Bairro: Ilha do Leite
City: Recife, PE
Phone: (081) 3423-0556
Hours: From 11am to 2pm. Not open Saturdays and Sundays.
Cost: Under $15.00 (or R$25.00)
Northeast Brazilian The Northeast section of Brazil, principally the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, and Sergipe, consists geographically of a narrow, fecund coastal plain with considerable rainfall where a large amount of the population is encountered, an uniformly slender transition zone referred to as the Agreste, and a big semi-arid zone named the Sertão, which is mastered by large cattle ranches. All varieties of tropical produce are grown on the coastal plain, with sugarcane and cacao being particularly extensive. Throughout the State of Bahia the leading cuisine is Afro-Bahian, which progressed from plantation cooks improvising on African, Amerindian, and typical Portuguese dishes using nearby attainable ingredients. Regular foods include vatapá, moqueca (both having seafood and palm oil), and acarajé (a savory 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 major staple is a dish of white rice and black beans although other typical meals include farofa, paçoca, canjica, pamonha and quibebe. In the remainder of the coastal plains there is less African impact on the food, yet seafood, shellfish, coconut and tropical fruit are menu staples. Generally 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). Each one of these states have their variants in cuisine and type, being Bahia one of the most distinctive of them. In fact, Bahia is the single Brazilian state where the food is spicy, and restaurants will question you whether you want your meal “hot” or “cold”, indicating “spicy hot” or not. They use a whole lot of “pimenta” (pepper) and azeite de dende (a particular kind of oil) to cook their meals. Overall, though, most northeastern states likely will employ tapioca flour and sun-dried beef (carne de sol). Shrimp and fish are also really in demand and cheap. Another characteristic of northeastern food is the amount. Commonly, the meals are truly giving, and a dish can serve 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.
Restaurants in Brazil are normally designed to handle lunch time diners rather than the typical dinner time customers. This drastically changes how they prepare foods, and how they price their dishes. Many lunch time diners are looking for a fairly simple dining experience, with a nutritious and reasonably quick meal. Hot buffets offer them this by having numerous hot dishes ready. Pricing is generally by weight or an all-you-can-eat model, many places have both options available.
Sandwiches are regarded as a snack and not a proper meal! Therefore restaurants generally serve up hot and nutritious dishes for lunch as opposed to the typical North American simple style lunches.
Meals are ordinarily served and eaten on premises, but many establishments also offer take-out and food delivery services. Of course the restaurants differ greatly in appearance and offerings, including a wide variety of foods.
For Brazilians it is very popular to go back home for lunch to have their meal with their family members. This isn’t always doable, specifically in the larger cities, so restaurants have used this opportunity and designed a business around catering to these people. In many of the considerably smaller cities it can be challenging to find a conventional sit down and order off the menu style business.
Nearby Restaurants include Mamulengo, Victoria Grill, Sabor da Ilha, Aconchego do Matuto, Mocca Cafeteria, Skillus Steak House, Triunfo Delicatessen, Santa Cruz, Fri-Sabor, Metrópole, Due, Sabor de Beijo, Empório Marítimo, B12 Lanches e Sucos, Castigliani Cafés Especiais, Padaria e Panificadora Boa Vista, Casa do Suco Tropical, Vintém Lanches, Sendai, Caldinho da Codorna do Amigo Rogério.
|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|
|Buraco do Sargento||Travessa São Pedro, 33|
|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|
|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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