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Chica Pitanga

#8 of 3,720 Restaurants in Recife
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Rua Petrolina, 19, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021-250, Brazil
+55 (0) 8134652224
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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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
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 425
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  • 330
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great buffet

We enjoyed the buffet so much that we went to the restaurant twice during our four day stay. The quality and variety is great as are the deserts. As compared to the regional buffet at Parraxaxa which also close by, the quality is much better although Parraxaxa has more seating and a better choice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We enjoyed the buffet so much that we went to the restaurant twice during our four day stay. The quality and variety is great as are the deserts. As compared to the regional buffet at Parraxaxa which also close by, the quality is much better although Parraxaxa has more seating and a better choice of drinks. As is typical in... More 

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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

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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14 reviews 14 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Petrolina, 19, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021-250, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife
  • Phone Number: +55 (0) 8134652224
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?