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Carnaval Brazilian BBQ
Carnaval Brazilian BBQ

Carnaval Brazilian BBQ Details

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

    Thursday & Friday 11:30 - 1:30pm

    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, Brazilian Steakhouse, Barbecue
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Meats lacked a variety of seasonings. Everything tasted like salt and sometimes way too much salt. Side dishes seemed lack lustre and the whole experience was underwhelming. Absolutely overpriced and would not recommend anyone to go there. Carnaval sounds like it would be a festive place to go to but servers weren't that friendly. There were some meats that I liked like the ribs, which actually had a nice flavour to it and was nicely cooked. But because you have to wait for them to come back with it I never got a chance to have anymore of that. Overall I would have rather hit up a buffet and gotten more flavours and options for the money."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "A very wonderful unique dining experience. Loved the presentation, food was delicious and service was outstanding. Enjoyed all t hat was offered!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Was really good food. The restaurant was too hot the night we were there though to really enjoy the evening completely. Service was very good but a little slow at times on some of the sides and particular meats coming by the table. Will go back again next year for sure a once a year kind of dinner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Waited 15 minutes over the reservation time, noy bad at all considering how popular Carnival is, however some music in the lounge would add a little something to the experience and keep your conversation private. Once seated the service was some of the best I have experienced, the wine came fast as did the sides... however I found the sides lacking and wasn't impressed, some of the meats were salty, but when you slice off a delish end piece that is expected, the center cuts were perfectly cooked and the juices ran the plate, simply put, mouth watering. I will recommend Carnival and plan on having nights out with groups of friends. Well done Carnival."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "not sure what all the hype was about surrounding this restaurant. most of the meat was great; however, the sides, atmosphere, and serving staff were mediocre at best. my husband and I wont be going back. for the price we paid, I believe we should.have had a 5 star experience. I give it 3 stars at most."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was excellent but if you like your meat on the rare side like I do. Then dont take an 830 booking. I was told it is too late for them to have rare or medium rare meat because they have to ise what is already on the grill. That part of the dining experience was not good I eat my meats blue to rare medium would be the absolute worst case scenario for me"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was our 3rd visit to your establishment and the food and service was Great. We took my parents for my fathers 81 st Birthday. We knew they would enjoy dinning at Carnaval. The music was so loud that we could not talk to each other without almost yelling. The sounds from the patrons add to the noise as expected but I do not think most people enjoy loud music while dinning. Music in a bar atmosphere is expected, while trying to visit and eat,.. The music did get turned down to a tolerable level which was great, but did not stay there. We were told the same stereo ran the bar and the dinning room. In such a beautiful building with great decor, spend a little more on ambiance control and music selection in the dinning room."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "What a fun way to spend a Friday night!! Great way to try many different BBQ meats for a not bad price. Bring a big appetite lots of food eat!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I took colleagues from work to experience a little of what Brazil has to offer, and they loved it! Our group of six, one being a scholar from China, absolutely loved the experience, food, service and energy (it was game day!)."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Ambience lacking. No music in background. Service was only ok"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Winnipegers who are looking for a cheap night out should stay away, but if you are a meat connoisseur, this is the place to go. The variety and quality of the BBQed meat is outstanding. The sides are good, but really an afterthought as it's all about the meat! It is very easy to overeat so pace yourself. Don't miss out on the BBQed pineapple.... juicy and delicious. This is the restaurant to take your out of town guests, (as long as they are not vegans)"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The waiter was not familiar with some of the food items and was not good at giving recommendations. Otherwise food was very good."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I went there on June 29 with my family. It is an awesome place! They had so much incredible food available and would come by every couple minutes to offer a sampling of various cuts of meats. The sides were excellent and the service was prompt! I would definitely go back for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great place. Very much enjoyed. Because meats are barbequed there becomes a consistency of taste after awhile. Great for occassional dining but could not see doing every month."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at Carnival. The meats that the gauchos brought around were always hot, fresh and delicious! Great side dishes as well. When the restaurant got full, there were times when we waited up to 20 minutes for a Guacho to come around and offer us more meat. Our waiter was slow and rude, I did not appreciate his attitude and general carelessness. he almost seemed as if he was new (although he has been working there for a while)."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience, the servers came regularly to offer a wide selection of meats. The bacon wrapped filet mignon was disappointing - the pieces were very small and possibly because of that, the meat was too well-done and a little dry. The restaurant has a beautiful wall of windows on one side of the restaurant; unfortunately, we were unaware of that when we made our reservation so we were placed at the opposite end of the restaurant near the entrance where it was very dark. Be sure to ask for a window table when you reserve."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Six adults at the corner round table by the windows. It was raining outside but still a lovely view. This was the second time we were at that table and the fourth time we've eaten there. My wife and I were freighter passengers NYC to Argentina & back in November/13 for 48 days - the ship stopped in Brazil and we were at a similar restaurant. The only difference was a hot/cold extensive salad bar. We BOTH agree that YOUR meats were much tastier than what we had there!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! The packed dining room is quite indictative of your success - great ! ! ! ! !"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My 2 nd time going there I and my party enjoyed everything about it not on complaint from my group !"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our server Cariss was awesome. Friendly, curteous, kept ensuring everything was good or if we needed anything. Service was great. We will definately come back !"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was delicious. Some of the beef was over-cooked for my taste but I'm sure it was just a personal preference. They got the appetizers and drinks out quickly. Friendly service. Really I can't think of one negative, and you should see my yelp account. I can usually find 'room-for-improvement'. Definitely worth the price!