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“Nice dinner after a World Cup Game!”

Churrascaria Ponteio
Ranked #24 of 5,308 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Sushi, South American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Boa Viagem
New York City, New York
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Nice dinner after a World Cup Game!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I liked this place, it was exactly what I expected and the food was high quality.
I ate here with a small group during the World Cup. We had to wait awhile, but the host was very well organized and made sure everyone waiting was seated in the right order, which I really appreciated.

PROs:
Tons of variety, like you could take a vegetarian here because there are so many different things to eat. And I barely saw ANY places in all of Brazil where there were actually veggie options!
The have steak, chicken, fish, etc. coming around to your table, but there is also a huge buffet with sushi, cheese, a salad bar, pasta among other things.
The dessert and drinks were good too

CONs:
I don't have too many complaints here. The service was pretty good, but we had to chase down waiter a couple of times for more drinks and some extra silverware
The quality of the meat was pretty good, but they did bring out some cuts that were so rare, they were essentially raw - like I'm talking tartar raw

Overall, good place to go in Recife when you are very hungry and need to please a big group.

  • Visited June 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Reasonable price for a nice steakhouse”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I have only previously been to wildly overpriced versions of this type of place in the USA. I was very happy with the meal and the price was reasonable. A bit more upscale of a restaurant, very good salad bar, with much more than that including sushi. Very good mixed cocktails mixed in front of you and a very wide variety of steaks and meats. Good food, nice restaurant, totally worth the price.

  • Visited June 2014
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fantastic Chgurrascos in a nicer setting @ Recife.”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I would describe it like upscale rodizio. Great cuts and an ample salad, sushi and pasta buffet makes Ponteio a must if in Recife.

Came in during the WC2014 for dinner nad the place was so full it was ubelievebale, however the wait was worth it. Lean rodizio cuts and good wine list made it even better.

Have to say it was the best place we had dinner at whilst in Recife.

  • Visited June 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worth it.”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and service. This churrascaria treats their food like their guests; with pride and honor.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Excellent BBQ food”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant during the World Cup 2014. We were glad we made a reservation as it was very busy. The food was excellent, with a range of salads, sushi, and the brazilian meats. We found the wine list to be quite good and reasonably priced. We would visit again.

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