A March 2004 trip
to Vancouver by SarahQSpano
Quote: It may be soggy and grey, but under that dark cloud is a vibrant West Coast city ready to knock your socks off. When the sun comes out, you'll find Vancouver even more dazzling.
Hotel | "Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 1, 2006
Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown
1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E4R5
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2006
Pan Pacific Vancouver
300-999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C3B5
Samba is a Brazilian “churrascaria”, a barbeque place, that is definitely a unique dining experience--as long as you’re a carnivore, that is! Although they offer a standard lunch and dinner menu, the specialty of the house is the "Rodizio" - if you ever wondered how much meat you could eat at one sitting, this is your chance. Prices are $12.95/24.95 CDN for lunch/dinner on weekdays and $12.95/27.95 for weekends and holidays (children under 10 are half price). The basic premise is that it's all-you-can-eat. There is a salad and tapas bar to begin, and then it's all meat from there. The meat is skewered on swords and roasted over an open flame, and “passadores” pass by your table with the different types of meat and just slice some off onto your plate. The fun part is when they bring you the little 'signal card' - green on one side, red on the other. When you are ready for more meat, you keep the green side facing up. When you’ve had enough, flip it to the red side (labelled “I give up!”). We had top sirloin, flank steak, beef ribs, pork tenderloin, chicken legs, sausages, buffalo, ham and assorted other tasty animals. The waiter actually suggested we should come back on the weekend because they have an even greater selection of meats – I’m not even sure that’s possible! I can honestly say it was the best meat I’ve ever had – amazing natural flavour. After I “gave up”, there was definitely no room for dessert. But, I did have a very refreshing and unique beverage – lychee blended with coconut milk.Samba is open for lunch from 11:30am to 3pm and dinner from 5 to 11pm, 7 days a week. The restaurant also features a live Latin band and brazilian dance on various nights of the week. If you're looking for a little South American flavour (which always includes lots of meat!), we definitely recommend a visit to Samba!
Samba Brazilian Steak House
1122 Alberni Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E1V8
+1 604 696 9888
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 2, 2006
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2
(604) 662 3207
Vancouver Trolley Company
875 Terminal Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 2M9
False Creek, under Granville Street Bridge South End
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S3