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Samba Taste of Brazil

4.6
448 reviews
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$30 and under
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Brazilian
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 448 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was very delicious! Well prepared and great portions

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 30, 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!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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! :)

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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
there.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!!!

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Very good food. Reasonable prices.
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5.0Dined on July 26, 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2017

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

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