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#9 of 4,957 Restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Casa Forte
Brazilian, South American
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Rua Igarassu 40 | Casa Forte, Recife, State of Pernambuco 52060-400, Brazil
+55 81 3268-4169
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

There are several typical Brazillian foods, you pay by weight, different deserts and a small kids place.

Thank fabio k
Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Wanting to try some different foods from the northeast we decided this was the place to do it. We were not disappointed. I tried various things I had never seen before that I was not clever enough to write down the names of so I won't try to write it here. But all tasted good to me. Came away very... More 

Thank Örn Ingvar Á
Macomb, United States
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is an amazing buffet (you pay by weight of food) of Northeastern traditional dishes! This is my partner and my favorite restaurant in Recife. We've been to both the Casa Forte and the Boa Viagem restuarants.

Thank Joanne C
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

My husband and our friend ate there about 2 times a month for several months that we were in Recife Brazil. It was wonderful! would love to go back again. There are many different foods and flavors. A real treat. We told all our friends who came from the United States that they needed to eat there. No one was... More 

Thank Foriegntravelers
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

I take all my foreigner friends there and they always love it. They can taste different kind of regionals dishes and the price is reasonable. Unfortunately they don't have the dishes in english which it would be a great help but maybe in the future. If you are coming to Recife you should try that restaurant.

Thank Sylvia A
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103 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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541 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank gabrielphiladelphia
Campinas, SP
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Thomasgrego

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Brazilian, South American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions
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: Rua 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?