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Parraxaxa

#25 of 4,640 Restaurants in Recife
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Boa Viagem
Brazilian, Pizza, South American
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, 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
Great place for typical northeastern food in Recife

This restaurant is a very good option for those who seek to know how the people of northeast eat. The assortment is awesome, both for entrees and desserts. There are two units in town and both of them are on the same level. Take the one closer to your site. Is self service system where you pay... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Rafael J
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant is a very good option for those who seek to know how the people of northeast eat. The assortment is awesome, both for entrees and desserts. There are two units in town and both of them are on the same level. Take the one closer to your site. Is self service system where you pay by kilo. Price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Place was very clean. Service was outstanding. Good music. Carne de sol was excellent. Farofa matuta and green beans were out of this world.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

From Danish to Portuguese, smorgasbord comes out "miscelanea" which isn't particularly to the point: I know a Brazilian lady with a miscelanea of shoes in her closet, and I receive a miscelanea of e-mails every day. Why not simply translate smorgasbord into Partaxaxa-that way, at least everyone in Recife would instantly understand exactly what the Dane was talking about: a... More 

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Recife, PE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Paraxaxa is the best regional food you can find in Pernambuco. they offer several choices of tipical dishes from the State. If you are the kind of guy who likes to try different flavors this is the place! it's nice and clean.

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Recife, PE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Parraxaxa

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

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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, South American

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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