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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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Ranked #18 of 3,665 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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90% Recommend
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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 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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San Diego
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This restaurant had a really good array of Northeastern food. The decor is also Northeaster (or so they said) and even the waiters are dressed up. It's a buffet and you pay by weight. I enjoyed the food and the show. If you are a tourist and want to see something different, this restaurant is a must.

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Recife, PE
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 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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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
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Top Contributor
774 reviews 774 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
1,528 helpful votes 1,528 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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