The food scene in Brazil is a culinary melting pot merging influences from all over the world. Ingredients and traditions from as far afield as Africa, Japan, Italy, Germany, Portugal and the Middle East. Brazil’s rich culture and heritage are evident in the food, drinks, dance and music playing equal parts in this all-encompassing celebration. Samba Café has a wide selection of baked empanadas (esfirras), finger foods and who doesn't love Pao de Queijo (Gluten Free Cheese Bread)?
Feijoada is a hearty black bean stew made with pork, black beans, that is often served with farofa, toasted cassava flour. This comfort food is sometimes called the national dish of Brazil. The dish owes its name to its main ingredient, black beans (feijão). All Samba's rice and beans bowls are served with organic salad. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options are available.
Petiscos the Brazilian version of Spanish Tapas, are small plates big enough to share. In some bars and restaurants in Brazil, Petiscos have evolved into a more sophisticated cuisine. Battered and fried, these finger foods are a great appetizer, and super delicious! They can be combined to make pop em' in your mouth until it's a full meal! Try the famous coxinhas (chicken croquettes) or bolinho de bacalao (salt cod cakes).
Walk-ins with parties up to 4 are welcome. Parties of 5 and up to 8 guests require a reservation.
We cannot accommodate parties with more than 8 guests.
Sidewalk with outdoor seating available weather permitting.
For reservations please call 845-482-5900.
Whether you need a espresso pick-me-up after exploring the country side or a chilled pitcher of sangria for brunch, we've got you covered. Samba's specialty drinks, juice blends, and wines are just as unique as they are tasty. Enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie at the coffee counter or try our Portuguese selection of wines at the bar. Need a drink to go with your meal? Try our variety of Brazilian and Latin beverages imported from Portugal and South America.
Spain does not hold a monopoly on small plates and other cultures around the world have their own version of what is mostly recognized as “tapas.” Brazil, thanks to the strong influence of Portugal in its cuisine, small plates are also popular under the name “petiscos”. We invite you to taste these delicious dishes every Saturday in July and August from 5 to 9 pm. Portuguese selection of wines and Brazilian beer are also available.