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

Carnaval Brazilian Grill - Sioux Falls Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carnavalbraziliangrill.com
  • Email: cbgsdinfo@gmail.com
  • Phone: (605) 361-6328
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Had a party of 13, everything was wonderful, very organized, great food, nice atmosphere. No complaints from our party."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is a unique dinning experience. Several different types of meats are brought to you throughout your stay. Some were very good, some just so-so. Overall worth experiencing."
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "Great wine list (half price bottles on Wednesdays). Friendly, attentive service. Delicious specialty dishes, but the Rodizio option is a glimpse of heaven on earth for all carnivores."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I took my mom to Carnaval Brazilian Grill for a surprise birthday . She had been talking about wanting to go there for awhile, so I thought it would be a nice birthday present. It was fantastic! The food was phenomenal, truly a heavenly treat. Service was fantastic. We both ordered the Gaucho Meal, and there was never a shortage of great food for us to try. The staff was insanely polite. They were always smiling and fun to talk to. Our glasses we never much more over halfway gone before we got refills, which is fantastic. The lighting and the atmosphere were both wonderful. I loved the rainbow lights across the ceiling. The noise level was also kept pretty quiet as opposed to many places I've eaten. All in all, it was an amazing experience."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Everybody needs to experience Carnaval Brazilian Grill one time. The energy and enthusiasm of the place is great! The staff is energetic and friendly and the food was outstanding. Go into the meal with a gameplan as you don't want to overload yourself at the beginning at the salad bar because than you won't be able to fully experience the wide variety of meats they offer."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fun, energetic atmosphere with a large variety of food to choose from. Great place to eat."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food is excellent! Meat-heavy offerings are done to perfection. Salad bar has small quantities that are refreshed frequently. Do NOT miss the grilled pineapple. Waitstaff is excellent. They all look like they are having a great time and add to the fun. Carnival would be great for groups and is kid friendly, but my wife and I went without the kids. We were seated in a cozy half-moon booth that allowed us to sit close together and watch the passing scene and converse over the excellent live music without yelling."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was amazing, service fast and she was always checking back up on us. Down fall is we got put in a corner near the front of the restaurant and bar and since there was a band it was a little on the loud side and we had people bumping into our table. We were told about this restaurant by friends and it's truly an experience, especially in a state that has limited options compared to some other states."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is the third time we have been at Carnaval...it seemed like the gouchos did not approach our table nearly as often as in the past. My husband loves the lamb and was only served lamb one time. Not sure if there were less walking around than the past. All three times we have gone on a Friday night. Our server was very attentive. The music is great. The salad bar had more variety this time and I really enjoyed the options. Our children enjoy everything. It was our sons 19th birthday and this is where he chose to go for dinner."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Made a reservation on line and when we got there which was 15 minutes early they seated us right away. Service was prompt with a nice atmosphere with a band playing. Salad bar was great and the meats that was brought to our tabel were all great. The cinnamon glazed pineapple was to die for."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "People must be tired of my reviews... I have nothing but raves for Carnaval!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Love the place, but the pricing is kinda high.You can go any top notch steakhouse in Sioux Falls and not have to pay that much. Best part of the meal was the Lamb, Sirloin and the Grilled pineapple..love it!! Will visit a different steakhouse next time."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated her birthday and had an amazing night. Great food. Great service and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Everyone that we came in contact with was very polite and helpful. This was our first time there and we enjoyed it very much. The food was excellent and I enjoyed the birthday song. I chose the vanilla/mango ice cream for my birthday treat and it is the best ice cream that I have had."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Awesome, as always! We love to take friends and family who visit us to Carnaval for a special treat!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The meat is delicious. Though I wish there was a checkoff card so that you know which ones you've tried so far, etc. We took my 21 mo. old son along & he loved the live music. Couldn't stop dancing :)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food was good, waitress and other servers were excellent and attentive. Despite having a reservation, still waited 20-25 minutes... and hostess never acknowledged or apologized for the wait...appeared as if they were not really sure what they were doing."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I've lived in Sioux Falls my entire life and this is probably my favorite restaurant here. Food is outstanding, service and atmosphere are awesome."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to enjoy our nice wedding anniversary dinner, so I made reservations online,we showed up on time, and expected to get seated right away, there was no wait and no lines at all, and they asked us for a booth or table of course we said a booth, and I don't know what the big deal was, but apparently there was some miss communication between the hostesses cause they were discussing it in front of us and we stood there a good while waiting for a table, why ask us if it's not available and it's a big deal. So there needs to be better communication with the hostesses and not discuss issues in front of the guests."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Never had a bad experience at Carnival-good service and GREAT food!