tel: +55 81 3465-1159

For more information, Visit ChinaTown.

  • Famiglia Giuliano

This Italian restaurant is a replica of a medieval castle. Running since 1998, the best dish is the 'brasileiríssima feijoada' which has won many awards till now. A buffet system is available to customers on Saturdays.

Opening Hours: everyday 11:30am - 1am

Address: Avenida Engenheiro Domingos Ferreira, 3980, Boa Viagem, Recife

Tel: +55 81 3465-9922

For more information, Visit Famiglia Giuliano.

  • Tasca

A restaurant that serves traditional Portuguese cuisine is owned by Silvina Gonçalves and Socorro Souto Maior. The interiors of the restaurant take you back to Portugal. The place is famous for its main course dish, 'bifana à inês de castro' and a dessert, 'banana caramelada com creme de limão e claras em neve'.

Opening Hours: Tue-Wed: 6:30pm - 0am, Thu: 6:30pm - 0:30am., Fri-Sat: 6:30pm - 2am Closed on Mondays

Address: Rua Dom José Lopes, 165, Boa Viagem, Recife

Tel: +55 81 3326-6309

  • Chez Georges

An award winning restaurant, Chez Georges, serves mainly French cuisine, but with a strong local influence. The interiors are made up in a classy manner by decorating it with Brazilian art pieces. Their specialties are 'sauce of coconut shrimp with green rice and crab'. For dessert try the 'frutas tropicais com cachaça de cabeça'.

Opening Hours: Breakfast: 6am - 10am, everyday; Lunch: 12:30pm - 15:30pm, everyday; Dinner: Sun-Thu: 7pm - 0am; Fri-Sat: 7pm - 1am.

Address: Av. Boa Viagem, 1906 - 3º Jardim - Boa Viagem - Recife, Recife

Tel: +55 81 3326-1879