Restaurants in Pipa
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List of restaurants in Pipa
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Below, a list of restaurants in Pipa and Tibau do Sul, sorted by cuisine.
Fazenda Pernambuquinho, Tibau do Sul. Established since 1998.
Phone: 3246-4195; only eight guests per night; reservations are mandatory, the sooner the better.
For years, while travelling around the world working as a photographer, the chef Tadeu Lubambo accumulated experiences of diverse cuisines, like European, Asian, Mexican and others; today, Mr. Lubambo applies his experiences in what he calls a cuisine "exotic of contemporaneous fusion".
Every night, he serves six different courses, which change in accordance with the availability of fresh ingredients. A description of the courses would include words like shrimps, lobster, oysters, mangoes, spicy cashew honey, cointreau and more.
Mr. Lubambo starts the ritual by conducting a tour around the restaurant; guests are introduced to the high-tech kitchen: a small four-mouth cooker, and two helping cooks: High and Tech. He explains the composition of each plate, before serving them. The ritual starts at 9:15pm sharp and ends at 2:15am.
Price: R$ 165 per person (December 2006). To drink, only water or wine (not included in the price).
Address: Estrada Rota do Sol, Tibau do Sul. Since 2005.
Phone: 3246-4078 (24 seats). Opened for lunch: 12am - 4pm. For dinner, only by reservation.
Restaurant run by chef Eduardo Avelar, at his home, atop a falésia between Tibau and Pipa.
Another gastronomic ritual, with a focus on French and Mediterranean cuisine.
A magazine recently visited the restaurant and described the sequence of plates: crispy macaxeira, green bananas and sweet potatos with mashed crabs; green beans with croutons of bacon, fish filets and fruits sauce; organic shrimps with pumpkin cream; moqueca of stingray wings; chicken with butter cheese and saint-grass sauce; goat confit with tangerine sauce; carne de sol with spicies and milk rice; dessert is coalho cheese with guava sweet and frozen yoke cream; each dish has a recommended accompanying drink (not included in the price).
Price: R$ 150 per person, more drinks.
Address: Avenida Baía dos Golfinhos, 464.
This restaurant is inside Pousada Toca da Coruja, one of the most sophisticated hotels of Pipa.
The restaurant follows the high standards of service of the hotel; non-guests must make reservations.
Address: Avenida Baía dos Golfinhos, 1102.
Phone: 3246-2596. For dinner only.
The decoration is rustic, the food is good, the prices are fair. Doors won the 2006 Restaurant Contest (see here). After midnight, the place becomes a dancing bar with live music.
Address: Avenida Baía dos Golfinhos, 931.
Each plate is named after a big city in the world, like Bangkok, Lisbon, Athens; and each plate is made using ingredients of the city it is named after.
Also, this restaurant is considered the best one in Pipa to enjoy a feijoada.
Avenida Baía dos Golfinhos, 758.
The name is a reference to the Pacifi Ocean; the chef, California born James Halper, creates plates combining the cuisines of countries washed by the Pacific, such as Thailand, Mexico and United States.
Meat and barbecue
Address: Avenida Baía dos Golfinhos, 74 - upper floor of Shopping Vila Mangueira.
Check out the rodizio (all you can eat for a fixed price) at night, for R$ 22.
Rancho da Pipa.
Rua da Gameleira, 47. Established since 1998.
Churrasco prepared the Argentina way, under supervision of the Portuguese owners. Picanha with garlic for two costs R$ 42.
Note: when it comes to barbecue, Natal has a clearly better option: Tererê.
Address: Avenida Baía dos Golfinhos. Since 1999.
Chef is Italian. All pasta is imported from Italia or made in house; there are 13 options of sauce. Fettucine with seafood costs R$ 23.00 (December 2006).
Address: Rua da Gameleira, 5.
Seven tables only. Options of 23 sauces, all created by the owner. Spaghetti with seafood, with shrimp, oyster and kalamari, costs only R$ 13 (December 2006).
Trattoria da Francesco.
Rua da Gameleira, 36. Opened recently, in 2006.
Specialty is pasta, prepared with special care. For example, "spaghetti allo scoglio" is made with imported pasta, garnished with shrimp, kalamari and vongoles, then taken to the oven for five minutes; the "lasagne alla bolognese" is prepared with beef and pork embedded in wine and spicies for more than eight hours, before baking (cost is R$ 26, for two people).
Fish and Seafood
Cruzeiro do Pescador.
Address: see website: www.cruzeirodopescador.com.br. The name means "Cross of the Fisherman".
Established in 1996, moved a few times, currently located in the home of the owner.
The owner and chef, Daniel Rios, uses seafood, local ingredients and his imagination to prepare his own recipes. Paella cooked in clay pot goes for R$ 70.00, for two people.
Address: Rua do Cruzeiro, 502.
The name means Full Moon.
Established in 1994. In the 1980s, when Pipa was still an unknown village, the surfers used to bring their food to the house of Dona (Mrs.) Eunice, who charged a small fee to cook for them. Years later, she turned her house into a restaurant, which lasts until today.
The main dish is Lua Cheia, grilled shrimps with rosé sauce served inside a pineapple bowl, garnished with rice and salads; price is R$ 38.40, for two people.
Ponta do Madeiro.
Address: Rodovia Rota do Sol.
This restaurante is inside the hotel Ponta do Madeiro.
Located between Tibau do Sul and Pipa, this is one of the first restaurants in the region; the hotel was built after the restaurant. Both the restaurant and the hotel take care to not affect the environment.
The restaurant affords a wonderful view of the seascape, and there are stairs leading to the beach.
Address: Avenida Baía dos Golfinhos, 985.
Inside the Gallery Rocky Point.
Traditional, opened in 1992 by Italian Giovanni Palmerio. Check out the mussels, cooked with white wine and seasoned with garlic, pepper and salsa (parsley), which costs R$ 11. There is a pool table inside the restaurant.
Address: Avenida Baía dos Golfinhos, 731.
Despite the rustic decoration, which preserves the atmosphere of a fisherman house that the place once was, the management of this restaurant is hightly professional. Check out risotto of seafood, with shrimps, lobster, octopuss and kalamary; R$ 40 for one person, R$ 75 for two.
Address: Avenida Baía dos Golfinhos, 805.
The atmosphere is rustic: tables on the sand, drinks served in half coconut bowls.
The place claims to have more than one hundred different flavors of pizza, from traditional to exotic (oyster with four cheeses, pork ribs with apple salad, etc).
Address: Avenida Baía dos Golfinhos.
Established in 1990, one of the oldest restaurants in Pipa. Recently, they opened a branch in Natal.
Address: Avenida Baía dos Golfinhos, 12.
The name means Green Space. The couple of owners, Azelma Cordeiro da Silva and her husband Antônio, have been running the restaurants since 1992, when the only guests were the surfers.
Home made cooking, self-service, pay by the kilo, R$ 18.90 per kg, which makes this one of the cheapest options in Pipa.
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