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Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge

$$ - $$$Steakhouse, , Latin
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91608
+1 818-763-0101
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin
$$ - $$$
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91608
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used Groupon and they didn't want to serve us. We only ate salad and one serving of chicken. Drink took forever to come. No utensils, even after we told the waitress multiple times. After the meal, the waiter gave us a $400 bill for 4...More

Thank vmkia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not recommended. Too expensive for what it is. Food is not worthy. Salads and side Dishes are mediocre to bad; beef is so so but buffet at $60 per person is a highway robbery; just obscene. Better to go to Outback

Thank Maria R
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Decided to give this place a shot, didn’t know anything about it but said why not. The service was great and very nice multiple people had came up and made sure we were ok. The setting was nice and they have a bubba hump style...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

My server was very attentive, but slow. The meat came even at a slower rate and they kept sending the same cheap stuff - sausage or chicken legs. Being a Brazilian myself, I asked for “vinagrete” which the waiter promptly brought me vinegar. After I...More

1  Thank Suzana L
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Samba is good but not great. I went here because I found a Groupon for 35% off. I’ve been to several different Brazilian BBQ’s in the past. Samba uses cheaper cuts of meat. While other Brazilian BBQ’s serve you bacon wrapped beef tenderloin, lamb chops,...More

Thank seahunters2000
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Ate here with family and friends on Christmas Eve, was alot of food and alot of fun. I enjoyed everything except for the Fillet Mignon, but it was worth the almost $60 per person we paid. Not cheap, but was fun for a vacation /special...More

Thank Rockinahawdplayse
Reviewed January 7, 2018

nie place to have a good meal when your really hungry. you can eat all the meat you can get for a fair price. samba dansers bring a good vibe through the restaurant , and friendly staff bring you the nice baked meat .

Thank filiep_billiet
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Me and my friend had a such great experience here. We're very well treated by everyone. Don't forget to ask for FAROFA to them, it's really good. Loved all the steak options, specially the Picanha. And for drinks, don't miss the opportunity to taste Blueberry...More

Thank RenatoCarneiro
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

If you like tender meats served directly to you, Samba is your place..With a variety of meats to try and accompanying appetizers,it makes for a very filling meal. We visited in the evening after visiting Universal n I don't regret it..We sat outside as the...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed October 17, 2017

We went to try this place out because for the first time since all the trips we've made to Universal. The waiter was nice, service was fast but, the food on the warm side. Sadly too many flies in the restaurant. We checked to see...More

Thank petitesandra
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighborhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-763-0101
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  • This restaurant is at Universal Studios Hollywood
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