Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse

Samba Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sambaredondo.com/
  • Phone: 3103743411
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday - 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Want to share the Samba experience on a grander scale? Our banquet facility, with sweeping views of the water, can host your event, large or small, in unforgettable fashion.
  • Private Party Contact: Ewelina Kosik 3103743411
  • Entertainment: SAMBA BRAZILIAN DANCERS: Come every Friday and Saturday night to see our Beautiful and Entertaining dancers perform traditional Samba while you enjoy great Brazilian food by the Ocean.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beryl St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
From the moment you walk into Samba, you know for sure this isn't your father’s steakhouse! A dizzying array of sizzling, fire-roasted meats, ranging from Picanha (Brazilian beef sirloin) and tender pork loin, to savory sausages, chicken and lamb, are skewered, slowly roasted over an open flame and then expertly carved right at your table. And as if that wasn’t enough, the mouthwatering churrascaria feast won’t stop until you say so! We pair our succulent meats with an extensive buffet featuring salads, soups, and freshly prepared hot and cold side dishes. Churrascaria roughly translates from the Portuguese word for barbecue, and is a centuries old culinary tradition. At Samba, we honor the traditional rodi ⁄zio feast, while infusing it with new and unexpected tastes inspired by the pulse and energy of Brazilian culture. Our newly renovated space, perched on the edge of the ocean, is the perfect backdrop to our fabulous foods and inventive cocktails.
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Samba Brazilian Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
240 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (179)good for groups (140)special occasion (128)fit for foodies (80)romantic (66)great for brunch (43)neighborhood gem (36)hot spot (29)kid-friendly (28)late-night find (24)great for lunch (23)vibrant bar scene (22)great for outdoor dining (15)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Service was exceptional. There was plenty of variety available. I only wish they would have labeled the items at the salad bar.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ocean view with brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great atmosphere, good food, and the music was perfectly matched with brunch. Variety of sides available from salads to French toast. Omelette bar was a bonus. Staff was friendly,fast, and courteous. Views of the ocean encourages the romantic walk after your meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FUN TIMES AND GOOD FOOD
    Coffeeguy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We went with friends on a double date night and we were not sorry for our choice as it was a great experience. Brazilian feather dancers and all the foood you could eat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    tj09
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Had a great time and will be going back. Awesome place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Casual and fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We came in on a Tuesday early and it was not crowded. The waiter was very attentive and did not rush us at all. When we explained that we did not know the "procedure" he politely explained how everything came together - the salad the meats, the drinks, etc. it was near sunset and the view was phenominal!!! We enjoyed a leisurely wonderful meal and would return enthusiastically.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great overall experience
    fundate
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Overall geart experience. The waitress forgot our drinks and we had to remind her. But it's ok. It was pretty busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food was awesome...hostess and server were nice and efficient. Would be back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We went for the brunch deal with another couple and had such a wonderful time. Our server Monika wad amazing and on point with our drinks always flowing. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    bhDRVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is a fun restaurant - and brong your appetite because you're going to want to sample all the various roasted meats that come to your table. Later in the evening you also get a dance show complete sith Brazilian music, lights and dancers! I have been to this location several times and to the Universal location a few times. It's a lot of food even if you take small portions because it keeps coming and you don't want to miss a flavorful meat. Everyone's favorite seems to be the picanha so sample that if you decide to try Samba.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time here
    luvfood2much
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    reservations are a must. food was great. all you can eat and was flavorful. different meats come around to tour table every 5 to 10 min so your never left waiting and the salad bar has a great selection of different foods. samba dancers come out every hour for about 10 to 15 min.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Times
    Tony
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Very helpful and nice food was fresh my friend and I really enjoyed are time there
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    christhewineguy
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was my second time at Sambas and like the first time didnt dissapoint! One of my favourite places to eat!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    MMinSantaMonica
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everyone was very attentive and responsive -- no special occasion, but the Samba staff all made us feel special. They certainly catered to what we wanted even if they didn't have it handy right then and there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eh1730
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Enjoyable good food samba dancers great, service was excellent very helpful explaning how Sambas works
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Muy Rico!!!
