Samba-Le

★★★★★
Little plates of exotic Brazilian and European tastes.

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This is one of my favorite places to go, as they sometimes play Brazillian Music, and they have excellent Sangria. At first, I thought the place had closed down, but when I called in, the guy said they were doing some renovations and

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This is one of my favorite places to go, as they sometimes play Brazillian Music, and they have excellent Sangria. At first, I thought the place had closed down, but when I called in, the guy said they were doing some renovations and

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this is a hidden jewel in the ES. Make reservations as it gets packed quickly.\r
Great food and moderate prices.

3
★★★★★

this is a hidden jewel in the ES. Make reservations as it gets packed quickly.\r
Great food and moderate prices.

Pros: food, prices, atmosphere

Cons: not really

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I have been to Sambe-Le many many times and I come back because the food is great and reasonably priced and the atmosphere is great...I would recommend it to everyone and would always go back...

3
★★★★★

I have been to Sambe-Le many many times and I come back because the food is great and reasonably priced and the atmosphere is great...I would recommend it to everyone and would always go back...

Pros: great food and sangria and service always good

Cons: cash only

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i have never written a review before but felt the need for this place. went last night for a friends birthday and the food was so inedible i actually took a bite and couldnt swallow it. i had to hide it my napkin. yes, it was that bad. and

3
★★★★★

i have never written a review before but felt the need for this place. went last night for a friends birthday and the food was so inedible i actually took a bite and couldnt swallow it. i had to hide it my napkin. yes, it was that bad. and

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Went to Sambale with my girlfriend and loved it. Its a very cozy and romasntic place, great food and not too expensive (portions were very fare).\r
Try their blueberry mojito...wow!!

3
★★★★★

Went to Sambale with my girlfriend and loved it. Its a very cozy and romasntic place, great food and not too expensive (portions were very fare).\r
Try their blueberry mojito...wow!!

Pros: food, service, price

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Great little spot for great mojitos and sangria.\r
Had some apps at bar and i simply loved it.\r
Great value and lots of fun.

3
★★★★★

Great little spot for great mojitos and sangria.\r
Had some apps at bar and i simply loved it.\r
Great value and lots of fun.

Pros: appetizers, mojitos

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Went there last week. It was a Saturday and it was packed. I must say that it was a lot of fun and the food was very good. Great athmosphere.\r
Plus they have an incredible choice of Sangrias and caipirinhas.\r
I higly recommend it,

3
★★★★★

Went there last week. It was a Saturday and it was packed. I must say that it was a lot of fun and the food was very good. Great athmosphere.\r
Plus they have an incredible choice of Sangrias and caipirinhas.\r
I higly recommend it,

Pros: great athmosphere

Cons: cannot think of any

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Went the other night with my wife and friends.\r
Loved the food and the ambience. Prices were fair, good selection of mojitos (5 flavors!!)\r
Try their short ribs and meat skewers. \r
Staff was attentive and fun.\r
will definetely go back.

3
★★★★★

Went the other night with my wife and friends.\r
Loved the food and the ambience. Prices were fair, good selection of mojitos (5 flavors!!)\r
Try their short ribs and meat skewers. \r
Staff was attentive and fun.\r
will definetely go back.

Pros: overall good value, choice of drinks, prices

Cons: only 1 restroom...

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went... empty.\r
not the fun they say.\r
food was kinda bad.\r
and watch happy hour times....\r
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not worth it!

3
★★★★★

went... empty.\r
not the fun they say.\r
food was kinda bad.\r
and watch happy hour times....\r
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not worth it!

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Went with friends and had a fantastic time. Loved the food (short ribs and steak), and the wines.\r
Very festive and cozy.\r
LOVE IT.

3
★★★★★

Went with friends and had a fantastic time. Loved the food (short ribs and steak), and the wines.\r
Very festive and cozy.\r
LOVE IT.

Pros: food, music

Cons: not one

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Best mojito in town (I think they have 7 flavors).\r
And good food too! Will be back soon.\r
Great cozy place, great music

3
★★★★★

Best mojito in town (I think they have 7 flavors).\r
And good food too! Will be back soon.\r
Great cozy place, great music

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Great spot! Went to enjoy some tapas and some live Brazilian music. It was very much fun, great food and fair prices.\r
Highly recommend it.

