Carnaval Brazilian Grill - Sioux Falls
Carnaval Brazilian Grill - Sioux Falls

Carnaval Brazilian Grill - Sioux Falls

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carnavalbraziliangrill.com/
  • Phone: 6053616328
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm-8:00pm

    Private luncheons and parties may be arranged with a manager outside of the above hours.
    Our beautiful Patio is currently closed for the Winter and will reopen in the Spring. Central Standard Time (CST)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Most Fridays & Saturdays we offer live music (no cover charge); please call ahead for details. Special Monthly Jazz music events coming in 2011.
  • Special Events: Monthly wine dinners (limited seating). 4- or 5-course meals specifically paired with select wines; must RSVP.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W Jeanne Dr
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Carnaval Brazilian Grill - Sioux Falls
Carnaval is South Dakota's only Brazilian style steakhouse. From the churrasco/rodizio of meats, the sumptuous hot and cold dishes, to an incredible a-la-carte menu, or a signature pizza, there is something for everyone. We are located in the Central Standard Time Zone (CST).
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Carnaval Brazilian Grill - Sioux Falls reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (65)romantic (38)good for groups (35)fit for foodies (28)great for outdoor dining (11)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (10)notable wine list (10)late-night find (9)neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • These Guys Know Meat
    Tastebud
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Carnaval is centrally located with adequate parking. The gauchos carve various meats tableside at your bidding. All meats are very nicely prepared; I enjoyed the lamb while my wife preferred the garlic roast beef. Appetizer/Salad/Sides bar was well-stocked and tasty. The desserts were very good too. We would recommend Carnaval. Respectfully submitted, Tastebud
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went here for my son's 19th birthday. We all had a blast...it was entertaining and a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    ArchiesMom
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was a wonderful evening that was a bit out of the ordinary. It was a unique experience with happy staff and an energetic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Gemini
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    First time visit. Server did an excellent job at explaining the dining experience. Food was amazing! Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful as always
    JohnandMartyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Absolutely wonderful experience.. food, atmosphere, service--- everything comes together for the best dining experience in Sioux Falls! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grilled Pineapple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Must try the grilled pineapple --- it is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the cheapest but very good food
    Siouxfoofood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Probably on the upper end of the cost area but very good food. Environment was easy to talk to family. Waitress was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    CLRS
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is a really fun dining experience. Order the Rodizio Service and it is an endless buffet of meats brought tableside to you to enjoy. The food is cooked perfectly and the staff is very professional and knowledgeable about the menu. We took our 3 children (7-11) and they loved it. They also have a variety of live entertainment throughout the year so if you are wanting jazz, blues,or Latin, this is the place to go. The only downside is that it is a bit on the expensive side so this is a somewhere you would visit for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always
    JohnandMartyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Thanks for yet another wonderful night! From salad station to dessert, a great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING Fine Dining
    GB1976
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have visited Carnaval numerous times, and every time we visit, it is excellent! The food is unique and VERY good, and the ambiance is second to none. We have started bringing our children, and they can't get enough of the pineapple and the gauchos!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun
    DakotaPoorBoy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We always enjoy our visits to Carnival. The food is always good and the service even better. The atmosphere is great although sometimes the music can be a little loud. Great place to meet or take friends and celebrate occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as always
    JohnandMartyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Consistently the best dining experience in Sioux Falls. Best desserts hands down in the area, definitely the best price for a meal of this caliber in Sioux Falls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come hungry, Leave STuffed.
    WorldTravelerSD
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    good food, options for different budgets, definitely don't eat prior to dining here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good as always
    JohnandMartyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everything was wonderful as usual. Service, food, atmosphere, music, it was all great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth every penny
    Scruff
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Words can't describe how satisfied you'll be after eating here. The price may be a little bit higher than most dining spots, but the flavor of all the different meats, plus the fast and friendly service definately make up for that. With soothing music in background and the aroma of grilled pineapples,various meats, and wine this is an experience I would recommend to all my friends and family. I will be coming back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    JohnandMartyVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is hands down the best and most consistent higher end restaurant in Sioux Falls... Great food, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening.
    Stick
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food exceptional, the service excellent, and the atmosphere was what we were looking for. All the food was wonderful and the cinnamon pineapple was unbelievable. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an enjoyable evening out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to entertain guests
    momboj
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We chose Carnaval because we had a special house guest and knew it would be a fun dining experience. The salad bar is huge and the choices are familiar as well as unique. Good seasonal choices. Love the gauchos. Those men/boys are very friendly and polite--and they have a good sense of humor! We never try the hot bar. The salad bar and meat are a great meal and the pineapple is a bonus. If you can, try the desserts!! I recommend the ice cream. We will continue to take our guests to Carnaval because it is so unique and delicious! It's a treat for us, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and bad
