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Boteco

#102 of 4,641 Restaurants in Recife
#117 of 5,012 Places to Eat in Recife
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Boa Viagem
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Av. Boa Viagem | Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco 1600, Brazil
(81) 3325-1428
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Bit scruffy but good place to get the atmosphere of beach location

Very attentive staff, although not much English spoken. Drinks probably better than food, but nevertheless chilled out place and good for early or late drink at night. Wouldn't want to spend all night here but it does what it says on the tin. has an inside bit that's really dreary, so best sit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2013
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Klosters, Switzerland
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Fortaleza, CE
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Food is great, view of the beach, price is average and they're have a fast service (orders). Didn't have to wait for anything and I went on a weekend holiday.

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Klosters, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Very attentive staff, although not much English spoken. Drinks probably better than food, but nevertheless chilled out place and good for early or late drink at night. Wouldn't want to spend all night here but it does what it says on the tin. has an inside bit that's really dreary, so best sit outside

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

these guys are unbelievable. my husband and i got a voucher for a reduced rate meal for his birthday. the only thing we had to do was call them for a booking. i work nights, they're only ever open in the evenings so far so understandable - i tried calling during the day and no one answered. so i emailed... More 

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Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

There are diferent kinds of snacks and they are delicious!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

It is located at Av. Boa Viagem,looks like a "boteco",which in Brazil means a very simple and traditional kind of restaurant,but it is only the name. It is very casual ,has very good caipirinhas and they are famous for their "choppinho",which is draft beer. The appetizers are also good and you can even have a complete meal.The "feijoada" on saturdays... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

very cold beer, "frango a passarinha" and "caldinhos" !! wow !! try it out folks, adn prepare to be happy !!

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Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Boteco has one of the bests chopps (That's how we call draft bear in Brazil) of Recife. Has a good variety of snacks and table coverts, maybe a little bit overpriced for Recife, but you pay what you get.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

This is a long-time favorite of tourists and locals alike. Great atmosphere and beach orientation. The coxinhas (a chicken empanada the size of a full chicken leg) are excellent, and they have fri-sabor ice cream (the local "baskin robins"). Great for lunch at the beach or an evening out with friends. I have been going there for 15 years and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We went as a Party of 8, and although service was a little slow, it was not so bad as the place was packed. Very lively, good simple food, thoroughly good evening.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2009

This is one of the best bars on Boa Viagem, but lately several new contenders have hit the bar scene. For more detailss see www.recifeguide.wordpress.com

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Address: Av. Boa Viagem | Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco 1600, Brazil
Phone Number: (81) 3325-1428
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife>  > Boa Viagem

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  • Address: Av. Boa Viagem | Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco 1600, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife>  > Boa Viagem
  • Neighborhood: Boa Viagem
  • Phone Number: (81) 3325-1428

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