Copacabana Brazilian Steak House - Niagara Falls

4.4
1003 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Group Bookings
Your experience at Copacabana begins with a trip to our "Galleria" where you will be tempted by fresh baked breads and dips from our open concept bakery; fresh cheeses cut from the wheel, and expertly hand sliced charcuterie selections. Help yourself to as much crisp salads and colorful starters you want, but leave room: Your experience is just beginning.

Back at your table our Gauchos or Carvers will service you with a feast of various CAB (Certified Angus) grilled meats prepared in a number of ways. Simply tell your carver how you prefer your meat, (most come medium rare) and leave the rest to us!

There is only one small task for you...As your Gaucho is Cutting at your table, use your provided tongs to simply grasp the top slab of meat and assist as he thinly slices a perfect cut of meat onto your plate, enjoy…and repeat as many times as you like!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin American
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Hours of Operation
Sun 5pm-till late, Mon-Thurs 5pm-til late, Friday 5pm-till late, Sat 4pm-til late
Father's Day June 17th 4pm-til late

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Phone number
(888) 432-6721
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
Parking available in rear of restaurant
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Entertainment
Samba shows take you on a trip to Brazil's Carnival, showcasing the glamour, rhythm and color that is Samba.
Capoeira show, Brazilian martial art combining the excitement of fight, acrobatics, dance and music.
Friday Shows 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30.
Saturday Shows 6:45, 8:45 & 9:45.

LIVE MUSIC | Saturday 7:00pm – 11pm
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1003 People Are Saying
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4.3
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OT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great. We questioned the extra tax on the bill and were told it was a “tourist tax” . You can ask to have this removed and they did without question. It is not a required tax.
Enjoyed our night there

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C
5.0Dined 4 days ago

We went on a weekday where there was no music; it was peaceful. The food and service were outstanding.

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RS
3.0Dined 7 days ago

One server was FANTASTIC and thorough. The othe server would walk around and stop at 1 or 2 tables and then walk away without leaving meat at our table (and many others) we were seated along the patio. We had to request specific meat from the server who made it a point to walk around to EACH table.

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LA
2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I made a special request for my boyfriend's birthday. Didnt even get a complementary desert

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R
2.0Dined on July 6, 2018

We arrived before our Reservation and seated in the patio area beside the bar. We were missed several times fro. The meat servers and then requesting the bar tender to pour drinks as the waitress didn't come by as often as we liked. It's unfortunate that we experienced this and we may go else where on our next 15 Year Anniversary.. Will Not recommend to friends or family.

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HJ
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Music too loud. Glare light from the street made for difficult lighting in the rear booths.
Food quality and service were excellent. Unbelievable variety of meats and entres that seem to flow continuously. Per person charge was not understood until time to pay; guess I missed the details. Not inexpensive but worth it.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Fantastic anniversary. They also were very accommodating to my pregnant wife. They fully cooked some for her.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Visited while on family vacation on our last night... it was the perfect ending to our trip. Great food and service. We left very happy.

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A
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The food was delicious , the service was amazing specially the waitress Biriani and all the others
Very hospitablre

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BT
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The experience was overall really good, but the lack of a dessert menu, and lack of people coming around with different kinds of meat was disappointing. It seemed as though there were only like 3 main meats and then the interesting meats came rarely. The store also ran out of the slowly cooked braised beef, which we loved. And at some points the servers came up to us when both our cards were red, and it felt weird shooing them away. The servers also left a lot of crumbs and meat chunks on the table, which wasn’t really appetizing and cleanly.

Our booth was nice and lit up as well, making an intimate atmosphere, but some of the tables had some pitiful lighting, making others eat in near pitch darkness. The seat was also a little too low, making you eat with your elbows flung out, which wasn’t really comfortable.

The quality of the meat and the flavours were incredible though, and there was a lot of tasty variety of foods to eat. The quality was a highlight, and so was the grilled pineapple, I was literally like eating an apple pie with every bite. Worth the money for sure if you’ve never had it.

