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Parraxaxa

#19 of 3,720 Restaurants in Recife
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Boa Viagem
Brazilian
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Av. 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Buffet
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
  • 90
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  • 12
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  • 4
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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
Most recent review
Not impressed

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
NolascoJ
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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227 reviews 227 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Here is another one of those everything from Brazil, weigh your plate restaurants. Parraxaxa lays out a fine selection of Brazil's best with an additional spread of food dedicated to the North-East part of the country. There might be some offerings that look a little strange, but you really need to dig in and try it all. Take small portions... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Absolutely loved this place and the only thing I found open late one night near my hotel. I wish they would open one of these in New York!

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a nice lunch and were able to try several new dishes along with good selection of standard buffet food that was well prepared and presented.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to stay! The price is fair, not expensive! A large sort of typical dishes! You can select the food and pay for the amount in Kg! Surely I'll be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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