Quality Hotel Joao Pessoa
Av. Cabo Branco 2870
Joao Pessoa, 58045-010
Phone: (55) 83 30417000
Fax: (55) 83 30417001
Offering clean decoration that allows diners to focus on the beautiful view of the rooftops, houses and coconut palm trees of High Olinda, this traditional seafood restaurant is located near Alto da Sé. A cable car will take you from the entrance through the slopes of the terrain where Beijupirá is situated, which is one of the most elegant places of Pernambuco. Utilizing regional ingredients, the dishes offered here are inspired by comfort food concepts and offers a creative, funny menu. The main dish here is, as its name, Beijupirá, a special fish very common in the Brazilian Northeast.
Situated in an old mansion in front of Ribeira Market in Olinda, Patuá Delícias do Mar serves tasty seafood dishes by Chef Alcindo Queiroz, who was born in Olinda. The recipes are from old family books and made with fresh items like coconut milk prepared with manually grated fruit. There are art objects in the entrance hall, and the air conditioned dining room has a beautiful view of Olinda's rooftops and Recife's skyline.
Cozinhando Escondidinho, literally translated as "very hidden cooking," is the kind of place that you will never forget. As the owner says, you will find the place hidden, eat hidden, repeat the visit very hidden and only indicate to someone else in a very, very hidden way. The restaurant is located in a house with no signs in Casa Amarela neighborhood. The only reference you have is the street name and house number. It serves unique flavors made from regional specialties and traditional Brazilian condiments. The decoration is made from ornaments collected by the owner, including boards and broilers signed by friends and visitors of the place. More than attractive and interesting interiors, the place offers really affordable eating.
Located in Rua Sebastião Alves, a street full of interesting restaurants and bars, El Chicano offers the best Mexican food in Recife. You will enjoy the restaurant's traditional Mexican decorations, the DJ music and the dance floor with nightclub-like lighting. There are three areas, with tables on an indoor air-conditioned area, an outdoor covered terrace with TVs and outdoor tables on the boardwalk. The place offers various promotional days during the week, including double tequilas on Wednesdays.
Located in a heritage mansion in the Casa Forte neighborhood which famous for rich mansions, Barchef offers two food salons, a tapas bar, a pub and an emporium. The first salon, Vinoteca, offers Spanish food prepared by Chef Raline Aragão. The second one, Italian Grill, offers grilled meat, pasta and risotto. The tapas bar serves tasteful tapas accompanied by fruit cocktails, cold beers and soft drinks. The pub serves appetizers and various beers. In the emporium you can buy condiments, wines, beers and other specialties from local and international origins.
La Vague translates to "The Wave," in accordance with the possibility of creating a fast growing franchising network all around in Brazil. Today there are three branches strategically located around Recife, and the Aflitos store is one of the most visited. In 2013, La Vague won an award by local food magazine Veja Comer & Beber as the best creperie in town. There are 34 options of crapes on the menu, as well as many beverages and cocktails to combine with your meal.
This house with a discrete facade is located over La Fondue restaurant in the Casa Forte neighborhood. It offers an unusual combination in Recife, with a bar/lounge serving bar and tavern food in a beautiful and elegant ambiance. Some chairs and sofas are so comfortable that you will want to stay forever there. The decoration is delightful, with low lighting, brick walls, high ceilings and a very attractive bar. Speaking of the bar, it serves the main draw of Loft, which are delicious cocktails.
Situated on the corner of Xavier Marques and Do Futuro streets, Quina do Futuro is known for being awarded several times as the best Japanese tavern in town. André Saburó Matsumoto, its owner, was also awarded as the best chef in 2013 by Veja Comer & Beber, a local food magazine. He inherited the house from his father, Shigeru, a Japanese immigrant who settled in Pernambuco's capital in the 1960s. When he decided to open the restaurant in 1986, Shigeru took lessons at São Paulo's Sushi Kiyo. Although he tried to keep his children away from cuisine, the youngest, Saburó, followed his footsteps and has operated Quina since 2001.
If you would like to take a trip to Italy while staying in Recife, you should visit Via Appia. Since 1987 this has been one of the most famous restaurants of Recife. From the decoration to the music, everything is made to transport your mind to famous Italian cities like Venice or Rome. The dishes, of course, represent the best pasta made in Recife and there are delicious pizzas too. The low lighting, the walls decorated with Venice masks, mini Roman armor and paintings of Italy's landscapes, as well as the Italian soft music makes diners feel like they are in Italy. The rich dishes are generally suitable for two people, so you should ask the waiter if your choice is too much for just one.
Located on Rua Conselheiro Portela in Espinheiro, the most wooded neighborhood in Recife, Tomaselli has won the title of best pizza restaurant in Recife by many local publications. It also offers delicious Italian pasta dishes. From the brick oven there are 40 different types of pizzas that you can add your preferred toppings to. For desserts, you can try the sweet pizzas or the semifreddo coffee. The ambiance is cozy with a simple decorations including a piano that is sometimes is played live.
Situated in two houses on Rua da Hora, Zen offers Japanese food in Rodízio style, which is a kind of service that you pay one fixed price and the waiters bring food until you feel like you had enough. The ambiance has a contemporary decor with straight lines and low lighting, as well as Japanese-inspired touches. The place is generally very crowded from Friday to Sunday, often with waiting lines during rush hours.
Located on Rua da Hora, the most famous food spot in the neighborhood of Espinheiro, this restaurant offers an ambiance inspired by Paris' small bistros and brasseries. The house shows a classical style with modern decorations that are inspired by Italian and French emporiums. On the menu you will find dishes inspired by French, Mediterranean and regional cuisine. The restaurant can receive around 130 people in its four indoor areas and in the garden. It also offers on-site parking and valet service.