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Chica Pitanga

Rua Petrolina, 19, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021-250, Brazil
+55 (0) 8134652224
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Ranked #9 of 3,668 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Munich, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

At nearly 60 reais per kilo, this is one of the more expensive pay-by-weight restaurants around, but it is just about worth the price. A broad (although not amazingly so) choice of salads, mains and sides is very well prepared indeed, including shrimp, fish and prime steak. On the dark side comes a rather cramped space, and add small tables... More

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Maragogi, AL
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128 reviews 128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I had the best meal in a self-service pay by the pound "restaurant" at Chica Pitanga. Yet, I really don't want to consider this a restaurant it is more a very up scale fast food venture. The food and selection is great. Good service and wonderfully presented buffet. There are cold salads of all types as well as hot food... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was absolutely amazing. The staff was friendly and their uniforms are so bright and beautiful. The restaurant is a buffet style. There are many different options to choose from. I am from Canada so I was interested in trying some of the typical Brazilian foods and was more than happy with everything I ate. The price you pay... More

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112 reviews 112 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Really good self-service buffet restaurant. You pay by the weight in kg on your plate. Get long lines during lunch time, so I advice you to get early, before 12:30. It's an absurd that they only accept one credit card flag (Visa) and they will not tell you until you are at the cashier. The soda H2OH is really expensive,... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I was in Recife for just one night. The restaurant was right behind the hotel. I had lunch at 4:00Pm !! The food was still fresh, with friendly service and wide range of options still available. very clean and comfortable seating too and a nice modern decor with amenable temperature inside ! which was excelent. If you are that far... More

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