For those of you who are not current or former gauchos who roam the prairies of Brazil, you might need an explanation of our style of service. At the end on a long day of work tending to cattle and stock, Brazilian cowboys (gauchos) and their families would prepare great feasts. They would skewer various meats, roast them over a fire pit and bring them to the table for carving. There would be a bounty of seasonal vegetables, stews and salads using fresh ingredients from the fruits of their labor. Samba Brazilian Grill is inspired by this tradition.

How Does It Work?


When you first arrive at Samba, have a Caipirinha or Mojito before enjoying our opulent first course which features over 40 items.  You will find a variety of house-made salads, roasted vegetables, artisan cheeses, olives, breads, and much more.

Each table receives a cylindrical pillar, red on one end and green on the other. We start you on red, but when you are ready to begin meat service, turn the pillar to green.  On that cue, our gauchos will bring you a variety of grilled meats and carve them table side.  Some of the meats you might enjoy during a dinner with us would be: Top Sirloin (Picanha), Pepper Dry Rubbed Beef Tenderloin, Honey and Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak, Parmesan Encrusted Pork Tenderloin , Leg of Lamb, Linguica Pork Sausage, BBQ Chicken Breast, Garlic Chicken Legs, Garlic Bread and of course, Grilled Pineapple dusted with Cinnamon and Sugar.

Taste of Brazil

Taste of Brazil

Samba proudly pours Cachaça, the national spirit of Brazil, to make our finely crafted caipirinhas. Relax and enjoy one of our many specialty cocktails before you begin your dining experience.
Pillar Of Meat

Pillar Of Meat

This is your key to success! Flip to GREEN to start the tour d' carne, and back to RED when you need a break!
Save Room...

Save Room...

Don’t forget about dessert! Samba serves Cateja Flan, Tres Leches, Cheeesecake and other delectable creations made on-site by our talented pastry chef.

Samba Brazilian Grill

2nd Floor
240 West Gilman Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 257-1111

Hours Of Operation
Mon-Sat: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sun: (Brunch) 9:30am - 3:00pm
(Dinner) 4:00pm - 9:00pm

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