    Fruitsaladyummyyummy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    There was amazing food, we didnt have that well of service... We waited 20-30 mins before getting our bill where our waitress kept passing us seeing our plates were empty... And cards on red also drink glasses were done too... Place was only half packed too... Oh well, still great meat and pineapple was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Brazilian steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food and service were very good, if not quite exceptional. Staff was appropriately attentive. Overall, a good night out.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisite
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I love this place. I wish we had one in my area. My daughter requested to dine here for both her SDSU graduation as well as her birthday celebration. The food was fantastic, the service immediate and friendly, and the atmosphere was very fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always
    Hazelid
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Carnaval is and shall always be a fun , relaxed , warm and delicious dining experience ..Everything albeit a lil noisy is exceptional .....Kudos to them
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must Have Experience!
    dinehappy
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Everyone should dine at a place like Carnaval at least once in their life. The experience is worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Dining Experience
    Reese
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I have had family and friends tell me how great this place was, but I really had no idea until I actually experienced it myself. Make sure to bring your appetite! All of the different meats were delicious and the servers kept coming around until I couldn't possibly eat anymore. My daughter loved the grilled pineapple and had three servings! I will be coming back for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent!
    Cmlovessteak
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. The gouchos never stopped coming and did a great job:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carnaval
    carnavalbrazilian
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My server was amazing and the food was absolutely the BEST. I'm looking forward to next time! Thank you all so much! I couldn't of had a better experience! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeds Expectations
    SFdiner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Carnalval Brazilian Grill is one of the best Churascarias in the States. We have been to places in Minneapolis and New York City that have been wonderful and this Sioux Falls gem outperforms them. The Food is wonderful as is the ambience and live music on the weekends. The price is half of what you would pay in the big city. However, the thing that makes this place shine is the staff. The Gauchos from Brazil are the reason to go. They make you want to fly to Brazil!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatingbee
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    They cancelled my reservation and gave away my table. And then were unable to make it right for me.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Service
    meljo205
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    we had an amazing experience thanks to the servers & gauchos
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Moseys
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We always enjoy eating at the Grill! Haven't had an unpleasant experience yet. We come when we can and bring special guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More Than We Expected
    ohana4food
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were celebrating our 25th anniversary with our children, and it was their first time at a Brazilian Grill; they enjoyed it immensely, as did we! Our waitress explained the menu & answered questions. She was very attentive in refilling drinks and checking on us, but didn't hover, which we appreciated. The gauchos constantly came to our table and we never had to wait. The food was delicious and worth the price; for us, the restaurant is a "special occasion" place. The live music was an added bonus, but at times the noise level made it difficult to hear our waitress and each other in conversation. Our anniversary celebration at Carnaval was outstanding and we're glad we chose it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun to expience something unique
    tomas
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The salad bar was wonderful. At the beginning the meat servers were quickly at our table. For a repeat serving we had to request 4 times, each time to a different waiter/employee. I liked the opportunity to try some Brazillian-spiced food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice place
    firsttimediner
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Never been there before and it was a great expierence. Was great service and wonderful salad bar. Some of the meats a bit undertone for my taste but overall I liked it. Music in the background was nice and not over bearing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb as always
    JohnandMartyVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The carrot cake was better than usual (and it is always excellent).. wonderful! The food, service, entire experience was spot on... one of the best places to dine in Sioux Falls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 138 reviews are from the Carnaval Brazilian Grill - Sioux Falls reviews archive.
  • randydvm
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    As always, the food and service were outstanding. They do a great job of making sure you have plenty of opportunity to get the meat you'd like. Not to be overlooked is the great salad bar! There is a wide selection of delicious salads. I'm a carnivore at heart, but I have to be careful I don't fill up on the delicious "rabbit food" here. And once again the music was great, with another impressive solo artist, Kyle Knudson. When we travel to Sioux Falls for an evening out, Carnaval is our top choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good quality
    foodiefromSoDak
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We have never been disappointed! Food is always fresh, great variety of salads and meat , of course. Fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gluttony
    jimltz
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It's hard not to over eat at this restaurant. The gaucho servers are very attentive and the meat is irrestible.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This was a great choice for my husbands graduation celebration. Thank you for a lovely time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Our waitress (Rachel) did an outstanding job, we will ask for here again. Tell her the boys from Catolina said hello!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MaeWest
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Love the food at Brazilian Carnaval, especially the pineapple. Just wish the pineapple guy came by more often. Would have enjoyed more lamb also. The signature beef was melt in your mouth tender as was all the beef. My least favorite was the Parmesam Chicken. Thought it could use a little more seasoning. Would definitely recommend this place and will go again
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate