About Carnaval Brazilian BBQ
Carnaval Brazilian BBQ is located at Bannatyne and Waterfront in the historic East Exchange. The two floor restaurant has been the outcome of the hard work from our team that has worked tirelessly to bring you such great restaurants as Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar, Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria and the Billabong Gastro Pub.
Our team is proud to bring all the elements of an authentic Brazilian BBQ dining experience to Winnipeg. Featuring a wood coal burning BBQ that came from Rio Grande do Sul,South Brazil, home of the famous Brazilian BBQ. This rotisserie style BBQ, makes for the most tender, juicy, perfectly cooked cuts of meats. Our passionate team comprised of Brazilian nationals and Brazilian trained staff will ensure that the authentic culinary experience is one your senses will crave.
We welcome and invite you to enjoy Winnipegʼs only original steakhouse experience of this tropical South American country. We welcome you to CARNAVAL Brazilian BBQ.
Brazilian, Brazilian Steakhouse, Barbecue
Hours of Operation:
ALL YOU CAN EAT - CHURRASCO HOURS
Thursday & Friday 11:30 - 1:30pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30 - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
LOUNGE HOURS - Menu available.
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
There is paid parking along Waterfront Drive and adjacent paid parking lots to the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Carnaval Brazilian BBQ Ratings and Reviews
The meat was fantastic -- a nice variety ...
The meat was fantastic -- a nice variety well seasoned and succulent. The side dishes we tried were bland, the service from our waiter was OK, from the folks carrying around the meat was awesome. I was expecting something like Pampas in Edmonton with more ambiance and a self-serve opportunity for the side dishes. We were seated in the middle of what felt like the freeway -- just inside the door and in the middle of the room. I requested a move to a window table. We did move but not where we requested -- the excuse was a big group was coming but that never happened. Disappointing.
Great food & service! Servers were all i ...
Great food & service! Servers were all interactive and very friendly. Listened and accommodated our requests! Really very good dining experience.
Hard to find a medium rare piece of meat ...
Hard to find a medium rare piece of meat. And found the spicing to be very salty. Service was great.
I found it a little underwhelming actual ...
I found it a little underwhelming actually. Of course there was plenty of food, but the meat was a little tough over all, and on several occasions over cooked. I didn't dislike it... it just wasn't the 'wow' experience I had when the restaurant first opened.
Food was wonderful staff was very friend ...
Food was wonderful staff was very friendly and service was good. Can't wait to go back!
If you are a meat lover....this is defin ...
If you are a meat lover....this is definitely the best place to go . It was a little salty but that is meat....the food was very good . I would go back in a heartbeat .
very friendly and knowledgeable staff. G ...
very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great service!
Our waiter was fantastic ! Really friend ...
Our waiter was fantastic ! Really friendly and checked in on us often!
One needs to go with a terrific appetite ...
One needs to go with a terrific appetite! The meat selection is fabulous and done to perfection. Some of the seasoning is too salty (garlic salt). The sides are more basic but a good accompaniment to the meat - and of course the barbecued pineapple is mouth-wateringly good! The staff are really friendly, courteous and helpful. The upstairs decor could use more designer input to match the 'carnaval' theme - but the overall food experience is worth it. Cost-wise, not something I could afford often. P.S. The waitresses' trademark is black dresses and red shoes - nice touch!
While some meat was prepared well (only ...
While some meat was prepared well (only a few), most items were over cooked, dry and not edible. ..such as chicken drums, thighs, lamb and chorizo sausage. The cheese pastels were rock had and we could eat them. Overall it not a pleasant meal and definitely not worth what we paid. However, servers were pleasant and efficient...that's it.
Excellent food and experience as always. ...
Excellent food and experience as always. We will be back!
We enjoyed the evening overall. For some ...
We enjoyed the evening overall. For someone who has dietary concerns or cannot eat large portions, there is a bit of a challenge. Bang for the buck when you can't eat a lot - or have salt concerns...this is not the place for you. But, if you have a big appetite and are open to trying different options, you will love it!
The food was awesome, we had the privile ...
The food was awesome, we had the privilege of having a year end school celebration with the family. Our 4 boys left the restaurant in awe of the awesome variety of meat. They actually got filled. (a miracle in itself) Thanks so much for the excellent service. It was fun.
Great food....... Great service. Did not ...
Great food....... Great service. Did not have to wait and in fact we were seated a little early. Only downside ( which has nothing to do with the restaurant) is parking...very expensive .. $6.00 for less than an hour. Will definitely go back.
Prompt & friendly service & great food!
I attended with my family for a post-graduation lunch. We decided to go with the buffet option. The service was quick and friendly and the food was incredible. My young daughter had spilled her lemonade, and the server was really nice about the situation. I would definitely recommend!
