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#1 of 4,962 Restaurants in Recife
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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
11:30 - 16:00
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Sheffield, UK
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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. One must try the "fillet with reino's cheese and fettuccine" as well the desert named... More 

1 Thank alanroger
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
Belo Horizonte, MG
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196 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank Paulo L
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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).

Thank Andre P
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5 reviews
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
Cape town
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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
Sao Paulo, SP
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257 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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!!

Thank AndreRezende
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank BrancaBlancaBianca
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
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.

Thank AvenuesSLC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?