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3.9 /6 Very Good 19 Reviews

Copacabana International

Fitzroy Latin American, Brazilian $$$$ +100
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About Copacabana International

Whether you’re a girl from Ipanema or indeed a lady from Melbourne, you can get in free to what has to be the city’s most authentic, total Brazilian experience. Here at Copacabana International, it’s all about long nights of South American food, drink, and entertainment. Lavish churrascaria dinners, exotic cocktails, DJs, dancers and live Latin entertainment and floor shows are all on the cards at this Fitzroy home base for Brazilian culture. Found along Smith Street between Webb and Gertrude, Copacabana International defines vibrant for Melbourne’s Latin lovers.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday 17:30 - 03:00
  • Saturday 17:30 - 03:00
  • Sunday Closed
Copacabana International, Smith Street 139, 3065 Fitzroy

Further Information

Melbourne foodies might be familiar with the Copacabana International brand thanks to this Brazilian restaurant and live entertainment venue’s roving food truck, dishing out charcoal-grilled delicacies around Fitzroy and throughout the city. If you’ve encountered the food truck, you’ll have some idea of what to expect when you book a full-on churrascaria barbecue dining experience at Copacabana’s headquarters down Smith Street. The coals are fired up every Friday and Saturday, and the experience begins with freshly-made hot and cold buffet options filled with South American goodness, followed by succulent barbecued meats served to you personally by a band of dedicated gauchos. Then there’s dessert… but that’s not the final course.

At Copacabana International, dinner is only the prelude to a long night of bands, dancers and DJs coming together to present one of Melbourne’s most spectacular live floor shows. Brazilian capoeira and ashe, salsa and samba courtesy of dance troupe Katuma and a dash of Argentine tango are typical of an evening at this buzzing Fitzroy venue. It’s highly likely that you’ll catch the South American bug after all this – if you’re desperate for more there’s dance classes for the hot footed and workshops and extra events held in the Conga Room.


19 Reviews

3.9 /6 Very Good 19 Reviews
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: noisy
Quality/Price: reasonable
Waiting Time: average
Service: pleasant
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1 review so far 6
06.08.2017 20:56

The food was very nice loved every bit of it, the entertainment was great to top it off! Would come back again next time we are in Melbourne.

1 review so far 6
19.07.2017 11:36

We had a great time. We were 8 Adult ages 36-83 and 3 children ages 5-11. It was very suitable for us. Entertaining for everyone. Food was excellent. Would go again and recommend to everyone

1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 23:29

It was my first experience at Copacobana. It didn't disappoint. The food was okay, except the meat could be a bit more tender. The entertainment was fantastic! And we enjoyed having a live band for the dancing.

1 review so far 6
02.05.2017 10:25

Great service, great food! Will definitely go back!!! The staff are friendly and helpful, the venue is safe and great that all ages including kids can enjoy themselves.

1 review so far 5
11.06.2017 22:34

This was a first time visit and had a great night. Food was delicious, great entertainment and dancing. Only downfall was the food and drink bars.Not enough experienced staff to cater for the amount of guests in the drinks bar.Huge ques and slow staff.The salad bar was empty by the time you waited in line. Desert was ordered and never received. Got a 50 cent piece of chocolate cake and a teaspoon of ice cream instead and dessert was included in the price.This place could make a lot more money on drinks if they wanted to. We couldn't be bothered going back for drinks because of the wait and slow service. Overall it was a great night.

1 review so far 4
16.08.2017 09:30

Was a good night for my hens. Great food and atmosphere. Only down fall is my friends left earlier because magic men had started later than supposed to start. Was disappointed as I was told my name would be called up to stage as it's my hens night and I would be looked after, but was not called and was an average night for me.

1 review so far 4
13.08.2017 16:39

We didn't get offered as much of the meat as the other tables as we were at the back and the male dancers come out late and were on only for what seemed 15 min😩

1 review so far 5
12.04.2017 09:20

Great food and great entertainment. Service also was great it would have been better if people paid at the enterance rather than whilst we were eating or dancing.

1 review so far 5
23.07.2017 12:43

Great fun night, plenty of food, good enertainment and lovely hospitality. Thank you for making our celebration special. Always looking forward to come back again.

1 review so far 5
30.07.2017 14:44

Great night of events and entertainment, great service, great food we had a really lovely time celebrating our anniversary here and would recommend to friends

1 review so far 4
19.07.2017 08:41

AWFUL DRINK SERVICE!!! OVER 1.5 HOURS FOR 2 COCKTAILS!! but amazing food table service and the salads were delicious. Would come back again for the food but pre drink before arriving

1 review so far 3
20.02.2017 06:40

I love the barbecue and the service..BUT! The Salads were not good. too ordinary taste.. the plates were dirty.. and Place too old . and somewhat creepy setting st the very end corner.

1 review so far 3
06.05.2017 12:06

It's very different from Brazilian barbecue. The service is good. Until the band starts playing, it's the same DVD, who arrives at 7:00 a few times listen the same song.

1 review so far 3
29.04.2017 07:59

The food was good,the music was to loud, is not suitable for conversation. beef not enough, cheap meat and chicken is served mostly. a lot of money, little performance

1 review so far 3
07.06.2017 12:33

FOOD QUALITY WASN'T GOOD AND TOOK LONG TIME TO SERVE. Tables were very close to each other and more than the capacity of the salon.

1 review so far 2
13.08.2017 12:48

Quality of the food & service was poor. We would order drinks and they would never arrive. Got offered two types of meat only twice before being offered dessert.