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Brazilian and Portuguese Cuisine for Dinner, Lunch, or Brunch at Pipa Restaurant (Half Off)

Downtown Halifax

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Iconic Brazilian stews and Portuguese dishes at a restaurant that earned praise from Where and Halifax Magazine

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Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation recommended. Dine-in only. Not valid with any other promotions. Must purchase 1 food item. Not valid on 7/1/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Introducing dates to foreign cuisine can make you seem exotic, much like only communicating with them in the language you just invented. Be worldly with this Groupon.

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  • $20 for $40 worth of Brazilian and Portuguese cuisine for dinner
  • $10 for $20 worth of Brazilian and Portuguese cuisine for lunch or brunch<p>

The dinner menu includes a braised lamb shank in a madeira-and-fig sauce ($24) and feijoada, a traditional Brazilian stew of smoked meats, black beans, and collard greens ($18). The lunch menu includes a vegetarian sweet-potato stew with red beans, mango, and tomatoes ($14), and the brunch menu includes poached eggs madeira with avocado and tomato sauce on toasted cheese bread ($12).

Pipa Restaurant + Bar

Victoria and Luis Gaspar sought to introduce Atlantic Canada to new types of world cuisine by filling the menu at Pipa Restaurant + Bar with iconic Brazilian and Portuguese dishes. This distinctiveness helped earn it a spot on Where magazine's 2009 list of Canada's best new restaurants, as well as praise from Halifax Magazine, which has lauded the restaurant for being "something different on the downtown dining scene."

The menu items' names may seem unfamiliar at first, but the flavours evoke a certain homey quality. The mains include hearty Brazilian stews such as feijoada, a blend of smoked meats and black beans that bears the honor of being Brazil's national dish. Appetizers incorporate Portuguese staples such as chouriço sausage and salt cod. The wine list complements these robust flavors with its selection of Portuguese wines, including crisp vinho verdes and bold reds from the Douro region's subterranean reservoirs of grape juice.

Located within the historic Carleton building, which dates as far back as 1759, the restaurant combines modern and Old-World ambience, garnering the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia's award for Best Design & Decor in 2010. Fireplaces and floorboards from reclaimed timber add a rustic vibe to the two dining rooms, but the atrium gets a bright, airy feel from its glass pyramid ceiling. Throughout the week, Pipa Restaurant + Bar hosts live Latin jazz or bossa nova bands, and salsa-dancing events help attendees pick up the dance's basic steps and competition-level hair tosses.


  • “food was good but the service was very slow”

  • “Wait a little bit until their menu and drinks are more settled, they're undergoing rennovations and such right now. Probably a couple weeks will be enough.”

  • “The name of the resteraunt has chnaged but the food and service were both great. ”

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    Downtown Halifax

    1685 Argyle St.

    Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B5

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