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Praca Joaquim Nabuco 147 | Santo Antonio, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50010-480, Brazil
(081) 3224 7977
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish” (7 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
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11:30 - 15:30 Hours
Brazilian, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Praca Joaquim Nabuco 147 | Santo Antonio, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50010-480, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurante "Leite" opened its doors in downtown Recife in 1882! And it is fantastically still there! It is probably the longest running restaurant in the whole country! Amazing tradition! And, as a matter of fact, "Leite" is my favorite restaurant in Recife. It is a...More

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Although the neighborhood is downtown area, that means, ugly, the Leite is a remarkable restaurant because it’s one of the oldest one in activity in Brazil and keeps the quality and traditional way of spending time chating while eating Portuguese Dishes very well prepared and...More

Thank nelsonaraujoupe
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Very traditional place in downtown. Good food, nice place, prices ok. Ok to go with kids. Just be prepared to wait, but you will not regret.

Thank Fabiana P
Reviewed 27 December 2017

It was the gentleman sitting next to me on the flight from Brasilia, who told me that when in Recife I should absolutely go and have a meal at the restaurant 'Leite'. So when walking through the very run down Santo Antônio area of Recife...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Traditional restaurant at recife downtown. More than 100 years old. Expensive but with very good food and service. Piano bar. I recommend.

Thank EdsonScolari
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here after a visit to the "Marco Zero" and the surrounding quarters which are pretty run down. Consequently, our surprise was great when we found the Leite in this neighborhood. Waiters in white jackets and the piano man playing some romantic Latin...More

Thank 557ulrichk
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Very traditional restaurant with a very traditional menu, mainly fish and seafood. Cod dishes are mostly recomended by staff. No real vegetarian options apart from salads.

Thank Bia N
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on the way to Porto de Galinhas. I really liked it. It's kind of old fashioned, with a piano player and waiters dressed in traditional uniforms, but that is in keeping with the age of the restaurant (really old). The...More

Thank glevans1981
Reviewed 2 June 2017

One of the most traditional restaurants in Recife, the Leite is located in downtown and, althogh the surroundings may not seem attractive, the service and the food are great reasons to give it a try. No matter if you're going for the normal menu, or...More

Thank Grazy2202
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The restaurant maintains the tradition of more than one hundred years serving the best Portuguese menu of the city. Servers have been working for many years offering high quality customer service. You should taste the bast desert ever!!!! "Cartola"

Thank Claudiabat
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Antonia L
17 July 2017|
Response from Claudiabat | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can see the Menu in their webpage
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brazilian, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:00 - 20:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Antonio
  • Phone Number: (081) 3224 7977
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