About Copacabana International
About the restaurant
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.