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Chica Pitanga

#8 of 4,906 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rua Petrolina 19, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021-250, Brazil
+55 (0) 8134652224
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sao Paulo, SP
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172 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner without reservation, had no issue to get a table for us. The food is great and price also!! Don't forget to try the manga salad.... delicious!!!

Thank Victor S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, good value, friendly service, beautiful decoration. Great place for family, travellers on a budget, easy parking on the street.

Thank Paula M
Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a huge salad option and an amazing buffet self-service "per kg". A very good option for lunch or early supper. But don't arrive in a hurry, you won't be seated quickly.

Thank EradiLuce
Recife, PE
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Chica Pitanga is a great buffet. You can choose from a great variety of regional food and you pay by the weight. It is a very busy for lunch during the weekends, it is a local favorite restaurant! At night they have a light dinner buffet, also really good!

Thank Carulina V
Rio de Janeiro
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Chica Pitanga is bright and colorful, with a bounteous buffet of salads, hot dishes and desserts. I put a dab of this and a dab of that on my plate, and would have gone back for seconds or tried other things if my plate had not already been overflowing! Each dish is labelled, but the ingredients not listed, so I... More 

Thank Katherine A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

A very ggod place to eat. Especialized in typical food of northeast of Brazil.Lot of option for especial diet. the fish and "vatapá" are fantastic. I enjoy a lot the place.

Thank Letícia C
Recife, PE
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Every day there're various choices of food for you to try and love at Chica. Everything quite typical from the Northeast of Brazil. You serve yourself, so you'll only need to ask the waiters for a drink or two. Divine desserts and four options of soups every night. Now they have pizza every Saturday. Just enjoy...

Thank rafafong
Memphis, Tennessee
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338 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

AC works OK, not cold and not an oven either. It is rare to find a food-by-the-pound restaurant in the evening, as it is the case of this one. You will find several choices of regional food, not as many choices of greens and a lot of choices for dessert. The waiter will bring drinks to the table and write... More 

Thank Cannuck1964
Berlin, Germany
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168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Food is so delicious that I always return everytime I visit the city. Lots of options for every special diet. It's a buffet. Atmosphere and staff are very nice and attentive. I would just recommend free wifi for perfection.

Thank GalaPotente
Sao Paulo, SP
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

The restaurant was crowded and after waiting some time we decided to try the desserts instead of having a whole course of meal. The pastries and desserts were simply delicious, all of them.

Thank Alita K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, Soups, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?