3
★★★★★

Great spot! Went to enjoy some tapas and some live Brazilian music. It was very much fun, great food and fair prices.\r
Highly recommend it.

Pros: food, music

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I love it. It feels very cozy and festive. i loved their menu of latin american fare. Everything was organic and very tasty. I believe they change the menu every month. its good to see restaurants going healthy and getting their products

3
★★★★★

I love it. It feels very cozy and festive. i loved their menu of latin american fare. Everything was organic and very tasty. I believe they change the menu every month. its good to see restaurants going healthy and getting their products

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I was very disappointed. I search for a "Brazilian" place on city search and found this one. Found their menu on-line also and it really sounded good. Made a reservation for 11 people for 8pm. The place was EMPTY!! The whole place consists

3
★★★★★

I was very disappointed. I search for a "Brazilian" place on city search and found this one. Found their menu on-line also and it really sounded good. Made a reservation for 11 people for 8pm. The place was EMPTY!! The whole place consists

Cons: Everything

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I went to try their new seasonal menu and it was great. Try the gazpacho and their steak...yummy. Plus they use all organic ingredients from local markets. Healthy and delicious!\r
Highly recommend it.

3
★★★★★

I went to try their new seasonal menu and it was great. Try the gazpacho and their steak...yummy. Plus they use all organic ingredients from local markets. Healthy and delicious!\r
Highly recommend it.

Pros: great food, ambience

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I went here because they had free sangria with dinner this one night. The place exceeded my expectations. It is very quaint, well decorated and the service is extra friendly. My friends and I tried the mango sangria which was amazing (they

3
★★★★★

I went here because they had free sangria with dinner this one night. The place exceeded my expectations. It is very quaint, well decorated and the service is extra friendly. My friends and I tried the mango sangria which was amazing (they

Pros: sangria, food

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First off all, sorry for my english mystakes...\r
I am brazilian, and I am really tired of the stereotipes of my country here in USA, but that place is cool. I have been there in 2 ocasions: first time was with the "My open bar" day, where

3
★★★★★

First off all, sorry for my english mystakes...\r
I am brazilian, and I am really tired of the stereotipes of my country here in USA, but that place is cool. I have been there in 2 ocasions: first time was with the "My open bar" day, where

Pros: The band, the service, the drinks

Cons: one bathroom, long wait

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This could become my favorite after work place. Love the $10 mojito pitchers and their meat skewars.\r
Its very cozy, lively place, packed with genuine Brazilians. \r
Try their famous cheese bread too!

3
★★★★★

This could become my favorite after work place. Love the $10 mojito pitchers and their meat skewars.\r
Its very cozy, lively place, packed with genuine Brazilians. \r
Try their famous cheese bread too!

Pros: Food, cozy

Cons: Could be bigger

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I had a lot of fun. Very enjoyable samba and bossa nova music and excellent food. I was sitting at the bar with my friends and the bartender (a very nice Brasilian guy) fixed usgreat caipirinhas. Very lively athmosphere!\r
I highly

3
★★★★★

I had a lot of fun. Very enjoyable samba and bossa nova music and excellent food. I was sitting at the bar with my friends and the bartender (a very nice Brasilian guy) fixed usgreat caipirinhas. Very lively athmosphere!\r
I highly

Pros: cozy ambiance, food, drinks

Cons: can't think of one

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I just want everyone to be careful when making a reservation at this place. I called to make a reservation on Thursday for Saturday (party of 10)! When Saturday came, I called to see if it was possible to add 2 more people at the last

3
★★★★★

I just want everyone to be careful when making a reservation at this place. I called to make a reservation on Thursday for Saturday (party of 10)! When Saturday came, I called to see if it was possible to add 2 more people at the last

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Just got back from Rio and wanted to feel like I was still on the Beach in Ipanema. And it worked!!\r
Loved the cozy interior, their shrimp salad, their meatballs. The corn was so-so.\r
Try their blueberry caipirina. Yummy!!!!-

3
★★★★★

Just got back from Rio and wanted to feel like I was still on the Beach in Ipanema. And it worked!!\r
Loved the cozy interior, their shrimp salad, their meatballs. The corn was so-so.\r
Try their blueberry caipirina. Yummy!!!!-

Pros: atmosphere, value, salads

Cons: corn, noisy at times

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One hour and fifty-seven minutes. It was one hour and fifty-seven minutes from the time we were seated until our entrees were served. The service was so ridiculously bad that I went from being irritated to being amused in a very short

