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€€€€, Seafood, European
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%
Travellers talk about
“fettuccine” (2 reviews)
“cod fish” (3 reviews)
“fillet” (2 reviews)
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11:30 - 16:00All hours
Brazilian, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Praca Joaquim Nabuco 147 | Santo Antonio, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50010-480, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday 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 Ulrich K
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 jeevesorjeefs
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
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Leite is an oasis in the heart of Recife's gray city center. This is one of the oldest restaurants that is still open and has a classic environment. Service is excellent, staff really well trained and food is just great! Good value for your money....More

1  Thank alanroger
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Leite has been open for more than 100 years and even though it is Portuguese in its origin, the food is international and excellent

Thank Inalda O
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is one of the oldest restaurants running in Brasil for more than 100 years. The saloon is nice and beautiful. The staff is atencious and efficient. I asked a Spanish Fish. It was really tasteful. It is opened just at the lunch time.

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

There everything that is served is great, from the meat to the fish, but my favorite dish is the filet with mushroom sauce.

Thank Paulo L
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
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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