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Samba Grille - CLOSED

530 Texas St., Houston, TX 77002
7133431180
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: South American
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Texas & Smith

11 reviews from our community

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English first
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

wait staff was so friendly and polite and I really value that as much as I do the food. Nothing spoils a meal more than a rude waitstaff

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Katy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Eleven of us ate here after the theater on Saturday, June 16th. Even though we had reservations and the restaurant was almost empty, our table was not ready and it took almost 15 minutes for the staff to arrange our seating. It only got worse from there on! We had arrived at 4:15 and even though we were always ready... More

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florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012 via mobile

Had dinner there with some business colleagued. We arrived at 8:30 and the place was empty but we enjoyed the quiet. Had crab cakes and snapper which were both excellent. Server very attentive and understanding of special needs in our party. Would return on my next trip to Houston.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012 via mobile

Place was packed for dinner, was seated at bar. My server was attractive but not very observant and seemed clueless in terms of knowing the dinner menu. Understandable since she was a bartender but the other bartenders did not appear as challenged. Started with crab cake at 16$, very Average. My entree was the butter poached lobster salad 22$ with... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Great new place. Perfect for entertaining guests. I loved the arpas!

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

We enjoyed everything we ate - crab cakes, pork belly was tender and perfectly seasoned, and the scallops were delicious. Steak was perfectly cooked. A wonderful range of options on the menu and it was hard to choose what to eat. Service was attentive. I would definitely go back when visiting Houston.

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Odense, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

I made reservations online, through OpenTable, for 6 people at The Samba Grille back in June 2011. As a family we had planned a road trip from Minneapolis to New Orleans, we are from Denmark, and we were all looking forward to some great meals along the way, especially some great steaks while in Dallas and Houston. I knew I... More

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Galveston,TX USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

The staff was polite, seemed well trained, the dishes were visually appealing, the seating was pleasant enough but at this price point it pleased but did not make me want a repeat visit. None of us had the steak however and since that makes up the bulk of their menu I would give them another chance. The paella was reported... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

Three visits in two weeks! This restaurant is outstanding! Great atmosphere, service, selection. In Houston for two weeks for business and after my first visit to this establishment I had to go back with international guests and all were very impressed.

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Houston, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

at the Samba Grille. Nice parade of meats, fun atmosphere, and great service. Had a sever named Chris T. ,he was just a delight. The wine program alone, makes it worth going . Lesser known wines kept in a shiny contraption lets you take a tour with several stops for the tongue on a modest budget. I was out with... More

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Additional Information about Samba Grille

Address: 530 Texas St., Houston, TX 77002
Phone Number: 7133431180
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: South American

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