A high-protein diet can help build muscle, which comes in handy for fighting off a shark that is also on a high-protein diet. Take a bite out of the circle of life with today’s Groupon: for $38, you get a churrasco dinner for two at Samba in Universal City (a $76 value). Choose from the following redemption options:
- Any Sunday–Friday, valid January–April
- Any Saturday in January
- Any Saturday in February
- Any Saturday in March
- Any Saturday in April<p>
Ten types of skewered meat rotate slowly over a mesquite fire pit in the kitchens of Samba before they journey tableside to be sliced by attentive servers. Step into a colorful, carnivalesque atmosphere and settle into high-backed black booths to await towering skewers of beef, lamb, and seafood. Gourmet salads, recently uprooted from rent-inflated soil, take up full-time residence in a salad bar, where a selection of side dishes awaits diners’ perusal. As meals reach their conclusion, patrons’ eyes feast on a nightly samba show featuring headdress-sporting dancers swaying to silky-smooth tunes strummed by a guitarist. Though not included with today’s Groupon, Samba‘s full bar serves up 20 variations of Brazil’s national cocktail, including a cucumber-jalapeño and the flor de coco. Diners are asked to take no longer than two hours to finish, much like everyone who checks out Ulysses from the library.
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
Servers hoisting skewers circulate continuously through Samba Brazilian Steakhouse, pausing tableside to carve mesquite-grilled morsels of brazilian sausage, bacon-wrapped chicken, and sirloin steak. Clusters of mod white couches stand out against glowing orange walls, which contain plenty of nooks for groups to squeeze into. Brunch hours offer a consortium of meats such as marinated beef, pork, and fish. The main course is complemented by trips to the salad- and Brazilian side dish-buffet. At night, a chorus of smooth-limbed showgirls catalyzes the party with a slight assist from the caipirinha bar's more than 20 versions of Brazil's national cocktail.
1000 Universal Studios Blvd.
Universal City, California 91608