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
4.5
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.6
Value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It was freezing cold 🥶 because the heaters were not working. At -50 Celsius Carnival should have warned their guests about the lack of heat.

JN
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall good, the cost is a little to much for the value!

E
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All was great. Would like to see more parking available for this restaurant. We come in from the country and don’t know the bus system.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was awesome! Service was fantastic!

RH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Carnival Brazilian BBQ. The food was excellent tasting and always hot enough. We tried a good variety of food and enjoyed every bit of it. The waiters were excellent and could really distribute the meat. We were a group of 4 celebrating my husband's birthday. An extra surprise was complimentary birthday cake, What an excellent experience. We'll be back.

Janet

M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Service was slow, meat was undercooked sometimes and overcooked the other, would have to wait for the next portion to come around. Did not enjoy the meat which is the no.1 thing this place is suppose to be good at

AC
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

They tell us to live after 1 hour of being there, that is a very bad service.

CK
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were incredible, my food amazing, everyone from my group who’d never been there raved about how amazing it was, those that had been there raved about how it’s gotten even more amazing. My group is excited to revisit this amazing experience. Thank you so much to the staff, and especially our amazing hostess/server. She made it so great.

BS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Hi, this is our second time and I must say that it was better the first time. I am well aware that some of the meats have a fair amount of salt but to our party it seemed like alot of the meats had way too much ! The veal was overcooked as well. I paid over $200.00 and I expected more like our first time. Thanks

JT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Meat was delicious! Servers serving meat were friendly and prompt. Servers serving sides however were not. We ordered soup and fries that never came. Son asked for ketchup 3 times before they brought it. Server also did not inform that it was not free refills for coke so we got charged $3.50 for each drink!

k
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very pleasant dining experience and the service of our waitress Alexis was outstanding!

CD
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, yummy food, good service. And the atmosphere is very relaxing.

N
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

I would never go back to Carnaval, all the meat was dried out and if you put a blind fold on you would not tell the difference between chicken, pork, beef etc everything tasted the same and were so salty. The sides were so bland and for $57 per person it was a complete rip off and waste of money.

CM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience4

I got hot meat juice in my eye from the meat couldn’t see our server for our bill

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful dinner experience

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect!

JL
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Still a good place to eat only because it’s a different style of service than the traditional American restaurant but I have noticed that the meat served has certainly went downhill. I was only offered beef twice and was offered more of the cheaper stuff like chicken drumsticks and thighs. The bacon wrapped chicken was very small portions and the ribs appeared to be side ribs and not back ribs.
Our waitress was very nice however the hostess downstairs behind the monitor could smile a little more

MF
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

We’ve gone once experienced it. Don’t feel I would go again anytime soon

EB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

love this place!!
great food and awesome service .better wear loose clothing cause it's hard to stop!

CR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Sorry I was not pleased with my experience. This was the first time eating there, recommended from a friend. The meats seemed burnt on the outside and when the servers came around I was given a couple pieces with the burnt end. I also asked the servers if the meats they brought to our table were spicy and they just said I don't know. I think they should know. I can't have spicy foods. We asked a server 4 times to bring back the bacon/sirloin and then had to ask the person who gave us the bill for a taste of the bacon/sirloin and finally we received it.

MT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

If you're looking for a different experience outside of ordering from a menu for one dish then you'll enjoy Carnival, as you can select and eat what you want when it comes to your table on a skewer. The selection of meats were good and the side dishes too. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Thanks for a great evening.

DD
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Love the concept .. feel because we went for a lunch during the holiday season, the food we were served wasn't necessarily cooked at its finest. Been there before and enjoyed it more.

FL
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

It was freezing cold in there. Most patrons sat with their winter coats on while they ate supper. There is no ambience as the lights are much too bright. There was no choice in the preparation of any of the meats. Everything was well done! We were extremely disappointed. We went for supper on a tuesday, I wrote to Carnaval that evening regarding our experience there. Still have not heard back from them!!!! Won’t be going back!

TN
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I’ve been to your restaurant many times over the last few years and was disappointed with my last visit. Took my boyfriend for his birthday as you’ve been his favourite restaurant but the food quality seemed to have gone down which was a surprise and a sadness. Seemed like there was less selection of meat (12) vs maybe before you had 15 ? And most of the meats were very well done, which I assume is general preference but it seemed really well done vs our previous visits! Did not care for the new selection of ham, or the pork ribs, which we found very curry heavy and curry wasn’t mentioned when they brought the pork by. For spending close to $200 we will certainly be re thinking about dining for dinner at Carnival again.

SH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It says l have to pay 95$ tips. With no other options
Recently, the restaurant is very impudent.
The right way is to give a tips when they doing something exta for customers and not for being nice, that is there job.

RT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff were friendly and very accommodating. Our 2 year old grand daughter (2nd time there) just loved the service they provided. Next time we go (twice yearly now) we would ask for the set up to be along the windows for the kids to be some what occupied. We had three kids with us for the group of 7.
In closing Thank You and we will be back!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your staff.

CM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

It was a different experience. But meat was dry and most Meats all had the same taste like the same seasonings were used. Service was top notch. Other than the fact that our waitress try to charge us for more people that we had. But she corrected the bill right away.

PM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our time here. The food was great, service outstanding. The waitress was very attentive without being pushy.

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

I will never return. I’ve been here 3 times in the past and it was always great and at a good $$$ value.
The menu has gone downhill; prices are ridiculous the meat is full of fat there’s not as many choices and I wasn’t very impressed with the sides!

LE
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal was excellent as was the service. I would recommend to plan at least an hour and a half to enjoy the entire experience.

AN
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I recommend you create a menu Halal. Many people want to reach you restaurant but the meat and Chicken you have are not Halal.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was awesome, my wife and I went for a nice dinner before a concert and it was well worth it.

R
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

if you want to enjoy and taste all the different meats, go there hungry.

RT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome place to enjoy a great meal with friends and family.

MP
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience. Thank you. I will be coming back

KF
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. A really unique and delicious experience. Only tried a couple sides (bread cheese balls and Caesar salad). Both were good but saved most of our appetite for the many meat selections.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It was an ok restaurant. Definitely not a $57 per person restaurant. Just ok.

AS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service, very happy with our overall experience!

c
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Way too expensive for low quality food. Not tasty. Not a nice ambience for a dinner date.

NA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great location, friendly staff, meat was very salty, but in their defence we were the second table as they started their rounds and I was always getting the outside cut.
I did want to have more of the non meat sides, but I was hesitant to order as I did not want to look like a wasteful person. As there was only two of us. Next time will be sure to have a party of 4-6.
Timing was perfect just over a hour.
If i come next time just the two of us I would sit in the lounge and order off that menu.
See you again,
Nick

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