Samba by the Sea - Redondo Beach

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Brazilian Steakhouse

Feed your inner carnivore at Samba by the Sea. This bustling restaurant serves churrasco-style meat in clubby settings accompanied with occasional live samba dances. Treat yourself to a dizzying array of grilled dishes, ranging from skewered lamb and chicken to tender pork. Complement it with some beer or wine from the bar menu. The restaurant also offers an all-you-can-eat gourmet salad bar that vegetarians will love.

Colorful and vibrant, Samba by the Sea is an ideal place to hang out with friends. The churrascaria restaurant offers several specials during the week, including a Sunday champagne brunch special, which comes with salad, churrasco and an unending supply of sangria and champagne. Samba by the Sea is open all through the week except on Mondays.

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NormaR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food was amazing I would definitely go back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We had reservations pre scheduled, however they made us stand outside for 32 minute’s until our party of 6 arrived. The food had no taste to it, and the meat was completely dried out beyond belief. There was No Entertainment. They tried to charge us $264.00 for 2 additional people’s buffet meal’s when 1 of these 2 people was a 3 year old child. Additionally we had left a tip $40.00 on the table, and they tried to charge us an additional $50.00 Gratuity Charge V (Tip) on our receipt. It took 35 minute’s of arguing to straighten the manager out, before he took this receipt from $264.00 down to $93.00. This ruined my son’s Birthday Celebration Party. We’ll never go back, it was a Nightmare!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day was a lovely day and we enjoyed the food and atmosphere

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Norma
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The waitress was excellent, very helpful and very professional. First time being here, nice restaurant beautiful view BUT honestly expected the food to be better. The meats were very dry and all tasted the same.

KM
vipKellyM
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Reviewed on January 24, 2017
Overall1foodserviceambience

We did not have a good meal at Samba. The salad bar was boring and under seasoned. The meats were all, except maybe the tri-tip, bland. In addition the restaurant was cold and drafty. The prices were VERY expensive; very disappointing. Our dinner for six people was over $450.00--not worth $100.00. We will not go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone

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vipSolace
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch deal.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just amazing, lots of variety to choose from the salad bar was also delicious. The service was just the best, everyone was very attentive and greeted as soon as entering the restaurant.

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vipAdaW
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, it was good, meat was prepared right, very flavorfull, chicken with blue cheese was so good! Lots of variety at the buffet, sangria was more like fruit punch but yummy. Would recommend.

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TammyS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I had high expectations and was a little let down. The meat was very tasty and passed by several times. Had to beg (to several of the servers) to have a fish offering. Supposed to have both Salmon and white fish but only saw the white fish one time. Bummer because one of us at the table only eats fish, no meat. The salad bar was weak and not very many options. They also ran out of the good choices and never refreshed them. The drinks were also weak. The place is run down but the location (right next to Redondo Pier) was fantastic! Service was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a fun brunch for my husband and I.
Good food, nice waitress, very loud though.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I had a good night and the service was good but the meat was over cooked and was not as good as other brizillian resturants. We were a group of 6 and and the bill was right under 500.00 I thought for that price the food would be amazing. Salad bar was small and the best part of it was the civiche and the stroganoff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place. Good service. I drove about an hour and a half to get to this place and it was worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is the only year he celebrated his birthday with no crew sing happy birthday to him, a little disappointed, after i told the front desk we are here to celebrate husbands birthday., but he enjoyed the OBA dancers that were friendly.

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binca08
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was surprised to have over cooked steak at a steakhouse. The service was great though. The signature drink was awesome as expected the sangria was a little watery, overall an ok experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall3food3service1ambience2

I remember the food being great a few years back but this time it was just ok. The restaurant was dark and is in need of upgrade. Our waiter only brought our drinks and didn't come back till we were ready to leave. The food is way over priced. I only recommend going if you have a coupon other wise it's not worth it.

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MrsLadyV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food, the service was great. I think it is a great place to go on a date but maybe not a special type of occasion. I still recommend this to everyone, this is a place that will not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2016
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I have eaten here several times in the past. I was surprised that the cost had gone up significantly and the quality of the food was not as good. All the red meats were chewy and tough. The buffet food was just okay. Also our reservation was 3:30, and as the sun was going down it began to shine right in our eyes unless you were sitting with your back to the window and had no view. Some sort of tinted shades would have been very welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food good entertainment excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2016
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I had a terrible experience at your establishment. We had to wait 30 minutes after our reservation time. Once we were seated, we waited another 30 minutes before a meat server would serve us fish. We tried to get the attention of the meat servers, but they told us to wait a few minutes. We continued to wait as we watched the meat serves continue to serve the same tables over and over again. We waited another 40 minutes before a meat server came back to our table with meat. We had finished our buffet food before we were served any meat. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and she was furious because she could not eat her meat with her food. We kept complaining to the waitress, but she did not seem to be interested and she told us that the servers could not serve food while the dancers were on the floor. The many times we asked there were no dancers on the floor. I asked the waitress to bring my wife's dessert with a candle on it for her birthday. Needless-to-say, there was no candle and no one showed to sing to her even though we heard the staff sing to someone else a few tables over from us. I felt bad for my wife because this was suppose to be a happy occasion for her and it turned out to be a frustrating evening. She said she will never go back to your establishment. If she wants Brazilian food, she will go to Greenfields in Long Beach where the food and the service is great even though they don't have dancers. There were not enough dancers to cover the more than one section at a time anyway so she will not miss the dancers.

