Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse - Eglinton (Midtown)

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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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3.9
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1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Katherine was amazing! She didn’t miss a beat. Every 10 mins asking us if we were ok and if we need anything more. You rarely see or get treated like this anymore. She worked so hard that night and I’m so unbelievably impressed and extremely grateful for such a great night! Thanks again Katherine I hope we can see you again :)

AC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

While the service was fine the food was terrible. Very poor selection of meats, the very few types of meat that were served to our table were blue (you could smell the blood coming from the meat). We asked for well done or medium to well and we barely got food at our table. The buffet selection was also very poor and we left the restaurant hungry. I would not recommend it to anyone and we were extremely disappointed. We spent almost $500 for a group of 4 people. Will not come back!!!

LO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! Great food and loved the live music. Definitely recommend!

LF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My only thing was tha alocated time at the tables hould be more then 2 hours.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Brazilian steakhouse. I moved into this area couple months back when Copacabana was still renovating. I was waiting for it to open everyday since. It’s great, the steak taste good, the strawberry daiquiri was amazing, and there are plenty of sides that I like. Also the service was really good, I enjoyed having conversation with the stuffs, they are always helpful and kind.

SP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. The food is delicious. Side options have a smaller selection than before but tasty. The servers are friendly, warm atmosphere and the meat is sooo good. Juicy and melts in your mouth!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was fabulous but it comes at a premium. A meat lovers paradise and the salad bar has some interesting sides. The grilled eggplant was delish and the grilled pineapple is a nice treat. It can get loud so not the best venue for a first date.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service!

K
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Good food and service but way too expensive for regular dining ($55 per head)

P
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The dry rub beef is AMAZING! Reservations recommended

NL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would recommend for a large group for business or friends - who are very hungry. It wasn't known until after we sat down that it was all you can eat.

IS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good, but I sometimes had to ask for the meat servers to return to our table, as they weren't as frequent as past visits.

KB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 of us were there to celebrate our son's 30th birthday! First time to the Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse and we were not disappointed. It was alot of fun and a different experience for a meal, with the servers coming around with the meat on skewers and slicing off what you wanted. The side dishes were great. One of our group is a vegetarian and she just had food from the pasta/salad bar which she also enjoyed thoroughly.

We will be back!

DB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Not much variety on the buffet like Vaughn location and the meat took so long to come around we did not get our money’s worth. Also the staff seemed like like did not want to be there and was rushing us out

MJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

They use to validate parking but now they dont, so your paying for parking to go eat there. The music was loud to the point you cant hear the person beside you. The meats that came kept coming were the same meats even though they have so many varieties of meat. And there was time that we were waiting for meat to come and nothing was coming and we actually had to ask for meat.

LS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We sat down at 7 o’clock no one came around to ask us if we wanted a drink no food came out for a while and when it did it was one little piece and we had to wait quite a while for the next one to come out not happy

RR
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good, have been to a few Copa's. This location recently was renovated. We went for dinner around 730PM on a weeknight, wasn't too crowded, but made a reservation. Service IMO was slower than usual, took a while for the rotation of meats to come out. Two of our guests did not eat beef, and we asked for any chicken or fish option for the first 30-35 minutes.. so that was a turn off. On the website for this locations, advertises 4-6 different types of chicken options. I think we had 2 at max. Wouldn't go back to this location, maybe it is under new management? Not sure, only went here cause it was close for two of the coworkers. The decor and vibe is really nice, and all the servers were very very friendly - it was the wait time to eat especially at dinner time that turned me off. Live music that night was a guy playing a guitar, offbeat for most of the night - would of rather a live dj, or spotify playlist plugged in. Didn't feel I got my monies worth especially with the tip already calculated, came up to $150 for the both of us drinking water.. on a Wednesday night. We all could of done some all you can eat wings and saved a few hundred for the group..

MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I made a reservation for 9:30PM. When we arrived we weren't even greeted by the hostess, not even a hello. After letting them know I made a reservation, the hostess replied unapologetic and without sympathy that our table wasn't ready (did not even inform me how long the wait might be). We were seated over 20 minutes later. The food and meat did meet my expectations from what I've heard about, however, the waitresses serving food have an attitude. Overall, the restaurant itself is clean and appealing, the food is amazing. But the unsympathetic responses of the hostess and attitude from the waitresses serving the food completed ruined this first time experience for me. To top it all off, because of us being seated later than planned my car is now stuck in a parking garage and I had to spend more money for another way home (1 hour away from the city) and a way back in the morning to get my car. 😒

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great new atmosphere, loud but energetic feeling, and food was fantastic from start to finish. Also great service from staff with refills and just the right amount of checkups.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great but service was very poor. From start to finish. Only 1 server was friendly with a smile. Took 45 min for a table even with a reservation. I asked for eta they said don’t know with out even asking what my name was. Ordered drinks and waited then I asked about my corona beer was told they were out so I asked for a Heineken beer. If I didn’t ask I would not get my beer but got them when we were almost done dinner. It’s not our first time here, the downtown location has much better service.

