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Carnaval Brazilian BBQ

1634 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Brazilian, Brazilian Steakhouse, Barbecue
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Hours of operation

Thursday & Friday 11:30 - 1:30pm

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

Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(204) 505-0945
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Irene Chapski
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Cross street
Bannatyne Avenue
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Parking details
There is paid parking lot along Waterfront Drive and adjacent paid parking lots to the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1634 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Manitoba)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Meat was a little over salted, but overall was great

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent Service offering outstanding Brazil Treats at reasonable pricing. Great place to invite good friends for a unique Brazilian Dinner....... Reservation is recommended!

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had mixed feelings after reading some of the reviews.
The food was very good, the meats where cooked to medium, it was very juicy, done perfectly. The ceased salad was great.
Our Waitress Aline was very attentive. She did a great job.
We will be back again.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Was great, the open table app made it easy to make a reservation. Amazing food

3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We called to change our reservation to earlier and were told it wasn’t possible. Then we checked OpenTable immediately after we got off the phone and there was an earlier time available. Seemed strange as if they didn’t want to bother checking for us. Must have been understaffed because our server was spread so thin she barely had a chance to get to our table at all. Table was right in the middle of the restaurant and ambiance felt a bit crammed. Food on the other hand was quite good with all the different meat options brought around to the table. I’m sure this was an isolated incident and was just a bad day for the restaurant. I would still recommend it for the Brazilian barbecue experience.

OpenTable Diner (Manitoba)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We go every year for a b day and was surprised they don’t have half price for b days anymore plus no seniors discount on fri or sat.That sucked!

4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

It was my 1st time there. Very good experience! Everyone that greeted & served us was polite & friendly.

4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Very friendly staff, great service. The lamb shoulder and flank steak were our top two favourites. Roasted pineapple with cinnamon is a good choice of a side. Wish there was more parking, almost got a ticket.. becareful where you park.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Waitress try to make our experience exceptional. Beef cuts could be a bit less fatty

OpenTable Diner (Manitoba)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Sooo good!

AaronB (Manitoba)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Go on an empty stomache, very expensive other than that the food was good and the entrees were fantastic

JenniferT (Manitoba)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I was super excited to try Carnival, I’ve heard nothing but great things!
My husband, daughter and I went for Valentine’s Day and every single piece of meat we received was over cooked, and tasted like it’d be sitting for quite a long time.
We were also missed numerous times and had to ask our waitress if we could try the meats that walked by us.
I didn’t find any of the meat a “variety” they all tasted the same, and I didn’t see all of them either.
We needed up paying almost $160 for both of us plus drinks and a tip, and we weren’t satisfied at all.
Super disappointed for the price we payed.

KEG2215 (Manitoba)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I had high expectations for this restaurant but was disappointed with how salty the meat was. It was overpowering and I’m not someone who minds salty food. Perhaps if they eased up on the salt, I would give it 5/5 rather than a 3/5.
The service and environment was great. Parking wasn’t as bad as we had expected it would be given the neighbourhood.
It’s a bit pricey but we wouldn’t have minded had the meat been 5/5.
Overall, we would recommend the experience but warn people of the salt content. We will definitely try it again to see if it was just the chef cooking who was heavy on the salt...

TriciaC (Manitoba)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

WIshed the bar was on the same level as the restaurant, and the tabs could be carried over. Loved the pork tenderloin!

OpenTable Diner (Manitoba)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

I found the food good, service good but I found it to be over priced for what you got.

Melissa (Manitoba)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

First off we waited forever for our server to come around. Then I had asked to see a menu which I was then told I had to eat in the lounge if I wanted menu but my husband wanted to try the all you can eat, then the meat part starts coming which most of it was very rare and I think there were about 15 meat portions we only seen 6 they kept coming around with the same stuff and what they did bring all had the same taste didn’t matter what it was. I wanted the chicken legs which I had requested the guy then returned and said they were out. In the meantime we finally met our server when we were finally able to order drinks and our sides she seemed a little pre occupied in talking to the other waitresses who I might add were very good with there tables constantly checking on them cleaning there table asking if they needed anything. There was a very pleasant young guy that we had to ask him for everything we needed. Our server came to our table 3 times once for a drink order once to finally after my husbands plate had no room cause it had all the raw rare meat on it she finally brought us a side plate for bones and scraps, didn’t refill our water which was empty then she went to the tables on either side of us we were in the middle of the 2 tables to check on them didn’t bother with us, and she only came back to ask if we ready for the bill making us feel like we were being pushed out even though it was closer to closing but not close enough. In my opinion I was not happy about being charged 122.00 for 2 people to eat and then not having the menu available to me and having to have the all you can eat. I paid 52.75 for caeser salad, mashed potatoes, and garlic bread which were all very tasty I must say. The restaurant itself was very beautiful and cozy. Just not impressed with the terrible service. I also asked the young busser/food runner if they shared tips and he said yes, that was the only reason we tipped because he did a fantastic job. Menu should be avail. in rest.

LyleK (Manitoba)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was amazing! It is a dining experience where you need to take your time. At least 2 hours. It’s pricy but save for it and make it special! Worth it!!

StuartB (Manitoba)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Second time there and just one comment. The meat is a little bit over-salted. I like a salty rub on BBQ but this was a little bit too much. Otherwise, it was great!

OpenTable Diner (Manitoba)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Very good
I’m happy

JCP1 (Manitoba)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

This was our 4th visit and the last two visits were marred by the following:
- meats- over cooked and too salty (only two items out of 10 ere good)
-sides- half were warm, not hot and not as well prepared as we've had in the past
-service- generally good and personable , but the last visit was painfully slow.
We will try them once more, and if no improvement, will not visit again for a couple of years.