Carnaval Brazilian BBQ

4.2
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CAN$51 and over
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Brazilian
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.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.6
Value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ST
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I used to love going to your restaurant, since the change in menu, th meat selection is poor, and almost everything was over or under cooked. To the point where I could not cut or Chee my ribeye it was so raw :( I always come for my birthday and I was looking forward to it so much. But it was a bit of a let down. Thank you for the cheese cake tho. That was delicious

LL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Have gone to Carnaval a few times. There was no veal or chicken. Service was a bit slow.

J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The all you can eat allowed for a wide variety of trying the meat selection and a few new sides. Delicious!

TP
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

This visit was our first & last time. We arrived early @ 5pm. Only 2 other tables till after 6pm. 4 of us in the group. Food was so so. We ordered 3 sides for the table. Brisket & top sirloin were over cooked, dry & chewy. Most of the other meat was ok. None of us ate all that much in comparison to the $57/ person charge. Overpriced.
Our biggest issue was with service. Our waitress was not bad at the beginning but as the meal went on she was no where to be found. Asked for some sauces to go with meats & then had to remind her (which we’re wrong when we did get them). After we were done eating (with the red side up on the coaster) we sat for over 20 mins before we had to flag her down to clear our plates & order dessert. After waiting again, we had to call her over to get our bills. I will say that the guys circulating with the meats were very on top of things though.
Overall I was not impressed with this restaurant. We have frequented many fine dining places and this was not even comparable. I don’t mind paying top dollar for great food & excellent service and if that’s what you are looking for, don’t go here.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Side dishes were great. Meats were hit and miss. Beefs were both overcooked and not the best. I’ve been several times and this was a let down. Capable of much better. Some is a result of not that many people eating.

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. Very accommodating to any of your needs. Everyone in our party had a wonderful time and enjoyed everything we were served. Highly recommend visiting Carnival if you have never been.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an awesome experience

t
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our visit, from our 19 year old son to my 73 year old mother. Everyone found a favorite dish!

MT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience. The food was amazing, I couldn't eat enough meat to make it worth while, but go hungry! Everything about this place was pleasant, and the meat was done to perfection!!!

JW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

It's a little too expensive to make a regular thing. But the overall experience was one that everyone should try once.

SM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, great food, nice atmosphere! The ribeye in particular was very delicious. Nice selection of sides to choose from as well. The prices of drinks was a little through the roof ($12 for one cocktail) but overall just for food great price for the quality you are getting.

OT
Manitoba
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time. We celebrated my mom‘s 60th birthday. Thank you for a beautiful meal!

J
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food but drinks were a little high in price. I am glad only 2 items were Spicy but very tasty.

SN
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall, it was a lovely experience.

It is a must try for people who have never had rodízio before!

The servers are exceptionally friendly and the ambience was nice and quiet.

KH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Loved our first experience at this restaurant. The food was amazing and the restaurant was beautiful and on trend with the concept. Did not like our server, she barely came around to see if we needed more drinks or other sides and was more focused on talking to other servers in the corner

N
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Food was amazing as usual , the selection was good but they came round with some items more than others so we were waiting awhile for some of the meats we wanted to try. The waitress wasn’t the best, seemed grumpy and we had to ask for refills multiple times before they came . Also had to call her over to order sides as she didn’t even come take our order to begin with.

SL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good, very fast service. We were last at Carnaval maybe 4-5 years ago and this time was better. We found it less salty and the meat came around more often with better variety. The roasted pineapple was an unexpected treat.

CT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great experience, would definitely recommend to anyone for dinner or a date night. Great food and service.

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amzong food and place service was great and very friendly.

TP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lots of meat, food came quick and often. The roasted veggies side with the chorizo sausage was really good together.

EM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reservation was easy. We were given a great spot for pictures as requested because we’re celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday. Service was great and food is also really good as always.

JP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Meat was dry.

I took a Brazilian colleague to make him feel like home, but the food and experience was the complete opposite. Not as authentic as he would like

BD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

3rd time here and was definitely the same experience I had as the previous 2, excellent as always!

IB
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to have good food and service. I highly recommend!

DK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time to Carnaval. We were really impressed at the variety. Our hostess, Camille, made it feel like we were at home. Very welcoming. We will be back.

SE
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service was excellent, atmosphere was lovely. The only thing I would say is it's not really worth it to bring kids. They had a great time but hardly ate enough food to offset the price for them. Also, we went for my daughters birthday and they forgot to bring her cake before we got the bill and were ready to leave, so they sent her home with a slice.

MW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, more gluten and dairy free appetizers or sides would be appreciated, and bit pricey.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was our first double date. The other couple had never been and they really liked it.

F
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great find. We went with another couple and it didn’t disappoint. We are planning to make this a monthly event. Food is fantastic we did the experience and enjoyed everything

JD
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food in the rodizio, tri-tip and the chorizo are my personal faves at Carnaval!

RD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was there with my son, our sides took a but longer than usual to come out. The waitress was very apologetic, I wasn’t concerned about it at all, I understand that stuff happens sometimes! After receiving our sides, the manager came to our table and apologized as well, telling us to save room for dessert because it would be on the house. A very nice gesture! The service is impeccable, and the food is delicious. 11/10 will recommend to friends and will be a repeat customer.

-Rhys DeLaRonde

PM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am so happy to have an authentic Brasilian churrascaria. Food is excellent, good caipirinhas, and so nice to visit with all the Paulistas who work there!

UM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Camilla serve us and she was fantastic. Very personable and helpful. The food was delicious and plentiful, lots of flavour. The baked pineapple at the end of the meal was a very perfect end to our experience! Great job!

F
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

First time experience for me, Very salty, never got served ribs while we were there, and when I paid with $125 in gift cards I did not receive my change back, the waitress tried to explain to me of why I didn’t get change back but it didn’t make sense to me and she said it didn’t go towards a tip either so I don’t know who took the remainder money.

TS
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I would recommend it for a one time experience, mostly because of the price versus what you actually consume. The price has gone up significantly since opening and I certainly cannot eat as much as what I pay for. Although our group asked for particular items to come around a second time, these items never made it back around:( Not sure I will revisit, it's just not good value for what I'm able to eat. Food tastes great just can't eat that much to make it worth my buck. Sorry.

BF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a very enjoyable time. The food was great and came at a great pace, no waiting. Reminded us of a time we were at a similar restaurant on a vacation a few few years ago. Would definitely come back.

C
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We were seated and attended to quickly, food came fast. Unfortunately it wasn’t very good food and after we were served our waitress paid us little attention. No refills offered on our drinks. Lots of meat came around but only the sirloin and ribeye were any good. The flank steak, which passed by twice, was excessively fatty and chewy, the ribeye was a little too rare for me but I don’t hold that against them, pork shoulder was dry, ribs tasted boiled, veal was chewy, never saw anything with bacon or any chicken, ham was decent but who pays $57 a plate to get ham, the kind most delis slice for sandwich meat no less. Everything was salty. There’s zero ambiance and we were seated against a wall and the servers cubbies. Absolutely nothing to look at but other patrons, which seems rude. Overall we were underwhelmed.

BB
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed my stay there. I couldn't take advantage of the free desert they offer if it's your anniversary, as we were both full. The food was great. The service was awesome. Overall, It was excellent. I can see myself going back there. Keep up the good work!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, great atmosphere and food. A tad pricey

K
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great staff, good food,overall good value. Food can get dry and cold the longer it takes to make it to your table, sit close to the kitchen if you can!

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