G
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Extremely horrible experience here. We made a reservation for 8PM, Saturday Feb 15. We arrived at 7:55 PM but were told that they’re still seating people from 7:30 reservations. We were offered a table at 8:38PM. They made no polite gestures of telling us that there would be a wait, nor did they seem the least bit apologetic for the long wait. The hosting staff were extremely curt, almost to the point of coming across and rude. After we were at our table, it took 15 mins for someone to come over and offer us water and take our drink order.

I’ve been a frequent customer at Copacabana. I’ve visited their locations at downtown and Vaughan over 25 times last year. This was the first time that I’ve experienced anything this atrocious at Copacabana or any restaurant for that matter.


The food was delivered very slowly. We didn’t get to try everything in the menu. They didn’t even try to bring it out to us. The waiting staff was clearly trying to ask us if we’re done dining every step along the way.

I’d say that if you’re reading this, do avoid the Ellington location. I thought this was the best one amongst all of their restaurants, but I’ve been bitterly reminded that it’s in fact the worst one. I don’t think I’ll ever be coming back to this location after our experience tonight.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Pretty disappointed , I’ve been to copa cabana multiple times . I’ve only been to the eglinton location twice before the renovations . My bf and I went to celebrate Valentine’s Day this past Saturday first time since the renovation finished. Would we visit this location again ? No , because we received better service from other locations. We arrived at 6:30 for our reservation and got seated promptly which was nice , started to receive food but it was the same 3 steaks . An hour passes by and we still see the same 3 steaks and a multitude of pineapple . Saw all the servers at some point with only pineapple , which is great but we came here to eat meat. At this point when we declined the pineapple maybe 4 times because we are waiting for meat ( we did mention this to the servers ) , they start skipping our table even though our card was flipped to “ keep it coming “ didn’t understand why this was happening as we saw the other types of meat , poultry and seafood being delivered to the tables right beside us but we were never offered any. I then flagged down one of the men who cut the meat and asked if we could receive some meat and mentioned which ones at which he said sure ok. Great we are finally going to receive meat ! Wrong. 20-30 mins and we haven’t even been thought of although I saw the same server being out the requested meat and yet again serve everyone around us and left! . At this point I’m getting upset because our 2 hour dining limit is almost done and we haven’t even been offered more then 4 variations of hot food . We sit there waiting and I then flagged down my server which was amazing we had 0 problems with her , always made sure we had everything we needed on her end. I let her know that we haven’t been offered anything even when we asked them , she apologized and then came back telling us that she let them know. we received one of the meats but at this point we were full from the cold table. Never received other meats so we got the bill and left.

JD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience.
First time and for sure will not be the last one

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

It was fair but we want the meat well done. We wait about 45 minutes to get the order . we don’t got more than 2 type of beef . I got furious and I paid 130 $ for to kind meat !!!!!

BH
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible I have been there lots of time but my last visit was terrible. We were sitting around waiting for meat to come out. Terrible service, I think I may go to another Brazilian restaurant chain.

B
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service wasn’t the best. We were waiting a long time for food to come and for our bill when we were leaving. Music was way too loud to hear each other across the table, had to shout. Alcohol too expensive. Food tasted okay. I prefer other steak houses in Toronto.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. First time to this location and I really liked it. Top tier.

H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service super slow.
Meat uncooked.
They automatically added 21 dollars of tip, nowhere (online, store, etc) announced though. Had to discuss with another (maybe senior) waiterres to remove it.

BJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend and his daughter there for his birthday. It was amazing: beyond our expectations. The food was so delicious, the staff were on point and very friendly, the entertainment was awesome, and the overall vibe was great. We will definitely come back.

CC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.
New renovations help for a great experience.

WY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Meat werent available as much..... lots of wait time in between meats

XB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not satisfied..i was expecting the 3 ladies will dance more however, i think they only do it every 1hr..the food was okay lol, some guys whose giving meat was just ignoring us..

BN
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They auto gratuity on our date, only 2 people 20% automatically. Without any notice. Auto Grat is posted for groups larger than 6.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not bad, not great. For a better experience go to the one Downtown.

AR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

AN
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We showed up early for 6 since we figured it would get busy. 2 hours and the servers would pass our table with meat.... maybe cause we have small kids who knows but the service is just horrible ... you are better off going to the keg lol

CL
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great staff. Was not to expensive and was worth the trip

A
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very nice ,food was great and the service was great. I will comeback

KW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The variety of the salad bar was not what I expected comparing it to the other locations. The other locations appear to have more selections: however, we saying that the ones that were there were excellent...you also had items come to the table that I have not seen before. Anyways my group had a great time there. Thank you

JL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I wii I rote a review on google. The service was pretty bad I must say. Our server wasn’t very knowledgeable or attentive for that matter. Also I was celebrating my partners birthday and when I asked my server to bring over a dessert for the birthday she quickly said it’s not free and I had to pay for it. One I never asked for any free dessert so I found that very disrespectful . The food was great and the servers bringing out the meats were fantastic however it took a very long time to come around. We got full on sides. That’s why I thought it was over priced. I did ask our server to ask them to come over a few times. But still not enough. I have been to a few Brazilian style restaurants copa cabana will not be my favourite on my list.