Brazilian Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Rio's Brazilian Café (Up to 50% Off)

Govalle

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The first European explorers set sail to find new, exotic spices to please their hungry monarchs, but all they discovered were heaps of inedible gold. Broaden your mouth's horizons with this Groupon.

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  • $11 for $20 worth of Brazilian food and drinks for two or more
  • $15 for $30 worth of Brazilian food and drinks for four or more
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Rio's Brazilian Café

When Ben Googins met Rio de Janeiro native Elias Martins while teaching English in Brazil in 1998, he couldn't have guessed that the two would wind up making pão de queijo—cheese bread—on an episode of the Cooking Channel's FoodCrafters with celebrity chef Aida Mollenkamp. Their journey began as Googins learned more and more about the Portuguese language and the generous, hospitable Brazilian culture via Martins's family and their flavorful cooking. The duo eventually moved to Austin in 2006, bent on realizing their dream of opening their own restaurant. After their handmade foods gained popularity at the downtown farmers' market, their all-natural malagueta sauces appeared in Austin's flagship Whole Foods store. They finally opened Rio's Brazilian Café in 2010, where the staff makes caipirinhas and creates contemporary and traditional Brazilian recipes from scratch. The last Saturday of every month, diners can enjoy feijoada, a classic Brazilian stew made with pork, beef, sausage, black beans, and the juice of one soccer ball.

The restaurant still, of course, makes its renowned cheese bread. The basil variety was the favorite of Fearless Critic, which noted that the restaurant is "one of the few places where carnivores, vegetarians, and gluten-intolerant diners can all happily coexist." The restaurant was also a Critics' Pick for Most Charming Brazilian Outpost in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin 2011, and has appeared in numerous publications and on TV shows such as Good Day Austin and Fox 7 News. According to Eater Austin, celebrities Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara have noshed at the cozy eatery, whose bright yellow and green exterior and outdoor patio give way to a similarly vibrant and eclectic dining area.



Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “This place is awesome, great gluten free pastries!”

  • “Amazing!! Chill atmosphere, staff was great, food was delicious!! Def heading back soon :)”

  • “Great service, great food!”

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    Govalle

    408 N Pleasant Valley Rd.

    Austin, Texas 78702

    512-828-6617

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In a Nutshell

Vibrant eatery that’s been featured on the Cooking Channel serves Brazilian cheese bread, stews, and vegetarian or gluten-free dishes

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Must purchase 1 food item. Not valid for alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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