Recife Restaurants

  • Laca burger in Recife.
    Laca burger in Recife.
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  • Entre amigos.
    Entre amigos.
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  • Having fun at portal do derby.
    Having fun at portal do derby.
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    Fogo de Brasa: Guided Meal

    by solopes Updated Dec 21, 2013

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    Recife - Brazil

    This restaurant, where we went because it stays at walking distance from the hotel, was a good surprise: good food, the cheappest "Rodizio" we entered, with a funny detail: when sitting, they gave us a card with the description of all the fish and meat qualities they were going to grill, with drawings mapping the zone of the animal from where they cut all different pieces of meat.

    The only negative point is that I choose a wrong wine - my fault.

    Favorite Dish: Rodizio

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    Ponteio: Barbecue

    by solopes Updated Dec 21, 2013

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    Recife - Brazil

    Staying close to "Feirinha", in our way from the hotel, it was a good solution for our dinner in our Feirinha's day.

    A good "Rodizio" with the same device as Boi Preto: a small wheel on the table that you turn to green when you want to be served, and to red when you want them to make a brake or stop. And it works.

    The food was good, the price as expected.

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    Bargaço: Excellent for fish

    by solopes Updated Dec 21, 2013

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    Recife - Brazil
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    To our first dinner in Recife Fernanda wanted fish, so Roberto took us to this restaurant.

    It's a top restaurant in Recife, and you eat and pay accordingly. Good fish dinner!

    Favorite Dish: Grilled fish
    Robalo no Pacote

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    Cicero and Suely: Eating in the Beach

    by solopes Updated Dec 21, 2013

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    Recife - Brazil
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    If you are at the beach and want to stay, there's no reason to leave it to eat.

    Everywhere you see people cooking in the beach, preparing some dishes they will bring straight to your chair, in a small table. And if you don't want a formal meal, then the choice grows, because there is a "swarm" of sellers of... everything, from soup to desert, passing by you and offering their products.

    In front of our hotel, Cicero was the supplier of umbrellas and chairs, and Suely the cooker. We had a good fried fish in the beach. Another meal has been "Carne de Sol", a dried meat a lit bit salted.

    And this is, really, the cheappest way to eat.

    Favorite Dish: Fried Fish

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    Jardins Bar: Good diner by mistake

    by solopes Updated May 24, 2011

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    Recife - Brazil

    It announces sushi and italian food, but I always prefer local food.

    Despite going there by mistake, searching for live "forró", I had a good dinner, but... the most expensive in the whole week.

    Favorite Dish: Tournedó with mushrooms

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    Portal do derby.: Very nice brazilian/japanese restaurant.

    by cachaseiro Updated Nov 7, 2009

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    Portal do derby is a big open air restaurant in the part of Recife called Derby.
    It´s a very nice place with great japanese food and a good ambience.
    Since the place is huge it´s also very suitable if you are coming as a big group.

    Favorite Dish: They have very good seafood there.

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    Entre amigos.: Good churrasco and great social scene.

    by cachaseiro Updated Nov 7, 2009

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    Entre amigos.

    Entre amigos is my favorite hang out in Boa viagem.
    It´s a combined restaurant/cafe where everyone seems to hang out on sunday afternoon After the beach.very good place to meet the locals of
    Boa viagem.
    The place is not on any of the main streets and therefor not a tourist place at all.

    Favorite Dish: I usually just go there to drink beer and socialise.

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    Laca burger.: The best burger place in Recife.

    by cachaseiro Updated Nov 7, 2009

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    Laca burger in Recife.

    Laca burger in boa viagem makes the yummiest burgers in recife and it´s my all time favorite burger place in the whole world.
    It's a favorite hangout for the local middle class youth in Recife and there is often quite a big social scene outside laca burger.

    Favorite Dish: A simple cheeseburger is what i prefer when it comes to burgers.

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    Street Vendor: Lots of choices

    by kaloz Written Nov 16, 2008
    Are You Hungry?

    Strolling around Sao Jose in the afternoon there were many food stalls and street vendors. Much of the food looked inviting. I did not partake, except for coconut water, but sampling the local fare can be fun.

    Favorite Dish: Coconut water, Rock Dogs, and Corn.

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    What is a Rock Dog?

    by kaloz Written Nov 16, 2008
    Rock Dog

    I am not sure what a rock dog is, but if you are hungry for a snack at 1rl it is an inexpensive way to slack your hunger. I was not hungry at the time so I can not advise as to the flavor or satisfaction, but I did snap this pic.

