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About Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse - Adelaide (Downtown)

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!

230 Adelaide St. West
Toronto, ON M5H 1W7
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Brazilian Steakhouse, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
DINNER
Monday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - Till Late
Wednesday - Friday: 5:00pm - Till Late
Saturday: 4:00pm - Till Late
Sunday: 4:00pm - Till Late

OPEN ALL HOLIDAYS

Cross Street:
University Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(888) 432-6721

Website:
http://www.thecopa.ca/

Entertainment:
Embrace yourself in a unique ambience and have a carnival experience where the combination between flavours, music and one-of-a-kind entertainment will keep you coming back.

Parking Details:
Paid parking is located across the street, garage parking or above ground options are available.

Public Transit:
St. Andrew Subway Station

Executive Chef:
Michael Rudan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse - Adelaide (Downtown) Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (100)
Good for a Date (86)
Fun (85)
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Good for Birthdays (83)
Good for Groups (77)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
Creative Cuisine (52)
Hot Spot (45)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Romantic (35)
Worth the Drive (34)
Tasting Menu (30)
Casual (30)
Authentic (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Late-night Find (23)
Business Meals (20)
Live Music (20)
People Watching (19)
Cozy (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Healthy (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (10)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Scenic View (8)
Spicy (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Tapas (5)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The staff needs to learn how to smile a bit. Everything else at this place is great. I have been here several times. Finally decided to leave a message because the negative attitude is very consistent. More than the servers, it’s the front desk. When I’m talking to you, look at me. Do NOT look at your computer.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The place was nice with tasty food but the waitess had a lot of attitude along with the female workers in the place. From being rude and giving people dirty looks with poor customer service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fun, People Watching, Late-night Find
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very good food with great ambiance . I recommand !

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

I stated in my reservation that it was my momther’s birthday and requested we be seated where we could watch the entertainment, because it was her first time. Instead, the 3 of us were seated at a table that fit 6 in the most secluded corner blocked by the stair wall where we saw nothing of the dancers.
The air conditioning was also so high (in the middle of January) that our food ran cold after a couple of minutes at the table. Music was blaring the whole which made conversation impossible, especially being at such a large table.
It was an overall disappointing evening.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Only complaint was our server had a misunderstanding with my guest.. and from there it felt like the night could never recover... I just felt like it shouldve been let go... but instead I felt like he was trying to teach my guest a lesson that was uncalled for

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Most of the meat were not cooked thoroughly. Some of the meat were basically raw, which is a big turn off. I was expecting a much better experience as I had a great experience at the Eglinton location.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food the different meat cuts were amazing and I am still talking about it three days later. The entertainment I had no idea about and wow those dancers were absolutely amazing and very exciting atmosphere.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I booked a reservation 2 weeks in advance. I hoped by doing that, that I would have a good seat. My seat was awful. It was disappointing because I was there celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. We were seated on the second floor right next to the windows. They told us that either we stay where we were seated or we wait till 10:30pm (3 hours) for another table to open up. It was freezing outside and the windows had gaps in them which sent waves of cold air constantly at us. The heaters above us were off and the waitress told us that they get these complaints all of the time. If its all of the time, why are you still seating people there? Why are you not doing something about it? I had to eat my dinner in my coat, scarf and mittens. I will never be returning to that location. I would rather drive to Niagara Falls because they actually provide heat for their customers.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent wine. Very excellent entertainment

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

My family (group of 12) came for MY birthday and felt very rushed to eat our dinner. We had brought a cake and mid dinner as people were still eating (myself included) the waiters brought out my cake (as if trying to rush us to leave). THEN the show came on and the meats were on pause during this period (which cut into our reservation time) We understand the reservation time limit but found the service to be extremely unprofessional, especially when dealing with a party of 12 people who are willing to give you business. I wanted to continue eating after the hault due to the show, but was restricted to do so by management/waiting staff. I did not feel comfortable nor did I or my 11 other family members enjoy this "experience". This was my third visit to this location in general, but my first encounter with extreme unprofessionalism. I left hungry, and dissatisfied. Better off sticking to this place for dates, highly DO NOT recommend parties of more than 4 people as you will receive poor service.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was great although the service needs improvement in 2 areas:
- Servers were indicated to not offer more food, yet servers continued to bring it. When servers were indicated to bring more food, nothing was brought for over 20 minutes.
- For the first 90 minutes the same food was brought over repeatedly, but right when I paid the cheque, new selections on the menu became available, which should have been available earlier.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

