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#19 of 4,960 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Boa Viagem
Brazilian, South American
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Avenida Fernando Simoes Barbosa 1200 | Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021-060, Brazil
+55 81 3463-7874
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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New Jersey
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

I tried both Parraxaxa and Chica Pitanga and liked Parraxaxa better. It has a much larger selection than Chica and the food quality is better. It is a larger place, so it can be a little noisier, but the trade off is well worth it. The one criticism I had is that they only had 1 person weighing the food,... More 

Thank GiantsFan1986
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

The buffet has some oretty amazing foods. Lots of flavour and most of them are very well seasoned. We also ordered a few thing from the menu and they came in very nice, hot, tasty and within a reasonable time. Staff is friendly and helpful. Will definitely come back again.

Thank Renato M
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a buffet with a great variety of typical dishes. It also has a selection of tapiocas and appetizers. Everything I tried tasted great. The decor is also nice and the waiters are dressed as "cangaceiros".

Thank GGs_trips
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Very good food better price then chica pitanga!!! Come here for authentic north east Brazilian BBQ and dishes. Cheaper then most restaurants. Relaxed atmosphere

Thank Joseph R
Westchester, New York
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179 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

Very extensive "northern Brazilian" buffet restaurant so something for everyone. Pleasant local atmosphere. Live music a bit loud. Attentive staff. Walking distance from Courtyard by Marriott.

Thank jwsmd3
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

Typical northeastern brazilian food. Huge selection and fair prices. Decoration is also very peculiar. Worth the visit!

Thank wwwag
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We loved this place. The food was excellent. Buffet of great quality where you can taste the best of Brazil's northern food. Incredible environment.

Thank Nicolas G
Porto Alegre, RS
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182 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015

I like this kind of restaurant, you can hava a selfservice buffet or you can order tapiocas from the menu. The taste of the food was great. They also have juice of local fruits, like caja, graviola, etc.

Thank Viviane_Muller
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a very good option for those who seek to know how the people of northeast eat. The assortment is awesome, both for entrees and desserts. There are two units in town and both of them are on the same level. Take the one closer to your site. Is self service system where you pay by kilo. Price... More 

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Miami, Florida
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829 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015

Place was very clean. Service was outstanding. Good music. Carne de sol was excellent. Farofa matuta and green beans were out of this world.

Thank Albertomiami

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, South American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Fernando Simoes Barbosa 1200 | Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife>  > Boa Viagem
  • Neighborhood: Boa Viagem
  • Phone Number: +55 81 3463-7874
Parraxaxa Restaurant rescues the tradition of the typical culinary delights of the Northeast serving regional cuisine in buffet per kilo served in a rustic and pleasant environment, with warm service. Enjoy the northeastern typical food at Parraxaxa and discover the real taste of Pernambuco.

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