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Samba Cafe

$$ - $$$, South American
350 State St, Rochester, NY 14608-1850
+1 585-287-5700
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18 Mar 2014
“Amazing Authentic Brazilian”
31 Jul 2013
“Very authentic, very tasty!”
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Brazilian, South American
$$ - $$$
350 State St, Rochester, NY 14608-1850
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

One of the best black beans and rice dishes I've ever had. I had the Samba platter with grilled pork. It came with a special farofa (toasted yucca flour) that the owner added delicious flavors to. The entire meal was wonderful and I can't wait...More

Thank Morgan S
Reviewed 31 July 2013

I was looking for a change of pace restaurant in Rochester where I could get a decent plate of black beans and rice and came across a review for Samba where I recently ordered lunch. The owner was very welcoming and helpful. He instructed me...More

Thank Terry V
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Today I tried the Samba plate - a delicious salad made of romaine, grapes, feta, chopped tomato and onion, and blue cheese. I added the lime pork which was roasted to perfection. Generous portions and very tasty. Owner and his wife are very friendly and...More

Thank MaryErinO
Reviewed 27 May 2012

We went to this restaurant after a show at the arena. It was definitely not what I expected. While the atmosphere leaves much to be desired, the food was incredible. The service was prompt and the owner made sure he spoke to us about the...More

Thank AviMom2006
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Samba promises an all-Brazilian menu - and delivers. My companion had spent two years in Rio and was very impressed with the selections and preparation of the menu items. The owner-cook is a recent immigrant from Brazil and takes great pride in his food. Everything...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 State St, Rochester, NY 14608-1850
    (Factory St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-287-5700
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