Samba Cafe

Food & Drink
350 State Street, Rochester, NY 14608 350 State Street, Rochester Directions
+15852875700
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96% of 23 customers recommended
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Delicious
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The restaurant is deceiving because it is a small store front place. It is not fancy inside but the food is delicious and the staff is courteous and attentive. The owner came by to thank us for coming.
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Try some of the traditional dishes - delish.
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Everything was delicious! Powerful homemade hot sauce..yum. Paolo, owner, chef was very nice, and pleased to describe the various dishes. A new destination for us!
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The owners are wonderful people and came out and spoke to us personally. A jewel of a find!
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Not a fancy place but the food was soooo good!! Limited dinner menu as restaurant has just begun to offer dinners after being a luncheon restaurant for a few years. Proprietor is the chef and visited our table to personally check on our experience. Will go again (many times I hope!)
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Call ahead to make certain that they are not out of the national dish Feijoada; they were out when we went. Try the collard greens and the farofa - very interesting and tasty.
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Poor parking
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Paulo was extremely helpful! Decor was a little bare, but the food more than made up for it. We will definitely go back.
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I am Brazilian and one of the things that i would recommend is to expand on the beverage menu and also to start carrying Guarana.
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From Our Editors

Cuisine Type: Brazilian-American
Established: 2011
Reservations: Optional
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 5–10
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: Feijoada
Kid-friendly: Yes
Alcohol: None
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: No

Samba Cafe's owner Paulo champions the regional dishes of Southeast Brazil. The crown jewel of the menu is the "National Brazilian Dish," Feijoada. Though the stew started its life as a Portuguese import, the Brazilian version took on a life of its own. Samba Cafe's take on the dish incorporates black beans and a trio of meats—pork, beef, and sausage—and tops it off with sautéed garlic collard greens, an orange slice, and farofa. "[Customers] are always surprised by the flavors," he says. In addition to other Brazilian specialties, including the Farofa da Serra—scrambled eggs, bananas, and spices—the restaurant also serves up a handful of American favorites, including wraps, panini, and burritos.

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