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SR
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Our waitress was overwhelmed with the customers. Also meat served was not the top cuts very often. Found meat was too rare for me. But that’s a taste thing. Staff tried really hard to make us happy and source out they said what we liked. My partner really loved the lamb.

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DW
4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Very nice. The booth seats sat me lower than I wanted but a great meal.

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WA
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The dining room was quite warm, there was no air conditioning or was turned off.
It made for an uncomfortable dining experience.
Other than that the food and service was exceptional.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Patio was very hot

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HP
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

For myself I have been at Copacabana many times , always love the food there and the entertainment music and live dancers. The staff is very friendly and do ask how you like your meats and what kind of meat you prefer. The only thing was on the down side was it was really hot inside the restaurant, I do understand it was hot and humid outside, but where we were sitting was a lot hotter. Rather then that, we had a great time! It was first time for my friends and my husband. We celebrated my birthday and wedding anniversary. Thumbs up

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OT
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food was outstanding and the service was great. Slowed slightly but the service was extremely friendly. Took my dad for his birthday. He was so thrilled with the experience.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Amazing meats. We love it there.

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DM
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We wish we knew how many times the chefs would come around with skewers of meat and knew the varieties of protein that were comming around.
This was our first experience maybe the waitstaff could explain what was going to happen to first timers. Other than that we were very happy and can’t wait to have this experience again.

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SG
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

A group of 4 went to Copa’s for our first time ever this past Thursday. Though we missed the live entertainment the restaurant was still a 10/10! Amazing service, our waitress was bringing us pop refills without even asking. We asked about the grilled pineapple and she made sure we were served first once it was ready. THE PINEAPPLE!!! Do not skip this when dining here. DO NOT skip the cheese bread either! The breads are located off to the side of the buffet. That stuff did not disappoint! I was nervous bringing my picky eater sister there but she ate everything they brought to the table. Juicy, flavourful meats of all sorts. The Parm sirloin was my most favourite! This place is a must. I will be be again soon! Even better to go when it’s your birthday because a table of 4 or more the birthday girl/boy eats free! Planning our next trip out there soon and this place will 100% be on the list of places to go!

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LM
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Fantastic experience. The meat was outstanding and the buffet varied and delicious.

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RV
4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Its always a great time at the copa!!!
The staff is superb id give them 100%
The atmosphere is fun...it can be romantic for the family or to hangout out with some friends
There was a live band this time!! Wooo sunday live show we could dig it!!!!
The meat flow :) was a bit slow this time and some meats never made it to our table without waiting for some time....
I think it was where we sat
Last time we went there was an endless flow and never missed a meat:)
I have mixed emotions now.... next time Ill have a better idea of how it really works based on where youre sitting because it was sliightly disappointing watch the meat go around and not make it to us

Thanks copa for a great niigghhttt

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We love this place, not first time in here. Especially we like your server Maxim, everyone very friendly. Food as usual -amazing!

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j
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Dinner was so great, they asked what meats we were interested in and brought them to us as soon as they were ready! Great service live music perfect to a nice date night (the warm cheese balls were so amazing!!)

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MT
2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food and service was good but price per person too high and not worth the amount we are even able to eat. There with my family for my birthday and couldn't have a conversation because the live entertainment was extremely loud. We are locals and parking was horrendous.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Amazing. Fresh salads and beautiful meats. Highly recommended

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JW
2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

My reservation was pushed to a later time and we were seated on the patio because of limited seating inside the restaurant.

The full selection of meats were not made available to our table and would typically get the end pieces of meat that already went through the restaurant.

A disappointing experience for a place that I have dined at over the last few years and recommended to many friends in the past.

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AM
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food. Excellent service. Energetic dancers. Great food options. Awesome for 2 or a larger group. Great for celebrations. Been here for my anniversary, birthday and bachelor party. Consistently awesome every time. Worth the price and the drive here.

