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Sambass Cafe Restaurante

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$$ - $$$
Italian, Brazilian, Bar, Seafood
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| Segunda Praia, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of Bahia 45428-000, Brazil
+55 75 3652-1313
09:00 - 01:00
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I went to sambass with my family and we had great food there. We ordered red fish (peixe vermelho) and a mix of steak, chicken, and pork. They gave us for free a frozen lemonade for each (could be virgin or you could add alcohol), and also little desserts at the end. There was also great live music. The only... More 

Thank Renata D
Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great seating and live music. Service was slow though and the food was just okay. I'd recommend this place for drinks.

Thank onlykaren
Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 days in Morro. Day 1 we went to Sambass attracted by its looks, live music (nice couple from Goiania, very good music). We were served by Rafael, great guy, very good service! The experience was so good that we came back the other 3 days. He had great service from all the staff, particularly from Rebeca, Rafael... More 

Thank danpapai
Sambass H, Gerente at Sambass Cafe Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Sambass Café, thank you too for your nice review on Tripadvisor and your kind words about the staff, It is rewarding to see that you coming back and that every time you come our staff make you feel special, they do their best to make that our customers have a good time with us, you can... More 

London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Restaurant on the beach, or inside seating too available. My experience was very good. Had the steak and was cooked very good,drinks good too! Staff were friendly and music played throughout. It is pricey but it on the beach side and you are on an island so you do expect to pay more for that pleasure. No complaints! Recommend for... More 

Thank LondonMike
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Looks like you need to have some luck to be there. Many people that come to sambass has really good experiences even the native people recommend it. We tried and our experience was not so good. Very poor service attendance, also the food was not good. We asked for some pasta and was not good!

Thank Daniel N
Calvia, Spain
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The staff members are very friendly. The food was superb and the music very good. Just ensure you double check your bill if you got any special offer to stay, to be certain that it was applied

Thank Gaobinna
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

My gf and I were lured to this restaurant by its elegant look and location (the only actual good points). We ordered a menu for two, which, according to the waiter, comes with two free drinks. When the food finally came, I had to "remind" the waiter about the free drinks. He wasn't going to bring them at all, had... More 

Thank Daniel L
Sambass H, Gerente at Sambass Cafe Restaurante, responded to this review
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Estimado Daniel L, Obrigado por nos dedicar um tempo para dividir sua experiência com a gente. Ficamos felizes que tenha... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

If you are vegetarian/vegan or even if you are not but you like to try different types of food, I highly recommend the vegan moqueca served at Sambass. The vegan moqueca contains pieces of coconut and a brazilian fruit called "jaca". I've tried vegetarian moquecas all over Brazil and I've never seen anything like that. The price is extremely fair... More 

Thank lucianeolioli
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Really bad service, and they tricked us in by promising free drinks we never got. We sat 25 minutes waiting for the drinks we ordered.

Thank Jens Aarre S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We ate at this restaurant for 2 days straight (lunch and dinner). The stand out meal was the red snapper, if you try anything here try the red snapper!

Thank Kasra H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Italian, Brazilian, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Segunda Praia, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of Bahia 45428-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Ilha de Tinhare  >  Morro de Sao Paulo
  • Phone Number: +55 75 3652-1313
The Sambass Restaurant was Born in Morro de Sao Paulo in the second beach. With the influences of Italian, French and Bahian cuisine, started the Sambass that since 2004 has become the reference food in Morro.

The Sambass Cafe Restaurant is a mix of Mediterranean cuisine with flavors of Bahia. Daytime service on the beach and at night, by candlelight.

Music Live Night & Day

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