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5.0 /6 Excellent 84 Reviews


City Centre Latin American, Brazilian £££ +100
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About Copacabana

Inspired by the famous Rio De Janeiro neighbourhood, Copacabana is a steakhouse bringing the tropical charm of Brazil to Liverpool’s Queen Square. A mecca for meat lovers, diners can feast on as many prime cuts of meat as they can eat, washed down with Brazilian-inspired cocktails from the restaurant’s extensive menu. Located in the heart of central Liverpool, Copacabana is a popular choice for both lunch and dinner. Book in advance to snag a table!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
Copacabana, 1 St. John's Unit Queens Square, L11RH Liverpool

Further Information

At Copacabana in central Liverpool, you can indulge in continuous table service of premium cuts of Brazilian meat. You will be provided with a coloured disk – simply turn it to the green side to signal that you want more, or turn it to red if you wish to take a break. Some of the mouthwatering meats available include chicken thigh, smoked gammon, leg of lamb, black pudding, sirloin, sausage and chilli rump, as well as some more exotic options like the chicken heart.

Side your meat with some vegetables from the salad bar, and sink back a cocktail or two from the lengthy list of tasty concoctions. We recommend the caipirinha, Brazil’s signature drink made with cachaca, sugar and fresh lime, or the Panema (Zubrowka vodka, apple schnapps, apple juice, strawberries and lime juice). Take a trip to Copacabana for a tropical retreat away from central Liverpool. Make a reservation and head on over to Queen Square!


84 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 84 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: extraordinary
Food: delicious
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
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Damian W.
1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 15:42

Excellent service meats cooked to perfection and good service been here a few times always been excellent if u love meat it's the place to be

Paula H.
1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 15:20

Lovely food, great service & nice relaxing atmosphere definitely recommend a visit. Took my mum for Mother's Day & the grandchildren they just lived it too !

Neena Q.
1 review so far 6
20.03.2017 23:40

The food was fresh and delicious and the staff were very attentive. Very clean place to eat with a Lovely atmosphere. Lovely staff, lovely food would recommend .

Jessie S.
1 review so far 6
06.03.2017 15:58

Had a brilliant time here, great food and very friendly staff, would certainly go back if we ever come back to Liverpool, lovely Argentinian Malbec red too £18.95 a bottle

Kimberley P.
7 reviews so far 4
28.11.2016 19:35

We booked our table for 8pm and were not seated until 8:30pm.. We managed to finally flag a waitress down to order drinks at 9pm... Then the drinks took a further 20mins to arrive.. It was quite a busy night for Copacabana and I was really shocked at the bad/unorganised service having read so many great reviews.. Although we had a very long wait, I must be truthful and tell you the food was gorgeous! Especially the cap of rump!. Without any prompting atall, the manager kindly gave us 20% off and apologised for the long waits. He explained that it was an unusually hectic night for them.. I feel that they could do with hiring afew more waitresses and atleast one more barman.. based on other peoples raving reviews, I think I would give Copacabana a second chance.. But maybe on a weeknight. Hopefully service will be more prompt then... Overall, not the best datenight. But the food was really delicious!

Daniel B.
1 review so far 5
10.04.2017 19:42

This was my 2nd visit to Copacabana in the last couple of months and I really enjoyed it again. The choice of Salad to choice from was varied and there was hot options as well. The mushrooms in cream sauce are particularly nice and I also tried the meatballs which were tasty as well. These were an accompaniment to the different meats on offer of which you could have as much or little as you want.

Victoria D.
2 reviews so far 6
06.11.2016 19:32

Wonderful Staff, Great Atmosphere and Gorgeous Food!! We visited on Saturday after the firework display, a very busy night in Liverpool and the restaurant. We were shown to our table straight away and the concept was explained to us in full. Compared to other similar restaurants the range of foods at the salad bar were great, hot and cold choices. You couldn't fault the quality of the meats and the frequency they were brought to the table and each and every time one of the waiters arrived, they were very polite and went out of their way to ask how our evening was, how the food was and make a fuss of our son. All in all a great family friendly restaurant.

Louise R.
1 review so far 6
16.02.2017 05:13

Took awhile to understand how it worked as never been there before but once we understood we both enjoyed it. The staff were lovely the meat was succelant and tasty oh my we will deffo be going back again. Highly reccommend. You get your plate choose your salad if you want any then you turn your little card over to green then you wait for the different meats to come to the table. If you want a break turn the card over to red to let them know your on a break if you want more flip it back over to green. Worth the money brazillian style of all you can eat but its just meat.

Joanne P.
1 review so far 4
12.12.2016 18:30

Service was not that good, kept waiting at the desk, table was not ready and had to wait 20 minutes for dessert. I appreciate that they were busy and the waiter took £5 off for the wait for the dessert. Do not wear high shoes, the floor was so slippy that I had to take mine off to go downstairs to the toilet otherwise I would have had an accident. The meat was absolutely gorgeous though, don't eat too much at the salad bar otherwise you will be too full even to walk!!! Would go back again though.

Abigail B.
1 review so far 5
01.05.2016 00:52

Great food, good service. A little pricey but you can eat as much as you like so I guess that's understandable. Meats are all delicious and well cooked. We booked an early table as we were eating pre-theatre so there was no waiting time and very few people in. I've not yet been later in the evening so don't know how busy it gets then. However, from personal experience I would definitely recommend a meal out here.