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Abswright5
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went there for my boyfriend s 50th birthday and they staff was so nice. We drove there from Pasadena and it was worth it. The food had great flavor and I loved the mashed potatoes. I would recommend this wonderful place to anyone who loves steak. The view is beautiful of the ocean and the Samba show was fun. Will come back here

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great, nice atmosphere. They were very slow in bringing around the meats (probably so you fill on the other foods). That being said the waiters/waitresses were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Make sure when you make the plan to go to Samba, go knowing you will need to be rolled out! You will eat and eat and eat! It's amazing. The meats are so yummy, my favorite was the bacon wrapped turkey, the fish and the spicy steak. Their salad bar is way more than salad. Mashed potatoes, beef stroganoff, chili, corn on the cobb, the list goes on and on.

Highly recommended!!

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Keeler
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you like the type of Brazilian meat fest really come to your table and slice meat right onto your plate and they keep it coming with all different types of grilled meats, this is the place for you. The real surprise came around 7:30 PM when the music out loud, the light started flashing, and out came three very attractive young ladies dressed up in fabulous Brazilian costumes dancing for us diners.
If you are true meat eater you probably won't spend much time at the fabulous salad bar. However some in your party or the kale eating type, they will be very satisfied as well.

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Phyrwmn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the Samba dancers. First time we ate here the food was awesome. This second time I notice that some of the meat selections were missing like the filet and skirt steak and added more chuck. Still the house special meat on the sword skewers was the bomb and loved the swordfish. The salad and side item bar was good, really loved the Brazilian cheese balls (Pão de queijo) were so good, I had to stop myself from eating them as not to fill up and save room for the proteins. I come without the kids, dont think it is a place for them. Also got the Brazilian coctail Caipirinha and enjoyed it. Service was good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It took too long for the servers to come around with the meat selections. It seems like one came around every 5 minutes or so. I've been to other Brazilian restaurants, and the servers come back to back. I ended up getting full off of the potato salad, rice, beef stroganoff, and beverages.

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BerlisA90
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was astounding! Definitely will be going again!

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delreal6569
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is facing the Redondo Beach pier and the ocean. It is very good. Totally in love with the calamari ceviche and the non stop meat circulating the floor. Great service and fantastic food. The view is spectacular anytime of day.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This is the first time that we dined on a Saturday night. I have been to Samba many times. When they were a "New" restaurant, 4 yrs ago or so, it was wonderful! On the most recent visit, on a Saturday, the food was great, the service was mediocre at best. And it was not at all crowded.
Also, the last time we went before the most recent time ( a Friday night several months ago) there was a MOB of people who were there for...I don't know what, but it was a very different crowd, to the point that I was scared for my children. I think there were there due to a night club scene. Basically, the food is good, still. But don't set the bar too high, and you won't be disappointed (and keep the women and children close!)

LD
LovetoDine
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was alright until the server (Pedro) presented the check with an 18% gratuity added even though we were only 4 people and they add the auto gratuity on parties of 6 and up. I still paid the total bc I'm a 20 % tipper but it was insulting the fact that the server added the gratuity to secure his tip. I brought it to the supervisor attention on my way out but he didn't have any sympathy or apology about the situation. Just want to advise to check your tab before you pay and check if they've added a gratuity on. They don't deserve to get double tipped.

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Fusion007
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at this Brasilian steakhouse. The food was excellent. They have a great a salad bar, good drinks and the cut of meats was excellent. They had attentive staff, the view was fantastic. We seated in front of the window so we had the sun in our faces for a little bit, but after a few minutes we had the sun fadding away with the acean as the background. I have already recommnded Samba to my friends and co workers. I will definitely will go again soon.

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RafaelN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I am a Brazilian and this was the worst Brazilian place ever.
It has nothing to do with Brazilian restaurants.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this delicious place. The atmosphere was great too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2015
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Service was slow. Servers took a looooooong time getting meat to us and when we had a request for something specific it would take way too long or. It get there at all

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They took a picture of the party that was cute a different. But overall I wouldn't go again. The side dishes were no good. Box potatoes, minute rice etc I tried them all even the salad and only likes the cheese bread. The meat selections were Ok but again not something I would crave for. The waiter forgot our drinks 3 times. He was nice but at 18% mandatory gratuity bad service is not an option.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The food was endless and the entertainment was lively.

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Kawknee
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is just so different. The service is always great. The food is excellent. Salad bar is great. The meat is so tasty, and you can try so many different meats! The view and atmosphere is wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and the Area

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had our office Holiday party at the 8:30 seating. It was fun especially with the Brazilian dancers strolling and entertaining each table with guests. It was disappointing to have several BBQ meats run out. The meat was not as tender as one would have expected from such a nice establishment. The desserts made up for the BBQ ...and the Brazilian Mojitos and Sangria were awesome!

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Samba by the Sea - Redondo Beach does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Samba by the Sea - Redondo Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 374-3411.

Samba by the Sea - Redondo Beach is rated 3.9 stars by 1712 OpenTable diners.

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