Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse - Adelaide (Downtown)

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Steakhouse
CANADA’S FIRST URBAN RODIZIO.

Your experience at Copacabana begins with a trip to our "Galleria" where you will be tempted by fresh baked breads and dips from our open concept bakery; fresh cheeses cut from the wheel, and expertly hand sliced charcuterie selections. Help yourself to as much crisp salads and colorful starters you want, but leave room: Your experience is just beginning.

Back at your table our Gauchos or Carvers will service you with a feast of various CAB (Certified Angus) grilled meats prepared in a number of ways. Simply tell your carver how you prefer your meat, (most come medium rare) and leave the rest to us!

There is only one small task for you...As your Gaucho is Cutting at your table, use your provided tongs to simply grasp the top slab of meat and assist as he thinly slices a perfect cut of meat onto your plate, enjoy…and repeat as many times as you like!
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Foods and taste were so delicious. But service was so delayed. Especially meat service. We had to leave the restaurant by eating a small amount of meat served within 2 hours. we were almost not full. Maybe the reason was Friday night. Even so, I think this should not be an excuse for a big and prestigious Restaurant like Copa Capana.

C
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food were coming slow and not enough, really disappointed this time.

WB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

The service was horrible this time. Most meats that came to our table were cooked rare and we were lucky as we barely had any come to us.
We pretty much just got full on the salad bar.
I understand that the restaurant was busy but as an institution you should make sure you have enough staff on hand to deal with a busy house.
Totally disappointed.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Copa is a fantastic dining experience if you like great steak. Steak is brought out to the tables on skewers and individual pieces are carved off for you to sample. I’m a big fan of the sirloin and the garlic steak, but make sure you try the chicken as well. They have shrimp too, but that’s not so much my thing. There’s lots of side dishes in the buffet to accompany your steak, but don’t overfill and be sure to save room for the cinnamon pineapple. Fantastic.

GT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Amazing food, the steaks served were good and hot, however, the restaurant lack some of Brazilian essential cuts and meats and the servers have 0 to no knowledge about Brazilian cuisine. When asked about a certain type of meat “chicken heart” or sausage the server looked down at us and say “we don’t have this here” and laugh. Also everybody seems to be unhappy working there starting from the hostess who were not giving us just rude answers and on her phone. When asked if she could seat us on a table with space for the stroller as my baby was sleeping, she simply told me to wake him up and put him in the high chair. The server was Samilla, who apparently got angry when I spoke portuguese to her as she gave me a dirty look and after that would only approach my fiancé. Also we felt rushed as she asked every five minutes if she could bring the bills. Overall good food but definitely not an authentic Brazilian steakhouse. Maybe Copacabana should slow down with shows and perfomance and invest more on their staff to provide costumers if a feeling of warm and happiness that is brazil.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Very Bad service. Some people working there were very rude.

SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant. I would recommend. A bit on the pricey side though.

m
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Perhaps understaffed but slow service and had to request service often. Think we will try Keg next time. This is my second experience where my teen boys waited forever for service and I had to request items repeatedly.

M
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Was not very happy this visit. It was as though the carvers were trained to deliberately skip tables that had not ordered alcohol. It did not matter which direction they came from they would skip our table and do both on either side of us even though our cards were placed up requesting more. We only had one Carver come with the same type of meat in our first 45 mins of sitting. I had to finally complain before we started receiving the food we were paying for. Not a good business practice on their part since we could have vacated the table 45 minutes earlier!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Copa never disappoints. We had our table right on schedule and the food started coming promptly after drinks were delivered and the buffet was visited. They even recognized me as a regular who loves the Parmesan beef. They keep coming and coming with it. 🤩🤩🤩will be back next Friday.

PS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing place to go to for diner and entertainment. Definitely a place will return too.

MY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friggin amazing food! Always a good time

CM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and not the last.. there is something to say when a major snow storm hits Toronto and the place is pretty full.... my peeve is I ate too much buffet and didn't get to sample all the meats..... But I wont make that mistake next visit...
100% recommend

DZ
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good environment. Really fun. Getting wasted was expensive but if you’re just going for the food then it’s worth it.

K
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

this was my first time here and probably my last time. The was food was decent, don’t get me wrong but the service was very disappointing considering how much my bill came up too. I had reservations for 8pm, I came 10 minutes before 8pm, they told me the table was still being cleaned up which was understandable but time went by and it was already 8:15pm there were people who walked in and was getting seated before us. I felt like they forgot about us so I had to remind them so they apologized. As the night progressed I wasn’t very pleased with the dinner service, I felt ignored by the people serving the meat around the table. my card had been flipped on the blue side and yet I felt like the people walking around the table offering meats were completing ignoring us. I understand that it was quite busy but overall I wasn’t satisfied. I was not expecting it to be like this.

O
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice place, delicious food, good dancers. It was very pleasant experience. Very likely I will visit Copacabana again and will definitely recommend to my friends.

