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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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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: 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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A new favorite!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
JSG320
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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English first
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Minneapolis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A great find with a nice selection of dishes - in a town not necessarily known for international cuisine. When we go back we are just going to sit at the bar and get several orders of mussels and drink their house cocktail made with lime and saki. Both are well-prepared and a great value. Easy walking distance to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great Place very Tasty & Superb Service, they also have a little Brazilian market. Dessert Menu indulge yourself passion fruit mousse!!!

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Minneapolis
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Hard to find such an authentic restaurant in the Twin Cities. Forget about thos national chain glutonous Brazilan chains. Find your way to this unassuming little place in Downtown Hopkins. The owner greats you and checks in during your meal. It is his family recipes you dine on. We had the flat bread appetizer. Delicious. Then came the entrees, Bobo',... 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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?