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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
  • "our waiter was too slow in getting back to us to order our sides"
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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!)"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We had a Delicious Dinner becfor walking to the Concert Hall for a show. Convenient location to do this. Everything was fantastic!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Excellent service, food was done to perfection and the wait staff were top notch. Very happy."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "The service was friendly and the food was great. Will be back soon."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Food was ok, but not amazing. Steak was often tough, and in small portions. Overall though an "ok" experience. Not a wow."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The food is excellent the service is as good as the food and the atmosphere is excellent."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Went with a group of six and we had a blast. Lots of food, friendly staff and good second floor view."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Poor service from the waiter. Too busy with other tables and stemware for us. Seemed mad with the tip I left, didn't even say thank you or have a nice night. Threw Receipt on table and just walked away. All the sides were terrible. We were told they are all made together at once and set under warming light the whole time. Salad bad as well. Was warned that everything would be really salty but meat had almost no taste desperately needed seasonings. Need better selection of sauces to use other then just got sauce. Very cramped dinning room people were running into each other constantly. Sad we were celebrating a anniversary. The best part of the whole resturant was the servers with the meat. They had the most personality and were great."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Pineapple dish tasted dried out and the server came to our table serving the core of the pineapple. We waited in hopes to have a couple of the first dishes served to us; however, they never did come around a second time. Our server was very eager to have us pay the bill; however, when we told her that we waiting for some particular dishes she mentioned that she would have them come to our table. Which unfortunately they never did. Our first time at the restaurant we were very impressed. Our recent second experience will have us trying another restaurant next time. Too much money to spend for a so-so experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Chicken, various beef cuts, lamb, pork: all fine to perfection and served continuously. Excellent sides. YOUR REQUEST ON OPEN TABLE MAY NOT NAKE IT TO RESTAURANT (like a window seat) so contact restaurant directly."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The ambiance was good, food excellent, and the cocktails amazing! We weren't a fan of the sausage, but everything else was delicious. I definitely recommend the lima colada and the brizillian rush drinks. Will return again."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "From the moment you walk in you are met with excellent service. Once you've chosen your side dishes the endless parade of meats begins. Each server carries a sword filled with several delicious cuts including bacon wrapped chicken breast, leg of lamb, pork ribs, & top sirloin."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "love the patio menu. Delicious food, great value. Friendly service. Sometime it takes a little longer for the food to arrive. At one time my fries looked very dark and tasted bitter."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Lunch on the patio was tasty and the view of Waterfront is great. However, on that Friday (15th of August), the service was slow. 10 minutes to get our beers when we first ordered (and they weren't the correct ones either) is slow. The food was very good though and at $9 that's a great price. They seemed short staffed so I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt and will be back to try it again."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "As a relatively new Winnipeger and with a much newer girlfriend, I've embarked on experiencing what Winnipeg has to offer. I've heard positive things about Carnival (more like Carnivore) and was excited to try it. Service was great, food was plentiful, and I enjoyed myself very much. There was 2 large groups that were noisy but what the hell, the name of the place is Carnaval, right? If you want quiet, romantic ambience then maybe this isn't the place. Honestly, I can bbq myself a tasty steak at home for a fraction of the price but I came here for the experience. And the experience was great."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Went to Carnaval for a birthday celebration with 3 other couples... fun, interactive way to dine with a group! So much food!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Tables are small, really tight for groups. Mandatory 18% tip on 8 people or more, even when the service level doesn't come close to deserving it. The same cuts of beef come around again and again, but it seems impossible to get tenderloin, pork or chicken. Sides are delicious but on our first visit our server never checked on us so we couldn't get refills on side dishes or water. This visit we learned our lesson and asked for all of our sides at the beginning of the meal. You have bones, fat and gristle left over after the different meats but they don't offer anywhere to place them or swap your plate partway through the meal. We've tried Carnaval twice and neither time was fantastic - and for $50+ (with mandatory group tip) it should be."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Went above and beyond my expectations. Was a lot of fun and the food was incredible. Where else in the city can you get all kinds of top grade meat on your plate?! Carnaval puts other restaurants to shame."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Had a great first time there. Everything was explained clearly. Got to sit right next to the cooks. Delicious food. I'd go again!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This time we brought friends and it was even more enjoyable than the last! The servers were absolutely fabulous and the food was fantastic!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "All the meats were so tasty! The side dishes were original and delicious. We also had quick friendly service. Our waitress checked in on us several times and even asked if there were certain meats we wanted to try again. The gauchos came by regularly. This was a great experience!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "i really enjoyed lunch at carnival> definatly will do lunch again> we have had dinner here a few times but i find its tooo much coming at ya and to try it all is too much to eat> lunch was the perfect amount and a good price< loved the cavacas!!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Had an awesome dining experience over lunch with a girlfriend. Wanted to return and share this experience with my family. It was awesome from the reception through to the farewell. Will definitely recommend and will return."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Upon entering Hostess was quick to attend to our needs and cordial but seemed to be just going through the motions.Upstairs we were promptly seated and our waitress was very pleasant and attentive with serving us.The servers as well. The choice of cuts were a hit and miss I feel.Some were bland tasting,others too salty while some being well done in taste and cooking time and others oozing in blood.Depends on what you like.I expected more chicken but the majority was beef and pork with too much fat.The grilled pineapple was nice.If your a meat lover it's for you.The side dishes were ok but nothing special.At 50$ a plate n all you can eat,go on an empty stomach to get your money's worth.Overall an average experience for a hefty price."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Ate here for the first time with my girlfriend. I have to say we were very happy with the service and the food was absolutely wonderful!! We will be back soon."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This was a dining experience that transcended price. The dinner buffet was nearly $50 a plate. The wine cost as much as the meal. But none of that mattered when a juicy, well-seasoned tri-tip steak hit my plate. Before I could imitate a food critic describing the texture and presentation of the cut, another sword was on our table with another succulent slice of meat. The service was consistent and almost made it hard to keep up. On the note of service though, the waiting staff could use a little work. While we were impressed by our waitress's choice in red wine, which complimented the meal, she was certainly no stranger to airing her grievances about customers within earshot. Not a class move. Overall: Decadent food but prickly staff."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This second visit to Carnaval was even better than the first. The first was a few days before the final matches of the World Cup, so the ambiance was of jerseys in the colours of the fans' favourites. The second time was quieter and more romantic. Both times, the food was superb. Of course, I have favourites: the skirt steak, the chorizo, the bacon wrapped tenderloin, the ribeye. Throughout, service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive or cloying. I have rarely seen this perfect level of attention. The wine list is very good, without going overboard in numbers of options. I suggest the Cabernet Sauvignon by Sottano; it pairs particularly well with the grilled food and is decently priced. Seniors get a break on Sundays."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We 5 were sat behind 20 loud patrons. We could not hear to speak. We got their leftovers if we flagged down the server. The servers informed us that we wouldn't like the rare meat anyway. Drinks took upwards of 45 minutes. The pineapple never made it to us. What we did eat was good. I would recommend you give this place a miss and go to the other restaurant owned by this group. Incredibly disappointed."
    Dined on 8/2/2014