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) #1 of 5,059 Restaurants in Recife $$$$ , Seafood, European
Praca Joaquim Nabuco 147 | Santo Antonio, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50010-480, Brazil
(081) 3224 7977
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fettuccine” (2 reviews)
“cod fish” (3 reviews)
“filet” (3 reviews)
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Brazilian, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Praca Joaquim Nabuco 147 | Santo Antonio, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50010-480, Brazil
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 26 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 17 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 5 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 5 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
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Leite is the oldest restaurant in Recife and offers and amazing food experience. You will face excellent service, variety of food and marvelous desserts, hearing a good selection of piano live music. Must visit in Recife. Price is around R$ 100-150 per person for a...More

Thank Andre P
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A place full of local history, charm and very good food and service. The environment is classical and agreeable.

Thank NA N
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I knew this restaurant in 1939. I lived in Recife from 1929 to 1950. I have muitos saudades: Tony King. I am now 88. In those days you were opposite the Parque cinema.

2  Thank Tony K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brazilian, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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