    Favorite Dish: Rock Dogs

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    Street Vendors: A cool Refreshing Drink

    by kaloz Written Nov 16, 2008

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    Coconut water

    With the heat in Brasil it is a good idea to stay hydrated and there is no better way than the coconut water which can be found all over. The vendor will hack open a coconut with a machete and insert a straw for you to get the delicious nectar.

    Favorite Dish: Coconut water will keep your thirst at bay and it is a tasty treat.

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  • Pomodoro Cafe: The best restaurant in Recife in 2006

    by Issamu Written Jan 21, 2007

    Every year, weekly magazine Veja, the most important in Brazil, publishes a list of the best restaurants in the major Brazilian cities; the list is broken down by cuisine (Italian, barbecue, seafood, etc), and there is also a final count to see what are the best restaurants in each city.

    In Recife, THE best restaurant in 2006 was a small Italian restaurant called Pomodoro Cafe. I visited this restaurant in early 2007.

    The place is small, even after a recent expansion. There are about 20 tables, seating about 100 people. The decoration mimics an Italian trattoria.
    The chef, Duca Lapenda (also elected Chef of the Year 2006) said he doesn't try to reinvent the wheel: just uses fresh quality ingredients (the pasta is prepared in-house) and cooks with his culinary techniques refined along decades.

    Prices are above the average of other restaurants, but still cheap for foreign standards: an individual dish is between R$ 25 - R$ 35.

    Favorite Dish: We ordered a simple lasagne a la bolognese, the best we tasted in Recife.
    Excellent pasta, excellent imported ham. The lasagne comes swimming in the sauce. The waiter serves a helping, the cheese left on the pan spreads out and covers all the area of the pan.

    Price was R$ 21.

    Actually, I am not sure if I agree wether this is the best restaurant in Recife. But I am sure this is the best lasagne in town.

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    Parraxaxá: The northeastern typical food

    by Lua Written Sep 2, 2005

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    Recife is a big city. You will find easily Mc Donalds, China in Box, etc... But if you like to enjoy the real northeastern typical food, you should visit Parraxaxá. Besides the food, the most interesting thing is the decorations: rustic, it brings the climate of the country side for the city. You will also know the legend of "Lampiao" and his gang.

    Favorite Dish: Ask for the carne de sol completa (special meat, some kind of root, special beans, paçoca and special butter).

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  • Porcao: Rodizio: eat as much as you can of churrasco

    by julinhoY Written Aug 30, 2004

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    Porcao is a churrasco (barbecue) house where you pay a flat price and eat as much as you can.
    Several kinds of meat, all of excellent quallity; huge variety, it´s difficult to try all they offer. I suggest you kindly refuse the more ordinary meats, like chicken and sausage, and save room in your stomach for picanha, cupim and others. The buffet is also very good, includes sushi and seafood.
    Service is great. Prices are among the highest in Recife (up to R$40 per person during lunch), but they have promotions (dinner is cheaper, couples get discounts).

    If you enjoy churrasco, don´t miss this place.

    Favorite Dish: Their sushi and seafood is great, but Porcao is best known for the churrasco.
    My favorites: picanha, cupim, fraldinha; I like plenty of garlic, I usually ask personally to the waiter, they make it. I also like my picanha kind of well done in the outside and rare in the middle: they do it.
    The guys who cut the meat are very skilled: all of them started as commis de cuisine and moved up.
    Tell them what you like, they will do their best to please you.

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    Bar do Cunha, Bar do Guaiamum, Bar do Bode: There are so many good ones and very cheap.

    by Bert_Pearson Updated Jun 4, 2003

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    Most of those bars are like cafés or restaurants and serve a great variety of local food.

    BUT THE BEST FOOD WAS AT MY FRIEND'S HOME. Nothing ca beat home food.
    Carne de xarque, Feijao mulatinho, Macaxeira, Inhame, Mungunza, Milhos ( a delicious portuguese dish), Queijo de cualho, Cardo verde (portuguese soup) and so many other.

    Marie Hélèna is a great chef. She has 2 maids to help her.

    Favorite Dish: to name a few only:

    Carne (meat) de sol, Casquinho (crab) de caraguejo, Casquinho de siri, Linguiça (sausages) de bode, Paçoca (meat ) with farofa (flour) de mandioca (root), Agulha (little fish) frite, Feijoada, Pastel de frango, Espetinho (brochettes) de frango, Fava (bean) is the best in Brazil, according to my friends at Bar da Fava.

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