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For 2
Sat, 2/17
10:00 PM
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Samba Taste of Brazil

437 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Authentic (12)
  • Neighborhood Gem (8)
  • Worth the Drive (7)
Enjoy the flavor of Brazil in a large variety of dishes with Brazilian and its European / African / Mediterranean cuisine influences : Picanha , Churrasco, Feijoada ( black beans stew ) Moqueca ( shrimp , fish or veggies with coconut milk and palm oil ) Seafood, Pastas, Risottos , Salads , Paellas and much more. Lots of options of Low Carbs , Low Calories , Veggies. Great Selection of GLUTEN FREE dishes from appetizers , main course , desserts.

Cozy place for a date and family or office parties!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Brazilian, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Fridays - Saturday: 11am to 10 pm
Tuesdays - Thursdays: 11 am to 9 pm
Mondays: 11 am to 8 pm
Sundays: 12pm to 8 pm
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Phone number
(952) 935-2708
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gabe Pantano
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Private party facilities
We can close part or full facility to accommodate up to 70 peoples seated or 150 stand , buffet or a la carte .
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Private party contact
Joe or Gabe: (952) 935-2708
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Weddings , family or office parties from 20 to 200 people, catering only the food or also available serving.
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Cross street
10th Avenue
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Parking details
Free parking at streets around Samba and also Free Parking ramp at half block.
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Public transit
at same block!
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Live Music Fridays and Saturdays .
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  Dined 3 days ago

We had a fantastic dinner here for Valentine's Day! The place was calm, mostly quiet, and the family staff was extremely kind and friendly.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Went to Rio last year and was looking for a nearby spot to relive some of those memories. The food was remarkably authentic to what we encountered on our trip, right down to a favorite desert. The entrees were reasonably priced for the value of what you receive and the flavors were great. Service was friendly and fast. Soda was a little pricey, would be my only caveat, but will definitely come back.

5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

So good! Owner and staff are so personable. They made us feel like we were the only people there even though there was a party of 30 in the restaurant. Loved the food. Good spice level, tasted fresh and authentic. We will be back.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

As always, delicious Brasilian comfort food! The pasteis & mandioca delicious, escondidinho de carne seca was awesome, the feijoada delicious, the Amazonas plate slightly spicy & good and the paella de frango tasty. Topped off with Guarana' Antarctica! It wasn't a busy night and since the owner was feeling a bit under the weather, we needed to leave early so he could close early. That was a bummer, but service is generally quite good on normal visit, so this was an anomaly. Hopefully he's feeling better now!

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food and very friendly service. Really enjoyed our evening!

LizC (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

A great place to go for an extended lunch break. My manager and co worker from Brazil loved the food. I have never been dissapointed anytime I have gone there.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Our first visit to Samba and we were very pleased with the service, atmosphere and especially the food.
Definitely recommend for a little bit of Brasil casual style.

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

It is a great place to eat , with service from a great family.

OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

This was our second visit to Samba. We met foodie friends from Minneapolis there. The father and son service was warm and friendly. One of our friends has been to Brazil a few times on business and the son was happy to recommend dishes that our friend rememberd. Everyone had a good meal. With appetizers, 4 meals, drinks and tip the bill was around $175; so not a cheap night out but we all plan to come back. Portions are larger so three of us left with food for lunch the next day.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent place to meet and enjoy a great meal. Very authetic Brazillian food, prepared very well and served by the the very friendly owner! I would recommend a visit to Samba! :)

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

I've been to Samba many times and it never disappoints. The place was pretty quiet on a Tuesday night but the service was great and food was exceptional.

Emily (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

As always, Samba was awesome. Great food and great service from Victor. We took my parents here and they loved it as well. We've had business associated from Brazil in town, took them here and they raved at how authentic it was. Highly recommend.

boogaloo (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

First time there with a group of 8 people. Promptly prepared a table and seated us. Provided a quick round of drinks and then was very helpful in explaining the different items on the menu. Took quite a while to get the food but was well worth the wait as all eight said they would come again. Great ethnic experience in dining.

BarbaraC (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

We love going to Samba's. Joe and Victor are like family. They always make us
feel special. The service is excellent. We love the Caipernias. We take all our friends

NicoletteL (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Very authentic dishes from Brazil. Friendly staff. Small grocery area to purchase ethnic ingredients to make the dishes at home.