They never seize to amaze with regards to quality of the food and service. We celebrated my wife's Birthday in their Adelaide branch on Saturday and everything was top notch. And for the icing on the cake they did not charge my wife since it was her Birthday and we never knew this beforehand so what a nice Surprise. Will go back there soon.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was incredible!!! I eat until I was stuffed silly. I took my boyfriend for his birthday and though it was above my normal price range it was worth every penny! The service was friendly, fast, and professional.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

At the beginning the service was excellent. After about 20-30 minutes and ordering a pitcher of sangria the food stopped coming and the service staff continued to ask us if we wanted anything else specific. Obviously we wanted to continue eating as we were still sitting there waiting for the food with half a pitcher left and had not even thought about asking for the bill. However food barely came to the table, and we felt as though the staff was trying to push us out! This ruined the entire experience as the price is not cheap therefore we do not appreciate being rushed/ leaving unsatisfied.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Quick Bite, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went for my bday.
Bad service. I requested the shrimp lay least three times yet didn't see a single one.
The waitress didn't seem to care.
There's no organization to the various meets going around

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I went to Copacabana for the first time recently and had a great experience. The food and service was excellent - a lot of food and all of it was delicious. The only down side was we were seated near the glass windows and there was a terrible cold draft coming from them. We didn't bother asking for another seat because the place was packed but they should really look into that issue so others don't have the same problem.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A fantastic place as always. Staff delivering high quality food, taking care of you as if you're the only one sitting at the restaurant. Always the best meat.

Make sure you ask for the fried pineapple!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We were very disappointed by our dinner at Copacabana. We are visiting from the NWT and I made this reservation over 1 month ago, despite this we got a very small table right in the middle of a walkway so it was incredible disruptive. When I politely asked to switch tables to a 2-top away from passerby elbows we were told that it was needed to accommodate a large group... but a couple was sat there 5 minutes later.

We found the service to be dismissive and rude and our cocktails were awful. We spent 45 minutes picking at cold meat and paid $180. Very disappointed as it was our first meal in Toronto and we were only visiting for the weekend.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

This was my first time to this location. I've been to the Yonge & Eglinton one and really enjoyed their combination of live music with great food. My experience at the Adelaide location wasn't as pleasant, despite the great food, per the below reasons:
- It took a while to be seated despite having a reservation
- it was too warm in the restaurant - this needs to be adjusted for comfort when it's milder outside and you have a full venue
- the drink server never smiled, she wasn't pleasant when taking our order, and took forever to get back to us and then rushed away in the middle of trying to order drinks
- we waited way too long for meat servers to come back to our table and in fact, they clearly ignored our table multiple times making me have to flag them down more than once (clearly they're doing this purposely to control amount of food at tables however we are there as paying customers and it comes across as bad service and doesn't go un-noticed)

The food was still delicious and I'll definitely go back - but likely to the Yonge & Eglinton location as the service is better.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Love the food, and the men serving the meat were very attentive and accommodating. Our entire table would’ve drank more, but our server was very difficult to track down for new rounds.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The food was mediocre at best and the service was very slow. I've been to several other Brazilian Steakhouses and this was probity the worst.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2018

this is my 4th year inviting my friends as a holiday gift to dinner there, usually we have a great experience. but the problem is how the service works, i asked for a specific cut to have again and that did not happen, they serve you very well in the beginning because it was not busy. its not right to only have good service in the beginning of your meal. we had a similar dropping of service the first time but after a chat with amazing manager at the time all changed. it should not be this way that the quality of the service is based on the amount of people or a talk to the manager, not sure i will keep this tradition due to this issue.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Copacobana is highly overrated. The two-hour time limit is ridiculous and makes customers feel rushed. If you are trying to save money by not serving too much steak, then don't open up a restaurant that is all you can eat. Further, the fact that meat servers are constantly coming around shoving the proteins in your face before you even get to finish the previous portion is annoying. FYI, the blue and red cards don't work - nobody even uses it. $55 for this place? I'd much rather pay a premium elsewhere, where I feel appreciated as a customer.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was amazing, service was a little rushed, you felt as if you would be ushered out when the two hour bell rang. The washrooms were closed for a period due to some drunk getting sick in the men's wash room.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is my 5th time going here and while I usually do enjoy myself... I dont recommend going here for a 1st date. Especially on a Friday or Saturday its just way too busy. Great meat selections.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

