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Parraxaxa

Av. Fernando Simoes Barbosa, 1200 | Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021-060, Brazil
+55 81 3463-7874
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Ranked #23 of 3,634 restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Recife, PE
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is just the perfect restaurant for those who want to try northeastern food! They have a huge variety and everything I tried was delicious! If you're visiting Recife, you should definetely try it.

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Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The restaurant isnt there where its shown on the map. Its more near airport at the end of the quarter

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Mississauga, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I was in Recife for a wedding. Not my first visit to Brazil but my first to Recife. The bride and her mother took me to lunch at Parraxaxa described as Cozinha Tipica Nordestina.. I understand the beachfront sister property was mostly full of American tourists but this new location was packed with locals for lunch. There are a number... More

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Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The atmosphere was fun. The food was great. Oh so many choices! Put it on your list of eateries! We had a large party and yet no one felt slighted at all. The staff was very friendly and courteous and helpful. Even equipped with senses of humor! We went for a late dinner. The outdoor patio is so festive in... More

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Sao_Paulo_Brazil
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The typical regional food is the highlight with its delicious and varied dishes. The staff dress fashion the northeastern hinterland is polite and always ready to take your photos and serve you. Sweets are local fruit as well as delicious traditional desserts. Anyway worth a try. This time I was in the restaurant Boa Viagem but the time before the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The restaurant's ambience is superb. Its walls are decorated with clay sculptures and leather, in reference to the houses of "sertão" (interior region of northeastern Brazil). The waiters' clothes also refer to the sertão. The restaurant is speciallized in the northeast cousine, serving goat, chicken giblets, "sarapatel" (dish prepared with the blood kidneys and lungs of a pig or lamb),... More

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Brasilia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Good place for dining, you can experiment a lot of different typical northeastern brazilian foods. The price will vary on what you put on your place since you pay by the kilo, but it's not expensive. You can also order other plates, like queijo coalho or cuzcuz (brazilian style, not moroccan) as appetizers or desserts, it you like. Go with... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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702 reviews 702 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
1,499 helpful votes 1,499 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

That is a good value for money option for those who want to taste a great sample of the local cusine and don't mind having a meal by weight. The food is pretty good and the thematic decor has much to do with the northeast Brazil culture. But the attention is cold and the dining room, always crowded, is also... More

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Maia, Portugal
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Tipical restaurant serving dishes from Nordeste Region. An incredible amount of dishes and desserts available. You can try all of them, once this is a kilo restaurant. service is effective.

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Brazil
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

he employers are very kind. Tipical foods, but alsona nice buffet of salads.Very clean and easy to park.I use to go there and I take my friends when they come to visit me from another state or country.

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