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Leite

#1 of 4,929 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Santo Antonio
Brazilian, Seafood, European, Portuguese
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Praca Joaquim Nabuco 147 | Santo Antonio, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50010-480, Brazil
(081) 3224 7977
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11:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 11:30 - 16:00
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Inalda O
Belo Horizonte, MG
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank CSDEOJR
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Paulo L
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 full service (not including wine).

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Thank Andre P
Recife
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

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Thank NA N
Cape town
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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2 Thank Tony K
Sao Paulo, SP
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235 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Very nice food and environment, good service in the central part of Recife, a place where businessman and politicians use to gather all the time, really fancy place!!

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Thank AndreRezende
Campinas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I know this is a classical place that has served many important people, but the food was not as good as the price it costs. The meal is well served in a fair amount, and the waiters are very nice. I believe the place is clean, but there is this decadent atmosphere. I really enjoy places with history, but this... More 

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Thank BrancaBlancaBianca
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

You MUST visit if if Recife. Just know there is no parking. They should have valet but don't and street parking is VERY difficult. The food and service, however, are worth the inconvenience.

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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Unespectedly located downtown in a busy market area, this oasis of luxury is a gem. Updressed waiters, sountously table setting, live piano background music, and fine cuisine are worth the visit. On Saturday I noticed that the same customers go with their dozen members families, from granma to newly borns. Hence go as early as you can, or you can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 16:00
Monday
11:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 16:00
Thursday
11:30 - 16:00
Friday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?