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Parraxaxa

#20 of 4,076 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence
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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, 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
What a Buffet!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Daydreamer58
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Southern Germany
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Southern Germany
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?