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Parraxaxa

#11 of 4,881 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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Macomb, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Joanne C
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Foriegntravelers
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Sylvia A
Recife
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92 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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331 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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149 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Brazilian, South American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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
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

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