Almost as pleasurable as a restaurant's food are the little rituals that go along with it: perusing the menu, anticipating the meal, and hiding under the table and grabbing passing waiters by their ankles. Drink in the whole experience with this Groupon.
- $20 for two Groupons, each good for $20 worth of Brazilian food ($40 value)
- See the menu.
Cuisine Type: Brazilian-American
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 5–10
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: Feijoada
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.