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AF
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Amazing food and service. Had a great evening celebrating my bfs birthday.

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AM
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Very good food. Service was slow but pleasant and friendly. Place was not busy which is why I question the slow service. Food WATA’s awesome

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MP
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Their food was great and the service was excellent. I love the meats that kept coming and their buffet is pretty big. You can pick and choose. You’re not gonna leave hungry f rom this place. The price is reasonable.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Family Trip

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CW
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This is my third time at Copacabana in Niagara Falls. I love the atmosphere, food and service - the meal is something I look forward to for weeks leading up to the occasion :). My favourites are the lamb, grilled pineapple and amazing corn bread.

At the end of our meal in Niagara Falls this past weekend our server let me know that she did not include the Tourist tax on our bill. While this was a very nice gesture, had I been charged this tax I would have been less than pleased.

We drive in from Milton for the dinner which means we have other Copacabana locations readily available to us i.e. Vaughan and Toronto. Now that I am aware that paying the tourist tax is a possibility, I'll head to one of the other locations in the future. The meal for a family of 4 is expensive (worth it, but expensive), so I will look to avoid the addition of any funds on top of the bill that are not required at other locations.

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KL
3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

I was disappointed during this visit that the options offered were more limited this time. One of their featured beef options were offered 5 times instead of the usual variety. The staff seemed to want to rush my party of seven along. The waitress hanged over the shoulder of the person paying. Also, the added tourist tax could not be removed as it was a Friday. (Local diners)

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t
3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

It should be good for groups. The service is always busy, so wave your hand if you need something.

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CT
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Food and service was great. The waitress and the servers were very attentive.

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CM
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The food and atmosphere was amazing! Well worth the price. Such a great experience with friendly staff.

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EJ
4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

An incredibly memorable experience! Food was simply fantastic, out of this world, but perhaps even better than the food was the truly amazing service. I have dined at several Brazilian BBQ's in my travels across the US, and I can say that I enjoyed the overall experience at this restaurant the best of any I have dined in. And again I have to stress that the service was second to none, a level of service rarely if ever found in Canadian dining establishments. The service exceeded what I have experienced in the United States, and that is no small feat. I have to once more say that the BBQ'ed meats served at the table were DELICIOUS! And the variety was exceptional. There is something for everyone at this restaurant. My spouse is typically more partial to fish, but even she said she had a great time and would go back (a first for her, not being a real meat person). So I would easily recommend this very fun food experience to one and all.

A very well known Chicago based steak house is across the street, one which I want to go to (I've been to the Chicago location), but it clearly occurred to me as I left Copa Cabana that what fun is one steak when you can have 14 different BBQ'ed meats, a really fun sampler at this restaurant.

I highly recommend this restaurant, unreservedly.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Best restaurant in Niagara Falls. Friendly staff, lots of options.

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J
1.0Dined on June 11, 2018

I had friends visiting from Philadelphia and staying in Niagara for the weekend. We couldn’t get reservations for Saturday, so we booked for Sunday.
After we were seated in a half empty restaurant at 8pm, we had no flip cards on our table, the buffet was COLD, the meats were limited and there was no show. Only a lame band with terrible vocals.
We let our server know of our displeasure and she called her manager. When he arrived, he seemed like he had rehearsed what to say prior to coming over.
He said the air in the room was cold and that was why the buffet was cold. (Maybe close the doors and windows then)
He also offered to comp our drinks and slide down the price of our food.
We were seated for 40mins in total, barely ate and still had to pay full price for our meals minus drinks.
We then left and went somewhere else to eat.

I personally live closer to Toronto and have never experienced anything like this in my life. I would NEVER recommend this location to anyone I know

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CV
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Took our friends for an evening out. The service was great. Everyone was obliging, even for special requests. The meat was amazing. Plenty of hot and cold choices on the buffet. Not as many fresh veggies as I expected but more than enough, even for a vegetarian. Loved the pineapple and the fried banana at the end. Would definitely return!

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