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#96 of 4,911 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Boa Viagem
Brazilian, Bar, South American, Seafood
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Av. Boa Viagem | Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco 1600, Brazil
(81) 3325-1428
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Lodz, Poland
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302 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a simple place at the see side with nice outdoor sitting serving great seafood on diecent prices. Try a chef dish for 4 or 2 with seafood or risotto frutti di mare. I recomend as a finish of old city tour

Thank very-sunny
Fortaleza, CE
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2014

Food is great, view of the beach, price is average and they're have a fast service (orders). Didn't have to wait for anything and I went on a weekend holiday.

Thank LarissaPS
Klosters, Switzerland
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Very attentive staff, although not much English spoken. Drinks probably better than food, but nevertheless chilled out place and good for early or late drink at night. Wouldn't want to spend all night here but it does what it says on the tin. has an inside bit that's really dreary, so best sit outside

Thank zaplocation
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

these guys are unbelievable. my husband and i got a voucher for a reduced rate meal for his birthday. the only thing we had to do was call them for a booking. i work nights, they're only ever open in the evenings so far so understandable - i tried calling during the day and no one answered. so i emailed... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

There are diferent kinds of snacks and they are delicious!

Thank LelaBrazil
Lisbon, Portugal
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235 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

It is located at Av. Boa Viagem,looks like a "boteco",which in Brazil means a very simple and traditional kind of restaurant,but it is only the name. It is very casual ,has very good caipirinhas and they are famous for their "choppinho",which is draft beer. The appetizers are also good and you can even have a complete meal.The "feijoada" on saturdays... More 

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New York
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

very cold beer, "frango a passarinha" and "caldinhos" !! wow !! try it out folks, adn prepare to be happy !!

Thank TheStarchild
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

Boteco has one of the bests chopps (That's how we call draft bear in Brazil) of Recife. Has a good variety of snacks and table coverts, maybe a little bit overpriced for Recife, but you pay what you get.

Thank DavidZZ
Carlsbad, California
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224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

This is a long-time favorite of tourists and locals alike. Great atmosphere and beach orientation. The coxinhas (a chicken empanada the size of a full chicken leg) are excellent, and they have fri-sabor ice cream (the local "baskin robins"). Great for lunch at the beach or an evening out with friends. I have been going there for 15 years and... More 

Thank Adam M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

We went as a Party of 8, and although service was a little slow, it was not so bad as the place was packed. Very lively, good simple food, thoroughly good evening.

Thank Gentle_Giant_10

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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, Bar, South American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Boa Viagem | Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco 1600, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife>  > Boa Viagem
  • Neighborhood: Boa Viagem
  • Phone Number: (81) 3325-1428

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