Samba Brazilian Steakhouse - The Mirage
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse - The Mirage

Samba Brazilian Steakhouse - The Mirage

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mirage.com/restaurants/samba-brazilian-steakhouse.aspx
  • Phone: (866) 339-4566x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday – Thursday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Friday – Saturday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: David (Jose) Quintanilla
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Private Party Facilities: Rodizio is the ultimate all-you-can-eat barbecue, offering unlimited portions of marinated meats and poultry slowly roasted over a Brazilian rotisserie.These items are served with traditional sides including black beans and rice, sweet fried plantains, farofa carrots, and a bottomless "Samba Salad."
  • Private Party Contact: Group Concierge (702) 791-7577x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring Mountain
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self Park and Complimentary Valet Parking Available
A word from Samba Brazilian Steakhouse - The Mirage
Brazilian-style barbecue is a carnivore’s dream. Assorted unlimited marinated meats travel on skewers straight to your plate.
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Samba Brazilian Steakhouse - The Mirage reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (34)good for groups (28)fit for foodies (23)romantic (13)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)notable wine list (3)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (1)neighborhood gem (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Good food... poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My boyfriend and I were looking forward to going to this restaurant all weekend for our Vegas trip. When we finally arrived, the staff seated us then forgot about us for over 15 minutes and it wasn't even busy. When they finally did serve us, they made it seem like we were a hassle for even being there! They were quick with words, would walk away even before we were done speaking and would make comments under their breath when they would leave other tables. The food was great and they were quick to get it out to us once we ordered, but I am very disappointed with the service/waitress that we had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We made reservations online with open table and it went very smoothly. we were seated promptly at 6:15 which was our reservation time. We had 10 people in our party. We all went with the "Dining experience" and it was wonderful.. Our server was polite and everything was done wonderfully. When the evening was over they were more than Happy to split the very large , 10 person ticket between couples and we all were able to pay our own bills. Of course the gratuity was included. but for 2 people for all you can eat food serverd on swords with drinks we spent 118.00 including tip per couple. Would go again in a heart beat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MyVegas Group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was superb and service was impeccable! We received a discount of 2-1 Rodizio dinners at Samba, but would gladly pay full price. It was a fun atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect from Beginning to End
    BigAB
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was our most all around perfect meal in Vegas. We were greeted and seated immediately with our open table reservation. Our sever Juan showed us the menu and we chose the Rodizio dinner. We were served salads and I could have just stopped there - the salad was absolutely delicious! Light, tasty and the ingredients were out of this world. The sides were good and then the main courses. Each server would cut a small piece and tell us what it was and how it was seasoned. The red meats were good, but I my favorite was the pork pineapple. It just melted in my mouth. Simply divine! I also enjoyed the chicken. To sum it up, it was a delightful meal and I would go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Food in Vegas
    SeriouslyDisappointed
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This restaurant clearly does not count on repeat business to stay open. The meat was tough and overspiced, the bread was dry and hard, the vegetables were undercooked, rice and beans were flavorless, and the plaintains were mushy. No salad bar. Bears no resemblance to other similar restaurants in the US. Smoke and noise from casino ruin the setting. Service was at best acceptable. Prices are sky high for what you get.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Frogman
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A unique place to dine. Wide variety of meats to sample. Food was tasty. Side dishes and salad were exellent. Service great. Fun, fun, fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Brazilian Steakhouses in LV
    LasVegasGino
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The beef was tough ... The lamb and sausage were good ... No filet a major disappointment. The side dishes were very good ... no salad bar a minus ... service was excellant; attentive, fast and courteous. The dining area not enclosed by walls .. located in the middle of a noisy casino atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband and I ate here during our honeymoon. The food was phenomenal; I would definitely recommend the full churrascuria experience. We enjoyed every round of meat, and our appetizers were amazing. Our only concern was our waiter; we saw our busboy more often than our waiter, whom was saw exactly twice: when he took our orders and when he gave us our check. Other than that, I would definitely come here for the food. It's an amazing experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but not a large selection
    jaden11
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Decided to try Samba during Restaurant Week, because the price was discounted. I've heard mixed reviews from friends and didn't hear enough good to want to pay full price. Honestly, I enjoyed the side dishes more than the meats. There was no salad/appetizer bar; a salad and three refillable sides were brought to the table. The servers were excellent, but the hostess stomping around snapping at them that she needed more tables was a bit much. The restaurant doesn't have real walls, so you're fully aware that you're eating in a casino, practically seated on the casino floor itself. I've been to better Brazilian steakhouses, but if you're in the Mirage and want a pretty good meal with a lot of meat, go to Samba.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not like others
    Sandman
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    There is no ambience at all, food was below par and we had to wait for the meat to come by even though the restaurant was less than half full. Went with co workers and we could at least hear each other, but would not take my wife.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great night out
    lovetoeatout
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It was our first time.Service was great, the various types of meats was unique . Didn't care for the sausage or lamb but the chicken, steaks and turkey were tender and seasoned perfectly .The fresh vegetable medley, especially the kale was excellent. The salad was also fresh and very tasteful. Would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
    Out4Dinner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have loved dining at this restaurant for at least 3-4 years. I was disappointed that they decided to change the menu during the past year. There used to be more types of sauces offered to diners for a number of dinners provided. Now there is only one sauce provided for Chicken or Steak dinners. In addition, the Ribeye steak which had been ordered was tough to cut and chew. It was ordered at Medium. In fairness, our waiter deducted 20% for this and stated that we should have advised him of this problem earlier. And, I agree with him on that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Failed to Impress
    piqpst
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The evening began poorly almost immediately as we waited quite long to get any service. Upon ordering drinks we again had to wait. Still hoping for the best we ordered the "meat experience". Both my wife and I have been to many of these types of Brazilian restaurants, and we have always enjoyed the food. Samba failed to deliver. None of the meats were good. Either too salty or too dry or too greasy. After one round of all the meats, we had to call it quits as there was nothing else we wanted to have seconds of. This could be a great place to eat but the food was awful and the service needs help.
