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About Carnaval Brazilian BBQ

Located at Bannatyne and Waterfront in the historic East Exchange. Our team is proud to bring all the elements of an authentic Brazilian BBQ dining experience to Winnipeg. Our passionate team comprised of Brazilian nationals and Canadian trained staff will ensure that the authentic culinary experience is one your senses will crave.

270 Waterfront Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3B0R6
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Brazilian, Brazilian Steakhouse, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
ALL YOU CAN EAT - CHURRASCO HOURS

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

DINNER
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30 - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

LOUNGE HOURS
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Bannatyne Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(204) 505-0945

Website:
http://www.carnavalrestaurant.ca/

Parking Details:
There is paid parking lot along Waterfront Drive and adjacent paid parking lots to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Irene Chapski

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Carnaval Brazilian BBQ Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Good for Groups (52)
Fun (48)
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Good for Birthdays (45)
Good for a Date (45)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Worth the Drive (36)
Waterfront (31)
Casual (29)
Authentic (28)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Tasting Menu (26)
Scenic View (22)
Romantic (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Cozy (17)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Business Meals (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Healthy (10)
People Watching (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Spicy (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Manitoba)·Dined 3 days ago

Very authentic, could be back in Rio! The food is fantastic - you have to be careful not to fill up on "sides". The meat is great, especially the beef - seldom get a tough bit. It is a little saltier than most people are used to but that does enhance the flavor.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Manitoba)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was amazing and the experience was so much fun

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

The dinner ambiance felt more of adult dining and businesslike. It would be good to think of more kid friendly setting and menu selections for family dining.
I noted on my reservation of a birthday celebration, but server did not bother asking about it, nor acknowledge it. (What's the use of asking the customer of the occasion in the reservation?)

Dining overall was great, we also loved the pineapple served in a "family" servings.
Thanks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was good, but I found that the meat was a little salty . The roasted vegetables were also just ok. The ambiance was nice and the serving staff were very efficient.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I came for our anniversary and I feel like we may have booked our reservation a little early. Some of the chicken entree's were quite dry and a couple of the meats as well. As more groups started to come in the meats got much better.

Many of the items said "Kosher salt" on them but the prevalent taste of the meat itself was very salty.

The roasted vegetables we ordered seems more like they were run through a microwave instead of any actual roasting.

The garlic mashed was fantastic and as I said later meat servings were significantly better then the ones when we first arrived.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals, Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Was the first time there so we did not know what to expect.For the meat part the food was fairly good.The sirloin that I had was tough,ribs had too much sauce,the lamb had a lamb taste.The rest of the meat was good,enjoyed the prime rib.The side dishes we ordered,the rice and the potatoes were good .We had the roasted vegetables which were raw and the salad was not mixed but just had the dressing poured over the top but not mixed.For a person who does not eat much meat would not make any use for them to go.It was an experience but would not go again .Thank you

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and an awesome experience that's different from the ordinary. Some may find it a bit costly but the quality of food and the variety make it an amazing time for friends and big eaters. Be sure to keep making those pineapples!!!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food . But bacon wrapped items the bacon was a bit burnt giving that fire burnt taste. Overall great staff and excellent service in the dining area.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a great time and it was our first time there. The one complaint I have is that our drinks took 15 mins to arrive at our table from the time of ordering. Our appetizers even arrived before them.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall we loved the food and it was a fun experience for all of us, being something different than the ordinary, so thank you!

However, there was a bit of service and treatment lacking. First, the phone call I received in response to a change I made to my reservation online was unprofessional. The female did not even confirm it was me on the phone before speaking about my information. Overall, changes made properly.
Second, on my online reservation I specified it was a birthday dinner for my dad, and, that we had a gluten allergy and would need recommendations for this. Our waitress did not seem to be aware of either of these points. When asked about gluten friendly food items, she crossed off the MAJORITY of meat items on the list. This upset my partner, and ironically he was the only one in our group that had been there before and was accommodated exceptionally, which he regularly boasted about. The waitress was very sweet but claimed that they “were not sure” about some of the items, so chose to cross them off rather than double check on the ingredients. It turned out that the ingredients in the Montreal steak spice ARE gluten free and this should have opened up more options on the menu, but they were left crossed off. My partner then chose to ask the males serving the meat directly, and they were able to clarify a lot faster. A HUGE suggestion I would make is to keep your menu up to date for gluten friendly meats, and make everyone knowledable and receptive to this information. For the high prices offered, its not fair that 8 out of 12 meats are crossed off due to lack of knowledge. This a growing concern for many places and some even go so far as to have one person, usually at the management level, come out and discuss with the patron. This would make the value IMMENSELY higher and the experience even more amazing. It seemed a bit.....immature to be honest.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Took a while to get our drinks/appetizers but the food was fantastic.
We liked how they brought the meat to our table on swords.
The "meat servers" were very knowledgeable and because we went earlier in the evening if we wanted a specific item (like the cinnamon pineapple) they brought it right away.

