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Samba Grille - CLOSED

530 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-2737
+1 713-343-1180
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
Jun 20, 2012
“pretty good food”
Jun 19, 2012
“Beware of the service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
South American
$$ - $$$
530 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-2737
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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

Thank MelanieMcDo
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...More

Thank Leroy W
Reviewed April 13, 2012

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...More

Thank xanthoxylum
Reviewed February 8, 2012

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...More

Thank jalaska2016
Reviewed January 14, 2012

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

Thank jamie v
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...More

Thank kateoz
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...More

1  Thank Christian A
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...More

Thank Stephen B
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.

Thank darcytdog
Reviewed April 14, 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...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-2737
    (Texas & Smith)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-343-1180
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