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Rua Petrolina, 19, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021-250, Brazil
+55 (0) 8134652224
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Ranked #12 of 3,705 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The food is very good! That are a lot of types, salads, typic cousine, pasta and meat. The service not so much. They just acept Visa and money. No valet - parked in the street.

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Chicago,IL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Being in Recife for the second time, can't believe I missed this one. What a selection of food, this buffet style is a little different from the "buffet-style-restaurants" it's not all you can eat in one price, you weight your plate and pay by the weight. the variety is so huge that if you try a little bid of everything... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I used to live in Recife and Chicago is on my top 3 list so I always go back when I visit the city. They have great variety, full of flavor regional dishes and salads, and amazing cakes and desserts.

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Recife, PE
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132 reviews 132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Chica Pitanga uses the buffet style for food as is typical here. The variety and quality of food is excellent, with fresh salads, pastas, meat dishes, fish, seafood, desserts, and fresh juices. Everything I tried was of excellent quality. Great seasoning, not salty (often a problem with restaurant food in the Northeast of Brazil), great diversity of menu items, etc.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Always when in Recife i have to go either for lunch or supper(ceia regional), the food is delicious, several options and its a self service...but all impeccably clean and tidy...and pricey for by kilo standards! I absolutely love it...avoid early hours at lunch...can be crowded...

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Clean, great food and friendly staff. Typical regional dishes and varied salad buffet. Best lunch we had in Recife by far.

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Vinhedo, SP
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Good food, with a nice cost-benefit and you can taste different dishes from northeast of Brazil. clean and pleasurable. Attendance could be a little better.

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If pay-by-weight were to become fine dining, Chica Pitanga would be its best representative. Flawless food and great variety. Perhaps a bit pricy, but worth every penny.

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Recife, PE
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every single day of The tear you'll find delicious food, including a large variety of salads, typical local food, sea food and wonderful deserts.

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Recife, PE
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It's a self service restaurant, where the food is ready and you choose what you're gonna it! The place is lovely, well decorated, and the food is fresh and well prepared! Absolutely recomended!

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Additional Information about Chica Pitanga

Address: Rua Petrolina, 19, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021-250, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 (0) 8134652224
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 4:00 pm

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