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Samba Taste of Brazil

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922 Main Street, Hopkins, MN 55343 (10th Avenue)
at same block!
(952) 935-2708
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Enjoy the flavor of Brazil in a large variety of dishes with Brazilian and...
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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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really delightful

Great little restaurant, able to walk in and get a table for 3 at 7pm on a Friday evening. The paella was AMAZING! Very reasonable for a lot of delicious food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Deborah K
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great little restaurant, able to walk in and get a table for 3 at 7pm on a Friday evening. The paella was AMAZING! Very reasonable for a lot of delicious food.

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Minnesota
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I met the owner and his son the first time we were there to eat. They were charming, and the food was authentic. It was a nice change, as we don't usually eat Brazilian food. The atmosphere was cozy and the place was not so loud that we had to raise our voices. It's a nice gem for Hopkins Mainstreet.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I've been to Samba now 3 times. My fiancé is Brazilian and I go to Brazil a few times a year. So I love good authentic Brazilian food and Samba has it. I especially like their Pastel, Hearts of Palm Salad, and Feijoada. They also make a pretty good Caipirinha, which is the drink of choice because their wine list... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visited Samba for the first time this month and was very impressed! The place is bigger than it looks from outside and it's very comfortable inside. The service was excellent and we were frequently checked on to make sure we didn't need anything. Both of us had paella and it was excellent! I'll definitely return for more.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've gone to Samba three times and each time it was fantastic. The father and son who run the place take a lot of pride in their food. I highly recommend any of their steak meals and their house cocktails. Really great spot that's fairly easy to get into.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I wanted a restaurant nearby for my husband's birthday. Samba had great reviews and was nearby (no freeway travel required from our home). The food and service were outstanding! It was a quiet evening and the owner helped us select our meal. We started with the mussels, which were tender and tasty. For entrees, I had the Brazilian black bean... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have eaten at Samba several times and always been pleased. The menu is extensive and I intend to continue exploring it. As a lover of beans, I had a lot of choices. The shrimp dish I had at my last visit was perfectly cooked - not the eraser consistency of many other places. The place is staffed by the... More 

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minnetonka. minnesota
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159 reviews 159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This place has a very large menu. We've tried a few things, all tremendous. This isn't a chain, the owner greets you and seats you. It's all first-rate ingredients, prepared fresh. It has the look and feel of a local restaurant, which it is, but it deserves to be a destination restaurant, which I'm sure it will be, soon. A... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I write this review from the perspective of someone who hasn't been to a restaurant like this before. I had the pork sandwich with fries and it was decent. I likely won't go back unless it is with business colleagues on a lunch like this was.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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72 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a family trip and we ended up in this restaurant. We went there 2 times in a row to check other items in the menu. It was a very good meal and I can say next time I will go back there to try the other items in the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 922 Main Street, Hopkins, MN 55343
    (10th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: at same block!
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Hopkins
  • Phone Number: (952) 935-2708

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 27
  • Cuisine: Brazilian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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