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Sambass Cafe Restaurante

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$$ - $$$
Italian, Brazilian, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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| Segunda Praia, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of Bahia 45428-000, Brazil
+55 75 3652-1313
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09:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

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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!

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Thank Daniel N
Calvia, Spain
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

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Thank Gaobinna
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

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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 15 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 

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Thank lucianeolioli
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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.

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Thank Jens Aarre S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

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Thank Kasra H
Australia
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Ate here for dinner twice on vacation. Amazing seafood, and great location on the beach. The prawn and pineapple salad was a stand out dish. I hope to return one day :)

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Thank TravelDanceSmile
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Very good food and a great service (something you don't get that often in the island) from Atos, what a great guy! We had the lobster and camarao a milanesa, yum!! Also, they had awesome live music playing!

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Thank brucarod
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Little over priced but so are most eating places on the island CF to other isles. Atmosphere and two piece band were up to the mark. Enjoyed the meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Cuisine
Italian, Brazilian, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
09:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:00
Thursday
09:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?