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Parraxaxa

#58 of 4,076 Restaurants in Recife
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Casa Forte
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R. Igarassu, 40 | Casa Forte, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
+55 81 3268-4169
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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: Buffet
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
northeastern brazilian culinary is #1 in Recife

Excellent local dishes in a buffet per kg. Decoration from local uniforms and northeastern braziln. I definatelly suggest you to try it while in Recife.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2014
Thomasgrego
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Campinas, SP
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  • Local cuisine
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Recife, PE
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142 reviews 142 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Parraxaxa is conveniently located in the Boa Viagem neighborhood not far from the main plaza. We went for an early Sunday evening dinner. While there were a lot of food options, most were quite heavy, and there were few options that were on the lighter side as is the case with other buffet style restaurants. We also found the food... More 

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Campinas, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Excellent local dishes in a buffet per kg. Decoration from local uniforms and northeastern braziln. I definatelly suggest you to try it while in Recife.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The atmosphere, the food, the people... everything reflects the Pernambuco culture, it is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to! And the dessert was absolutely amazing!

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Hammond, Louisiana
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124 reviews 124 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Large variety of local traditional dishes, paid by the weight and priced reasonably at current market (30 to 40 reais). Included desert table with a number of local and national sweets. Pretty good place for a quick meal, where you can try a variety of Brazilian and Pernambucan dishes at reasonable prices.

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Brazil
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a very pleasant restaurant, with a lot of o[ptions for tipical Northeast Cuisine, in Brazil. The staff is very likeable and helpful. The desserts are excellent, specially the cakes, I love them. It's very easy to reach and parking there. You must go!

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Whenever I visit Recife, I H-A-V-E TO GO THERE. Even for me as vegetarian, tons of choices! And the sweets.. hmmm! =) Just Love it. It is not that cheap though...

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Recife, PE
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140 reviews 140 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
432 helpful votes 432 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Now established and well accepted by Pernambucanos for variety of locat taste food at good price for the family and friends. We had a group of 12 office colleagues on a dinner get togather and every one appreciated the internal atmosphere, the service quality and eatables...

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Good food , relatively cheap and long opening hours makes this place very even at midnight. So this is note the cozy romantic quiet spot. It is a big buffet of self-service good food and deserts. There are high chair for infants but no playground. There is a menu for drinks and special items.

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Recife, PE
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

At Paraxaxa you will found all kind of the north Brazil food. A huge culinary with diferent flavous. Tapioca, buchada de bode,carne de sol, cuscuz , bolo souza leao, bolo de rolo and even more. Its a nice place to go and try a little bit of everything :-) At the weekend its open also for breakfest.

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Recife, PE
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

If you are not particularly into heavy, meat-based, deep-fried food, this may not an option be for you. But if you want to experience a traditional approach to the countryside cuisine, this is it. Pricing is per-kilo, or self-service, as brazilians call it. Queijo manteiga frito and cartola are to die for!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: R. Igarassu, 40 | Casa Forte, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife>  > Casa Forte
  • Neighborhood: Casa Forte
  • Phone Number: +55 81 3268-4169

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Brazilian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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?