Tapas, like books, cars, and husbands, are designed to be shared with those closest to you. Indulge in the best of Spanish-style sharing with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a Brazilian-inspired tapas meal for two at Cafe Samba (up to a $61 total value). The meal for two includes:
- One small plate (up to an $8 value)
- Two large plates (up to a $32 value)
- Two sides (up to an $8 value)
- Two drinks (up to a $13 value)
Cafe Samba's menu invites diners to share plates loaded with seafood, vegetables, and roasted meats sliced from rodizio skewers. Hands crisscross to a disassemble small plate such as a crunchy bowl of yucca, plantain, and sweet-potato chips or pao com linguica, a hot helping of grilled bread, sausage, and spreads that warms stomachs better than a belly flop into freshly dried laundry. Pairs of diners can opt to line their plates with sake-marinated beef tenderloin sliced fresh from a long rodizio skewer, or sample other large plates such as steamed mussels drizzled in cachaca rum. A choice of ten sides, such as fried bananas and sautéed collard greens, chaperone meals as diners guzzle rum-based specialty cocktails such as caipirinhas and mojitos. Most specialty drinks can be made non-alcoholic for teetotalers or into popsicles for snowmen.
Built in 1907, the building that houses Cafe Samba reflects turn-of-the-century elegance and a rich history as the former home of the Women's Club of Madison. In nice weather, hungry mouths can head to an outdoor patio to bask in cool breezes as they eat and photosynthesize to grow longer teeth.
Cafe Samba is closed Sundays and Mondays
240 W Gilman St.
Madison, WI 53703