    Judy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Excelente para disfrutar una cena romantica o una reunion entre amigos ;)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We used Groupon and it worked great. Up from San Diego for a nice weekend getaway. Food was good, dancers were good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent food
    Georgie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Amazing food that just kept on coming. Steak, lamb, pork, fish, ribs. Unlimited. Arrive with an appetite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • racial discrimination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I've been there twice and i felt like i'm being racially discriminated by the receptionists both times
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Delicious food and great service as always, and Brazilian Samba girls dancing too!! Must go!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!!!
    Moonlover
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We have been to Brazilian barbeque before but this by far the best. The food was incredible and the service was excellent. The view of the ocean was beautiful. We will definitely be returning there in the future even though it is a bit of a drive for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved it
    brazil
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This type of food was out of my norm...loved the quality meats, appreciated the variety of salad...the waiters were all in good shape, tge scene was classy the window view was nice on the eyes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great dinner
    Nooslak
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We arrived early for our reservation but we're seated immediately. The hostess was very friendly and gave us a table with a great view. The server suggested some house specialty drinks and my wife loved them. She explained the salad bar and the green red system for the meat. Oh my god the meat just kept on coming and it was fantastic. The servers for the food were very friendly and Described each meat as the brought it to us. We had a great time and will be back very soon with friends. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wouldn't return again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Disappointing reasons 1)no birthday service UNLESS One PURCHASED A DESSERT - even though the reservation stated birthday 2) drinks $11.20 for two juices; $11 for weak mixed Caipirinha 3) ad in website; “Indulge in the gaucho feast with beef, shrimp, pork, lamb, poultry and fish, carved tableside, plus an all-you-can-eat salad bar,” but shrimp is not included in Gaucho Feast; must buy shrimp entrée for additional cost 4) only one entrée of fish (sole) in Gaucho Feast 5) Fillet mignon was tough, over cooked and served once. Lamb was tough/chewy. 6) MANDATORY 18% service charge for two people. 7) Inquiry about the parking validation - was told to get it validated myself at the front desk after I paid for the mandatory 18% tip! Ouch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat with a View
    KevinD
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    For once you don't feel like you're paying extra for the view. It's a great view of the entrance to the harbor, from pretty much every table since they're terraced. Modern, all hard surfaces, music can be a little loud, especially when the dancers come through, but thus there's no problem with kids making a little noise. Good selection of sides, and the meat was definitely above average for a churrascaria - it was a slow, early time yet none of the meats were overdone. I didn't feel like the chicken and sausage were being pushed over the more expensive cuts, I think the picanha actually came around most often. Fish (non-specific) and lamb were surprises, and the pork tenderloin was not at all dry. So great job, guys, and a good value.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The servers are top notch
    Stevenjan
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food is always good here. The servers stand out. They were always coming around with skewers of meat/fish/etc. chimichurri is delicious. Terrific place for a Sunday afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't live up to the hype.
    keepingitreal4food
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The atmosphere was nice, very energetic, and the dancing girls added a different touch. The food was nothing to brag about out. The server told me and my dinner guest that they offer fourteen different types of meat; I counted seven and several repeats. The beef although savory was tough, the swordfish was unrecognizable, the only goods were the sausage and the chicken. I went in with an open mind and was ready for some really good food. The salad bar was slightly above average. It was my first time there and we weren't offered other choices bedsides the all-you-can eat deal. I know there were other choices on the menu.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sherry
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    at the time i made the reservation on line, i mentioned that we will need room for my baby's stroller, but they didn't let us take it in because as they said there was no room, if it was a busy night i would totally understand, but when walked in we saw almost half of the tables empty, they could easily give us a table with enough room for the stroller so it made it easier for us and we would enjoy our dinner much more, plus again at such a slow night, they didn't let our friends, who got there before us, sit in our reserved place. im writing this comment only for their customer service to improve.( we were happy with our waiter)
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  • Sambas
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The service was excellent, very professional and pleasant. Nice atmosphere, beautiful view and good food. Need to ensure that all items in the salad bar area are marked so patrons know what they are trying and maybe add a few mor items if possible, otherwise loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brazilian Steakhouse
    TXFoodie27
