Samba Taste of Brazil

4.4
461 reviews
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$30 and under
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Brazilian
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  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
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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Cuisines
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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Catering
Weddings , family or office parties from 20 to 200 people, catering only the food or also available serving.
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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
Live Music Fridays and Saturdays .
Additional
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
What 461 People Are Saying
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D
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful dinner at Samba. A wonderful family owned place. Great to bring the kids....a date....out of town company. Authentic dishes plus a great variety of choices...pizza,pasta,etc.
Never misses the mark.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time eating at Samba Taste of Brazil (recommended by friends). Very enjoyable evening. Our server was extremely helpful recommending items to consider. The fried yucca was a fabulous appetizer. My wife had the fish special, which was delicious, and I had their steak, also very good. Would definitely recommend Samba to family and friends.

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Minneapolis
59 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owners of Samba Taste of Brazil and staff truly BELIEVE in providing great service and fantastic food.
Everything on the menu is authentic taste of Brazil, food is simply wonderful.
Samba is the best restaurant in Minnesota hands down!!!
wife and I both definitely recommend Samba Taste of Brazil, wonderful food,staff and location..

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Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and perfectly-seasoned Brazilian food in the metro. Friendly staff, a generous gluten-free menu, and reasonable prices. Staff speak English and Portuguese. :-)

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fantastic atmosphere, wonderful staff.

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L
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Victor made great recommendations of both food and beer,and was warm and welcoming.

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SL
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at Samba! It's our go-to place when we want to treat friends or family for a nice meal. The food is flavorful and the service is great!

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KH
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly, great service in a casual atmosphere with solid food - eclectic mix of Brazilian, Spanish, Italian.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

No a/c, orders were incorrect, food was ok, people were nice though.

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P
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

The flat iron steak was terrific. It’s a little noisy and kind of rushed, and they cancelled our open table reservation when we arrived and did not fix it even though they said they did. I had to call open table to get it fixed. Seemed a little shady on the restaurants part. I would still go back.

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Naples
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great family owned place. Food is always delicious and the family makes sure everyone has a wonderful experience. It’s becoming a regular spot for me when ever I am in town.

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AF
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun experience. We will definitely be back.

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CB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Casual atmosphere. Great Staff. Very good food. Would most certainly go again!

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T
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hadn't been to this restaurant in awhile. Glad we tried it again and we'll go back! The food was excellent and the service was good too. I had the Moqueca and my husband had Espetinhos (with grilled beef). Nice that it's so casual. Family owned.

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TS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at the restaurant was fantastic and the wait staff was very attentive and pleasant. My only comment would be that OpenTable did not show any reservations available until 6:45 p.m. and there were open tables available at earlier tines.
We would have preferred to eat at 6 pm.

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L
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Met my family there for our Easter get together. The menu was perfect for those in our party with special diets. The food was FABULOUS and interesting wine list. We all agreed that we will be coming back for more!

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Been there several times, love the rice and vegetable entrees. Seasoned so tastefully, its not just rice and vegetables. I want to rush home and recreate it. They finish with pineapple coconut cake(don't miss that), it's extra large, so we can nibble on for a couple days.
Absolutely one of my favorite places, for the expert mix of ingredients, herbs, spices, and that cake. Owner South American, knows his stuff.

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Fargo
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered two different paellas and both were very good. The staff was friendly and very helpful.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very delicious! Well prepared and great portions

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d
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food and friendly service...we'll be back!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and service was wonderful! Family night out to celebrate a birthday. Can’t wait to go back!

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Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food and service was top notch. It was a bit louder than normal because a large group of people coming from the Children's Theater came in. It is normally an easy place for a conversation at the table. Even with the additional people our server was great and very attentive to not only us, but as I noticed, everyone. Always worth the drive to get there.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. There were quite a few different options and the service was equally as amazing. They gave us some of their homemade hot sauce and the flavor was exquisite. The atmosphere was very casual, with the staff very attentive.

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S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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ML
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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H
Minneapolis
85 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and attentive service. Very good flavors and seems to be authentic dishes. Description of various food items would help as we do not know Brazilian food very well.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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!

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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! :)

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SL
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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BC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
there.

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NL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

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

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OT
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love the paella and the owners at Samba. Brought friends who thoroughly enjoyed their dinner and intend to visit again soon for other dishes they thought sounded so good. Great evening!

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