Sinhá

Near West Side

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In a Nutshell

Native Brazilian owner stacks brunch & lunch tables with quick-fried plantains, citrusy fish stew & top sirloin steak

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Promotional value expires Jul 11, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Brazilian fare varies greatly by region, unlike Twinkies, which are life’s one eternal constant. Dine on diverse flavors with today’s Groupon to Sinhá. Choose between the following options:

  • For $12, you get a Brazilian mini brunch/lunch for two (a $24 value), valid Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • For $30, you get a Sunday brunch for two (a $60 value). Brunch seating is available at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.<p>

Owner Jorgina Pereira, whose Brazilian upbringing and culinary training sparked her penchant for the country’s cuisine, crafts authentic South American platters that have garnered acclaim from ABC7’s Hungry Hound Steve Dolinsky. During weekday lunches, entrees including coconut-infused shrimp Bobo or Brazilian top sirloin steak are served alongside all-you-can-eat portions of sides such as heart of palm salad and basmati rice, silencing stomachs’ growls or whistled renditions of Carnivale tunes.

On Sundays, an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet collects specialty meat and seafood dishes with supplementary hot sauces and chutneys. Quick-fried plantains indulge sweet teeth with buttery bites, and a salad of freshly sliced oranges helps guests to attain vitamin C or visualize plans to steal the sun. As visitors sip on Brazilian coffee, tea, or juice, slices of cassava or banana cake ($2/slice) prepare sweet denouements for the leisurely nosh.

Sinhá

Brazilian-born chef Jorgina Pereira relies on ingredients such as cassava root, collards, and coconut to infuse stews and stir-fries with tropical flavors at Sinhá. Pereira prepares her homeland's cuisine at home, welcoming guests into her historic brick townhouse for intimate meals in the mid-afternoon and private events in the evenings. In addition to doling out tropical comestibles at its brick-and-mortar location, the staff takes a custom catering menu on the road with Brazilian musicians, dressing for events in a Carmen Miranda-like uniform of flowing dresses and fruit-filled head dresses. Sinhá is a local favorite, and was even featured on ABC 7 Chicago News in a restaurant segment.

Customer Reviews

amazing food, amazing service. will definitely come back and recommend to friends & family
Jason T. · August 6, 2012
Georgina is delightful, personable and her staff is wonderful. Everyone us friendly. Felt like i was visiting a friends home. Very cozy. Thank u for honoring groupon! It certainly worth the normal cost. Will b back and gave already refered u to many oeople. Peace!
Lauren M. · July 31, 2012
The ambiance...This time not as good! They had dancers the last time and they made the experience so much more fun! very interactive... The owner is kind of arrogent in my oppinion...like I said tho the food IS good!
Nadine O. · July 31, 2012

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