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Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge

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1000 Universal Studios Blvd # 101H, Los Angeles, CA 91608-1008
+1 818-763-0101
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went two couples with a Groupon on a Sunday night to this smallish City Walk restaurant. I would not have paid $50.00 a person for the all you can eat option, and neither should you. It is simply overpriced for the value offered. It is just fine at a discount at around 1/2 off. They do not accept reservations... More 

Thank mdbgoldfamily
Whitecourt, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with my 2 teenaged boys. Great service and even better food. It was like a competition for my two boys and the food was incredible. You definitely do not leave hungry! I would definitely go back again.

Thank 425Shane59
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Salad bar was horrible! Very few choices and those offered were not very good. No "dinner rolls' and no grilled pineapple!!! The meat was very good but for $50 a plate we expected a lot more. Not a good choice for a Brazilian style grill.

Thank Connie D
Maui, Hawaii
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Went after a full day at the theme park. Food was good not great. Service though was excellent. If you have ever been to a Brazilian steak house then this place is no surprise but just wasn't anything that stood out.

Thank Scott J
Prince George, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

It was my first time in this kind of buffet and it was absolutely something to try. they had some all you can eat salad bar and rice and stew but the meat served as it was cooked freshly in front of us. and they had so many types of beef and different kind of meat like chicken, lamb,pork and... More 

Thank youshgk
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We tried this on a lark and were pleasantly surprised. While it may be a little pricey, you definitely wont leave hungry.

Thank Robin F
Simi Valley, California
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Contrary to other reviewers, service was continuously prompt, with greetings and thank you's, food was pretty good quality, albeit not top notch beef, and they didnt have Filet like last time. But everything else was offered. Other similar style Brazilian Restaurants are a bit better, like in Las Vegas, but it was pretty good!

Thank Mike S
Dallas, Texas
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Our daughter wanted to stay in the park longer so we decided to go just outside and have a nice dinner. We had gracious service but the food just wasn't good. They also didn't seem to have enough staff bringing around the meats. I would not recommend this restaurant with so many better options everywhere around it.

Thank Heidi C
Newbury Park, California
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. The cold bar salad was extremely bland. The Hot bar had 5 items.. The mash potatoes was soup, (no it was not supposed to be potato soup). Rice was very plain. The meat was okay. New York strip and the Brazilian meat where the best. The fish was not good at all. Sausage was good . Never tasted... More 

Thank ABriteCreation
Lancaster, California
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319 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, great service, and the food just keeps on coming until you are about to burst. Make sure you stop them from coming before you're full.

Thank A_V_Wedding_Lady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Universal Studios Blvd # 101H, Los Angeles, CA 91608-1008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 818-763-0101
  • This restaurant is at Universal Studios Hollywood Resort

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