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$$ - $$$
Brazilian, South American
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7 Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042-3432 (Bloomfield Ave.)
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Montclair, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You hit the Trifecta here! The small restaurant has great food, service and atmosphere. Romantic lighting and dark woods make the place cozy and warm. The menu is mostly meat, fish and chicken and the dishes are tasty and different from other places as they are very unique and cooked with just the right spices. Definitely save room for dessert.

Thank Bonnie J
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Samba for the second time and once again they did not disappoint. I had the stuffed acorn squash special and it was amazing!!! I wish it was either a staple on the menu or I could have the recipe. I highly recommend this dish!! My husband chose the trout which he also enjoyed. Can't wait to return to this... More 

Thank TAPAU313
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

My wife and I had been wanting to try this restaurant out for some time now, so we met our friends for dinner there one Saturday night recently. The food, decor and ambiance made us feel like we had traveled to South America - it truly was a delightful culinary experience! The menu has a lot of small plate options... More 

Thank Ron G
Montclair, New Jersey
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130 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

Great food - especially the shrimp in the acorn squash. Any of the shrimp dishes with coconut milk are also very good. The traditional large bowl of meat at the end of the menu is overwhelming, though.

Thank 973rooster
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

Choices and quality of food were excellent, Interesting decor. Service was average and the restaurant is small.

Thank RAK363
Pennsauken, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

I told my niece to let me know where she would like to go for her birthday. She chose Samba. The food was delicious and the staff was very gracious. My sster in law had the Salmon, my niece a Shrimp dish, and I had a chicken dish. It was all very good. We ended up taking the balance of... More 

Thank judithjones683
Livingston, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

My wife and are stuffed to the gills after a great meal at Samba. We walked in after looking at the menu and were thrilled with our choice. Food and service were great, prices were fair. The place was a little tight, but fine. BYOB with a liquor store right around the corner. In a neighborhood conducive to walking it... More 

Thank F6980BTpaul
West Orange, New Jersey
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

I went to Samba to meet a friend for lunch and wondered why I had never been before. This wonderful little gem had so many delicious options on the menu that I couldn't decide what to order. I ended up getting the lunch special of 1/2 salad and 1/2 panini. The salad I chose was roasted beet, strawberries & goat... More 

Thank Deb100000
New York City, New York
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night. It was absolutely fantastic. Definitely try the pineapple mint juice! Everything we ordered was delicious. It is very tiny so reservations are important.

Thank Valerie M
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went here for an early dinner during the week. I was struck by the rustic, cozy atmosphere. Our staff was attentive without being intrusive. I absolutely loved my appetizer made with bacon and collard greens served with a really tasty dipping sauce. For my entree, I ordered a very unique and VERY filling shrimp dish served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042-3432
    (Bloomfield Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: 973-744-6764

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