3
★★★★★

One hour and fifty-seven minutes. It was one hour and fifty-seven minutes from the time we were seated until our entrees were served. The service was so ridiculously bad that I went from being irritated to being amused in a very short

Pros: Good location, good for groups

Cons: Service is amateur at best, food just average, crowded, very noisy

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This was my first time at Samba-Le. We enjoyed ourselves very much. The inside was adorable and everything about the restaurant just fit into place. The food was delicious. I ate things that I never thought would taste good when put

3
★★★★★

This was my first time at Samba-Le. We enjoyed ourselves very much. The inside was adorable and everything about the restaurant just fit into place. The food was delicious. I ate things that I never thought would taste good when put

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Went there for a Sangria tasting last Wednesday and I loved it (especially their Strawberry and Mango flavors).\r
For the food I highly recommend the short ribs with coconut rice and the grilled spiced-chicken.\r
The prices are more than

3
★★★★★

Went there for a Sangria tasting last Wednesday and I loved it (especially their Strawberry and Mango flavors).\r
For the food I highly recommend the short ribs with coconut rice and the grilled spiced-chicken.\r
The prices are more than

Pros: grilled meats, sangria, decor, value

Cons: cheese bread

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This is what happens when an italian decides to catch onto the "brazilian' trend just to make his lame food spot an attraction for people in search of instant coolness. 'Fusion Restaurants' are a trap. I am just back from Brazil, and I can

3
★★★★★

This is what happens when an italian decides to catch onto the "brazilian' trend just to make his lame food spot an attraction for people in search of instant coolness. 'Fusion Restaurants' are a trap. I am just back from Brazil, and I can

Pros: wood chairs and floor

Cons: everything else

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I love their tropical, cozy ambiance. it reallly transported me to a tropical beach (I love the lighting. Loved the food, especially their bahian fish stew and sausages).\r
Great service too and mojitos.

3
★★★★★

I love their tropical, cozy ambiance. it reallly transported me to a tropical beach (I love the lighting. Loved the food, especially their bahian fish stew and sausages).\r
Great service too and mojitos.

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I've been a regular of this place for a few months (I live in the area) and I feel like responding to the review below. First the music starts at 10:30-11, so if you go sooner than that you will not be able to hear the live music or to

3
★★★★★

I've been a regular of this place for a few months (I live in the area) and I feel like responding to the review below. First the music starts at 10:30-11, so if you go sooner than that you will not be able to hear the live music or to

Pros: authentic, value

Cons: none, maybe their sausage

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I felt compelled to write a review after having my b-day party there this past weekend. I was truly disappointed because there is no live music nor dancing -- which was one of the top reasons why we picked this place! The place was

3
★★★★★

I felt compelled to write a review after having my b-day party there this past weekend. I was truly disappointed because there is no live music nor dancing -- which was one of the top reasons why we picked this place! The place was

Pros: sea scallops with pancetta, spicy sausage, steak

Cons: no dancing, noisy, sangaria, striped bass, beef shank, short ribs

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I have been going here aftewr work for drinks for a few months (they have $10 pitchers of mojito and sangria until 7pm!!)\r
Well, the other day I stayed for dinner and was really impressed. They have a new menu for the winter: very

3
★★★★★

I have been going here aftewr work for drinks for a few months (they have $10 pitchers of mojito and sangria until 7pm!!)\r
Well, the other day I stayed for dinner and was really impressed. They have a new menu for the winter: very

Pros: authentic, value, cozy atmosphere

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Was attracted by the beautiful music playing (think they play live music 4-5 times/week). Really charming place with red and yellow lights and bamboo on the walls that make this place very romantic and festive (you really feel you are on

3
★★★★★

Was attracted by the beautiful music playing (think they play live music 4-5 times/week). Really charming place with red and yellow lights and bamboo on the walls that make this place very romantic and festive (you really feel you are on

Pros: price, authentic, atmosphere, many sangrias

Cons: mashed yucca was only thing so-so

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Grease, no taste. Was looking to take out my Brazilian gf to a simple cute spot and was disappointed and embarrased. Tiny portions and fried everything. Blah.

3
★★★★★

Grease, no taste. Was looking to take out my Brazilian gf to a simple cute spot and was disappointed and embarrased. Tiny portions and fried everything. Blah.

