Samba by the Sea - Redondo Beach

3.6
1766 reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse

Feed your inner carnivore at Samba by the Sea. This bustling restaurant serves churrasco-style meat in clubby settings accompanied with occasional live samba dances. Treat yourself to a dizzying array of grilled dishes, ranging from skewered lamb and chicken to tender pork. Complement it with some beer or wine from the bar menu. The restaurant also offers an all-you-can-eat gourmet salad bar that vegetarians will love.

Colorful and vibrant, Samba by the Sea is an ideal place to hang out with friends. The churrascaria restaurant offers several specials during the week, including a Sunday champagne brunch special, which comes with salad, churrasco and an unending supply of sangria and champagne. Samba by the Sea is open all through the week except on Mondays.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1766 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.6
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3.9
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3.8
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3.4
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngieC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed. However the groupon link to the restaurant allowed us to book a reservation. We drove 1 and a half. A waste of gas and time.
To make it worse....I can not get in contact with Groupon. Not sure why???? So at the end of the day. I lost out!! Groupon expired, gas, time and MONEY!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

This is just not the

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Funlocalfun
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The location is reslly nice right on the marina. We ordered from menu instead of buffet and everything was cooked well!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and our waiter was indeed the best waiter I have ever been served by. I am critical about service in many places that I go to and the server was just amazing.

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User
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Came here to celebrate my 31st bday on 11/1/20. I don't know if it was because we used a Groupon for the dinner or what, but from the moment the host seated us to the moment we asked for the check the experience was very poor. We were seat outside on grass area that was so muddy that the chair would sink in the dirt. I asked the two hostesses separate times if would be able to switch tables and it both gave me the same answer in different sentences. I wasn't the only one who had mud and dirt all over my shoes. From walking out of the restaurant to about 50 feet to where we parked we were all able bring a souvenirs back to the car and destroy my carpet, inches of mud! Salad bar was served by one person so we didn't expect the long line to get our sides. Meat plater was a bunch of cold meats. Slices of steaks were hard, dry, salty and if there were a flavor is over powering as if they were covering the taste by re heating them. We didn't expect to get our appetites fulfilled by plates of sides and appetizers. Server didn't remember anything we would ask for. Came back a couple times maybe even a few times for the meats we did order. If you're in the mood to celebrate your bday on a muddy area while eating cold meats and getting full from sides this is the best place. Definitely would not come back here. Waste of money, definitely would just pay the extra money and go to better steak house. This place is a joke.

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PatriciaA
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and food was delicious. It gets very cold after sunset so bring a jacket for outdoor seating.

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Karol
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place to dine. However price is high. I feel I didn’t get all the meats that are advertised. Misleading!

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MaribelR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have dinner,the food was amazing and the sunset was breathtaking overall GREAT..

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KimC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Because of covid they had to plate your sides. No coming to the table with the meats, they just brought out a platter with meat on it. No dancers. We were a two person party but they still added a fifteen percent tip, they didn't allow you to decide what type of tip you wanted to give.

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hanal
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I think the patio dining and bringing a little bit of ALL their meats, was best thing!! Great time and gorgeous views

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Raymond
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The all you can eat option was not worth the price. The meat gave me a stomach ache. Everything tasted just average. The waiter never asked us how we like our meat done and they ended up bringing us raw meat. Some like it , some don’t but I wouldn’t pay that price for the food again.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomely good great service wonderful food will love to go back again

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CityDiner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a really great experience at Samba. With the Covid restrictions, I felt they did a very good job accommodating their guests. Typically you’d have the gauchos walking around with meat on sticks and slicing it off for you, but they came up with a good idea to offer you everything on a platter. I was a little disappointed that our meats were over done. We asked for medium rare and only two of them came that way. Everything else was well done. Still very delicious! I don’t want you to think this took away from the flavor, I just prefer less cooked. The salad bar was a little more difficult because they have a gentleman to serve you so you have to stand outside the salad bar area and then select from what is available and he dishes up. Still delicious! I would definitely consider going back and if we ever get outside these restrictions, I will definitely want to try it in normal operating capacity.

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Gaby
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dinner with good environment and friendly staff.

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WideAntEater
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Value not bad with coupon, but ended up paying as much as normal price anyway. Asked for well done meat, they brought us half done ones; when complained, they brought us another one but still not well done. Was a bit disappointed ☹️!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The servers were completely overwhelmed and oversat, in my opinion. It was almost as if they were being set up to fail. Very sad.

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YESENIAG
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

This is my 3rd time coming here my past experience have been great but now with this whole Covid thing they pretty much took away the Brazilian Steakhouse experience. There was no music it was extremely quiet we were seated outside which made the food cold. The waiter took a long time to bring out meats out as well.

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BiancaL
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, the food was absolutely delicious! Our waiter, I am sad and did not get his name but he was amazing! I highly recommend buying the Groupon for this place because you can save a lot of money. My boyfriend and I had a fabulous time and we felt very safe there. We made it just as the sun was setting and it was the perfectly amazing and romantic date we needed. I would highly recommend this place and definitely try my best to be back again one day. <3

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ThomasN
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Eating outside they no longer carve the meat/fish at your table. Instead they bring a sampler platter of meats, fish, pineapple, and garlic bread. Then you can ask for whatever you want for seconds or more. The salad bar is no longer self serve. You point to what you want and then they serve you, but you stand away and it’s a little hard to see everything. Might be helpful if they had signage stating what the options are. The food is excellent and the view of the water is nice. Will be happy when indoor dining is open again.

