Carnaval Brazilian BBQ
Carnaval Brazilian BBQ

Carnaval Brazilian BBQ

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carnavalrestaurant.ca/
  • Phone: 204-505-0945x
  • Hours of Operation:
    ALL YOU CAN EAT - CHURRASCO HOURS

    LUNCH
    Thursday & Friday 11:30 - 1:30pm

    DINNER
    Monday - Thursday 5-9pm
    Friday - Sat 4:30 -10pm
    Sunday 4:30-9pm

    LOUNGE HOURS - Menu available.
    Monday to Friday 11:30 to 20:00
    Saturday 4:30pm - 20:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Barbecue, Brazilian
  • Executive Chef: Emma Molaro
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bannatyne Avenue
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: There is paid parking along Waterfront Drive and adjacent paid parking lots to the restaurant.
A word from Carnaval Brazilian BBQ
Carnaval Brazilian BBQ is located at Bannatyne and Waterfront in the historic East Exchange. The two floor restaurant has been the outcome of the hard work from our team that has worked tirelessly to bring you such great restaurants as Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar, Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria and the Billabong Gastro Pub.

Our team is proud to bring all the elements of an authentic Brazilian BBQ dining experience to Winnipeg. Featuring a wood coal burning BBQ that came from Rio Grande do Sul,South Brazil, home of the famous Brazilian BBQ. This rotisserie style BBQ, makes for the most tender, juicy, perfectly cooked cuts of meats. Our passionate team comprised of Brazilian nationals and Brazilian trained staff will ensure that the authentic culinary experience is one your senses will crave.

