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#50 of 4,955 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence
French, Seafood, Contemporary
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Rua Atlantico 102, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51011-220, Brazil
+55 81 3465-4000
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 00:30
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Florianopolis, SC
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Delicious, simple lunch, great service, nice restaurant... Really enjoyed the food, not to expensive either

Thank Dourade
Zurich, Switzerland
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We visited this place two years ago and we were looking forward to it as we had very good memories. We were greeted nicely and could choose one of the free tables. The have live jazz music which goes very well with this restaurant. The service is nice and fast. We both started with a wonderful carpaccio which is served... More 

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Mountain View, CA
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

We were staying in an apartment nearby and this place was recommended by our host. We were there for a World Cup match and worried we would not get a reservation. Thankfully this is a local spot, so an 830 reservation was not a problem. By the time our food arrived, the place was packed. All locals and all looking... More 

1 Thank Jim F
London, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

As soon as you walk in, you cna tell that you're going to be in for a good meal. The elegant decor was modern, yet inviting. The iPad menus seemed both fitting for the place, but also a little tacky despite the trend in increasing numbers of modern restaurants. I had the filet which was cooked to perfection along with... More 

Thank Dave S
Whitefish, Montana
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

After almost two weeks in Brazil we were burned out on steak, French fries and tasteless rice. We were looking for something different and delicious and we found it at Mingus. The atmosphere was lovely, and the staff was attentive. I ordered the tempura shrimp with thai sauce and shiitake risotto. It was absolutely delicious. My husband ordered th Rump... More 

Thank Janni-11
Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

After suffering at our hotel we found out about Mingus. It was a first class Resturant with a menu presented on iPads. Pretty hip! The service was like the finest New York establishments and the food was great. No frills so you could see the fish on your plate not covered up with some non descript vegetable. Fish and lemon... More 

Thank Richie54
New York, NY
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

We had one night in Recife - just to make plane connections - and had the good fortune to walk into Mingus. What a delightful, professional experience. Fine service, food and piano music. When we arrived, there was only one other table occupied and we were concerned. But it was just timing. By the time we left, the restaurant was... More 

Thank LG-BTH
Marlow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

Took my girlfriend here one night in January. Absolutely perfect. Live jazz piano, very good food and the general ambienence makes for a perfect date, romantic meal. I don't think the food is elite level, but very good. Will certainly revisit.

2 Thank Paul N
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

Surely one distinguishes Sole fish with just about any other. My wife ordered Sole and they brought something completely different. Their excuse was that the supplier told them it was Sole. After speaking to the chef and even looking at an Ipad on internet they agreed it was not sole, but that was the best they had.. Rather hefty price... More 

Thank Tibialexpert
Goiania, Brazil
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

Nice surprise in a beach city. Here you´ll find elaborated dishes in a nice atmosphere, no "samba" or "pagode" music, live soft jazz and rythm´s blues instead. The shrimp and the lamb were tastfull, same with the portuguese wine. Kind of expensive, but fair enough.

Thank sgrassi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 80
French, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:30
19:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Atlantico 102, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51011-220, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife
  • Phone Number: +55 81 3465-4000
Classic French cuisine with contemporary touches.
In the lounge, the best selection of jazz and MPB (Brazilian popular music).

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?