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Samba Taste of Brazil

922 Main Street, Hopkins, MN 55343
(952) 935-2708
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Ranked #3 of 55 restaurants in Hopkins
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 10th Avenue
Transit: at same block!
Description: 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 low carb, low calorie, veggie and gluten free menu options.
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82% Recommend
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English first
Hopkins, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had the paella and the seafood appeizer (Mussell, shrimp, scallops in a garlic /white wine sauce) I had it made into an entree with papardelle and they were both excellent. Flan was great too! Very flavorful fresh food and very good, friendly service. Best seafood we have had in quite awhile!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

I sat at the bar for lunch. Service was fast. I had the pastel catupiry = nice smooth cheese & tomato. I also had the small palm salad with dressing on the side. The lettuce could have been of a higher quality. I might go back

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were at a cat show so I could take some photos, and thought an interesting local restaurant would be fun to try after attending the event. Samba Taste of Brazil was our luncheon spot. The restaurant is small, but comfortable. There is a small restaurant near the cash register where you may pick up food -- and luckily for... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Imagine our delight when we discovered that there is a fine Brazilian restaurant right here in Hopkins! Fejoada is a specialty, but everything we've ordered has surpassed expectations. The food is superb, and the friendliness of the owner and his very efficient staff is unsurpassed. Samba is an excellent restaurant.

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Rockford, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This restaurant should deserve an excellent rating. The food is excellent, the selection is great, the employees are super friendly and it was obviously a great choice for many. I will definitely be back. However, they need more help. Service is very slow, but the food is well worth the wait.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I'd read a good review of Samba a while ago and when the opportunity came to try it, the previous review had it right. What a great little place! Super friendly owner/service, easy access location, open, airy layout. Not crowded like most mn places. Food was excellent. I had the Fejoada, my wife had Moqueca, with an appetizer of Mariscos... More

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Edina, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has great Brazilian food that you can't get anywhere else in the twin cities. The Passion Fruit pudding desert is the real thing, just like in Brazil.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Went to lunch, and I have a new go-to celebration place, the waitstaff was one Brazilian gentleman who gave good recommendations. We got the feijoada and carne assada which were both amazing. In June I was in Fall River, MA and ate at a Portuguese restaurant and this was just as good, maybe better as two lunch entrees, soda and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

They have lots of fresh fruit in the sangria, however, the best part is the Brazilian pizza. It's the cheese, a creamy cheese unlike what you find in the traditional American/Italian pizza. Great stuff, highly recommended.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Found this nice little Brazilian restaurant in Hopkins and decided to try it out. Glad we did! Charming and fresh with some interesting menu items. Had some excellent soup, good salad with hearts of palm and tried the dry beef Escondidinho. A Brazilian Shepherds Pie with sauteed meat, with mashed yucca and cheese. Really enjoyed it. Will definitely go back... More

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