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Samba Brazilian Grill

240 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703-1810
+1 608-257-1111
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“skewers” (15 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Brazilian, Latin, South American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
240 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703-1810
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1 - 10 of 225 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

4 of us went February 10th. The food was ok, nothing extraordinary. You will for sure see the sausage person the most. We were already done eating when I asked the last person bringing Us food, if they didn’t even have chicken that night? We...More

Thank anksmiko
Reviewed 3 days ago

August was our server- Amazing! Also, the short black haired busser of our tables was very pleasant and funny. Food was great and salad bar was impressive. Beautiful decor and it was very comfortable setting. Every time we flipped to "Green" we got an array...More

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lamb was exceptionally good. The three cuts of beef were not so good. Potentially they were over marinated or over tenderized (possibly to overcompensate for lower qualify meat) resulting in a mushy texture. The chicken was very moist and the grilled pineapple made for...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just left the place, if I'm judging the food, the food was great. The service on the other hand, was very very bad. I've never had any situation like the one I had tonight. The server didn't even explain to us how things work....More

Thank moeallan88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant, featuring a Brazilian style meal. The drinks were great, the food even better, and the price was very good.

Thank 13Bubba1313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined on a Saturday night at 6:15 with family of 4 for son’s birthday. This was the third time I had been there in a year or so, second with our teenaged kids. I felt this visit was not up to par with past experiences....More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 25 December 2017

The place is nice inside, dark wood, it feels warm and inviting, not too bright. Staff were friendly and attentive, explained how the menu works, etc. You start with a well stocked salad bar that is much more than salads, including mashed potatoes, gravy, fruits,...More

1  Thank WillyinWI
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We dined with a friend for a bithday celebration. I made a note of the "birthday celebration" in my reservation hoping we'd get a more "out of way' Table instead we were seated smack dab in the traffic lane. Not ideal but we went with...More

Thank Stefanie H
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Have been to several Brazilian Restaurants in other cities, always get great service and food. At this place we got shamefully poor service, waiters were slow and inattentive, and food overrated. Place is dark and appears unkempt and poorly managed. For the price charged about...More

1  Thank szkmd
Reviewed 4 December 2017

If you like meat, this is the place to go. The Gauchos will continue to bring you hot servings of your favorite meats as long as you keep the "green ready" side up. The salad bar is very nice with items you would not normall...More

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I think it was around $20 dollars. Groupon will run something every once and a while.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$100
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703-1810
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-257-1111
  • E-mail
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