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I was in town visiting and wanted to try some place with good reviews. Samba happened to have a groupon deal for a great price and great reviews to go along. They required a reservation, however the times were flexible. They validate parking which is great, but there is still a $2 parking fee upon exit even with validation. The food was great, however I'm assuming due to brunch time and limited staffing, the service with the variation of meat was slow. The salad bar was good, as well as the omelette station. Overall I would return as long as there was another special, not sure the regular price compares to the amount of food received during my visit. Great service, good food, and live entertainment! Beautiful Scenary!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Delicious
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good service, Great atmosphere deferentially will go back many more times
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ckckck
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Was looking forward to talking my Husband out for our anniversary. When we arrived to Samba's at 6:00 on a Friday night we were very excited. Being on the beach with huge bay windows throughout, was a beautiful site but the problem was the air conditioning was not working and it was very, very hot inside. Almost unbearable. We ate as fast as we could, to get out of there.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • IT WAS OK
    NOGOOD
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    M-Grill on Wilshire is 100% better. I guess I'm just spoiled. Unfortunately, I have another voucher to use, b/c a realitive could not make it. The sides were horrible & the meat were less than prime. I only made one trip to side bar, becasue it was not enough variety and was not appetizing at all. I could say, the fish was ok, but they only came around once in the 1.5 hours we were there. Oh, and $11 for a drink that was less than perfect....RIDICULOUS! (some kind of Mango Capi drink) I really should have sent it back, but oh well..let's say I did not finish it. I just may have to pass that extra voucher to someone who I don't like. :). I would not recommend this restauant to ANYONE. Glad I had a voucher from Groupon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Worth It
    mmmm
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I bought a groupon for a group of 4 and went to the Redondo Beach location. I was surprised to receive a bill at the end. They charged us half of what I bought the groupon for in taxes and gratuity (Most groupons cover taxes). We went for brunch and despite being able to drink unlimited mimosas, champagne, or sangria it was NOT worth the price. The sangria was not sangria. It just tasted like a sugary juice and all the drinks get served out of a pitcher (even the champagne). The salad bar is small and you have very few options for sides. The meat was the only decent thing. The ambiance sucked as well, they had a guy playing the guitar and singing pop songs. This is supposed to be a Brazilian restaurant! Where is my Brazilian experience?
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    FoodJunkie37
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I had never heard of this place before until I received a deal from Amazon local deals. I'd eaten this type of cuisine before. So, I figured I'd purchase the deal through Amazon and try this place. Well, I was not disappointed at all. The food was great and the service was also. And to top it off I got a show with my dinner...two dancers dressed like they were at "Carnival" in Brazil. Love this place and I will be going back. By the way, make sure you have some of the pork tenderloin...the flavor is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cynhen
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Excellent service, excellent food. I took my family here for a birthday celebration and it was our first time going. The food was beyond belief, the service was outstanding and we all enjoyed it immensely. The only bad thing is that they did not have the shrimp on the night we attended which was disappointing. Other than that, it was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful treat!
    jakekitty
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Even though it was a rather long drive out from south OC, we still found it completely worth the effort! The service was impeccable and the food consistently delightful. Surprisingly, my favorite ended up being the pork ribs, not usually something I would say it my favorite but theirs were just absolutely phenomenal. Definitely recommend it :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining Area Was Too Warm
    ALH70
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food, service and ambiance was outstanding. However, the warm temperature definitely took away from the overall dining experience. My whole party was sweating profusely. They need ceiling fans, IMMEDIATELY, to keep the temperature down during daylight hours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very HOT Need to fix AC
    meatlovers
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was there with my Girl friend taking her some good food and cocktails As we got there there was Samba dancers as we set down and got our salad we started sweating it was so hot that I lost my appitite I told the servers that please low the AC but they said they were. If I'm paying over $100 I would expect little better please fix your AC!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time experience
    pash946
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I heard about samba through a friend.Great place love the food and the view, only wish it was clear when the show starts I miss half the show. Would love to return for the full show one day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT PLACE TO EAT
    RUBY
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    THE SAMBA BRAZILIAN STEAKEHOUSE IS A GREAT PLACE TO BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THE SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING VERY NICE PEOPLE I LOVE GOING THERE.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.