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Chica Pitanga

#7 of 4,941 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 - 4:00 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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Lorton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Wide variety of food, buffet style. Lot of decent meat selections. Ate hear twice. Dessert was pretty decent. Price is by weight. Pretty crowded both times I went, particularly for lunch.

Thank throckmortonSanaa
Recife, PE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

It's a great restaurant if you want just to eat and leave. One of the best on it's tipe(kilo restaurant). Always good choice of meals and a big variety of food. Could be a bit less expensive but it's affordable.

Thank hsposito
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Top food . Every time a good experience when we are in Recife. Service also quick and polide. I love this place.

Thank Marcos_Kosma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

This self service restaurant has been around for more than 15 years and it manages to offer great food

Thank Inalda O
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
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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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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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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
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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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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?