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Parraxaxa

#22 of 3,722 Restaurants in Recife
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Boa Viagem
Brazilian, Pizza
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Avenida Fernando Simoes Barbosa, 1200 | Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021-060, Brazil
+55 81 3463-7874
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Parraxaxa Restaurant rescues the tradition of the typical culinary...
Parraxaxa Restaurant rescues the tradition of the typical culinary delights of the Northeast serving regional cuisine in buffet per kilo served in a rustic and pleasant environment, with warm service. Enjoy the northeastern typical food at Parraxaxa and discover the real taste of Pernambuco.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good regional food

If you like to try regional food you must go to a place that serves comida do sertão (food of the inner parts of the state) you should come here, where you will find lots of dishes and pay by the kilo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Dado_de_Castro
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Sao Paulo, SP
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Recife, PE
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I live nearby and use it as a solution for these days I just don't want to coock. It's nice, clean, has several choices all inspired in the tipical dishes from around the Pernambuco region. It's a by the weight restaurant so you pay what you eat. Not the cheapest but honest price for the quality.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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80 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

If you like to try regional food you must go to a place that serves comida do sertão (food of the inner parts of the state) you should come here, where you will find lots of dishes and pay by the kilo.

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Southern Germany
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This restaurant has a buffet with an incredible selection of food from the North and Northeast of Brasil. At the entrance each of your party gets a code card which has to be shown after each round at the buffet at the weighing desk. At the very end of your feast you show this card again at the cashier for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Adorable place. Parraxaxa is a location with great regional foods. In this place, we can found variety and delicious food. When I go to Recife, I always go to Parraxaxa.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food was OK. Nothing special about it. It is buffet style and you get charged by the weight of your plate. I did not eat much as the food wasn't so great so our bill was pretty inexpensive.

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Recife, PE
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you're looking for an easy and safe way to try local and regional food, The Parraxaxa may be your best option. The restaurant works on a "self-service" system but some dishes may be ordered "a la carte". Food tastes good, although it may have lost a bit of autenticity.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

High quality local food.there you can know almost all varieties of food from recife and the state county food.the drinks of local fruits are amazing as the fresh juices.the food appearance can scare you at first but ignore that and try all.don t forget to ask for the local spice.for the girls, besides the "caipirinhas", a huge dessert table.Obligatory

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Recife, PE
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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

...serving delicious northeast brazilian food in a comfy atmosphere. The restaurant offers a broad variety of dishes in a buffet service - from a great salad bar over the typical brazilian meat selection to fantastic sobremesas. The staff, even though they are dressed in the typical "cangaceiro" clothes (the northeast brazilian bandit nomads: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canga%C3%A7o), are very friendly and helpful. Because... More 

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Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Impossible not to love this place! It has a large variety of dishes to please all tastes and you get to try them all and eat as little or as much of anything you want from there. Save your appetite to go there, because you are going to go back for extra servings and for all the delicious desserts. And... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Had a very nice early supper. Buffet with different options for all tastes. Cakes, tapiocas and different kinds of meat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Fernando Simoes Barbosa, 1200 | Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife>  > Boa Viagem
  • Neighborhood: Boa Viagem
  • Phone Number: +55 81 3463-7874

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Parraxaxa Restaurant rescues the tradition of the typical culinary delights of the Northeast serving regional cuisine in buffet per kilo served in a rustic and pleasant environment, with warm service. Enjoy the northeastern typical food at Parraxaxa and discover the real taste of Pernambuco.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?