Copacabana Brazilian Steak House - Niagara Falls

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Steakhouse
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!
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food excellent service excellent staff excellent everything

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and food!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation from University with PhD

F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such an amazing time! We had one specific server by the name of max who was incredible and so friendly!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our sons 18th birthday here. The meats were delicious. The staff friendly and accommodating. Great experience overall and we will return!

MK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Meats could be more well done.
Some very bloody - asked server to ask kitchen to cook to at least well but still on rare side compared to Brasa.
Also had to ask server and meat servers about close to 10 times to serve us the lamb, salmon and rib. Lamb we basically got for desert before leaving. Took 2 hrs to get it. Never got rib.
Depends where they seat you. We were in corner so perhaps by time meat server gets to us the skewer is empty and they forget to come back? The table right at the stairs in back gets first choice - infact we saw server go up stairs, go to their table of 6 slide all meat off, back down stairs and up again with different meat, feed that whole table and leave. Must of been VIP table. Us in corner had to wait looooooong time between meats and got thin mostly bloody peices ea time. Very loud. Dancers were entertaining for people that can see them. Us being seated upstairs in corner - forget it.

AT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was nice and the food was good. We were planning to go to Brasa but it was closed due to renovations so we thought we give this a try. There buffet selection of salads were limited. They only had a couple of salads, 1 try of cheese and cold meats. I’ve been to Brasa before and they have a lot more sections, they have a section of cheese, bread and even shrimp! This restaurant has no seafood which I thought was disappointing because of the price.

Overall, the food was good and the meat was amazing and warm. The only dessert was the warm pineapple which took forever to receive. We had to ask our server twice for it because we were done our meal and wanted to leave.

J
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was good but the service staff was very slow and the gauchos did not come around often enough. We were there for our 10th anniversary and it was very disappointing we will probably not be visiting this restaurant again.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual

JS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

The experience was super bad! The food was ok, 3 stars from 5. We were 4 adults and 2 children. Parents came to visit us from Europe. I was hoping to show them an interesting place, not like a European style of serving food. since we were in several such places and we liked it. we were ashamed that we had such a dirty place on our Niagara Falls! The tables were all sticky and shabby, the seats were dirty, the interior was very old. the owners do not care about what beats there comfortably, they need only your money. We left $ 300 there. it is not worth your time and money if you want to sit in a beautiful, normal environment and eat well. I’m ashamed to lead guests from Europe there. it is still a tourist place and tourists should be met with dignity so that they would like to return there!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Interesting concept. Food labelling was ok. We have a few allergies in our group. One mislabelled one had nuts. No good for us, wife was anxious all night afterwards . They offered to comp a meal but came to forget that at payment time.

Update- was called by manager who has now made the whole situation correct. Wet above and beyond in terms of customer service in this regard. Well done!

FC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far my family's favorite. Service is quite good and the food awsome. The salad bar has a great selection. The show sets it all in character.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent. The staff are committed to going above and beyond and making sure u get the food you want !

JR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service great atmosphere great Brazilian dancers. I love copa. I will definitely be back again

SE
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food although we were there for only 40 mins and we already had the same meat coming out. The one in Toronto seems to have more variety, we never even got to any fish or pork. Delicious food though!!!

c
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff was very helpful and attentive. Very friendly atmosphere.

GH
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Food is perfect and the boss is really nice. But it takes a long time for getting food. Some of waiters just ignore us in the corner. And we didn’t get any meat for almost 20mins.

MG
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

we were on the top level with a massive party below is in the main area and I felt like meat didn't come by as often as it used to.....I wanted more...MORE I SAY. do not flaunt your salad bar with dreams of bread that fills me. I'm there for the meat. taste me meat, not the heat.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great but so noisy not everyone at the table could hear what the waitress or servers were saying. We even struggled to hear what was being said at our own table.

JH
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only beef, pardon the pun, was the L tax they addon to your bill, only in NIAGRA Fools, they calls it luxury tax, I call it a LOOTING TAX.
I wish i could demand a LOOTING fee from the government to top up my pension. FOOLS we all are for paying it.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here for our 4 year anniversary and the food is always delicious, the service was great, always checking in, Even the owner checked in on us, which was nice. The only negative thing I have to say is that we had to wait a while for the pineapple even when we requested it twice, but we get this every time we go, so we always expect to wait a bit for the pineapple. The price was fair because it is all you can eat MEAT, along with the buffet. But I wouldn’t make this my go-to restaurant, in my opinion this place is for “celebrations” only because of the price. My boyfriend and I are making it a tradition to go to Copacabana every year on our anniversary, see you next year!

