Restaurants in Recife serve all types of cuisines, including Brazilian, International Asian and European. Due to the colonisation of the region by various rulers such as the Dutch, Portuguese, Americans, Europeans, etc.
The restaurant specialises in seafood prepared using the Bahia method. It is located in a beautiful mansion that overlooks the ocean. One must try its moquecas prepared with shrimp simmered with vegetables and coconut milk.
Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood
Address: Av. Antônio de Goes, 62 - Pina, Recife, Brazil.
Leite ( Visit )
Leite was named after its original owner Armando Manoel Leite da França who opened it in 1882 in a small kiosk. Many important and famous people have visited Leite, for its food and ambience. The recommended dish is giant shrimp grilled with butter. This place serves primarily native Brazilian cuisine and is one of Recife’s top restaurants. Its native dessert called cartola is also worth a try.
Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood, European
Address: Praca Joaquim Nabuco, 147, Santo Antonio, Recife, Brazil.
Quina do Futuro
A restaurant serving Japanese food. Its menu list includes a total of 130 dishes with different tastes and flavours. Some of the specialties are Carioca, Yokubou, Tepan Misto, and Pastéis.
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Address: Rua Xavier Marques, 134 (esq. Rua do Futuro) Aflitos, Recife, Brazil.
An Italian restaurant. It serves some of the best pizzas prepared by Chef Mario Tomaselli. He is known for being peculiar about the ingredients he uses in his pizzas and grows them personally in his backyard. The restaurant has two branches in town, one at Espinheiro and another at Boa Viagem.
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Address: Rua Conselheiro Portela, 536, Espinheiro, Recife, Brazil.
Address: Rua Frei Leandro, 50, Boa Viagem, Recife, Brazil.
A restaurant serving Chinese cuisine has five branches in Recife, with the main restaurant located in Boa Viagem. It was founded in 1978, and the interiors are styled in an authentic Chinese way. Even if it serves Chinese food, the taste has been tapered to suit the likes of Brazilian people.
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, International
Address: Rua dos Navegantes, 1213, Boa Viagem, Recife, Brazil.
Famiglia Giuliano ( Visit )
This Italian restaurant is a replica of a medieval castle. It was started in 1998, and the best dish is the ‘brasileiríssima feijoada’, which has won many awards. A buffet system is available to customers on Saturdays.
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, International
Address: Avenida Engenheiro Domingos Ferreira, 3980, Boa Viagem, Recife, Brazil.
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'.
Cuisine: European, Portuguese
Address: Rua Dom José Lopes, 165, Boa Viagem, Recife, Brazil.
Oficina do Sabor
Oficina do Sabor lists a combination of seafood, meat, and regional dishes on its menu. The speciality 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.
Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood
Address: Rua da Amparo, 335, Olinda, Brazil.