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R. Igarassu, 40 | Casa Forte, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
+55 81 3268-4169
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Ranked #44 of 3,678 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Brazilian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Buffet
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Buffet
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Campinas, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 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

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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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Brazilian

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