About Carnaval Brazilian BBQ
Located at Bannatyne and Waterfront in the historic East Exchange. Our team is proud to bring all the elements of an authentic Brazilian BBQ dining experience to Winnipeg. Our passionate team comprised of Brazilian nationals and Canadian trained staff will ensure that the authentic culinary experience is one your senses will crave.
Brazilian, Brazilian Steakhouse, Barbecue
Hours of Operation:
ALL YOU CAN EAT - CHURRASCO HOURS
Thursday & Friday 11:30 - 1:30pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30 - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4pm - 10:00pm
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is paid parking lot along Waterfront Drive and adjacent paid parking lots to the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Carnaval Brazilian BBQ Ratings and Reviews
We went for a going away dinner. I have ...
We went for a going away dinner. I have been there before but the guest of honour had their first experience that evening. Service was a little slow from the person that was serving our table as it seemed like they were never around when we needed them. The ones with the scarves (i forgot their names) did an excellent job and were very polite and friendly.
My favourite item is the pineapple which seemed to be a bit off since I was last there. This time it was dry and more on the charred side. The pieces were also much smaller then I remembered. I was glad when the manager came around to check on the guests as we were trying for 30 minutes to get more pineapple before leaving. We were able to get some promptly after that. Unfortunately it was the end pieces of the pineapple and as we were leaving the fresh pineapple come out and the pieces served were larger and juicier in appearance.
I would return again as I love the concept, food and atmosphere.
Good choice for those with a healthy app ...
Good choice for those with a healthy appetite. Two of the beef dishes were very salty. The lamb and chicken were excellent - perfectly seasoned. Caesar salad was excellent along with the side vegetables. The service was superb. Our reservation was for 7:30 on a Sunday- I would recommend dining early as some of the meat was not available by the time we decided on drinks and 3 side dishes. We spent more time finding parking than driving to the location. To help with parking, I would also recommend checking the theatre and concert hall schedules - this may help with determining who you might be competing with for parking.
My son found a very long hair in his foo ...
My son found a very long hair in his food,which we showed our waitress. She said the manager was going to come talk to us,but nobody came. We were not even compensated for that.
Therefore we were very disappointed with it all.
As in the past we enjoyed our dinner wit ...
As in the past we enjoyed our dinner with friends. Staff were fantastic in both the lounge and dining room. Food was consistent with previous visits, as usual we ate way to much -too fast!! My recommendation to new comers, pace yourself. They bring the meat around fast but remember, they'll also be around again (several times) so don't feel like you need to try it all in the first few minutes of your reservation. Enjoy!!
It was a great experience. Lots of food ...
It was a great experience. Lots of food to pick from. The only thing i did not appreciate was being charged 18% gratuity for having a party of 8 or more. Our waiter took a drink order and brought us our sides. That is all. He did not check on us or refill drinks.
Don't go here if you are low on cash, lo ...
Don't go here if you are low on cash, lol. But the food is great, you have a great view of the lovely streets nearby, and it is certainly different than your average restaurant. I came for mine and my husband's second wedding anniversary and it was a great experience. Huge variety in the meats and their drinks and sides were good as well.
Sept 8th 2016 Wow! Last Sunday my husba ...
Sept 8th 2016
Wow! Last Sunday my husband, daughter and myself went to celebrate her birthday. The food was amazing and kept coming. The service was impeccable. The ambiance was great - light and clean feeling the huge windows overlooking the roundabout made for a very airy feel. Dress was neat casual. Sundays are a great savings for seniors be sure to tell them that in advance.
Of the 12 meats and 12 sides offered SOBRE-COXA DE FRANGO, MAMINHA and CORDEIRO were our table favorites. We sampled most of the sides and the CHORIZO & CHICKPEA STEW was our favorite. We also sampled the seafood skewer which in hindsight was overkill.
We were so stuffed we bypassed coffee afterwards and rolled our way home.
Two things of note - bring $ 6.00 in coins for parking and you can take home meat scraps for your pups.
Loved the variety of meats & the side di ...
Loved the variety of meats & the side dishes are the right size for sharing. We tried a few but didn't want to fill up on them. The staff was exceptional...very attentive to your needs & friendly. Live that they have a special price for Seniors on Sunday as well.