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SantiagoA
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, great selection. They have great safety measures to deal with COVID 19.

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SambaServiceSucksRN
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Checking in was a breeze. The dining experience was NOT good. Our server kept forgetting both our food and drinks. We had to ask multiple times to even get one basket of bread. At the end of the night, we didn’t receive any bread whatsoever. The bad part is that they automatically add tip for a party of two. This enables lame service to still be rewarded. The table next to us shared a similar experience. During this pandemic, I wouldn’t recommend eating here. Their service sucks and the meat wasn’t freshly cooked. It came out room temp.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Our server was very nice a polite but there was a trail of ants right beside our table that as soon as we got served food they started coming onto our table. I see why this place has a C rating.

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okkkk
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Wanted for a while for the waiter and salad bar sucks

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PhillipA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They tried to sit us in a table that slanted when there was an abundance of empty tables. We had to voice our concerns in order to be sited in a good table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Foods are so delicious and romantic place with view .

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Loremora
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Need, More employes, to help autside,....

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EricaB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

I gave this place a 1 star because when we had an appointment the group behind us was taking in before us under our reservation because the waiter couldnt find our ticket. Who does that? Then, when we finally get a seat a couple came back to the table we was sitting at confused along with the waiter. The waiter got an attitude with my husband saying it isnt his fault and placed us across from the couple. Ok! The manager was there and still could not manager a few seats and his service nor did we get a visit from him to apologize. The couple table where we was sitting we decided to make fun of it with jokes all night about the service but, it was beyond resturant standards. Just close down during this time. Oh lets not forget when the waiter spilt a drink behind us the girl went off running crying. It was a joke that night and Im pregnant and hungry at the same time. We wont be back.

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Bofa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Since seating is outside, I would definitely recommend to bring a sweatshirt or jacket. You may not get seated next to a heat lamp. I would also recommend to be very assertive by constantly getting the waiters attention otherwise you will be overlooked. Going there earlier is better than later as there is more seating earlier.

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ErvinP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not the best service ever
They blamed the bad service to COVID
Never I will recommend this to no one

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vipDejabree1
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food1service1ambience3

Food was undercooked. I was treating my family and they weren’t too impressed either.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elias was amazing! Erika, Jose, Chuy, Eli, Javier, they were all awesome! We went for my birthday and they made it extra special for me, we had a great time I will definitely come back soon, food was good and drinks were great!

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night spot! Delicious food, great service, yummy drinks, and a beautiful view (caught the sunset with our 7pm reservation). Even with Covid- this place felt safe and very clean.

DJ
DavidJ
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of meat/ poultry and salads. Overlooking the water with great views.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Family date night. Bad server.
Cold food.
Server left us outside in the cold without bringing us food for a loooong time.
When we asked for certain meats they never came.
Flat soda from a 2 liter.
I tipped the Sebastian the server and shortly after he was heading out the door to his car n he says to me “ oh I forgot to tell you that’s I am done with my shift.
Sorry. And got in his car and took off.
Total Bill 130$ for a terrible terrible night.
I mean in redid so beach? This kind of service? I overheard 2 other family’s complaining about the same things.
I spoke to manager about it and he said to us that “ he doesn’t care about the customers that come in there and eat”
I told him I’d leave a review and he said he didn’t care about 1 bad rebiew.
Stay away from This place.
The young lady that greeted us was nice to us. But after that pffft forget about it. EXTREMLY BAD SERVICE and careless management and cold food and not to mention the price! And they put you outside on the cold at night time.
Mr BARRAGAN Elias won’t mind if YOU ARE OUTSIDE COLD EATING COLD FOOD THAT MAY OR MAYNOT COME TO YOU EVEN IF YPU ORDER IT.
I also was told by some staff people that the manager keeps the tips??? Why do they do that? Aren’t tips for the servers? Anyways I tipped out server 20$ and he took them and shortly after he was heading outside to the car to go home. Bottom line.
I DONT RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT AND ITS TEAM ATA ALL.
I DO recommend that you go to a different Brazilian steak house if you can. THIS HAPPEND TO US Saturday night. 8pm reservations.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waited nearly an hour for a reservation I made with them a month ago. Food was good but the choices weren’t delivered to us clearly. We kept getting unordered sausage and chicken and didn’t get our filet mignon. Their service was super slow. Makes me to think it could have been because I had a Groupon deal. Probably won’t go back.

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AlexL
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service took forever. The food was cold. The sun was on our face the whole time we were dining. Maybe when they reopen inside, the overall experience will be better.

MD
MadelenD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was dry like it had been sitting out for hours everything tasted the same would never go there again. Margarita was ok but not for 15 dollars

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MaribelP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good although it’s a bit pricey.

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joej
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very unorganized and lacked luster I had hoped. Won't be returning to Samba

FAQs

Samba by the Sea - Redondo Beach does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Samba by the Sea - Redondo Beach also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 374-3411.

Samba by the Sea - Redondo Beach is rated 3.6 stars by 1766 OpenTable diners.

Samba by the Sea - Redondo Beach does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/samba-brazilian-redondo-beach/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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