Carnaval Brazilian BBQ

4.2
2335 reviews
CAN$51 and over
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.
What 2335 People Are Saying
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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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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RandyP
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great day and the food was very good and price was ok for the night out

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NoahC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They did an amazing job of helping my one of the biggest moments of my life run as smoothly as possible. The staff were informed of my situation with wanting to propose to my girlfriend (she said yes), they let a friend of mine drop off flowers and the waitress was very good at not giving away my intentions, they offered us some complimentary champagne for after and it was overall a wonderful night.

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Vader
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. A bit pricey for a family of 4.

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BillB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Meat was not near as good as good as it has been in other times. Pineapple was the best

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

It is a unique idea. No ambiance, very loud and no privacy of any kind. I had a $15 cocktail, not worth the price. All the meat tasted the same and some of the spices were over powering. There is no way most people can eat $57 worth of food like that so I found it over priced. My wife enjoyed the ham, I liked the veggies side dish. I am glad we went but will not be going back again. Did not find the $175 bill was justified.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

Food was very salty

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IanS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

If you want a new experience very good. The service we had was poor, had to ask few times to refill drinks, server seemed very uninterested.

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Kate
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food can't be beat!

It's always a good time when you go. Excellent service as well.

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JoeF
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Meats were cooked without proper attention to seasoning or temperature. Mostly dry and overcooked and a lot were way too salty. We tried almost every meat item brought to the table. Very disappointing for $57 per person. Server was average. It was my sons 18th birthday and a dirty obviously over used paper birthday tent was sitting on the table without any other attention paid to our event. We’re offered complimentary dessert as sort of an afterthought. Won’t be going back or recommending restaurant to others. Poor value and forgettable experience overall.

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SheilaR
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was DELICIOUS, they had a big assortment, and we never had to wait.
The waitress was excellent. Very friendly, very present.
I found it a bit pricey - it's hard for the average person to eat $57 worth of meat in one sitting, at least, it was for me.
We were seated upstairs, and we found it VERY cold in there - the heat had risen, and when you stand up, you can feel the heat on the upper part of your body - but there were no ceiling fans, so, when you were sitting down, there was no ambient heat to be felt.
Parking can be a struggle in that area, but we came early, and were lucky to get a spot not too far away.
Nice place to go for a special occasion!

JP
JodyP
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I liked that it was on a Monday where it was discounted for ladies. It would not have been worth it to pay $57 for the amount women in general can eat. I found some of the meat was a little overcooked and dry. But it was a nice experience overall if you’ve never been there before. Also I wish that those that don’t want the all you can eat, could order off the lounge menu

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Jackieg
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for my husbands birthday, the meal was amazing. The staff are super friendly. We will definitely be back, we want to try out the lounge next

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Smoaky
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, wide variety great atmosphere.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

This was our second time at Carnaval and we found that the service was very slow. we had meat coming to our table and we hadn't received our salads and vegetables or our drinks. By the time we received our drinks we were almost finished eating. We ordered desert and they forgot to bring it. this experience was not very good for the friends that we brought with us and it was their first time there.

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LarryM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Meat was dry. First one they brought out was great after that not so much.
Been here before definitely was an off night

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AngelL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aside the cost being EXTREMELY high, the experience is nice. I wouldn’t recommend as a frequent restaurant. But a once in a lifetime experience it’s nice.

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ToddP
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Most of the meat was overcooked, ribs are too spicy, ham a bit salty. The potatoes were dry, the corn was very soggy like it was sitting in the pot all day.
Caesar Salad was good. Buns were dry also.

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RobD
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time. We had a fantastic time. Our host was amazing, he made us feel like we were the only ones in the building, even though there were lots of other patrons. The food was amazing, so much flavour. The quantity of food was incredible. The speed of service to receive our sides was amazing. Can't wait to dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

good food nice service

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Valter
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente Food and Customer service, please give everyone a big thank you for their hard work.

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JamesN
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was fantastic. Carnival does not disappoint. Only negative was that they didn’t have Guarana anymore. Haha but on a serious note, everything from service to food was top notch.

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SamanthaT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
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

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LuisaL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

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

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Joss
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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TeriP
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an awesome experience

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tleggero
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!

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MadeleineT
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!!!

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JessicaW
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.

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StephanyM
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manitoba
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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SassyNancy
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.

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Jameel
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.

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KristaH
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

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Nicbenz
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.

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ScottL
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.

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ChristopherT
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amzong food and place service was great and very friendly.

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Carnaval Brazilian BBQ does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Carnaval Brazilian BBQ is rated 4.2 stars by 2335 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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