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About Samba Taste of Brazil

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!

922 Main Street
Hopkins, MN 55343
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Brazilian, Contemporary European

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

Cross Street:
10th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(952) 935-2708

Website:
http://www.sambatasteofbrazil.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Fridays and Saturdays .

Catering:
Weddings , family or office parties from 20 to 200 people, catering only the food or also available serving.

Parking Details:
Free parking at streets around Samba and also Free Parking ramp at half block.

Public Transit:
at same block!

Executive Chef:
Gabe Pantano

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 .

Private Party Contact:
Joe or Gabe: (952) 935-2708

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

Samba Taste of Brazil Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

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4.6

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3.9

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4.1

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85% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (5)
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Healthy (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
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Good for a Date (3)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We celebrated an anniversary at Samba Taste of Brazil. All of us enjoyed it. My paella was excellent. The steak kabobs were amazing, but the chicken not as tasty. Appetizers were very good. Spicy sauce was very popular.
Our service was excellent. Very casual and quaint restaurant. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food and service were perfect. The portions were also spot on. I will go back again, often. Samba is a nice find.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very bland food, little taste and tough to chew (shredded beef). beans were good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Ive been here a number of time and have never been disappointed. I have tried several items on the menu and recommend all but especially the paella. Great service, amazing wait staff, clean bathrooms, small grocery store attached for take home items. Nice to see variety in this little gem of a suburb.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Cozy
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

What I really liked was how quiet it was and the GREAT gluten -free options! For those who are gluten sensitive this is a great option!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Organic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Went to lunch here recently as a celebratory event as we had a team member from work who was going back to school. It took an hour for us to get our food. The place was not packed, so the delay in getting food made no sense. Don't plan on going back

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Very good food. Reasonable prices.
Thanks

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Had driven past this restaurant for years but had assumed it was like Fogo de Chao downtown--it isn't, and isn't as expensive and isn't all meat. This was a nice family place, decent specialties done well. We will be back again.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Wonderful family run restaurant. My sister lives short term with a family in Brazil and has stated the food made in this restaurant is authentic. Stree food and home cooked alike. Warm and friendly staff. We have been here several times and the owner always checks on us if nor serving us himself.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We have enjoyed eating at Samba for many years because the food is so good. Their desserts are fantastic. I love the care that this family puts into all of the food and making sure everyone has a good dining experience. Wonderful authentic food.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Went for dinner before a movie. We were greeted nicely and promptly seated. The ambiance is simple and plain. There are many choices on the menu that are representative of meals typically seen in Brazil. Our server was attentive and courteous. Our food was fresh and very tasty. It is certainly worth a trip.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 10, 2017

If you don't want to spend an arm and a leg then you should try Samba! Way cheaper than other Brazilian restaurants. Cute location in downtown Hopkins!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The food was cold and very tough, not the least bit tender, must have obtained from a very old cow.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Great little authentic Brazilian restaurant. The owner and his family were very hospitable and provided excellent recommendations for first time patrons. I will be back when in Hopkins.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Food was great, service even better. We plan to return often.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Loved everything we ordered!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Table choice when we arrived for our reservation. ONLY problem was we chose the only outside table set up inside. All this meant was a tad less leg room but was perfectly comfortable.

Food choices are many and varied. I would suggest sticking to the traditional Brazilian food for a first visit. Food itself was very good. Not too much heat (though I love spicy food) and good portion size. We each had soup, a main, and desert. It was Valentine's Day so good food, good company, and awesome people watching made for a fun evening.

Bill was about what I expected (some of the plates could be shared, ask).

I would recommend as a nice Brazilian eatery in the western suburbs.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Everything started out okay... We were greeted and our name was crossed off of a notepad for our reservations. We were seated, drinks ordered and an appetizer on the way. Shortly there after, we placed our dinner order and enjoyed each others company. Food came in a timely manner, was rather delicious... but that's where the night turned south. Not once did anyone come to check on us from that point on. Our drinks were empty, plates were depleted, and there we sat...for 25 minutes... before someone checked on the table next to us (who had also been waiting) and we flagged them down to grab us a box and our check. Once the check came, another 10-12 minutes until they came to run the card.
I'd go again, but only because the food was good - they definitely need to work on staff to patron ratios.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Delicious and tasty food. Outstanding services and the owner is very friendly.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great Food and friendly, knowledgeable service. We will be coming back frequently.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We had a very nice time and an excellent dinner at Samba's. The servers were warm and friendly and attentive although service was on the slow side, we considered it might be due to short staffing as there were only two servers that we could see. No worries for us - we were enjoying an evening out with friends. The food was exceptional and very well priced. The wine list was not extensive but ample. The beer list was a bit anemic.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Great Brazilian food with many delicious gluten free options

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The waiter remembered us from the last time we were in. He knew what
we ordered and just ordered it again. Such a family atmosphere. We love Samba's.
My 21 year old son said he was hesitant about going the first time and then requested
we go back a week later. A millennial and baby boomers loving the same place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Really good option for great authentic Brazilian food. Lots of family recipes on the menu. Both meals we ordered were excellent and above our expectations. This appears to be a family run place with the patriarch being a great character while the rest of the service staff were there to move plates and not very engaging. Brazil has lots to offer but that is not on display in the decor and the ambiance is too bright. Turn down the track light, turn on the cool chandelier and get some table candles. Maybe turn on some cultural music for background. We live only blocks away and have not stepped into Samba until now. On the Friday we were there most of the tables were full. Hopkins needs more dinning and Samba should be one of the spots on your regular list. The food was excellent and the menu should not be feared, there is something for everyone including pizza and burgers and kids. Go for the food and some legit Brazilian taste. We will go back for sure.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Excellent meal as always. Wide variety of foods available - the whole family finds good options. Good wine. Good service. Very comfortable place to go!

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2016

this is a hidden treasure the food is great and very good tasty try the excellent hot sause

Tags: Tasting Menu, Spicy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The food was amazing. I had the seafood paella, and it was the best I've had...ever. The flan was great too. The staff were very warm and friendly. Just a great place in general. Can not wait to go back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Took a friend here for her birthday! Food was great and waiters sang to her and put a candle in the dessert! Fun time!

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Amazing. Best service in minneapolis. Fantastic food.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2016

A favorite stop. The food is always excellent with many authentic Brazilian selections. The staff is mostly family and provides great service and conversation. Quite popular, so we usually get a reservation to make sure we get a table. Ooohh and super Sangria!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Great meal! Paella for me, hot sauce on the side, and Brazillian stroganoff for my hubby. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Great to try some new ethnic food. Liked the grocery store on site as well for browsing.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Every time we have visited it has been excellent. Great ambiance, comfortable surroundings, very friendly staff, excellent authentic Brazilian food, super sangria, on and on. Becoming one of our favorite spots!

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Very enjoyable dining experience. Will definitely go back to try some more of these unusual dishes. My friend had the paella, generous portion and very tasty.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Samba was a pleasant surprise. The food was very good, not expensive, and the host was extremely fun. I would recommend this restaurant to any one & I hope to go back soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Vegan
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Plenty of options, good recommendations from staff, generous portions.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Food was great and the service was attentive and timely for our group of 9.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2016

Great food and Brazilian selections.

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