We welcome and invite you to enjoy Winnipegʼs only original steakhouse experience of this tropical South American country. We welcome you to CARNAVAL Brazilian BBQ.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Carnaval Brazilian BBQ reviews from OpenTable diners
334 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (230)good for groups (196)scenic view (127)fit for foodies (104)hot spot (83)neighborhood gem (68)romantic (43)great for lunch (34)kid-friendly (30)notable wine list (23)late-night find (23)great for outdoor dining (18)great for brunch (11)vibrant bar scene (8)Show More
  • Wouldn't Rush Back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our experience was not the best. We sat for quite a while before anyone asked us if we even want drinks or offered us water, at least 20 min. The restaurant WAS NOT BUSY at the time so there really was no excuse. The food was mediocre and the service was terrible. We would not rush back here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    WpgCuisine2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food is great! I was acually at a similiar resteraunt in Asuncion, South america and really enjoyed the unique dinning experience. And now we have one! was excited to try it! It's great for big tummy's! as for myself i tried one of everything and i was stuffed. Meat is so deliciously prepared, so much flavour! The Pinapple is to die for! Overall great resteraunt! Great Hospitality, and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Irish
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service and food was outstanding. I would highly recommend this to everyone to try. Staff were friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jaxonbrown
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was excellent and the service was friendly and attentive. Once the meat servers started, there really wasn't much time in between to enjoy one cut before the next one was offered. Otherwise the meat and sides were delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a great night. Awesome food. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum yum
    Yummyinmytummy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is an absolute try,,, u won't regret it. It's one of the best steak houses I've ever been in. The large choice of meats are great, the speed which they come at you is awesome, your never left to wait more the a few minutes, and if there's a pout of meat your waiting for, they alert the kitchen that your table wants it! And it comes !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed
    WpgFoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It is pretty obvious that the objective of the staff is to get you out the door as soon as possible, so they attack you with meat so fast that you don't have time to enjoy the previous piece (and these are not large either). The cheaper meats (chicken, pork & sausage) are abundant, while the beef cuts are barely a sliver. This place used to be amazing when it opened, and same as all of the other restaurants owned by Noel, the quality has gone down, especially in the service. The hostesses are poorly trained, and they lack basic etiquette skills, same for the waiters. 18% gratuity is added automatically to groups over 8 so the servers know they don't need to make an effort when you have a larger group. It was a disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Supper on Friday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    There were 3 of us that came for dinner to celebrate a birthday. Thought the atmosphere would be more alittle more upbeat. No music. Side dishes were cold and not very presentable. Overall the meat was good. Decided that this is a place that we would not come back too.
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  • Not what I expected
    Yumyum31
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I was told wonderful things about this resturant although to be quite honest I wasn't overly impressed. The meat was extremely salty and the overall experience wasn't what I expected for the price I paid for plate. I thought it would be more entertaining and comparable to ichiban resturant. It was my fiancés birthday and we had a party of nine and they didn't even give him a birthday dessert or any recognition at all? I found that ridiculous. We will not be going to this resturant again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best resturant ever!
    Donkey
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I went to Carnaval Brazilian BBQ with my wife for our anniversary and it was amazing. The selection was delicious and we were never without meat. The meat servers did a great job of always coming by when we had our card turned to green and leaving us alone when it was turned to red. My only regret is that there were so many sides that I wanted to try but I was too full. Every tasted great and I would definitely recommend it, especially for special occasions.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our night out
    BirthdaysRus
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We totally enjoyed the food although we found the noise level very unsettling and difficult to visit or even hear the people across the table from us. Our table was in the corner which had the window and it was beautiful I certainly wouldn't want to sit in the center of the restaurant or along the wall as the noise would be deafening.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • save your money
    nickname234
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    For $44 per plate, I had high expectations for this restaurant which were not met. Positive: the way the meat comes around and the sides are brought to the table is great. Negative: 1. Service was not great. Waited a lot for him to come around, empty drinks, etc. 2. The meat is over salted and not seasoned in other ways so it all ended up tasting the same. The potatoes in the potato salad were overcooked and almost hard in some cases. Overall, the food was bland. If the cost was less, my ratings would be higher and my review better. But when I pay $180 for two adults and one child, I expect a better experience than if I paid $60 for the three of us.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OnethirdBrazilian
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was our first visit to Carnaval. There were seven of us. The staff was very friendly and hospitable. The food was superb! The price is hefty, but worth it. Too bad we sat at the table in back and didn't have a window view, however we enjoyed it and will certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lioness
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Majority of beef and chicken had decent flavor. It would be nice to have options of medium rare and well done as the beef seemed to be all well done. Pork products were a bit lacking in flavor, ribs weren't that good in general.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • noisy and overdone
    overdone
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Overdone food and too much noise create a perfect mess
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    good for groups, scenic view
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  • loved it
    canpay1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Outstanding! We were not sure what to make of it when we first arrived but the food and Service were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soooo good!!!
    yumyumyum
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My boyfriend and I came into Carnaval this past Friday for his birthday and it was amazing!! We heard many good things about Canaval prior to going and it completely met our expectations. The food was delicious (a little too salty at times) and the staff were all very friendly. The service was fantastic as well! A little costly when you include drinks but definitely worth it. We can't wait to come back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Fun restaurant. Love the gauchos & the food was amazing! Very expensive so a nice treat for a special occasion only.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat!
    SwissCheese