TC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit on the pricey side but the food was very good and the dancers were excellent!

MB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was hard to get the waitress attention even when we had our signs on blue saying we wanted food. Everything was cooked rare. When I asked for medium well they would say they will bring it to the table but didn’t.

SR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We first got there I didn’t have a knife ...the waitress forgot 3 times to bring one..had to get the guy getting dirty dishes to kindly get me a knife...the pop was pretty flat tasting and I had to wait quite a while for meat to come to our table often found ourselves sitting with no food...I’ve been to this location many times and never had this experience before...hopefully it was just a one off ...food tasted good

WR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were easily able to accommodate our table of 12. Food was incredible and they just kept coming! I will definitely be back, what an amazing night.

s
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was extremely disappointing from the moment of arrival. Front desk staff were not polite or welcoming. Our waitress was completely and utterly rude. She did not welcome us nor did she tell us we would need to pay gratitude for a table of 6. Neither did the reservation email. The issue wasn’t tipping, it was that we were forced to pay 25 dollars for extremely poor service. We asked for chicken from the moment of our arrival and we had 3 different waiters tell us it is on its way or that it is still cooking. Then the last waiter came by to tell us the barbecue is closing and that there is no chicken. We were there from 10 until after 12. We got no fish either. We then asked to speak to the manager and he handed us off to another staff member instead of dealing with the confrontation. The customer service was just appalling. If you can’t talk to the customers about their concerns then don’t take a management position. He checked on our table 10 mins after we had arrived and we had told them everything was well as we had just sat down and had no complaints. The staff he passed off to us decided to mention “ my manager checked up on you earlier and you said you were fine”. How do you send someone in your place to solve customer dissatisfaction and allow them to tell us how we feel is wrong? We let her know her manager checked on us shortly after arrival and we had not yet received service to complain.
After talking to her we received one type of chicken was that left and salmon. When we then received the receipt it was brought over with all 6 of our expenses on one. We were not even asked she had just assumed and done it like that. She brought them back corrected after we requested so and then we asked about the tip. The lady responded with “ your waitress told you when you got here”. We were absolutely not told.
Overall, this was our first time at copa and we very unimpressed. We heard so much about it and it did not live up to the expectation.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went especially for the show and because of having all the food options coming to our table.
The food we had was lovely.
The show was amazing!
Sadly the service of food coming to our table wasn’t very good all the time, we had to ask many times for people to come over.
The people kept starting in the same section every time. When they ran out and went for more instead of starting at the part of the restaurant where they left off they started at the beginning again. So one section got a food overload while others had to wait and wait and wait :(

L
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was good, entertainment was good, service.....mediocre!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience3

they accommodated us in a corner where the waiters and those who distributed the meat forgot us. After an hour and 1/2 they told us that we had to pay and leave because we could not stay longer were too rude and bad service I will never return and never recommend.

SE
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I thought they would have more options in the salad bar.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Our table was ignored by servers for 30 minutes. We had to ask multiple times for more meat to be sent to our table

E
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

B
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Don't let the looks deceive you, from a Brazilian stand point this is restaurant is far from what you expect from a Brazilian buffet, I sat for over twenty minutes to finally get my first piece of meat which wasn't that great, they play with some weird additions to the meat like cheese and other unidentified spices, that's not something we would do back home. Unjustifiable overpriced I am very disappointed $60 for a buffet of that level is a total rip off. There are better Brazilian buffets out there for a fraction of that price.

MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

There should be more people walking around with meat. 10 minute waits in between until we mentioned something to the manager. Then they came around more.

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Would highly recommend this location, amazing staff, great atmosphere, great food selection.

RM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cheddar stuffed prime rib is a must. Every item was great.... Come with an empty stomach...very empty!

I
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and drink, great service. We had a great time. Definitely will make a return visit.

SC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waitress was short and rude, chewing gum and snapped a bubble in my ear twice. Over shadowing out table and trying to hurry our party out.
Meat service was slow and a few or the servers were rude and didn’t want to serve the entire table.

Manager was informed about the waitress’s attitude and poor manners. He didn’t seem overly troubled by it.

Will not go back to the downtown location ever.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend to copacabana for her birthday, and it was an amazing experience. If you book through opentable, and you choose 'date' as a special request, they will seat you somewhere with a view! The food and entertainment was phenomenon. My girlfriend really loved the parmesan steak, so anyone that's a cheese lover that will not let you down. My person favourite was the bbq steak and the cinnamon pineapple. In the end, we were served a brownie with a sparkling candle, and my girlfriend was very pleased with the night. Must recommend!

CW
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great experience. The food was great, service was excellent. The whole experience was awesome, next time we went eat all day though.

JH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food!! Would recommend to all our friends! It was a great experience and our kids loved it!

SP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experienced

CR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Not worth the price in new year's and the tip of 18% was prosomtious.I don't recommend!

m
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to celebrate our anniversary! Great food and ambiance

FC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was good but the service was terrible.