Pros: cute decor, sangria

Cons: food, price-portion ratio

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Became a regular of this place few months. Always enjoyed the food and atmosphere, amazing live music. They recently introduced their new fall menu, and i was very very pleased. Its definetely Brazilian. A lot of choices for everyone. I

3
★★★★★

Became a regular of this place few months. Always enjoyed the food and atmosphere, amazing live music. They recently introduced their new fall menu, and i was very very pleased. Its definetely Brazilian. A lot of choices for everyone. I

Pros: good value, authentic brazilian, simple but very good menu

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Went here on the recommendation of my Samba teacher and it was a blast. My brother and I opted for the entrees rather than the tapas, the lasagna was INCREDIBLE and we also had the ribs - which were medium rare and all meat (no bone). Both

3
★★★★★

Went here on the recommendation of my Samba teacher and it was a blast. My brother and I opted for the entrees rather than the tapas, the lasagna was INCREDIBLE and we also had the ribs - which were medium rare and all meat (no bone). Both

Pros: great location, easy to get a table, fun bar scene

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3
★★★★★

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Pros: good location

Cons: service, weak drinks

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Place: good east village (almost LES) location, outdoor seating for smokers, dark colors, high ceiling, good use of lighting (amber tones), round tables for larger parties, small tables for two, bar in front and window seating. Food:

3
★★★★★

Place: good east village (almost LES) location, outdoor seating for smokers, dark colors, high ceiling, good use of lighting (amber tones), round tables for larger parties, small tables for two, bar in front and window seating. Food:

Pros: location, service, sangria pitchers

Cons: loud space

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Went to Sambalee last Wed to check out their live Samba show. Highly recommended. Was lots of fun, practiced my dance moves for this years carnival, enjoyed great food at very cheap prices. Try their short ribs and rabbit entree. For

3
★★★★★

Went to Sambalee last Wed to check out their live Samba show. Highly recommended. Was lots of fun, practiced my dance moves for this years carnival, enjoyed great food at very cheap prices. Try their short ribs and rabbit entree. For

Pros: great choices, value, live music show

Cons: I live in Queens....

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We went to Samba-Le for brunch after reading the review below, and we must say that it is indeed very good. Food is excellent, portions are generous and, on top of that, you get 2 drinks and coffee/tea! For $10! We both had omelets (meat

3
★★★★★

We went to Samba-Le for brunch after reading the review below, and we must say that it is indeed very good. Food is excellent, portions are generous and, on top of that, you get 2 drinks and coffee/tea! For $10! We both had omelets (meat

Pros: good food, price, ambience

Cons: lack of service (at least, for brunch)

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Went last night to see the samba music show and had a blast!! They played for about 3hours, we danced all night and almost felt as if I was back in Rio. I believe they play almost every night. And admission is free!!\r
Good job Sambale.

3
★★★★★

Went last night to see the samba music show and had a blast!! They played for about 3hours, we danced all night and almost felt as if I was back in Rio. I believe they play almost every night. And admission is free!!\r
Good job Sambale.

Pros: Samba music, cheap cocktails

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I went for brunch with my parents who were visiting.\r
I must say it was very good. Prix fixe $ 10 including 2 drinks: not bad!\r
We had avogado eggs benedict and acai french toats.\r
Very good.\r
And the ambiance: really romantic

3
★★★★★

I went for brunch with my parents who were visiting.\r
I must say it was very good. Prix fixe $ 10 including 2 drinks: not bad!\r
We had avogado eggs benedict and acai french toats.\r
Very good.\r
And the ambiance: really romantic

Pros: ambiance food

Cons: cannot think of any

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I saw on the blackboard in front of Samba-le that they were serving sangria for $ 10 a pitcher from 6 to 7:30 PM. WOW! We had a couple of pitchers and excellent tapas (I would recommend the duck, the calamari and a wonderful bruschetta)

3
★★★★★

I saw on the blackboard in front of Samba-le that they were serving sangria for $ 10 a pitcher from 6 to 7:30 PM. WOW! We had a couple of pitchers and excellent tapas (I would recommend the duck, the calamari and a wonderful bruschetta)

