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Parraxaxa

#55 of 4,647 Restaurants in Recife
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Casa Forte
Brazilian, Pizza, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    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
A Solidly Consistent Place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
gabrielphiladelphia
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Philadelphia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Philadelphia
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Recife
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Autêntica comida regional Nordestina(Northeast authentic regional food) Todas as Refeições (all meals)!!!

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Recife, PE
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151 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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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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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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, Pizza, South American

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?