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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

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
Good for Groups (53)
Fun (48)
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Good for Anniversaries (46)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Good for a Date (41)
Worth the Drive (35)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Casual (30)
Tasting Menu (29)
Waterfront (29)
Authentic (29)
Scenic View (23)
Romantic (22)
Comfort Food (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Healthy (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
People Watching (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Spicy (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Manitoba)·Dined 5 days ago

service was amazing our waiter esteban was awesome

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·Dined 5 days ago

I really enjoyed our meal! The service was awesome and the food there is very good! I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a nice friendly place with awesome food and atmosphere..

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Healthy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food and atmosphere was very good. Service was great to ensure you were never waiting for a new type of meat. My biggest complaint is we were abruptly asked to leave after 2 hours and our group had no opportunity to really digest and enjoy each others company. We had already settled our bill so clearly were not spending time eating more food. When we left there was clearly no one waiting for a table in the lobby so I don't understand why clients are rushed out the door. Very poor policy.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food and service were both excellent it is our new place to dine out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great every time

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We were at the Carnival last night for my nephews birthday. Thursday night and not busy, which was nice. We had excellent service. We had a window table which is excellent for people watching down on Waterfront Drive. Restaurant is clean and open concept. Our waiter and waitress were very good, efficient. The sides that we had, Brazilian salad, chick peas salad and garlic mashed potatoes were excellent. Bread was not great, white bread and felt like it was from a grocery chain. The meat dishes were ever ending, one after another. They were all good, but I must say we all found the meat rather salty. But it was very tasty.

Overall we were very happy with the restaurant, it was a good choice for something different.

I must say to go with an appetite as you have a lot to eat. Too much meat for me but the guys loved it. I might go the vegetarian route if I go back again.

The chocolate cake is delicious. And grilled pineapple, sugar and cinnamon is very good also.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, People Watching
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great experience! The meats are juicy, well-seasoned, and abundant. The chick pea and black bean salad is out of this world. Fairly large price tag for the dinner buffet, but it is worth the experience for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Delicious food, fantastic friendly service, comfortable atmosphere and a unique dining experience. Many options to choose from, even for those who opt for the vegetarian menu. It's worth experiencing!!

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was recommended to us and we had very high expectations, they met every expectation and even above and beyond. It was fantastic. Very much recommend to anyone who had their doubts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Overall, I was very dissappointed. I was expecting a salad/veg/potato buffet that we had in Niagara Falls & that kind of set the tone for me. The salad & potatoes were great, grilled veg overcooked. Our servicer, a young man taking engineering, was fantastic! We were seated next to the window so we could watch traffic & lights & that was great. The night out was to celebrate my son's birthday. Only chocolate desserts were offered for birthdays & he is allergic to chocolate.
I would say my expectations were not met (no buffet) and most likely will not return.....unless the buffet is added.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great place to try a variety of barbecued meats. However with so much focus on "What meat will show up at our table next?" it's easy to miss out on some very good sides, particularly the roasted vegetables and the broccoli and kale salad, which compliment the meats very well. The roasted pineapple that comes around provides a nice balance also.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Go on an empty stomach! If you like meat, this is the place to go! There are lots of different meats and salads to choose from. The cocktails were also very delicious - I had the white sangria, but it was quite costly $12. The food is pricey, but it's worth it if you go a couple times per year or on a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

I love carnival and I recommended it to my partner for our anniversary and he fell in love with the restaurant. I would defiantly recommend for a special occasion, date night, some quality time with your love. Amazing service and such a great environment. We went on a Monday and it was so quiet it was a great time to just talk.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always delicious !!! Food and service perfect as always !!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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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