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  • Good
    Bailey
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Some of the other well known are better but this was good for a 21st birthday celebration
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected.
    BigDan
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I had eaten in Braszillion steak houses elsewhere and they were much better in the food offering, taste and all offered an all you can eat salad bar. The servers were good but for cost overall and what we got, I would not return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service unworthy of Vegas standards
    Klweeks
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We had the rodizio, billed as "unlimited." The best was pork with pineapple but when we asked for more our server looked disgusted and told us we'd already tried everything, as if asking for seconds was a grievous sin. Thus, the problem. Our server had no idea what the word "service" actually means. She waited over twenty minutes to take our order while we watched the next table eat. When I waved her over, she said they were very busy (not visibly) and asked whether we wanted to speak to the manager. I got the impression this happens frequently with her. We said no, we just wanted to order. The actual meat servers where great. After dinner, she offered us free dessert but then took so long to bring it we just paid the check and left.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not authentic brazilian food
    Gabfit
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    As a brazilian I must say that the food at samba wasn't really authentic. But it did taste good. The service was friendly and the ambience reminded me of salvador dalis works... But this is not typical brazilian either. So if you don't know how a brazilian rodizio really looks like, you'll have a great dinner at samba. Otherwise I'm afraid you'll leave the restaurant pretty disapointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should have been better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Perhaps because I have been spoiled by visiting Texas de Brazil in my hometown, the experience at Samba was VERY disappointing and overrated. Chicken was dry and over-cooked. Beef (3 types, I think !!!) tasted the same. Salad not very good.
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  • Sadly disappointed in Samba
    Emily
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I was sadly disappointed in my recent visit to Samba Brazilian Steakhouse at The Mirage. Our servicer was functional. He did his job but I felt that he was bored and not really interested in his work. The server bringing the meat to our table was very good, but I did overhear other meat servers telling him not to bring meat to our table so often. We paid for a rodizio meal, that's all you can eat. Don't be so obvious if you're going to be skimpy on the food. And as for the food, it was good, but I've been to many much better Brazilian steakhouses. Nothing was extraordinary. The atmosphere is bright, small and right off of the casino floor so it was quite noisy. I will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Greatfood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We really enjoyed it! Great food and service! The chimmichurri was amazing
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best Brazillian Steakhouse.
    Brit
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We have been to 2 other Brazillian Steakhouses. Both were better. The service was friendly but slow and forgetful. The green chutney at the table and delicious, I asked for a big bowl of it to but on everything. We had a discount through the hotel. If I woulf have paid full price, I would have been more disappointed.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SAMBA
    HappyGirl
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food and ambiance were fabulous. The waitstaff looked professional and were knowledgeable and friendly. Would love to go back if ever in Vegas again
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dining experience!
    Shauncho
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had a great meal at Samba! We went a little early so it wasn't as busy as it probably can get but the ambiance was bright and festive and seemed like it could have a very energetic vibe when full as it has an open view of the casino floor. The Rodizio meal is an awesome deal! The meats were delicious and the rare cuts we got were cooked perfectly. Side of rice and beans along with some plantains were AWESOME! The rice and beans had a very nice subtle flavor which pairs with the meats perfectly. The plantains may be a little on the sweet side for some but I really liked them a lot. The chimichurri sauce is absolutely delicious however it has a VERY powerful flavor. Not to say that's a bad thing, just use it sparingly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brazilian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Good food the salad could be a lot better, it was annoying to have to ask another waiter to find our waiter, but my group manged to keep it fun.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool Concept
    JTMoney74
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food and flavors at Samba were delicious. Servers bring various cuts of meat and carve right at your table...awesome. Come with a healthy appetite and a real penchant for garlic as there is an abundance of it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal the food and service were fantastic had we not had show reservations i think we could have ate for another hour!!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY
    DISAPPOINTED
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    If you are expecting a Brazilian steakhouse experience be warned Samba is nothing close to a Texas de Brazil. To start other places they have a full salad bar. At Samba they had mere little salad tossed by the waiter and rationed to the customers at the waiters issue. After acting like ordering meat while we ate the rabbit salad was a crime, the meat came out sparingly. To top it off we had one lady guest with us that did not get the supposed all you can eat and they watched her like a hawk unnervingly to see if she would sample any meat and even took her dinner plate away when it looked like she might. Did I say all you can eat? They have to be kidding! After hardly seeing a meat server our waiter came around and said we were done.