A
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service we received from Lucas was amazing!! Definitely made our experience outstanding!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here with my girlfriend, and we put our occasion as a date and the host gave us more of an intimate area with a booth. Service was amazing, because I asked the manager for more bbq steak and instantly it came to me. My girlfriend was a very big fan of the parmesan steak, and I liked the cinnamon pineapple. Overall this was an amazing date, defintely will be back whenever we are in niagara.

CC
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This our second time going there. Great service:)

RA
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved it. The food was very good and the salad bar exceeded my expectations. My date was impressed. Service was not that great but maybe that’s because we got there half an hour before closing. We left full, happy and wanting to come back.

BF
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our experience when we went here about 5 years ago was far superior
This time the whole experience was rushed like herding cattle. The servers were in such a hurry all the time. There was little or no interaction with us.. just pushed the meat on our plates and ran away. There were far more items on the salad bar the last time we were there. The Decor is worn and badly in need of a facelift. The seat cushions on our bench were so flat it made the table too high to comfortably eat from unless you are over 6’ tall. The food was tasty and decent quality. I would not go back to the Niagara Falls location again. There are far better options.

T
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food-wise: All the meats were salty. The beef steaks were mostly rare. Only ribeye steak was cooked more. Chicken was cooked fine. Waiter was able to get a medium-rare order of cheese-stuffed steak after requesting for something more medium or medium-well. Different selection for side-table foods than Woodbridge or Downtown Toronto locations. Would have preferred at least one hot pasta-based dish, and some finger food with dip like pita chips, nachos, smoked salmon, capers, etc. Variety of meats offered to table didn't feel like much. Lessen the salt and this would be higher than a 6/10.

Service-wise: Attentive service, especially for a long weekend. Never had empty water and meats came continuously. Would have preferred a 2nd offering of cornbread or cheese balls later in the meal, but I'd say a solid 9/10.

Value: For a holiday long weekend, charging less than 55 a person seemed quite reasonable. Good value if the food would have met expectations. Solid price point 9/10.

Environment: Windows were open on a rainy and cooler night. It helped with not having to sweat and created a nice breeze. However, music inside was very loud. Very difficult to speak to one another unless if I tried talking loudly the whole time. No dancing was performed between 7pm and 8:30pm but I am unsure if this is location-specific to the Woodbridge or Downtown Toronto locations. Ambience created was a 7/10, and could have been higher with volume adjustment.

Overall: Look into your rodizio temperatures and lower them a touch. You can offer a wider variety of meat done-ness by doing so. One piece we received was crusted/burned, and the inside of most meats was very rare if not blue in some cases. Also, live music is nice, but would prefer either continuous live music, or quieting of non-live music when live-music isn't being played so guests can talk. People come here for the food, everything else is second. Less salt and more meat done-ness and you'd get higher than a 6/10 experience.

c
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was first experience for us, but everything was wonderful. Food was great. Wish the music was not so loud. But otherwise the service and the meat carvers , were absolutely fabulous. Could not have been not nicer.

ZN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was very nice only wish the people walking around with the meat cane more often

DT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

One waiter was not listening very well. He would ignore what we said as he served and did as he pleased.
We waited for a couple meat varieties which only came once. The fillet mignon and another Parmesan item. We waited and waited and weren’t served it again.
It was very very loud. The live music is great but should be background music. We were seated in the booths against the wall and it was still too loud.

CD
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! The beef options were the most delicious, and the guys cutting the meat at your table were great with portion sizes and asking if there were any specific flavours/ meats we wanted to try

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall, staff was great. Lots of follow ups on how we were doing and making sure we had everything we wanted. 2nd time here both times on vacation from NY. Would love one near Saratoga Springs area of NY

OU
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Be honest if compare with Brasa, it's better there.
Our server became unhappy to serve us, when I ask to change my vine bottle.
She was ignorant.
Guys running with meet around missing our table, all if us feel like wasn't enough meet to try. One of beef stuffed with cheese even doesn't come to our table.
We was felled full with cold table buffet.

H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding. Would have liked a little less beef and some pork or sausage options to give a little more variety. Overall very satisfied with the experience

TM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great, but at times, the meat was too salty. Buffet was very good. My daughter enjoyed the gluten-free options, but was disappointed there wasn't any gluten-free rice. Service was fantastic, especially, Marco! Enjoyed the live band. Overall, our group had a fantastic time!

HS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was outstanding! Great service by everyone. The band was amazing as well!

CL
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal. They keep bringing more and more meat to your table. Favourites were the Garlic Sirloin, the cheese stuffed beef, and the pineapple. A really fun experience for those who have never been. Live band also played while we were there which was a huge bonus.

B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

No salmon during week was disappointment. As we were told only serve on weekend

RH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to Copa before. The restaurant lived up to expectations and did not disappoint. The food was delicious as usual. The complimentary dessert (since it was our anniversary) was a very nice surprise!