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Samba Taste of Brazil

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Brazilian, South American
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922 Main Street, Hopkins, MN 55343 (10th Avenue)
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(952) 935-2708
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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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
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  • 25
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  • 5
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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
Cozy local place

Good brazilian food by Paulistanos.... A nice change of pace from the overhyped (and over priced) rodizio style of other brazilian places. Just good brazilian food - lots of meat of course. This place is on main street hopkins and isn't anything fancy, almost a coffee shop feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Good brazilian food by Paulistanos.... A nice change of pace from the overhyped (and over priced) rodizio style of other brazilian places. Just good brazilian food - lots of meat of course. This place is on main street hopkins and isn't anything fancy, almost a coffee shop feel.... It may be a little too casual for some, especially if you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Place was empty when I went there, but had a good experience nonetheless. Having brazilian food away from home is always good, and they were right on target. It seemed a little expensive compared to other brand restaurants, but overall worth trying.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Having spent some time in Brazil, I have been looking for a decent Brazilian restaurant that is not one of the ubiquitous Brazilian steakhouses. I came across Samba and boy am I glad that I did. Samba is owned by a Brazilian family that aims to please. They use authentic Brazilian recipes and ingredients whenever possible. I have been back... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Our third time at Samba confirmed that the cuisine is authentic Brazilian fare, as we have recently visited Brazil and eaten local cuisine in Rio, Salvador and Manaus. Bobo and feijoada were great, and heart of palm salad and calabresa sausage appetizer were tasty. Friends enjoyed churrasco, a deal at $17, and batter fried walleye (there are lots of good... More 

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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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, South American

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?