Samba Brazilian Steak House

★★★★☆
  • 6737 N Palm Ave

    Fresno, CA 93704

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  • 559-447-1122

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Utter disappointment with overpriced selection of meats. My wife and I went on our third anniversary and we were ignored by the whole staff. We were left on our own to figure out how the restaurant worked until we overheard the manager inform the table next to us. The chef greeted the table next to us but ignored us. The waiter that initially gave us water ignored us. When it came for drinks I practically had to had to grab another waiter and she wasn't very happy that I bother her. When it came time for the check, the original waiter didn't think that we were his table and even argued with the manager in front of us.
The website mentioned 16 skewers, the manager (when overheard) mentioned 14 available, yet we noticed only 7 until they started bringing back items we already tried. The buffet was good. That was about it.

The staff's poor treatment had us leaving with a bad impression and I did not bother leaving a tip.

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★☆☆☆☆

Utter disappointment with overpriced selection of meats. My wife and I went on our third anniversary and we were ignored by the whole staff. We were left on our own to figure out how the restaurant worked until we overheard the manager inform the table next to us. The chef greeted the table next to us but ignored us. The waiter that initially gave us water ignored us. When it came for drinks I practically had to had to grab another waiter and she wasn't very happy that I bother her. When it came time for the check, the original waiter didn't think that we were his table and even argued with the manager in front of us.
The website mentioned 16 skewers, the manager (when overheard) mentioned 14 available, yet we noticed only 7 until they started bringing back items we already tried. The buffet was good. That was about it.

The staff's poor treatment had us leaving with a bad impression and I did not bother leaving a tip.

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Samba's is a very unique restaurant. On weekends and special events, they have dancers come out and entertain the customers. I would recommend that you get the buffet (don't misunderstand, they bring everything to your table! You don't get up and get in a buffet line) because you get to try everything! The side dishes all come out family style but the meat comes out on big swords and they carve you off what you want when they come to your table. You have to make reservations before going because they are always super busy on the weekends but it is so worth it!

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★★★★★

Samba's is a very unique restaurant. On weekends and special events, they have dancers come out and entertain the customers. I would recommend that you get the buffet (don't misunderstand, they bring everything to your table! You don't get up and get in a buffet line) because you get to try everything! The side dishes all come out family style but the meat comes out on big swords and they carve you off what you want when they come to your table. You have to make reservations before going because they are always super busy on the weekends but it is so worth it!

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Oh my.... heart attack! This is definitely not for the weak at heart. I am no where near a vegetarian - but Samba's almost put me over that edge.
Atmosphere is a little dark and the waiters come by with these massive swords with loads of meat speared on them! You won't believe it until you see it.

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★★★★☆

Oh my.... heart attack! This is definitely not for the weak at heart. I am no where near a vegetarian - but Samba's almost put me over that edge.
Atmosphere is a little dark and the waiters come by with these massive swords with loads of meat speared on them! You won't believe it until you see it.

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A fantastic dining experience! My husband took me there for our anniversary. I recommend the buffet because you can have a little of everything or a lot of a few things.It was a bit pricey, but worth every penny.

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★★★★★

A fantastic dining experience! My husband took me there for our anniversary. I recommend the buffet because you can have a little of everything or a lot of a few things.It was a bit pricey, but worth every penny.

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"Now on the food i'd give this place a 3 to 4, don't get me wrong its good, but i've had better, especially in the area of choice, i.e. Espetus, SF awesome. I've been there before and the service was nice and the food decent, so therefore for my friend's birthday celebration we all thought Samba's would be a great choice. Saturday comes around, I had just driven 4 hours to Fresno from the Bay the day prior just to attend the event. Reservations at 7pm so we arrived at 6:50, sat down and waited.
7:10 (20min later) drink orders, 7:30 waitress returns to take drink orders, but stop at me and walks away, even as i yell "can i please order drinks too?" it took another 10min and asking 2 others on the wait staff to get my order. please be in mind that it is 7:40 now, and one of the waiters notice that we haven't had food it, so they bring us out salad. after my salad around 7:50 i go outside for a cigarette, where i meet another party outside where i discover that they've also had reservations since 7 and haven't had any food yet. 8:10, nothing, no food and to make a long story short we a party of 11 and another party of about 10 also walked out at the same time.
yes I know it was busy but we had RESERVATIONS. which at last i checked means that you are reserving a spot at a particular time at a particular establishment, and that establishment and you BOTH are in agreement what those terms of time and place and number of attendees are. So therefore if you cannot handle those terms then please by all means deny the reservation or deny entry of those to your establishment that do not have oh i dont know let's say a reservation!!!!.
How in the world do you let 20+ people with reservations walk out of your restaurant??? my family have owned and operated restaurants for over 10 years, and we now have 4 in the Fresno area. I know that if anyone on my staff just let 20+ people walk out, somebody is going home for good.

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★★☆☆☆

"Now on the food i'd give this place a 3 to 4, don't get me wrong its good, but i've had better, especially in the area of choice, i.e. Espetus, SF awesome. I've been there before and the service was nice and the food decent, so therefore for my friend's birthday celebration we all thought Samba's would be a great choice. Saturday comes around, I had just driven 4 hours to Fresno from the Bay the day prior just to attend the event. Reservations at 7pm so we arrived at 6:50, sat down and waited.
7:10 (20min later) drink orders, 7:30 waitress returns to take drink orders, but stop at me and walks away, even as i yell "can i please order drinks too?" it took another 10min and asking 2 others on the wait staff to get my order. please be in mind that it is 7:40 now, and one of the waiters notice that we haven't had food it, so they bring us out salad. after my salad around 7:50 i go outside for a cigarette, where i meet another party outside where i discover that they've also had reservations since 7 and haven't had any food yet. 8:10, nothing, no food and to make a long story short we a party of 11 and another party of about 10 also walked out at the same time.
yes I know it was busy but we had RESERVATIONS. which at last i checked means that you are reserving a spot at a particular time at a particular establishment, and that establishment and you BOTH are in agreement what those terms of time and place and number of attendees are. So therefore if you cannot handle those terms then please by all means deny the reservation or deny entry of those to your establishment that do not have oh i dont know let's say a reservation!!!!.
How in the world do you let 20+ people with reservations walk out of your restaurant??? my family have owned and operated restaurants for over 10 years, and we now have 4 in the Fresno area. I know that if anyone on my staff just let 20+ people walk out, somebody is going home for good.

Pros: Only place in Fesno to get it

Cons: Reservations means nothing and the service is disgusting

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I've had so much fun every time I go to Samba's! It is a great place to go if you are trying to impress someone. The staff is friendly and the food is great. The Brazilian style service was a first experience for me and I had a blast.

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★★★★★

I've had so much fun every time I go to Samba's! It is a great place to go if you are trying to impress someone. The staff is friendly and the food is great. The Brazilian style service was a first experience for me and I had a blast.

Pros: Atmosphere, Food, Unique Service

Cons: Probably not good if you're a vegetarian!

 

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