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service was excellent and the meat endless. The sides were fine but it really is all about the meat! All of the meat came around multiple times and the servers were quick to find/accommodate our request for more of any kind. Best advice is to come hungry then pace yourself - the food will come quicker than you can eat... Ambiance-wise it was a little on the louder side but definitely a happening place. As I assume the menu doesn't change much I'm not sure how often one needs to go, but if you need protein, your iron levels are low, or are just looking for a fun experience, this is the place!
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    good for groups, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5th visit
    goodwillhunting
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is my 5th visit. Business dinner and while overall it was good overall the service wasn't what we expected from here. The other 4 occasions service was excellent. Perhaps just an off night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great staff food was too salty!
    CalwinZomi
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was OK but incredibly salty. The cuts of meat they were serving were pretty good so it's a shame they felt the need to salt everything to death. We've been to Brazilian BBQ style restaurants before and have never had meat so salty. Not sure if I'd go back. That said, the staff was super friendly and attentive.
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  • Celebration
    Zoe0904
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I was overly impressed with the service and the accommodation. For my special event. The service was spectacular and the meal as always was delicious.
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    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie67
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We went as a group for my husband's 50th birthday and it was a great experience. If you love meat this is the place to be! The side dishes were also very good and the service was outstanding.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    our waiter was too slow in getting back to us to order our sides
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I've told people that to order and receive their side dishes first, once they have them then flip over the cards to start being served the meat, otherwise if you're trying to do it at the same time (like we did, our mistake) you feel too rushed.
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  • Nice place
    Luvsteak
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was good. The downside was the sides took a while to arrive at the table. Would have been good if the waiter had come around a bit more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My review
    Luvsbbq
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was great! Some of my party thought it was a bit salty, but personally I like salty. So it was good with me I had a hibiscus Creme de brule and this amazing pineapple with a thick caramel sauce which was great. I brought my two kids my oldest one ate more than I e ever seen her eat my youngest one two who s a very picky eater was happy with mashed potatoes and fries.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience
    wpgdiners2enjoy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We will for sure return! A treat fir the taste buds. Even though there was lots of meat....each one was a new taste experience! There is TONS of choices for all palates!Awesome service and food. A real treat for sure. Was our anniversary and what a nice place to spend it at. Thank you. I( I loved the skirt steak...and hubby uber enjoyed the ribs!)
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beautystab
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My first time at Carnaval and it was delightful. Loved the energy and vibe in the place and the food was superb. Great staff too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall very good :)
    Rakesh
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our dining experience was a good one. The energy and atmosphere of the resaurant was inviting and the staff were very plesant. The only improvement we felt would enhance the experience would be for the serving staff (gauchoes?) to come around with (all) menu items. For example: We waited for certain items such as the Bbq's pineapple and the beef tenderloin wrapped in bacon which only came around once at the very end of our meal. In fact we had to ask about the beef tenerloin and only then did it come around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummyinmytummy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was totally awesome! Can't stop thinking about all the great food we had! Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great night
    Romanticguy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Took my daughter here for her 18th birthday. Her and I love meat and this is the restaurant for those that like meat.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun experience
    headstump
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went with our two boys and our friends. Oir one son who is 8 isn't a big meat eater but since he's part of our family he had to come. He loved the experience and said your meat was just tasty. He now calls himself a meatatarian. As for the rest of us the food was so tasty, we just wish we could have eaten more.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat eaters delight
    worldtraveller
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The service was great--wait staff were attentive. The gauchos circulated often and a variety of meat was readily available. You could also request specific cuts/types. The roasted pineapple was really good. Our party particularly enjoyed the bacon-wrapped chicken and sirloin. The side dishes were varied and delicious. The vegetarian option varies nightly and was orzo and roasted vegetables--very creamy and nicely seasoned. The restaurant was quite loud but definitely a hit for all the meat lovers.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Good Food, okay service...
    Fleur99
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My boyfriend and I attended Carnaval for his 24th birthday as a special night out. As on a previous visit, the food was outstanding. However, our service was sub par. It took 25 minutes for our drinks to come from the bartender, and we had to order them twice. Also, my water glass needed refilling for quite some time and I literally watched my server fill up every other tables water and walk right by mine. Finally, as my boyfriend and I were taking a little "break" from the meat buffet she kept asking us to bring the bill. As this dining experience is expensive and a buffet, we wanted to take our time and enjoy the selection. Despite this less than stellar service, I would return because the experience is one of a kind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Darco
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was my second visit to Carnaval and I was not as impressed as the first time. Various cuts of meat were delicious as was the cinnamon pineapple. First order of sides came out promptly, but the second order arrived after we were finished eating our meal. Pineapple was also very slow to come. No apologies were offered. There was definitely plenty of meat available during this time, but I prefer to have some side dishes with my meal.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Chico
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It's my 5th time to the restaurant and every time I have left saying that was awesome! The atmosphere, the company and the personnel have been great. You leave wanting to come back every week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TheatreGirls
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a Delicious Dinner becfor walking to the Concert Hall for a show. Convenient location to do this. Everything was fantastic!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappyKath
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Excellent service, food was done to perfection and the wait staff were top notch. Very happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • First time!!
    Accidentprone8
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My husband and I chose to go somewhere different this year for our anniversary and we had heard about carnaval from other people and thought let's give it a shot. We are not sorry, the food was absolutely amazing!! It was always hot and fresh and it was absolutely flavourful! We each ordered different drinks which were also very tasty! I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.