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Chica Pitanga

#8 of 4,855 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: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 715
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    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

This is by far the best self service restaurant for regional food in Recife. The restaurant has a great variety of food and everything is so fresh and so delicious. Every time I go to Recife I always go to Chica Pitanga restaurant to have lunch there. I love their food and deserts. Hum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
MariaCFC
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Palm Coast, Florida
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Palm Coast, Florida
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204 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This is by far the best self service restaurant for regional food in Recife. The restaurant has a great variety of food and everything is so fresh and so delicious. Every time I go to Recife I always go to Chica Pitanga restaurant to have lunch there. I love their food and deserts. Hum... Delicious! The restaurant is not that... More 

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Thank MariaCFC
Recife, Brazil
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is above normal in terms of taste of food. The options for lunch are always diverse: sea food, good pieces of meat, chicken, salads and side options. For dinner it is good also, with great soups and regional food, deserts etc. The "not so good" part is the price, you will pay around r$35 for a 500g of... More 

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Thank Tmulatinhos
Recife, PE
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

If you look for a weight buffet, Chica Pitanga could be an option. It is provided countless kind of food and very tasteful. Cool place and friendly workers. It is near "Feirinha de Boa Viagem " , a local art shop. however you have to pay a high price for that.

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Thank Ravella L
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Excellent self service by weight buffet. Large variety of salads, hot meals, and soups. Several regional food options.

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Thank ccassens
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I was checking the top rated restaurants in Recife and found this one. It was listed as greek, had very good reviews and nice location. So I was expecting a much better experience than the one I had. The buffet actually had good options, but most of the courses were cold. And the taste was pretty normal, nothing spetacular. Also,... More 

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Thank Thiago R
Recife, PE
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Very well prepared food , taste of home food, this place does not make economy when it comes to buy good ingredients . One of the best self-service in town!!

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Thank RicardoPQFilho
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great buffet selection, wonderful desserts and friendly service. Also, there is an air conditioned waiting area with benches, so there is no need to wait in the humid Recife weather. Like most of Recife, no English is spoken but the staff is so well organized that it isn't really needed.

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Thank beachbums2009
Recife, PE
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Founded in 1995 in the neighborhood of Boa Viagem, near the Boa Viagem square and two blocks from the beach. The restaurant has a different proposal of self traditional services Restaurants, features a nice variety of salads, presented the regional food differently and international cuisine with a good Portuguese accent, sweets, cakes and juices add value to the meal. The... More 

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Thank Wilson_JrREC
Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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Thank TexasdoBrasil
New Jersey
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Soups, South American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?