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Bar Central

#84 of 4,929 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Boa Vista
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Rua Mamede Simoes 144 | Shops 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50050-570, Brazil
+55 81 3222 7622
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015

This was the second time my friends in Recife took me to Central - I think this is their meeting place downtown. Definitely a good choice - the menu is so varied, they have lots of vegetarian options, and the food is great. The prices are quite reasonable and the service is good. Worth a try.

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Valinhos, SP
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804 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

Excelent place for happy hours or a night out with friends. All kinds of people get together in here. Good and cold beer, great food and a functional juke box - anyone can choose a song to be listened in the whole bar.

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Sao Paulo
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550 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Good food, drinks, and great people. My favorite bar in Recife, near Rua Aurora, historical and nice street in the city. Try "cartola", brazilian desert made with banana and cheese.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

We struck paydirt when we found this restaurant in Recife. It's hip, trendy with a nice urban feel to it. We even loved the eclectic, sophisticated musical playlist. This restaurant was surprisingly inexpensive compared to the better restaurants in Olinda. The menu was large and varied and included many Mediterranean dishes. The first night we sampled falafels, vegetarian Indian food... More 

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Recife, PE
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

This bar has become a founding rock on the bar scene, but it's worth pointing out that central's food may not get the attention it deserves. Central is, by far, the best vegetarian option in Recife (look out for their veggie indian menu) and it showcases mediterraneam food. They may serve the only falafel in town, if you are suddenly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $15
Cuisine
Brazilian, Bar, Pub, South American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Mamede Simoes 144 | Shops 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50050-570, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife>  > Boa Vista
  • Neighborhood: Boa Vista
  • Phone Number: +55 81 3222 7622

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