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Chica Pitanga

#9 of 4,076 Restaurants in Recife
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Rua Petrolina, 19, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021-250, Brazil
+55 (0) 8134652224
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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, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Buffet with Lots of Choices

I loved the soups and desserts. The atmosphere is also excellent, as is the location. However, as I remember, it closes early. I believe at 9 p.m.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I loved the soups and desserts. The atmosphere is also excellent, as is the location. However, as I remember, it closes early. I believe at 9 p.m.

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New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I am staying at the new Marriott hotel and wanted something nearby. The hotel recommended Chita Pitanga and it was a good choice. It is not fancy, but it is clean and the food is very good. They offer some nice regional dishes, along with other typical dishes. PLEASE NOTE: they only take VISA, so it's either cash or VISA.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great food with fresh vegetables and various salads, beautiful people, good prices and services, location security.

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Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
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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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142 reviews 142 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?