Bairro: São José
City: Recife, PE
Phone: (081) 3224-7522
Hours: From 9am to 12pm. Not open on Sundays.
Cost: No Information Available
Northeast Brazilian The Northeast section of Brazil, primarily the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, and Sergipe, comprises geographically of a thin, flourishing coastal plain with abundant rainfall in which a large amount of the population is found, an evenly narrow transition zone labeled the Agreste, and a big semi-arid area known as the Sertão, which is dominated by massive cattle ranches. All sorts of tropical produce are harvested on the coastal plain, with sugarcane and cacao being particularly abundant. Across the State of Bahia the prevalent cuisine is Afro-Bahian, which transformed from plantation cooks improvising on African, Amerindian, and classic Portuguese meals making use of regionally obtainable ingredients. Frequent dishes include vatapá, moqueca (both having seafood and palm oil), and acarajé (a salted muffin composed of white beans, onion and fried in palm oil (dendê) which is stuffed with dried shrimp, red pepper and caruru (mashed okra with ground cashew nut, smoked shrimp, onion, pepper and garlic). The key staple is a plate of white rice and black beans although other typical meals comprise of farofa, paçoca, canjica, pamonha and quibebe. In the rest of the coastal plains there is less African affect on the food, but seafood, shellfish, coconut and tropical fruit are menu staples. Commonly consumed tropical fruits in the North-eastern region include mango, papaya, guava, orange, passion fruit, pineapple, sweet sop, "hog-plum," sour sop, and cashew (both the fruit and the nut). Every one of these states have their differences in cuisine and way, being Bahia one of the most typical of them. In fact, Bahia is the sole Brazilian state in which the food is spicy, and cafes will ask you whether you want your meal “hot” or “cold”, meaning “spicy hot” or not. They use a great deal of “pimenta” (pepper) and azeite de dende (a particular kind of oil) to cook their meals. Overall, though, most northeastern states are going to use tapioca flour and sun-dried beef (carne de sol). Shrimp and fish are also really popular and cheap. Another attribute of northeastern food is the amount. Commonly, the dishes are quite large, and a dish can complete two to three people. Many of the favorites from this cuisine are “moqueca de peixe”, acaraje’, vatapa’, tapioca com coco e leite condensado, cashew juice, acerola juice, acai.
In Brazil, there are several “bares”, or “barzinhos”, (pubs, little pubs) where everyone seems to gather for happy hour to have caipirinhas, cocktails, beers and other beverages.
Snacks are widespread, frequently they are dependent on the local foods, but many are common everywhere in Brazil. Polenta frita (fried polenta), pao-de-queijo (biscuits baked with cheese inside), salami Italiano, fried chicken wings, cod fish balls (deep fried pastry made with wheat flour, egg, and shredded cod fish), various cheeses, and olive platters.
It is quite typical for bars, called botequins, to have cafe-com-leite (coffee with milk) served in a shot glass, plus fresh french bread with butter for breakfast. This is a very unusual for many people, who see pubs as a night time venue.
People usually gather in bars to enjoy sports events. Normally, these are soccer matches, which take place often and not only during the World Cup. Brazil has soccer tournaments throughout the year, and everyone has their favorite team. It isn't unusual to see vast numbers of people promoting their team.
Brazilian pubs range from very informal, lower class establishments to very formal, higher end places. Unlike most North American pubs, most of these pubs are wide open to the public with no formal entrance.
The minimum age for drinking in Brazil is 18 years old, and if you look older than 18 it is very likely you won’t be asked to show your ID. Public drinking is allowed in most cities, and public areas.
Nearby Restaurants include Buraco do Sargento, O Buraquinho, Duque Café, Vapor 48, Catamaran, Leite, Dom Pedro, Dom Supremo, Tapioca da Nicinha, Acarajé do Baiano, Marola Bar, Bar do Déo, La Douane Bistrot, Senhora Torta, Chocolate Café Club, Camarão e Cia, Casa do Pão de Queijo, Deltaexpresso - Recife Antigo, Villa Vecchia, Casa da Moeda.
|Acarajé do Baiano||Rua Floriano Peixoto, s/n|
|Aconchego do Matuto||Av. Lins Petit, 273|
|Arriégua||Rua Gen. Polidoro, 955|
|Bar do Déo||Rua São João, 345|
|Bar do Geraldo||Rua da Piedade, 107|
|Bar do Guaiamum||Av. Ministro Marcos Freire, 1023|
|Bodégua||Av. Gen. Polidoro, 955|
|Cachaça Brasil||Praça Min. Salgado Filho, s/n|
|Café Conceito||R. Padre Carapuceiro, 777|
|Canavial||Rua da Harmonia, 138|
|Caprino´s||Rua Regueira Costa, 190|
|Carcará||Rua Ribeiro de Brito, 1084|
|Casa de Noca||Rua Bertioga, 243|
|Casa de Zé Nabo||Rua Marechal Deodoro, 519|
|Chalet||Av. Bernardo Vieira de Melo, 7490|
|Cidade Jardim Delicatessen||Estrada do Arraial, 2466|
|Confraria dos Chifrudos||Rua Real da Torre, s/n|
|Copo Sujo||Rua Capitão Lima, s/n|
|Deca||Rua José Maria de Miranda, 140|
|Estação do Guaiamum||Rua Xavier Marques, 257|
|Galeria Café Aloma Bandeira||Rua do Amparo, 3|
|Guaiamum Gigante||Rua Doutor José de Góes, 299|
|Guaiamum Treloso||Rua Engenheiro Oscar Ferreira, 330|
|Ilha do Guaiamum||Rua Maria Carolina, 68|
|Komida Kaseira||Rua Claudino dos Santos, 11|
|Luna||Av. Saldanha Marinho, 645|
|Mamulengo||Rua Minas Gerais, 56|
|Mercado da Madalena||Rua Real da Torre, s/n|
|Mocca Cafeteria||Av. Agamenon Magalhães, 4775|
|O Largura||Rua Jerônimo de Albuquerque, 166|
|Parraxaxá - Boa Viagem||Baltazar Pereira, 32|
|Parraxaxá - Casa Forte||Av. 17 de Agosto, 807|
|Patuá - Coisas do Mar||Rua Bernardo Vieira de Melo, 79|
|Pimenta de Cheiro||Av. Mascarenhas de Morais, 2309|
|Pra Vocês||Av. Herculano Bandeira, 115|
|Recanto dos Amigos||Rua Bianor de Oliveira, 95|
|Restaurante da Mira||Av. Doutor Eurico Chaves, 916|
|Sinhá Joana||Rua da Hora, 150|
|Sr. Guaiamum||Estrada do Encanamento, 1580|
|Tepan||Rua Doutor José Maria, 151|
|Universidade do Guaiamum||Estrada de Aldeia, s/n|
|Veremundo||Shopping Boa Vista, 1piso|
|Xinxim da Baiana||Av. Sigismundo Gonçalves, 742|
|Zezinho||Rua Professor Sílvio Rabelo, 852|
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