Copacabana Toronto Brazilian Steakhouse

Copacabana Toronto is the city’s best Brazilian Steakhouse. The popular Brazilian restaurant specializes in traditional rodizio churrascaria. On weekend guests are entertained with traditional Brazilian music and dance.

The 2nd floor bar at Copacabana Toronto.
The 2nd floor bar at Copacabana Toronto.

Exploring South American Cuisine

It was seven years ago when I first fell in love with South America. I landed in Santiago and spent the next five months backpacking from the far southern reaches of El Calafate in Argentina’s cool Patagonia to the hot beach heat found in Montanita, Ecuador.

I’ve always been fascinated by Brazil’s grandiose landscape and diverse food culture. On that trip I enjoyed a quick taste during my visit to Iguazu Falls, which sits on the border of Argentina and Brazil. I could only access the land of butterflies and waterfalls via Argentina as I hadn’t organized a visa. I got my first look at Brazil through multicoloured rainbows and foggy mist in Iguazu.

Years later I visited Brazil for the first time. I quickly fell in love with authentic Brazilian dishes, which I enjoyed in Floripa, Praia do Rosa, and Rio de Janeiro.

The main dining room at Copacabana Toronto.
The main dining room at Copacabana Toronto.

Copacabana Toronto Experience

Traditional Brazilian steakhouses offer an all you can eat experience, which Copacabana Toronto stays true to. Most rodizio courses are traditionally served right off the cooking spit and are sliced at the table. Guests become chummy with handsome servers who slice perfected charred meat onto your plate.

The social atmosphere at the table makes the dinning experience a humorous one, perfect for a group of friends looking to enjoy a Caipirinha cocktail sloshed evening or families keen on introducing their little ones to a playful feast.

Copacabana Brazilian restaurant in Toronto comes alive on Friday and Saturday nights, offering hungry guests live entertainment throughout the evening which includes Samba Dancers, Aerial Silk Artists and Brazilian Drummers.

Private dining room at Copacabana Toronto.
Private dining room at Copacabana Toronto.

Copacabana Restaurant Locations

Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse has expanded in recent years to four locations in Ontario.

  • Copacabana Downtown Toronto: the flagship for the Brazilian restaurant company is located on Adelaide Street West in Toronto’s Entertainment District.
  • Copacabana Toronto Uptown: the second Toronto location can be found on Eglinton Avenue East.
  • Copacabana Niagara Falls: the best Brazilian steakhouse restaurant for those visiting Niagara.
  • Copacabana Vaughn: a popular Brazilian restaurant for those who live north of Toronto.
Brazilian barbecue at Copacabana Toronto.
Brazilian barbecue at Copacabana Toronto.

Copacabana Toronto Menu

In preparation for Copacabana Toronto’s opening, owner and executive chef Michael Rudan set off to Porto Alegre to train in Brazil’s most celebrated rodizio restaurants. Today, Chef Michael aims to bring a North American twist to the Brazilian steakhouse experience and currently offers more than 20 cuts of grilled meats and traditional sides, which are on offer at a self serve galleria.

Tableside sliced Brazilian steak at Copacabana Toronto.
Tableside sliced Brazilian steak at Copacabana Toronto.

Copacabana Toronto Brazilian Steakhouse

At Copacabana restaurant servers visit your table with a diverse selection of premium meats, which are carved before your very eyes. You’ll be offered a selection of barbecue beef cuts, chicken, lamb, and seafood.

  • Skirt Steak Dry Rub
  • Picanha Brazil
  • Picanha with Parmesan
  • Chimichurri Steak
  • Prime Rib with Cheddar
  • Parmesan Filet Mignon
  • Rib-eye
  • Top Sirloin
  • Flank Steak
  • Filet Mignon with Bacon
  • Garlic Sirloin Steak
  • Chicken Drumsticks
  • Parmesan Chicken
  • Moroccan Chicken
  • Cajun Chicken
  • Ginger Chicken
  • Leg of Lamb
  • Shrimp
  • Salmon
  • Roasted Pineapple
The salad bar at Copacabana restaurant in Toronto.
The salad bar at Copacabana restaurant in Toronto.

Copacabana Toronto’s Galleria Buffet

Once seated at your table, guests at Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse skip into line and to enjoy a self serve Galleria. The Brazilian buffet offers plenty of options for vegetarians and meat lovers. You’ll find a diverse selection of fresh salads, pasta, bread, and charcuterie.

Copacabana’s Salad Bar

The popular Brazilian restaurant in Toronto offers a colourful selection of health salads.

  • pesto pasta salad
  • kale salad
  • couscous salad
  • corn & beans salad
  • caesar salad
  • copa house salad
  • greek salad
  • albacore tuna salad
  • cabbage salad
  • spinach salad
  • potato salad
  • mango salad
  • fruit salad
Freshly baked bread selection.
Freshly baked bread selection.

Copacabana Restaurant’s Charcuterie

Fill your plate with pickles, olives, cheeses, creamy hummus and sliced meat.

  • pickled beets
  • kosher dills
  • olives
  • pita chips
  • assortment of cheese
  • guacamole
  • hummus
  • prosciutto
  • genoa salami
  • pepperoncini
  • turkey chorizo
  • smoked turkey breast
Copacabana Toronto is the ultimate restaurant for steak lovers.
Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse is the ultimate restaurant for steak lovers.

Copacabana Restaurant’s Brazilian Specialities

If it’s your first time trying South American cuisine be sure to sample a few classic flavours such as chimichurri, black beans, casava, panko crusted bananas and warm Brazilian cheese balls, Pão de Queijo.

  • chimichurri
  • black beans
  • white rice and seven grain rice
  • mac & cheese
  • lasagna
  • mashed potatoes
  • sauteéd vegetables
  • casava frite
  • warm Brazilian cheese balls
  • panko crusted bananas
  • grilled vegetables
Guests are given tongs to grab their sliced BBQ.
Guests are given tongs to grab their sliced BBQ.

Copacabana’s Bread Selection

There’s no better accompaniment to a grilled meat and fresh salad feast then a selection of freshly baked breads.

  • cheddar cheese bread
  • whole wheat bread
  • cranberry coconut bread
  • challah bread
  • cornbread
Brazilian desserts at Copacabana Toronto.
Brazilian desserts at Copacabana restaurant in Toronto.

Dessert at Copacabana

If you’ve still got room for dessert try the restaurants trilogy of sweets: passion fruit mousse, chocolate brigadeiro, and coconut beijinho.

Copacabana Toronto Hours

Monday to Friday: 5-11pm

Saturday: 4-11:30pm

Sunday: 3-10pm

Copacabana Toronto Reservations

230 Adelaide Street West, 647-748-3211

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