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Chica Pitanga

#8 of 4,641 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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
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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
Fast and good dinner, close to local art shops

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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Recife, PE
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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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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Recife, PE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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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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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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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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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: Pizza, Greek
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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