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Parraxaxa

#40 of 3,720 Restaurants in Recife
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Casa Forte
Brazilian
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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
Buffet

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
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
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Buffet
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Campinas, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
51 helpful votes 51 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
404 helpful votes 404 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Brasil
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Recife is hot though the wind makes it bearable,but the parraxaxa i went to is far from the beach and hot with just a few fans.Food is basically northeastern brazilian and is average nothing like mangai in João Pessoa

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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?