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#11 of 4,893 Restaurants in Recife
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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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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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.

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 

Thank Foriegntravelers
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Thank Sylvia A
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93 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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380 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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.

Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Thank DPaulsenD
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128 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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 

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.

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!

Thank Andrei-Ionut

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?