The Hottest Spot North of Brazil: Copacabana Brazilian Rodizio

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]opacabana is one of the best restaurants you’ll find that expertly combines delicious food with dinner theatre type entertainment. This unique Brazilian restaurant offers an unparalleled dining experience; and while you eat, you’ll get to enjoy samba dancers, silkists (a mixture of dance and theatre where artists perform on a long piece of silk while dangling in the air), shimmer walls and great music. As the owner Jeremia Rudan says, “Copa is more than just a restaurant, it’s an experience.”

The Adelaide Street location is the third Copacabana Restaurant in Ontario. The very first location opened up in Niagara Falls in 2004, and it was one of the hottest places to be right from when it first opened its doors. It is located right in the heart of Niagara Falls, across the street from the casino. The success of this first restaurant, led co-owners (and brothers) Jeremia and Michael Rudan to open up their second location, located in the Yonge and Eglinton area of Toronto. The newest location in downtown Toronto, serves as the flagship restaurant, and features a two story, 320 seat restaurant with an open-view grill, a bar and lounge area and an area for live entertainment. The brothers dedicated themselves to learning all about the Brazilian culture, and the authenticity shines through in every aspect of the restaurant.

The menu at Copacabana is varied and is especially great for meat lovers. The menu features “over 20 cuts of perfectly seasoned and grilled meats along with a full buffet, pasta and salad bar to satisfy every appetite.” The atmosphere is as unique as the all-you-can-eat Rodizio grilled meats that are carved right at your table. The servers know whether or not to come to your table based on which way your coaster sized menu is flipped. If you are a vegetarian who is out with a carnivorous friend, you will still have plenty of options to choose from including house made breads, salads and plenty of side dishes. There is also a hot table where you will find mac n’cheese, lasagna, wild rice, fried yucca and sweet potato casserole. Copacabana is also well known for their signature cocktails including sangria, mojitos and caipirinhas (Brazil’s national cocktail, made with sugar cane liquor, sugar and lime).

If you are looking for a unique dining experience where all your senses will be entertained, look no further than Copacabana, the authentic Brazilian experience.

A Glimpse at Brazilian Culture

Brazil is the largest country in South America, and is the fifth largest country in the world. Much of Brazil’s culture is derived from Portugal, due to Brazil’s ties with the Portuguese Empire, but has also been influenced by African, indigenous and some other European cultures.

A Rodizio is the word for an all you can eat style restaurant, usually referring to a steakhouse.

A Churrasco is a term referring to grilled meat; essentially, it is the Brazilian term for BBQ.

Copacabana Locations
230 Adelaide Street West
150 Eglinton Street East

Niagara Falls
6671 Fallsview Blvd.

Sunday to Thursday, $37.99
Friday to Saturday, $42.99
*Dessert and drinks are not included [dropcap][/dropcap]

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