One of the great simple pleasures of traveling abroad is stumbling upon a restaurant frequented by locals, followed closely by bathing in gelato and loudly explaining why everything in America is better. Replicate that feeling with today’s Groupon to Samba Loca Brazilian Steakhouse in Carrollton. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of Brazilian steaks and South American fare.
- For $22, you get $50 worth of Brazilian steaks and South American fare for a party of four or more.<p>
Samba Loca Brazilian Steakhouse slings a menu of sizzling, Southern Hemisphere–style steaks and snacks in an exuberantly festive atmosphere. Rice and vegetables cushion mix-and-match pairings of proteins and sauces, allowing for combinations of filet mignon and a velvety four-cheese cream sauce ($29) or salmon and tomato sauce studded with shrimp, calamari, and mussels ($24). Seafood enriches a pair of moquecas, traditional stews served in two-person clay pots that simmer together ocean fruits and a coconut-milk base ($42–$46). A wood-fired brick oven gives the flame-kissed treatment to pizzas ($6+ for a 7”) bearing alfredo sauce, smoked sausage, arugula, or mango, and flaky beef, ham-and-cheese, or veggie empanadas ($10 for four) star among smaller shareables. Classic pub entertainments including trivia nights, sports-viewing parties, and competitive cryptography ensure that the upscale cuisine doesn’t enforce an overly formal atmosphere.
Live music regularly reverberates off Samba Loca's bright-red walls, which bear festive decorations of ethnic artwork and wine racks crafted from gleaming chrome. Patrons sit under the full bar's flat-screen TVs, around tables, or in booths as the kitchen’s Brazilian recipes power entrees of 14-ounce strip steaks and short ribs doused with chimichurri sauce. Customizable meals come in the form of five grill-fired meats, including filet mignon and red snapper, which don one of nine traditional sauces splashed with notes of curry, blue cheese, or passionfruit. To help them to decide, patrons not fluent in Portuguese can rely on the menu's English and Klingon translations or gaze at screens that feature photos of Samba Loca's signature dishes.
120 Alabama St.
Carrollton, Georgia 30117