Pros: great sangria, wonderful tapas

Cons: cannot think of any

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So I picked this place for my birthday dinner because it had good reviews, and had a great price range on menupages. Well.... the food was not good, it was just bla, nothing special, nothing stood out, very average. The portions were

3
★★★★★

So I picked this place for my birthday dinner because it had good reviews, and had a great price range on menupages. Well.... the food was not good, it was just bla, nothing special, nothing stood out, very average. The portions were

Pros: quant atmosphere

Cons: taste, portions/price, service

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I was walking by in the East Village and by chance I saw Samba-le. I was attracted by the cozy atmosphere. I had great time at the bar and excellent food. I highly recommend this beautiful restaurant

3
★★★★★

I was walking by in the East Village and by chance I saw Samba-le. I was attracted by the cozy atmosphere. I had great time at the bar and excellent food. I highly recommend this beautiful restaurant

Pros: atmosphere, bar, food

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Went there on a recommendation for drinks. \r
Best pour and value in the East Village! Drinks were very good, glasses huge!! Loved the cocobnut mojito. My friends tried a few of their flavored sangrias and were very happy.\r
The food was

3
★★★★★

Went there on a recommendation for drinks. \r
Best pour and value in the East Village! Drinks were very good, glasses huge!! Loved the cocobnut mojito. My friends tried a few of their flavored sangrias and were very happy.\r
The food was

Pros: value, big drinks, manager

Cons: they sohuld open one uptown where I live

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What a cozy, charming place. Went there on a date few weeks ago, and fell in love with the place (too bad my date was not as nice...). Tried a few plates and loved them all, especially the chicken with mushroom, and their salad with

3
★★★★★

What a cozy, charming place. Went there on a date few weeks ago, and fell in love with the place (too bad my date was not as nice...). Tried a few plates and loved them all, especially the chicken with mushroom, and their salad with

Pros: charming, cozy, cheap prices

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Went there last night for a few drinks after work. What a great addition to the neighborhood.\r
VERY generous pours, good value. Had a great time and the apps were very tasty too. \r
Try their coconut mojito. It will get you on the

3
★★★★★

Went there last night for a few drinks after work. What a great addition to the neighborhood.\r
VERY generous pours, good value. Had a great time and the apps were very tasty too. \r
Try their coconut mojito. It will get you on the

Pros: Great drinks, very generous pour

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The food was exotic and tasty for a bargain price. Hip crowd, beautiful people. Best caipirinha in town!!

3
★★★★★

The food was exotic and tasty for a bargain price. Hip crowd, beautiful people. Best caipirinha in town!!

Pros: food, ambiance, music

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We went to Samba-le for the free samba classes last Monday and had a lot of fun. We enjoyed not only the classes but also free drinks. We liked the ambiance so much that we decided to stay for dinner. The food was great and the service

3
★★★★★

We went to Samba-le for the free samba classes last Monday and had a lot of fun. We enjoyed not only the classes but also free drinks. We liked the ambiance so much that we decided to stay for dinner. The food was great and the service

Pros: fun food decor

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It was pretty crowded, and I don't think the distracted manager noticed my boyfriend and I waiting for a table, so we waited a little while. Couldn't seem to get anyone's attention. A bit of a sense of chaos. The tables were too close

3
★★★★★

It was pretty crowded, and I don't think the distracted manager noticed my boyfriend and I waiting for a table, so we waited a little while. Couldn't seem to get anyone's attention. A bit of a sense of chaos. The tables were too close

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One of the best in East Village.\r
We went for the Monday free Samba class and had a blast. We stayed for dinner: loved the chicken with prosciutto and brazilian steak. Strawberry Sangria is a must.\r
And the check was more than fair. Will

3
★★★★★

One of the best in East Village.\r
We went for the Monday free Samba class and had a blast. We stayed for dinner: loved the chicken with prosciutto and brazilian steak. Strawberry Sangria is a must.\r
And the check was more than fair. Will

Pros: food, fun, service

Cons: its usually crowded

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I went there with my family.\r
we found no special at all, the food was crappy and expensive for what you get.\r
not worthed! at all!

3
★★★★★

I went there with my family.\r
we found no special at all, the food was crappy and expensive for what you get.\r
not worthed! at all!

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Stained-glass windows catch eyes from the street while the raucous Latin rhythms foster a moving mood inside the fun, rustic room. The Brazilian and Italian flavors feature South American favorites, like fried bacalao…

 

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