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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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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91608
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have been to Fogo de Chao and like their food, don't go here. The grilled meats here are not worth serving in McDonald's. Service was good, but overall, I would never go back to this restaurant.

Thank davidrL3188RA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was poor. We were told we would have to wait 30 mins for a table and it was over an hour. The staff at the front were very rude when we asked when our table would be ready. After we finally got to...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was just OKAY because of the service. The food was yummy. Our waiter was awful. We asked him if they served beer. he said no, so we ordered soda. In about 5 minutes, we noticed the table next to us drinking a Brazilian beer....More

Thank Cyann R
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Thursday night with a Groupon that I purchased for $65 for a "gaucho dinner for two". Overall, service was slow and the food underwhelming and incredibly salty. If we had paid the full price of $49 per person, I would have...More

Thank Howard T
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We took a break in the day from universal studios to have lunch. For a heavy meal, it's better to come early and then walk and digest. Believe me, you get a heavy meal! I had 4 kinds of meat: pepper steak, tri tip, NY...More

Thank VictoriaK2
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We were with friend walking around Universal and saw the sign. One of our group suggested it as we had all been to a Texas de Brazil in Palm Beach, FL earlier in the year. We were seated outside , the tables were so close...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Place is awesome. Great employees treating you like a king all the time. Servers coming you ur table putting different types of meats every 5 min or so. They have from lamb Pork chicken steaks and salmon. Everything was delicious and expected it to be...More

Thank Miguel N
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Got a Groupon - 2 for 1, with this it is overpriced! Definitely treated differently to other diners who maybe didnt have this deal. Initially given a menu of meats/choices but this was taken from us and we were told you didnt get this with...More

Thank shortlegs
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This brasillian restaurant"DO NOT"have all the items theyre showing on there website.we walk in to this restaurant at 6pm to have and early dinner and hoping to have a wonderful time with our friends. i always tell them how good brasillian steakhouse are in new...More

Thank Don A
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We went before lunch so the place was empty. Which could be a great thing because we didn't have to wait long. My husband had the unlimited meat but I decided on the salad bar. The salad bar could use some fruit and regular salad...More

Thank Cassie P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-763-0101
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  • This restaurant is at Universal Studios Hollywood
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