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Bar Central

#79 of 4,963 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Boa Vista
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Rua Mamede Simoes 144 | Shops 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50050-570, Brazil
+55 81 3222 7622
12:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat 20:00 - 02:00
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

This was the second time my friends in Recife took me to Central - I think this is their meeting place downtown. Definitely a good choice - the menu is so varied, they have lots of vegetarian options, and the food is great. The prices are quite reasonable and the service is good. Worth a try.

Thank GBaroni
Valinhos, SP
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821 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Excelent place for happy hours or a night out with friends. All kinds of people get together in here. Good and cold beer, great food and a functional juke box - anyone can choose a song to be listened in the whole bar.

Thank BrazilianSky
Sao Paulo
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567 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Good food, drinks, and great people. My favorite bar in Recife, near Rua Aurora, historical and nice street in the city. Try "cartola", brazilian desert made with banana and cheese.

Thank alalas
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2012

We struck paydirt when we found this restaurant in Recife. It's hip, trendy with a nice urban feel to it. We even loved the eclectic, sophisticated musical playlist. This restaurant was surprisingly inexpensive compared to the better restaurants in Olinda. The menu was large and varied and included many Mediterranean dishes. The first night we sampled falafels, vegetarian Indian food... More 

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Recife, PE
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

This bar has become a founding rock on the bar scene, but it's worth pointing out that central's food may not get the attention it deserves. Central is, by far, the best vegetarian option in Recife (look out for their veggie indian menu) and it showcases mediterraneam food. They may serve the only falafel in town, if you are suddenly... More 

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andrerosemberg, Proprietário at Bar Central, responded to this review
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Oi Andrea! Sua avaliação é de 2012. Esperamos ainda contar com a sua simpatia! ;-) Nossa resposta demorou,né? Mas sempre... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Brazilian, Bar, Pub, South American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Mamede Simoes 144 | Shops 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50050-570, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife>  > Boa Vista
  • Neighbourhood: Boa Vista
  • Phone Number: +55 81 3222 7622

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?