We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
R. Igarassu, 40 | Casa Forte, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil (Casa Forte)
+55 81 3268-4169
Improve this listing
Ranked #36 of 3,704 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Brazilian
Neighborhood: Casa Forte
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Buffet
Write a Review

118 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Campinas, SP
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hammond, Louisiana
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Recife, PE
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
375 helpful votes 375 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...

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Recife, PE
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Recife, PE
Senior Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Parraxaxa also viewed


Been to Parraxaxa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Parraxaxa

Address: R. Igarassu, 40 | Casa Forte, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 81 3268-4169
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife>  > Casa Forte
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Brazilian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Parraxaxa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?