Meat, the handsomest of the nine food groups, gets its good looks from spice rubs, tenderizers, and long soaks in anti-aging marinades. Ogle seductive slabs with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Brazilian fare and drinks at Samba Brazilian Steakhouse on Alberni Street.
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse's chefs and passadores serve up sizzling Latin flavours in this Vancouver-area Brazilian steak house. À la carte selections skim South American coasts and pastures with succulent bites of steamed mussels and chorizo in white-wine-butter sauce ($9) or fruit-salsa-clad Carmen Miranda halibut over jasmine rice ($29). Hungrier diners can opt for the all-you-can-eat rodízio buffet, a Brazilian dining tradition ($14–$16 for lunch, $29–$32 for dinner). The rodízio's meat-bearing passadores flock to patrons' cries for steak, presenting wares directly from their churrascaria skewers' rotating selection of cuts. All dinner entrees and buffets include a salad bar for mixed-green nibblers and unruly pocket rabbits.
Patrons ease down entrees and bask in a postdinner glow with handheld cocktails, such as Amazonas Slammer (with Southern Comfort, vodka, and orange juice) ($5.75), or a Sambatini with vodka, limoncello, apple juice, and lime ($7.50). Nightly live Latin music and other entertainment provide aural sustenance.
1122 Alberni St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6K3Get Directions