Copacabana Brazilian Steak House - Niagara Falls

4.2
1425 reviews
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Was charged for four people for the buffet/carving service, but our party was just an adult & 2 kids. Very long wait for check and no one came to pick up payment.
Put timer on and we waited 20 min for the check, with wallet out and dishes sitting on table. Had to leave cash in folder on table without getting change. Overcharged and overpaid for meal for 3, no beverages.
Disappointing experience since otherwise the carvers were doing a good job, and the live music was fun.

J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Family reunion from Portugal

LV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It is a fun place when you are on the patio, you get to see the sights and people watch. I only wish I could eat more!

T
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious food... Nice place.. Myself & Family have to dine there whenever we visit the falls..!

YA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the service
Great food
Great music
Just really had a great time.
I was scared to ask for more cornbread but they gave us more than we asked for

LR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and staff are absolutely amazing!! The live band was also good. We sat on the patio and had zero problems with bugs or too much sun!

RM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for my Birthday. We loved our entire dinner stay. Service was great, food was delicious and they had an acoustic band playing The Hip, Tom Petty and others alike. Perfect Birthday out.
Thank you Copa

c
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

It was great, except we were swatting fruit flies from our wine all dinner and it became a big problem later in the dinner. Food and service was great and delicious and came regularly.

N
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Sat on the patio. The food didn’t come around as often and felt like we were forgotten a little. Had to ask for certain meats to be brought to us. I think the food overall would have been better inside and kept hot. Don’t think I would go again. Definitely enjoyed Brasa more.

CM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, friendly service and most of all, fantastic food.

RR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every Brazilian steakhouse we've ever been is always great. Copacabana was an exceptional one because of the show in addition to the great food and service.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was not our first time here but we were a bit disappointed this visit. We waited a long time for the servers to come with the meats and were only presented with 7 varieties, not the 16 as advertised. We asked for some different ones and were told they would be coming right out. That took asking 4 times before anything else came. In the end, a server came with 1 piece of chicken left on his skewer...there were 3 of us. We finally decided that we had waited enough, paid our bill and left. Not sure if we will return on our next visit to NF or not.

t
Black Forest
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

What little food I did get was very good and very tasty. But, they are very unorganized as to how they bring the food to the table. The best Brazilian steak houses I've been to you get all different meats coming to your table all the time. This did not happen to our table at Copacabana. They would bring out a few meats, then we would sit for about 10 or 15 minutes, before someone would come with something else. I kept seeing them going to the table in front of us, then they would pick the meat up and walk right past our table. When I asked our waitress how they decide who to give the meat to, she mentioned they are suppose to have sections. Well, they kept skipping our section, or they would come with 2 pieces on it and run out and tell us they will be back with that kind soon, and we would never see it. Or, we would be offered the same 2 or 3 kinds of meats over and over again, when there is suppose to be 14 different choices (I believe that is what I heard). So, when I would see other tables eating all the time, I would be sitting there with nothing on my plate for 10 minutes waiting for them to stop skipping our table.

S
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

That was our first visit and we found their beef very nicely done and tasty. However, they never brought out other advertised dishes such as salmon, pork sausage or chicken to us. Their salad bar only had a small selection. They also advertised a dessert menu but when we asked for it the server told us they don't have one. We also discovered on our bill this Niagara Falls location charged us an unknown fee called "L-fee". When inquired the server said it's a local fee they charge to support local fire works and it's not a small amount. We felt suspicious because we never seen that anywhere else in Niagara Falls. We requested to have it taken off from the bill. Overall our visit there was very disappointed.

CK
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience at a Copacabana yet. Great service from both the waitress as well as the carvers and the food was outstanding!

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Meat was cooked medium rare and seasoned beautifully! My only complaint was the noise level - even when it isn't busy, this place is LOUD.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing experience and we really enjoyed it. The service was really good and I appreciated that the carvers remembered to make their way back to our table when we requested more then what they were permitted to serve for each person.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

KR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Salad bar was meager and itemes did not look fresh. Only redeeming feature was the meat was good and tasty. Furnishings needed repair

BG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

First time there... Our server/waitress was very good... Meat quality was just ok...

CP
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 3

Way too expensive. Nothing else needs to be said. Won't be going back.

TF
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing!! The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is great. It feels like a fancy restaurant, and the food tastes it; but, the environment is great for families as well.

CB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best Brazilian steak houses I’ve been to! The side are very fresh and flavorful and of course great meat comes as often as you’d like. The only issue we had were the flies! There is a patio for outdoor dining which left doors to be opened so the flies were inevitable. This didn’t ruin our experience here though! This place was amazing! Great choice for our one finer dining dinner while visiting the Falls!

LL
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Love the servers and customer service overall. The downtown Toronto location has a better variety of meats, that are flavoured more to my liking.

EW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I have invited my friends that day.. we had to wait sooooo long till getting piece of meAt or chicken !!!! We were very disappointed.. the food is good.. but service of bringing the meat and chicken is very slow.. it was lost of money.. I paid more than $300 for eating some salad and appetizers.
Of course i want recommend this to anyone.
It was like begging to for piece of meet..