Good experience for newbies and meat lov ...
Good experience for newbies and meat lovers. Would prefer a help yourself bar of sides like other Brazilian BBQ restaurants. Price makes it a special occasion type of restaurant. Great service.
We will come again
It was a very nice experience. Very friendly staff. Wonderful food. And enjoying it with friends.
Good as always
Took Mom for a belated Mothers Day gift. We just beat the dinner rush, and got excellent cuts of meat, tender and juicy with nice smokey flavor. The Chorizo is amazing! The sides were great as well, we especially enjoyed the kale broccoli salad. Mild and cool to go with the cuts of beef, pork, chicken, sausage, and lamb. House wine was good too. Overall slightly pricey but we had a great experience, friendly servers, and excellent service.
Amazing food. Just a little bit on the s ...
Amazing food. Just a little bit on the salty side this time..
While the food and service were excellent, the"background " music was so loud we almost had to shout at each other to be heard.
Good food awesome service!
We liked the food and service and the atmosphere . Very relaxed yet upscale feel at the same time. wish you didn't have to pay extra for seafood skewers though. Considering the price you'd think you could have some kind of a seafood choice as well included. Other than than it was fabulous .
Amazing! Our first time there, was VERY pleased.
Amazing food, very good service. Went for a bachelor party and it was such a fantastic experience!
I've been here 3 times and it was a grea ...
I've been here 3 times and it was a great experience everytime, service is good but could be a little better, had a couple times where we had a bit of a wait for a server to come back, but overall it was still awesome
The food did not keep coming...
I visited Carnaval roughly six month ago before going again this past weekend. The service was friendly and the table was ready for us. Not sure if it was the location (first table by the window, close to the barbecue pit) or the fact that was a long weekend but the meat came very sporadically and the number of beef cuts were less than before. On the plus side the ever elusive pineapple came twice! The sides have not changed much, the fried yucca is now thicker but that was about it. Still a great experience, but I was dreaming on all those cuts coming constantly and it was more like a trickle. Left with a full tummy and would recommend, just a little less enthusiastically.
We were seated and it took a while before we were even acknowledged. In fact a table that was seated after us had their drink order taken before anyone even said Hi to us. Once the server did come over. She was very friendly and attentive. The servers with the meat were very spiractic in the tables they visited. Some would walk right by us and go to the next table.
Unfortunately I cannot remember our wait ...
Unfortunately I cannot remember our waiters name but, I would like to say he was very knowledgable and helped us with everything we asked. Very good recommendations of wine and such. Food was very good. Will defenitly return again. Made our 10th Anniversary night even better.
loved our experience. The food was amazi ...
loved our experience. The food was amazing. But 3 hours would be better, we felt very rushed . i had no idea it was a 2 hour limit or we would have made reservations somewhere else.
This was our first visit to Carnaval and it did not disappoint. Service was great, food was awesome. Can't wait to go again!
very much enjoy the food, location is ni ...
very much enjoy the food, location is nice for short walk after big dinner. parking can be a bit of a challenge on weekends. its a lot of meat, so go hungry!
We had a wonderful time. Our group was s ...
We had a wonderful time. Our group was seated immediately. Sangrias were really good, food was fabulous, sides were great, staff were friendly and helpful. Some one in our party remembered having the filet wrapped in bacon and some sort of a grilled cheese. Apparently both are now off the menu so she was a little disappointed, mostly because she wanted us to try them. We would definitely go back. thanks,
Meat Lovers...This Place Is For You
Celebrated Mother's Day and being my 2nd time here, it was enjoyable. If you like meat, this place serves a lot of it. With a set price of $45 for dinner (including all the sides you can eat), relatively good price. It does get pricey though when you order a full bottle of wine. Their sirloin is definitely top notch. The pork serving were good too. They also serve lamb but I am not a fan of lamb. They come around to offer another meat sample in a timely manner so you have time to enjoy your selection. The staff were friendly and accommodating to our requests. Would definitely return again.
Meat Eaters Dream
As a vegetarian I only ate the sides and they were very good. My date enjoyed the meat very much as well.
The food was amazing. It was a completely new dining experience! The staff was friendly!
I was with a quiet group including seniors. Placed next to a large family gathering whose children continuously ran around unattended like banshees. Completely took away from the experience. Took a walk to another area of the restaurant, it was nice and quiet. Could have been seated much better.
We enjoyed the unique experience. The se ...
We enjoyed the unique experience. The service was friendly with fresh, juicy, tender, flavourful meat offered to us on a regular basis. This was a wonderful way to celebrate our wedding anniversary with friends.
Best place for a first date!
decided to try something new and Carnaval made our first date magical...
Gluten is known
Our waitress was very knowledgeable with regards to gluten free. This is great to see and will have us coming back.
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