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.
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.
We had an awesome night here watching a World Cup game. Busy place but we got a good seat and had a good time. Great atmosphere, great food, lots of fun would definitely recommend!!
Food was excellent. Waiters were very friendly, especially Gabriel. Show was great and overall a great experience. Will definitely return soon and recommend to friends and family.
Great place!!! enjoyed the music the food was good ambience was amazing great service very friendly staff overall we had a good experience out there
Nice place to spend Happy time, nice dance collection, Delicious Salad with more than enough of mix Grill, we look forward to come again in future.
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.
We had a group of 17 and all had an amazing time. Food was lovely entertainment was great only thing I could fault was it was very hot in there with all the lights and people so make sure u dress for warmer temp..staff were lovely! Thanks guys
It was good however i dont understand why they ask you to pay the entrance fee in the middle of your meal. Why not ask for the fee before you get seated or after the meal? Such a hassle as waiters are trying to squeeze in between chairs while people are eating such a nuisance.
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.
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.
Great food, great entertainment. It would be great though if people were all seated when the show is on. We had to keep telling people to move so we could see the show. So if you book ask for a table at the stage.