At my daughters request, I booked Copa Cabana for her 20th birthday. We arrived a bit early and had to wait short while for our seat. The table was set up near the buffet and we had a unobstructed view of the live entertainment. As soon as we were seated the waitress arrived to take our drink order and the explain the menu. The buffet had a variety fresh salads, breads and other starter items. Not long after we all visited the buffet there was a almost constant stream of waiters with a variety of bbq meat, chicken, fish and at the end pineapple, all hot off the grill and delicious. The meal ended with the waitress bringing a special birthday desert for my daughter, the rest of us were too full for anything more than coffee. Overall it was an absolutely wonderful experience and if I would have only one criticism it would be the level of sound after the live performances, it was difficult to chat during the meal. I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was good, but the sensation is that the staff cannot wait to kick you out

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

it was so-so, overpriced and over salted, but we left full so that's a bonus. i wish they had had more options from the cold bar. also we had a 10 y/o with us, were charged the full adult $50 price, and when i questioned the kids age thing the hostess looked skeptical when i said she was only 10. all the guys coming around always gave her a half portion yet the hostess clearly had a problem with it.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Some of the guys missed us so we didn't get any chicken or shrimp but the beef was great

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The price per person is expensive, so we only come on special occasions.
Another thing, I am vegetarian and the price for a person, when you are vegetarian (mypartner is not...) and can't eat all the meat , which is supposed to be the reason for the expensive price is exaggerated in my opinion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Service upstairs was horrible, we had been sitting for a very long time and not one server came to our table. There were 3 of them hanging out at the bar watching the tv and chatting with the bartender. Eventually we got up, took our stuff with us and found a manager who sat us down stairs where the service was better. We will not be going back to this location because this experience was so uncomfortable.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were a group of 5 and we had a good time, the Food / Entertainment was great!

Our only issue was our seating, we were at the top level of the resturant at the back right next to the bar- so it was a bit secluded. If anything happened we would have to get up and look which kinda sucked because it was a Saturday night and the place was packed and booming - music was great also!

The food , the food, the food - great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Spicy, Tapas, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service is slow, Bill charges are not done according to what was eatten awful experience

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I've been to the Adelaide location three times now and my third time was quite disappointing. The service was awful. My friends and I were seated in a corner booth and repeatedly saw servers look at our table and skip us (even with our little blue "Sim" sign facing up). It became very frustrating as there is a 2 hour limit per table and we were constantly being skipped. The prices are not cheap so we expected way better and equal service. I'm quite saddened by the experience because we were all really looking forward to coming to Copa Cabana. It was my friend's first time too! Not a great first impression for him. I feel sad thinking about this. :(

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I love the Brazilian Steak House experience and have now visited 2 of 3 of the Copa restaurants, would highly recommend these restaurants to anyone wanting an exceptional dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I hadn't had a night away from our 4 children in over a year. I was looking for a special way to spend our evening and This did not disappoint. This was an amazing experience! The food was incredible. The show was memorizing. The service was great. I definitely recommend this for a special occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We celebrated our 15yrs Anniversary with our friends and family and the experience was amazing .... The Show was great and food was tasty

Tags: Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great experience. One of the best places there are.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Lots of variety and tasty steak options. Service was excellent though a disappointed becuase of *very* high cost. We found a bunch of the meats were quite salty. Also had to go up/down stairs in order to hit the buffet table.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Casual
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

I find that service of meat was way "too rushed". We didn't feel calm and comfortable dining because servers seem to be so rushing all the time. Like we had to hurry to ask for things. We waited for plates and chair for a long time to a point that my brother ate standing. He did this in hope that someone will notice him and would bring a chair. Well, it worked! One wait staff saw him and brought a chair. The spot we got was somewhat tight.

The other bad thing is - it was WAY TOO EXPENSIVE!!!

One positive thing is, the food was very good. BUT, still not enough reason to be charging $57 per person for... In which btw, the website said $50 pp for weekdays, $57 on weekends. It was on a Tuesday when we ate there and they charged us $57 each (basically $50 difference for 7 people). I realized after, called, said someone will call me back to fix the situation but no one has called back yet. Hopefully someone will.

Overall, I think the food is good but it's not worth the high cost.

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