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#1 of 4,894 Restaurants in Recife
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Santo Antonio
Brazilian, Seafood, European, Portuguese
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Praca Joaquim Nabuco 147 | Santo Antonio, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50010-480, Brazil
(081) 3224 7977
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Leite is the oldest restaurant in Recife and offers and amazing food experience. You will face excellent service, variety of food and marvelous desserts, hearing a good selection of piano live music. Must visit in Recife. Price is around R$ 100-150 per person for a full service (not including wine).

Thank Andre P
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

A place full of local history, charm and very good food and service. The environment is classical and agreeable.

Thank NA N
Cape town
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I knew this restaurant in 1939. I lived in Recife from 1929 to 1950. I have muitos saudades: Tony King. I am now 88. In those days you were opposite the Parque cinema.

2 Thank Tony K
Sao Paulo, SP
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223 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Very nice food and environment, good service in the central part of Recife, a place where businessman and politicians use to gather all the time, really fancy place!!

Thank AndreRezende
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

I know this is a classical place that has served many important people, but the food was not as good as the price it costs. The meal is well served in a fair amount, and the waiters are very nice. I believe the place is clean, but there is this decadent atmosphere. I really enjoy places with history, but this... More 

Thank BrancaBlancaBianca
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

You MUST visit if if Recife. Just know there is no parking. They should have valet but don't and street parking is VERY difficult. The food and service, however, are worth the inconvenience.

Thank AvenuesSLC
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Unespectedly located downtown in a busy market area, this oasis of luxury is a gem. Updressed waiters, sountously table setting, live piano background music, and fine cuisine are worth the visit. On Saturday I noticed that the same customers go with their dozen members families, from granma to newly borns. Hence go as early as you can, or you can... More 

1 Thank Giovanni L
Munich, Germany
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Nice traditional restaurant in a degraded area of Recife. Waiters friendly. Good tasty food, however nothing extraordinary, and fairly expensive for locals. Nice traditional decor and live piano. Problem is parking: be prepared to wait for up to 1 hour to get your car back through their valet after asking for it after lunch = very slow and inefficient =,... More 

Thank travelpro_d
Valinhos, SP
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742 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Traditional place in Recife's downtown, very popular among local businessmen. International cuisine, good food and service, but expansive for Brazilian (specially Recife) standards. The chef suggestions are always a good choice.

Thank BrazilianSky
Miami, Florida
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808 reviews
623 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

try their bolinhos. I had the meat, my friend had the bacalhau, they were both amazing. Service was great, place was very clean

Thank Albertomiami

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brazilian, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Joaquim Nabuco 147 | Santo Antonio, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50010-480, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife>  > Santo Antonio
  • Neighborhood: Santo Antonio
  • Phone Number: (081) 3224 7977

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?