D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Service from our server and from the carvers was excellent. The manager even popped by to see if we were happy and ensured he sent over someone with what we asked for (pineapple). We love this place as our favourite special occasional restaurant.

MH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, our waitress was very attentive and helpful, the meat just kept coming, and it was all very delicious. And it was my birthday so they comped my dessert.

KH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to several Brazilian Steakhouses across the USA, but this exceeded them all! Between the meat selection and the amazing salad bar, you could not go wrong!! It was noisy, but that was due to the live band, which added to the experience.

AM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We really liked this place! It was very family friendly and had a fun energetic ambiance. The server was very attentive but not so present it was annoying. The carvers seemed to start at one end and be out of everything on their skewers by the time we may have been next so we initially got frustrated that we sat hungry and meatless for what felt.like 45 minutes. After speaking to our server however, the issue was quickly resolved and we ended up well fed and happy. The buffet was excellent. As a large group with several food allergies among us, the labeling and cleanliness were perfect and so pleasantly surprising. Nobody had a reaction due to cross-contamination. Glasses were never empty and we felt comfortable being there as a group of nine, 5 of which were children ages 2 1/2 - 13 years old.

l
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 1st time there but quite an experience. From the time we walked in and seated you are treated well. Our waitress Felicia explained how everything works from the salad bar to the servers walking around with skewers of meat for you to enjoy. All types of meats cooked in different ways and to the way you want them cooked. The manager Luke also comes around and makes sure all is okay. The only problem we had was telling them to slow down with the meat servers as we where getting full to quickly. We then called them over as we wanted more. Worked out well. Reasonable price for what you get compared to others like the Keg and Chris and Ruths Steakhouse but a larger selection of different meats. Great way to spend our thirtieth anniversary. Will definitely go again. Thanks to the staff.

A
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Maybe its because I went to Copacabana Toronto downtown and couldn't help but compare, but omg this restaurant was terrible. Outdated, ugly, meats were okay nothing special, the buffet bar was soooo sad. I don't recommend this place for any occasion. Go to the Toronto downtown location.

DH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This was our first and last time dining here. Our initial observation was the place was very dated. The music was too loud to talk to each other. After the music finished the waitresses sorted cutlery and that was all you heard.
The place could use some serious updating. The chairs were falling apart that we sat on, cushions not even attached. For a $200 meal it was very disappointing. The "side dishes/salads" were nothing special and a lot the meat all had the same flavor, butter or oil. It was overbearing. We either sat with no Meat service or we were bombarded all at once with server after server of a lot of the same selection. The service wasn't bad and the drinks were good.
We noticed a L-Fee on our bill of $8. I'm not sure if was a late fee for showing up at 9:55 when our reservations were for 9:45pm. My husband insisted I didn't ask.
Bottom line, we will not be returning. The value just isn't there.
It was still a nice night out together but stopped to pick up a pizza on the way home.

HC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We made a rrservation for 8pm and was seated in an outside patio right next to entertainment. Asked to sit inside was told nothing available. For the price we paid for the meal i felt we were in a bar rather than an upscale restaurant. Will eat at brasa next time

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I made reservations for July 26/19 @ 7:30 pm for 5 of us 2 wks in advance for our son's 20th Birthday
Upon our arrival there was 3 young hostesses , apparently they could not find our reservation . I showed them proof on my cell phone of the text i received earlier in the day confirming we were still coming.
There were no apologies just the 3 of them staring at each other . Some other girl came along and i told her of the situation she then led us to a booth in a corner where the 5 of us squeezed in unconfortably .
I went back to them and said this was unacceptable and it was upsetting !! We were then offered a table on the patio with the possiblity of moving inside if a reservation inside for 7:15/7:30 was a no show. It was well over 7:30 by this point ??Maybe this was our tableto begin with !! Needless to say no one came out we stayed outside and the service was horrible . We should have left after being told they didnt have us down for reservations and gone else where . Very disappointing i should have asked to speak to a manager but i normally do not complain but after spending $$$ i SHOULD HAVE . We definately will not return or recommend to family and friends

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Copa never disappoints.

PB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was very good but there wasnt enough well done meat for my liking. Waitress was very attentive.

LI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Food was amazing and so much variety. A bit on the pricier side, but for a special occasion or every now and then it’s worth it.

MP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I was actually disappointed this time. The meat was extremely salty, and the carvers kept skipping our table.
The server sprayed me with a cleaning spray as she was washing the table beside us. By accident of course. But I now have a rash on my arm from whatever chemical was in the bottle. She did get me a new plate and cutlery as I was afraid it went onto my food.
Overall wasnt impressed this time. My husband I are there a few times a year being local but starting to not enjoy it anymore.

JC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome food and service... Will definitely be back again and again..

JO
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously the best brazilian cuisine that I ever ate! The meats and the salad bar were perfect. The wine card is good. But I have to say that I fall in love with the grilled pineapple and the corn bread. Yummy!!!

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