Samba Brazilian Steakhouse - Redondo Beach

3.9
1706 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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Feed your inner carnivore at Samba Brazilian Steakhouse. 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 Brazilian Steakhouse 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 Brazilian Steakhouse is open all through the week except on Mondays.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
DINNER
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 11am - 9:00pm

BRUNCH
Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

SAMBA SHOWS
Thursday: 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 7:30pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 374-3411
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Catering services available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beryl St.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Every Sunday 11am-3pm: Sunday Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday 12pm-7pm All Summer: Jazz Sea Sunday. Live Jazz
Every Monday All Summer: $5 Sangria
Every Tuesday All Summer: $2 Industry Nights
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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KM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Reviewed on January 24, 2017
Overall 1food service ambience

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch deal.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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TS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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b
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

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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ML
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food good entertainment excellent service

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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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BA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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!)

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LD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this delicious place. The atmosphere was great too.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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K
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place and the Area

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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SB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2015
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Dancers only dance every one n half to 2hrs for 3_4min.. Server comes every half hour, poor service... That sums it all.. Not worth my time to write.. Can't imagine paying 50bucks each person again for this

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our wedding and reception here and it was lovely! It's very reasonably priced for the amazing view, abundant food and private banquet room. We rented chairs for the ceremony outside and had the reception indoors in the banquet hall. It was a little cozy as we had about 120 people (it fits about 100 more comfortably), but other than that, it was beautiful. The staff went above and beyond to make our day special. I highly recommend having any special occasion here!

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JF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All the meats were well prepared and very tasty. Their buffet variety was fairly standard. Enjoyed their desserts. Ocean view ambiance definitely added to our enjoyment.

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OC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was amazing, the different choices kept on coming...The garlic bread is to die for....

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