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Delicious! My favourite is the grilled cinnamon pinneaple."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Too loud to hold a conversation without raising your voice significantly. Better suited to a group of people, although it would be very tough to hear what someone at the other end of the table was saying. I booked 3 weeks in advance and got a not so great middle of the room table. There were no tables meant for two, just tables for four. Not a bad experience, but have had better Brazilian BBQ. Would likely only come back for a special occasion for a large group."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Everything I looked forward too was there for enjoyment , great food,great service,great scenery too, I really liked it tons n look forward to it again!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The only complaint I have is the 2 hour seating time limit, and our waitress kept looking at her watch, she started doing this after we has been there only 30 min. She'd look at it before speaking to us and right after, each time she approached our table. We understood the 2 hours and we weren't expecting to stay longer. I found this annoying. This was my 4th time at Carnaval and had never experienced that behaviour before. If that happens again I would stop recommending it and going. It was very uncomfortable. But otherwise food and atmosphere was great as usual."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "More than what I was expecting!!!!! Everything was delish! The only complaint I would have was that the rotation of the pineapple was very sparse for how delish it was."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • " Just loved the varieties of meats! Side dishes were tasty, especially loved the salads. Drinks are reasonably priced and beer selection great! Desserts are wonderfully home-made."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We've gone many times since opening. Having lived in Brazil I appreciate the authenticity of the food and drink. The caipirinha at Carnival is how it is served in Brazil, the large one from Hermanos is not! Nay Sayers who complain about the quality of meat should go to steak house, the meat is decent, the flavor is comes from preparation and the churrasco experience is in the variety of meat and sides as well as the table side service from the gauchos. The noise level is a bit high but not unbearable. I recommend."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "A great place for dinner different for the normal North American fare. Having been in Brazil it bought back may memories of a BBQ we had in Manaus. Wonderful food, people and a great experience for anyone. We loved it and would highly recommend it. Found out about Carnaval Brazil BBQ from the travel quide as we were traveling thru."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "If you want great food, here is your place. Family style sides with awesome meat and poultry selections. Very high energy atmosphere. My only complaint would be that after about 20 minutes of fairly attentive service, our side of the restaurant was left unserved for 10-15 minute stretches. For $50 a head I was hoping for more service. Not quite to the Vegas level but something a little more. But all-in-all a good experience and the food was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "It was a lot of fun. Food was great. Found it noisy and hard to hear the servers though."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is a Brazilian meat restaurant. Beef and pork of all kinds. Some of it good and some flavorless. They have salads but no healthy green vegetables. Service can be slow and inattentive. Not a place for vegetarians."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Went on a double date, reservation was for 7:30 but we didn't get to our table until about 7:50. Service was a little slow at the start, but after the food started coming it was great. There was a good variety of meat and sides, the ribs were a little on the small side but all of the other meat was tender, juicy and delicious. The roasted yams and cassava root were our favourite sides. Must try the pineapple, words can't describe how amazing it was. The servers were not intrusive, but at the same time they gave polite explanations about the etiquette and were patient with us (it was our first time). Overall, Carnavale was a great dining experience, we will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food tasty, but some meat selection with too much char and all meat with WAY too much salt to be healthy. Service varied from friendly and great to certain dishes that were making the rounds never coming past, even after repeated requests to our waiter and hostess. For the price food should be healthier and service should be better. Have been to other Brazilian style BBQs when on vacation that were way superior. A interesting experience that I don't see repeated."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our family of 6 came out to celebrate and we had a great time. Everyone one new to the location and truly enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We went for my husband's birthday. It was delicious and he loved the meat selection. And I loved the pineapple! We brought a baby and were very happy that a fine dining restaurant was accommodating. The sides were also delicious but I wanted to try them all. Since there was only 2 of us a few sides were more than enough because we didn't want to waste food. I didn't ask but it would have been nice to have slightly smaller side portions so we could try them all! Definitely would recommend to friends. Worth the price. Love the atmosphere also especially the sinks in the washrooms!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We really enjoyed ourselves at Carnaval. With my husband being a picky carnivore and me being vegetarian, there are few restaurants that we can go and both leave satisfied. Carnaval hit the jackpot for us!We both enjoyed every bite! All of the sides we ordered were fantastic, my vegetarian meal was so full of flavor and my husband enjoyed every piece of meat they brought by! The only thing that wasn't amazing was the temperature in the dining room. It was very hot. Looking around we saw many diners with beads of sweat on their faces. We will certainly be going back!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "i didnt find the staff to be very friendly, seemed like we waited a long time before anyone came over with product, the other half of the restaurant seemed fuller and seemed like they were getting better service. i know some people love it here and go every month, myself for the price I feel there are better places to go....."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Love the varieties of meat and the variety of sides are great"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, a teeny bit salty but very good. The service is great and very friendly but at over 140.00 including three drinks and tip for only TWO of us it was a little unreasonable. I understand that it is unlimited meat but still out of reach for some."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This restaurant was a wonderful experience. Great Staff. Friendly, helpful, quick, energetic, upbeat. Food was fantastic. My only complaint was the music was a bit too loud. It was hard for my friend and I to have a conversation. However, it did fit in with the overall experience. There was an elevator for people that can't make it up the stairs. Washrooms were clean. This is a great addition to Winnipeg Dining. I hope they can stay in business. Please support this restaurant!!!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014