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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


Brazilian, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service

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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Great food, amazing shrimps and very nice meat. It is a old and traditional restaurant but great. The staff is vey frendly.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LuisCarmona
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Restaurante "Leite" opened its doors in downtown Recife in 1882! And it is fantastically still there! It is probably the longest running restaurant in the whole country! Amazing tradition! And, as a matter of fact, "Leite" is my favorite restaurant in Recife. It is a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Although the neighborhood is downtown area, that means, ugly, the Leite is a remarkable restaurant because it’s one of the oldest one in activity in Brazil and keeps the quality and traditional way of spending time chating while eating Portuguese Dishes very well prepared and...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank nelsonaraujoupe
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Very traditional place in downtown. Good food, nice place, prices ok. Ok to go with kids. Just be prepared to wait, but you will not regret.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 426fabianap
Reviewed December 27, 2017

It was the gentleman sitting next to me on the flight from Brasilia, who told me that when in Recife I should absolutely go and have a meal at the restaurant 'Leite'. So when walking through the very run down Santo Antônio area of Recife...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank saronic
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Traditional restaurant at recife downtown. More than 100 years old. Expensive but with very good food and service. Piano bar. I recommend.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank EdsonScolari
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here after a visit to the "Marco Zero" and the surrounding quarters which are pretty run down. Consequently, our surprise was great when we found the Leite in this neighborhood. Waiters in white jackets and the piano man playing some romantic Latin...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank 557ulrichk
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Very traditional restaurant with a very traditional menu, mainly fish and seafood. Cod dishes are mostly recomended by staff. No real vegetarian options apart from salads.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Bia N
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on the way to Porto de Galinhas. I really liked it. It's kind of old fashioned, with a piano player and waiters dressed in traditional uniforms, but that is in keeping with the age of the restaurant (really old). The...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank glevans1981
Reviewed June 2, 2017

One of the most traditional restaurants in Recife, the Leite is located in downtown and, althogh the surroundings may not seem attractive, the service and the food are great reasons to give it a try. No matter if you're going for the normal menu, or...More

Date of visit: June 2017
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