We were denied a window table despite se ...
We were denied a window table despite several being open throughout our 2 hour stay. What kind of restaurant serves pop by the bottle? You make enough money to throw unlimited fountain drinks into the mix. Aside from that, great experience
Food was absolutely fabulous. Appreciate ...
Food was absolutely fabulous. Appreciated the great table since we were visiting the city from Cleveland, Ohio.
We have a similar restaurant where we live and I would have to say thus surpassed what we expected.
Thanks for the great service and great evening.
I attended for a special get together. ...
I attended for a special get together. Everything went well, a very unique restaurant. There was no shortage of food. A unique way of making a pineapple desert was a nice surprise. I would go back in a heartbeat. Me and my guests had a wonderful time.
Service was wonderful, all workers were ...
Service was wonderful, all workers were nice and welcoming, the food is one of the best you can really ask for, you get your hunger away for a while and not really have to roll out of the restaurant, the quality is rare a this of the globe. I have visited lots of European restaurants in my life, witch is not an easy job to find a good one in our city, and ithe visit at Carnaval Brazil Bqq really reminded what is good quality. 5 stars!!
Was very disappointed in the ambiance. W ...
Was very disappointed in the ambiance. We came for our first anniversary and were expecting a much different setting. The room was filled with babies crying and the dining room felt very cramped and crowded. Would not recommend for a romantic meal for two.
Everything was lovely, from the service ...
Everything was lovely, from the service to the atmosphere to the food. There is only one thing that we noticed that would deter us from recommending the restaurant to our parents and perhaps others and that is that some of the meat was too salty (or perhaps over seasoned?). The meats were cooked perfectly and were very juicy however, we are not used to eating with a lot of salt and that was on thing we noticed. With that said, overall we really loved our experience at Carnaval. Our favorite meats were the sausages and the bacon wrapped chicken as well as the grilled pineapple with cinnamon.
I had a very awesome first time experien ...
I had a very awesome first time experience! Although the meat was salty it was still delicious! And water never hurts anyone so yummy!! My waitress was lovely and funny, she answered every question I had and every taste bud so I was happy :) it is a very amusing interesting most fascinating restaurant I have ever been too, I recommend this to anyone wanting to have a very special or new stunning experience.
Food and service was great. Big family b ...
Food and service was great. Big family birthday dinner. Pricey but worth it until I found out the waiter dug through one of our guests leftover box which was a vegetarian alternative and not the all you can eat Brazillian BBQ choice to inspect and remove anything that was not in her pasta dish. A bit of an offensive end to our expensive evening. Won't be back. Left a nice tip too.
The food was a 10!!!!! So happy we made ...
The food was a 10!!!!! So happy we made the choice of trying you guys! We went for our 35th wedding anniversary ! The table behind us group of 7 got seriously loud, not sure if the women @ the table just had a bit to much to drink or what the case was..talking and laughing @ the top of their lungs. We actually left sooner than we we wanted...somewhat annoying ...but defiantly not your establishments fault. Was unfortunate for us though..☹️..but we will be back!!!😁
Bbq is exactly as advertised down to bbq ...
Bbq is exactly as advertised down to bbq pineapple (delicious) if you get first cuts you are getting rare. After each cut the meat appeared to be going back on the spit. So later cuts were more well done.
Less often the better cuts come. One lamb in 90 minutes vs chicken thighs almost every 10 minutes.
The free sides some good some not. Black bean stew was watery and tasteless. Good cesar salad. Fries are fries. Chef basket deep fried meat in crispy batter.
Arrive hungry. 2 hour time limit should be plenty.
Menu has broad appeal in the lounge/pati ...
Menu has broad appeal in the lounge/patio. Server was attentive, food delivered in a timely fashion. The plates were a bit awkward - long narrow rectangles - caused some "spillage." The outdoor patio is lovely - but our table needed to be cleaner. The food was tasty and reasonable - but the wine is a killer - our $77 cheque consisted of $33 in food - we shared 2 items and $44 in wine - the least expensive by the glass. MY advice - buy a bottle. Very pleasantly set.
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