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  • If hungry, worth a try
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very noisy environment in the middle of the casino. The selection of meats was good and they were mostly tasty. A bit pricy unless you are hungry and can put down a lot of food. Service was good.
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  • Sammmmmba
    ChunkyMunky
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This is our 3rd time coming to Samba Las Vegas and we can never get enough. It is a bit pricey but so worth it! Especially when you have the all you can eat. Food is delicious and the atmosphere is nice. It is inside the casino so if you get seated on the outside you can see everyone out on the floor. We tried the Samba at Universal Citiwalk but can't hold a light to this location. We try to reserve every time we are in Vegas! Definitely our favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy and average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I thought the food at the Samba was okay but not really that special. The side dishes were fine, the meat was okay but the service was good. A rather noisy party of young people came up to the small bar next to our table and made it almost impossible to talk. One of my party complained about it and after about 15 minutes security was called and the people left. It could have been handled better. For the price charged, I would hope for a better experience. I had no problem with the waiter staff however, and the servers, they were helpful and did a good job.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so amazing
    GusAndJackie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had the all you can eat, but the food stopped after the first round. instead of continuously coming with more meats, they ask you if there was something you'd like to try again. I felt like they were not very friendly at the requests either. I asked for more veggies, and they brought them about 10 minutes later.... food in general was slow to arrive. I've been to much cheaper much better brazilian restaurants. Seems like there is a lot better way to spend 55 bucks per person on dinner in Vegas
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  • Great for meat lovers
    MIKEYUPS
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    This was the second time I came to the restaurant and once again I cannot complain. The food was great and the service was even better. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and especially to meat lovers. The signature steak was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brazil
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I am a local resident. When I have guest from out of town, we always have dinner at the SAMBA. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The service was great and the food was delicious. I ordered a margarita and it was huge! There was so much food my husband and I couldn't even finish. I really loved the fried plantain. The Mirage has free valet parking (but I always tip) so if you want to go for just dinner it's easily accessible.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it used to be
    MrWolverine
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I have eaten there many times. I noticed the last time I was there a few months ago that the service was slipping. This time the service was even worse. The server was very slow and did not come around very often. I waited for long periods of time in between the guys coming around serving the meat like as if they are trying to cut back on the amount of food you can get. I had 915 reservations so it was not terribly busy at that time and the service was still very poor. There are many Brazilian reatautants in town and unfortunately i think i will be visiting those other establishments more than Samba.
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  • Did not rate this very high at all.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We were looking forward to a very nice dinner for our special occasion, unfortunately this was not the case. The food that we were served was very good however when I specifically asked for a certain dish the request was ignored three times, we were not offered any more salad and the bread rolls were cold. Although my indicator was turned to green the only time that we were served was when the table next to us was being attended to. I will stay at the Mirage again but will not be dinning at Samba. Perhaps this was a one of occurrence never the less it was the occurrence that happened to us. The prices at Fogo are comparable with more choices to be enjoyed. It was a real damper to and other wise enjoyable 21st wedding anniversary experience.
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  • Love Rodizio!
    BillD
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This is the only Rodizio style restaurant in a Las Vegas casino. The restaurant is open to the casino floor but elevated by a couple of steps that make it an oasis. The staff is friendly. The food is good and plentiful and paced nicely. Never had plantains with Rodizio before - nice touch. Very enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good the second time around
    Rjdoz
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Had diner here a few years ago and couldn't wait to come back so this trip I went out of my way to make sure we had a dinner here. If I could give 1/2 stars I would give this a 2-1/2. Was ok but just not the same quality meat as I remembered. The great service was definitely the high point of this dining experience. The atmosphere is getting a little worn. I don't think I'll be coming back on my next visit to Vegas
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  • Disappointed
    Bummed
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Based on the rating I expected more from this restaurant. The food was bland. They did not bring everything we ordered. There was no choices of salads. The meat was fatty. Anyone giving this a high rating has never been to a good Brazilian Steakhouse.
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  • Fabulous
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This restaurant was amazing! Food was superior, so much we ate there 3 nights in a row. Ordered the filet minon. Left each night absolutely stuffed. A bit pricey, but worth it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet