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Parraxaxa

#13 of 4,580 Restaurants in Recife
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Casa Forte
Brazilian, South American
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R. Igarassu, 40 | Casa Forte, Recife, State of Pernambuco 52060-400, 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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 136
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Pernambuco's regional food

This restaurant offers a wide variety of pernambucan regional food. It has an outdoor terrace and a large indoor hall with air conditioning. It also has a playground for children. Prices are a bit high.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
gsipkoi
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Recife
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Recife
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89 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This restaurant offers a wide variety of pernambucan regional food. It has an outdoor terrace and a large indoor hall with air conditioning. It also has a playground for children. Prices are a bit high.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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211 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The restaurant serves a great variety of Brazilian dishes, they have about 20 different main dishes, 10 different salads and 15 desserts from all around Northern Brazil. Highly recommended for tourists!! You can try lots of typical food in one place. Good prices.

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Thank EMILE D
Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This restaurant appealed to the heart and soul of the folklorist in me. From the foodways to the decor. . .I love this restaurant and love to take our visitors there . Been there many times. Google "Lampiao" and "Maria Bonita" before you go, and you'll better be able to appreciate the fun "uniforms" of the staff representing historical folkloric... More 

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Thank DPaulsenD
Philadelphia
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have been going to Parraxaxa for years. To be honest, I much preferred its former location, just a couple of blocks from the beach, further north in Boa Viagem. That being said, the food is just as wonderful in the new location. It's a wonderful place to experience the many, many local (i.e. Pernambucanno) delights, along with very nice... More 

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Thank gabrielphiladelphia
Campinas, SP
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank Thomasgrego
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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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Thank Andrei-Ionut
Hammond, Louisiana
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147 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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Thank vini00
Brazil
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank LelaBrazil
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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199 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 486 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: R. Igarassu, 40 | Casa Forte, Recife, State of Pernambuco 52060-400, 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, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?