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great job overall.. very unusual dessert dish (pistachio cake), and wonderful choices overall. Great service from Amanda as always.. thanks for a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Our experience was wonderful as well as the delicious food! We will definitely come back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I absolutely adore this restaurant! It was mine and my boyfriends first time there and it was incredible. Our server was amazing, the food was delicious, the men walking around with food were friendly and entertaining. The salad bar was fantastic, our favorite was a pecan chicken salad and our favorite meat was the house special."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food and service was wonderful and their was so much food."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great food, staff and ambience. We couldn't have enjoyed this any more."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed dining at Brazilian Carnival. It was our first time there. The food was excellent!! Loved how they brought it out on the big skewers. The price was a little spendy. Loved the kid friendly restroom. Our grandson had to show each one of us the little toliet and sink!! Yours is the first place ever that has this that I know of. Makes going to the restroom easier for them. I would definitely recommend Brazilian Carnival to my family and friends!!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Thank you very much for an awesome dining experience. This is our special go-to place. The service is fantastic, we especially appreciated our waiter Aiden for making our time more special than it already was. The food is spectacular! The waiters are very considerate and efficient."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "It was quite an enjoyable dinner considering that the weather was -4 degrees! Most food was cooked perfectly. The higher menu price ($6.00 per person) to add shrimp was a little much. The grilled pineapple was perfect. I will visit again on business."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I made a reservation online for our family of 6 on a Saturday evening. We arrived a little early and were promptly seated without any wait. Our hostess made us feel very welcome and we were under way very quickly. We also have two younger daughters that were not interested in the normal selections so we were very pleased to see the kids could have a $6 salad bar buffet. The servers who brought all the selections were very prompt and polite. We would definitely drive the hour and 20 minutes to go there again!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I visited Carnaval when it first opened and have always enjoyed their buffets with the Gaucho-style meat grill on the long skewers. The standard of food and service have been maintained over the past 9 years and just as exciting today as when I first ate there. Diners now have a choice of 3 different levels of buffet and a lot of a la carte as well. The trick is not to overload on any single type of meat but to take small portions of meat at a time and know when to flip that table card to red!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Had the best chocolate filled layer cake ever... Dan altered the filling just a bit, and it is now layers of cake sitting in a cloud of perfectly turned out buttermilk filling... the rest of the meal was pretty darn good too. Service from Jared was superb, as is the service from everyone at the restaurant. Leo's signing rounded out the evening... Thanks for a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "It was our daughters 12th Birthday and she wanted to take her grandparents to her favorite place! They were very impressed and want to go again when in town. Thank you for a nice evening!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was awesome, and if you are a carnivore, it is the place you want to eat. The Radizo #1 (w/ shrimp) is the best meal. Try not to fill up on the salad bar, which can be a challenge because they're mash potatoes and salads are awesome!!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Four of us drove to Sioux Falls from Sioux City to celebrate my husbands birthday. It was well worth the drive and we can't wait to go again. The food was excellent. There is literally something for everyone. Even the picky eaters. I would have been happy with just the salad bar alone, that's how fantastic it was . What a rare gem !! There was a man that was playing guitar and singing to add to the wonderful evening."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere at Carnaval is always fantastic."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Bring back the pineapple tiramisu and the red velvet cake.. I might consider giving you my chili recipe if you do!!!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "The flame steak was amazing; the lamb was delicious and the servers and gauchos were timely and efficient. We were celebrating an adult son's birthday and the staff made it extra special with their rendition of "Happy Birthday"! The entire table enjoyed the Great American Wine Company red blend, and we also appreciated the fact that some of the proceeds go to support our troops. An evening at Carnaval is always a special event!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "My two adult children and I celebrated my birthday there. Our servers we amazing, really enjoyed them. the ambiance was very pleasant. We totally enjoyed it. and we will be back."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We brought family members (from Alaska) to Carnaval for a new year celebration. Our hostess was positive and extremely helpful, we had one child with us -- a "picky eater", and she was very helpful in making food suggestions for him. The gauchos were courteous and very attentive. The meats that were served were delicious and hot when served. The food/salad bar was average. By that I mean, there were plenty of pasta dishes with nice "brazilian' names, but they were run of the mill, every day pasta dishes. The table wine was also average -- a rather mediocre Merlot. But, we did not go to Carnaval for either the wine or the salad bar!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "I have been here several times .Our companions had not .One of them took only one serving from each of the selections eating a small portion and asked for a box ...Of course the server explained that they do not do that .The manager came out and spoke with her ..Explained it very well and did give her a takeout box for her ...He was very professional and gracious .Our companion went a bit over the top on explaining her outlook ...and opinion ...I appreciate the work , quality of food and management of Carnaval ."
    Dined on 12/28/2013