Brazilian Restaurant Samba Cafe serves traditional dishes typical of the southeast state of Minas Gerais also known as Mineira's Cuisine. Throughout its history, Minas Gerais was home to many gold and diamond mining booms, the name means “General Mines”. Mineira food in Brazil is considered the classic kind of Brazilian “home cooking.” An essential part of mineira cuisine is its focus on home life brought to Rochester population a chance to enjoy the goodness of a culture 5000 miles away. All of the Mineiro's favorites dishes are on display: chicken and okra, couve mineira collard greens, tutu de feijão, roast pork, roast pumpkin, veggie omelettes, a variety of soups, sausage and rice, the indispensable farofa made of yucca flour seasoned with fresh spices. to dessert the creamy Brazilian Flan Pudim, and the Passion Fruit Mousse. There's also salads made with fresh carrots, beets, hearts of palms, raisins, and olive oil. The Samba Cafe is a Brazilian Restaurant that represents the hearty Mineira cuisine with no frills, and gives you a taste of typical local fare. It's impossible to go to Minas Gerais and not have something good to eat. Distinctive dishes as they are in Brazil. Enjoy the video below!!!! Established on August 2011, it's the first Brazilian Restaurant in Rochester, NY.