Might seem expensive, but we definitely ate about $50 of meat each.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Incredible! The service was fast and so friendly and positive. The food kept you saying yes for more until you physically could not eat anymore. Very expensive but definitely worth it for a special date night or special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a reservation for 4 people & none of us had ever been there before. The absolute best place I have ever been to for dinner! Out waiter was amazing & the waiters who would bring the meat were kind & patient! It is a bit pricey at 53.00 a person but I promise completely worth it. Thank you to everyone there who made all 4 of our experiences great .... we will definitely be back 😊

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Healthy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This restaurant is over priced and not that special. We ordered three side dishes. The polenta was cold and so hard once could have broken a tooth, the roasted vegetables were roasted to a mush, but the tomato/hearts of palm salad was very good. The meat all tasted the same to me and, if you had an outside cut, it was way too salty.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time there, great service, great food, cool experience! Recommended

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Quite expensive for cuisine that is not of the highest quality.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Already booked my next reservation! My boyfriend and I really enjoyed the food. Everything we tried had a different flavour that bust into your mouths, it was outstanding! There was no complaints. Will see you soon!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was good. Service was excellent. I had a glass of wine that's not to my liking and they happily exchanged it for us no problem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner however we made a point of telling our waitress we were headed to a MTC play imagine our surprise when we get to the play open the program to see that they have a promotion of $30 each rather than $50 something if you show your play tickets. This was a disappointment.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Some people have complained it was too salty, they bring multiple skewers of meat around and we have found the odd one that has more salt than we care for, but most has been very good.
We took an early booking so the restaurant was not very full, The gauchos were lining up to serve us and we had to put a hold on the food, we had full plates in no time.
Overall we like this restaurant as it is a lot fun.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was great. Would like to see some sea food on the menu. The service could be better. We had three rounds of meat before we got our beverages and side dishes which we had to ask for twice.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and atmosphere that takes one right back to South America. A little pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Went for lunch. Lunch menu still had lots of options compared to the dinner menu. Good food, friendly service. Lunch definitely not as pricey as dinner.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Ordered the steak wrap and onion rings. The steak wrap was a big portion. It was very tasty. I'm craving it already. The onion rings were really good too. Seasoned perfect and they were still crunchy he next day. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was delishious as always. Servers were fantastic and always aiming to please. We had a groupon coupon that brought the price down a little. $84 instead of tge regular $134 for two with 1 beer each. A little salty be still good food. Left with very happy tummies.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great for Meat eaters. I found the food to be too salty, but the service was great.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Meat lovers' paradise! Food was very good, wine was good, service was excellent. Seniors' discount is notable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The price is up there unless you have the ability to eat helpings of meat beyond the average carnivor. My wife and even smaller sister in-law definitely overpaid, I probably ate my moneys worth sitting at 208lbs. The food is amazing and overall a fun experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing, the server was polite and we were given prompt service. The appetizers and drinks were provided really quickly and the guys bringing around the entrees were polite and knowledgeable.

Was probably the best experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant, we will be back!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent experience. Friendly, helpful service, great food. Meat is a tad salty, but not overpowered by salt. I'd go back again.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 19, 2017

the meat was excellent but i found the rest of the menu was sparse for a lunch. considering the price i thought there should have been more to choose from. service was great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Would not recommend. The food wasn't good and it was very overpriced.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The only negative was that it took to long till the side dishes are being brought.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Absolutely fantastic. The food was awesome the view was awesome parking was easy everyone that worked there was awesome so friendly I love this place

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Healthy
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Wonderful food and it feels just like being back in South America. They have captured the atmosphere and the service level perfectly. A little expensive but well worth it for a special occasion

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent value if you are a 60 plus senior, otherwise a bit pricey. You really can eat all you wish with many sides in addition to the main meats. Great way to sample a lot of different meats at your own pace. Cap sirloin was my favourite with a yummy salty BBQ rub.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great place. Servers are all A++ and the food is Great! Always hot and fresh.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

One of our party wanted to eat from the lighter menu. We were told that she would have to sit on the main floor rather than with our party. Terrible recommendation. Also, need to have access to a meat course without paying for all you can eat. Some people just can’t eat that much.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service was great in terms of not having to wait for drinks and they took our order for out sides right away though. I did find though that you had to ask for the special cuts such as lamb as they were not bringing it around readily.
The restaurant was busy and loud, but it was definitely fun. The best cuts were the Lamb, prime rib, and sirloin. The Polenta was tasty although the grilled vegetables lacked flavouring and crunch.

Overall it was a good experience and I would go back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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