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“Wanted to lick every plate clean” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tapas

Tapas
Rua dos Bem te Vis, s/n, Praia de Pipa, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
(84) 9414-4675
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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219 reviews 219 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“Wanted to lick every plate clean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Take what you already know about tapas, put a gourmet twist on it, put another Asian-Brazilian fusion twist on it, and then one last casual-chic stylish twist on it and you'll be getting close. The food is actually pretty serious. But the relaxed setting and service keep things from getting too pretentious. There are menu boards in both English and Portuguese (but no actual menus, so bring your spectacles), although the descriptions sometimes don't do justice to the cuisine. What they call mashed potato is a dollop of potato purée so buttery you'll want to drink it with a straw. Same goes for the passionfruit and caramel sauce that comes with one shrimp dish. Speaking of sweet, you won't see creme brûlée ice cream on the menu (and maybe it was a daily special the night we went), but along with the fudgy brownie served heated with a side of bitter orange caramel sauce, it's one of Pipa's better dessert options. The servers are professional, multi-lingual, and knowledgable about the menu, happy to make recommendations to a cosmopolitan crowd speaking French, Dutch, Spanish, English and Portuguese. Bring your cash; they don't take credit cards.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salzburg, Austria
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“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We had a very good dinner in this restaurant. They sell "tapas" but don't worry. Each plate is about the size of a regular dish. Food was delicious. However, prices are rather high and service was slow. Would go back there again.

Visited February 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Great tapas restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

A large choice of large tapas dishes, somehow different from the traditional tapas you expect from Spain.
Food quality is very nice and there is attention for details.
As the place is quite small, it might be full eraly already.

Visited September 2012
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“Best Meal in Brazil!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

This was my best meal in Brazil (so far).

Tapas was recommended by the proprietor of my pousada. She recommended the sesame tuna, which I ordered. The charming English speaking waitress recommended the sweet potatoes to go with it, so I did that too. I added New Zealand white wine by the glass.

It was the best meal I have had the pleasure of eating in my two week travels in Brazil, and as good as any dinner anywhere.

I recommend Tapas.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“A small jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

just don't miss it! the best gastronomic experience in Pipa, lots of fun in an interesting atmosphere. A mix of influences: Asian, French, Spanish,... you name it!

Visited January 2013
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