Andy H.
2 reviews so far 5
22.01.2017 16:06

Spent a second evening here as usual the food was excellent the restaurant was busy as usual just as well we booked. The only criticism i can make being honest is that the service was a little slow to begin with but gained pace after a little while, maybe it was just down to the place being really busy and the staff did seem to be run off their feet but will still visit again and again.

Jonathan L.
1 review so far 4
28.11.2016 07:05

Wonderful food, if not a little too fast with serving, although that is the point of the restaurant. The drinks however, took forever to come. We asked 2 waitresses plus the manager, and after 40 minutes we just got up and grabbed a jug of water from the bar. The drinks did eventually come, and the barman did apologise profusely, although I thought as a gesture of goodwill the bill for the drinks would be waived, but no. Overall, we were happy with our meal, and would probably return, just a shame about the drinks.

Steve S.
1 review so far 5
27.03.2017 18:11

Absolutely fantastic place! If you want a restaraunt which makes you look like a god in front if freinds and family then this is the one!!! - Great freash food, the meat just never stops coming..... as much as your tummies can hold..... plenty of variety on the salad and all the cooked vegetables etc (The mushrooms in a cream sauce are to die for), we will go back many times!

Aileen L.
1 review so far 6
15.01.2017 15:05

We went at a quiet time so I was slightly worried the food would not be freshly cooked. This was not the case. The meat arrived at our table cooked to perfection. It was delicious, my compliments to the chief. The service was excellent, attentive but we have privacy. Thank you, we had a lovely evening.

Azz C.
1 review so far 5
16.02.2017 04:16

Brilliant restaurant with top quality food and incredibly friendly staff. Me and the girlfriend went and were both satisfied with the experience. The restaurant looks generic on the outside but the inside is incredibly classy and of very high quality. Tables nicely decorated, food arrived swiftly and the waiters/waitresses were incredibly friendly and polite. Although prices are very high, the food is definitely worth the buy.

tony M.
1 review so far 6
26.12.2016 22:21

Xmas Day , the Best , Copacabana ensured that, brilliant , Management, Staff , Service, Food ( wow) drinks , booked 4 next year, Tony

Neil B.
1 review so far 6
03.01.2017 16:58

lovely environment, great friendly staff who made us feel really welcome, Food was excellent, great value for money as you can literally have as much as you want in terms of meat and sides too. Excellent choice of wines and drinks .... oh and they made great caiprinhas too !

Claire F.
1 review so far 5
18.10.2016 14:43

Nice restaurant, great location for lime st station snd st Georges hall. Good service. The meat just keeps on coming!! Salad/pasta etc bar was good, plenty to choose from. Only negatives were the steak being chewy and the pork with Parmesan was far too strong, I had to wrap it in a serviette and get it off my plate!!!

Sue H.
1 review so far 6
21.08.2016 23:14

Great food well cooked and seasoned. Pasta and salad bars lots of choice, meat is carved at your table and you can have a break from food by using the mats on table been to go red to stop. Really well worth the money and would go back

Henry K.
1 review so far 5
09.04.2017 23:30

Excellent meal and perfect for what we were after - relaxed, good atmosphere (was a bit hot at the start but cooled down during the evening), fun concept. Was really busy because of Grand national so service was a little slow on a couple of occasions but staff were all very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Emma S.
1 review so far 3
23.10.2016 06:14

Food was good though we didn't get 3 of the meats that were promised on the menu and pineapple was not offered at all (standard in other similar restaurants). Salad bar was also nice but, following an influx of people, we went up for second helpings and there was barely anything left. Service wasn't great either. The drinks were slow to reach us and whilst collecting our plates the waitress spilt food remnants into my partner's pint. Although cheaper than some rivals, we won't be tempted to come back.

Julia S.
1 review so far 3
15.03.2017 17:15

We went early Saturday evening which was very busy. Sides and salads were pretty bland. Meats were beautifully cooked but often waiting for long periods between offerings- did not get to sample full range of meats- no lamb appeared, no chicken in bacon (both which were on the menu). Would have been nice to have been offered a fish option. Service by waitresses was efficient but obviously rushed off their feet. Great experience for this kind of restaurant but doubt we will go again.

Neil A.
1 review so far 6
16.01.2017 01:37

Fabulous restaurant. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Meat just kept coming and was very tasty. Desserts werent the best but I really shouldn't have had the room for one anyway. Excellent Brazilian meat feast and would definitely recommend this place.

David N.
1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 07:13

Excellent service,the food was better than any other Brazilian restaurant that we have attended. We also sampled the cocktails which were value for money yet tasted and looked wonderful. Would we eat here again a big Yes 5*****

Elaine B.
1 review so far 5
24.04.2017 16:32

Lovely restaurant, decor is lovely, staff very attentive. The only issue was some of the meat was quite fatty, and there wasn't as much choice in the buffet as other places like this,but it was only £12.95 (lunch) so it was good value.

Jessica G.
1 review so far 6
27.07.2016 15:02

Fantastic service, fantastic food and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The salad bar was nice and the waiters came around a lot with plenty of food. We most definitely will be going back there again !

Tony M.
1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 15:38

Very nice and friendly. The staff are are all extremely helpful and professional. A huge rang of salad, and the cooked meats brought to the table on skewers are just fantastic. Well worth a visit.

Michael H.
1 review so far 6
13.02.2017 22:37

had a great time staff where more than helpful & polite, sald bar had both hot & cold fod to choose from and the meat was delicious will definitely be visiting again

Maureen C.
1 review so far 6
10.02.2017 16:13

Excellent food, great service and reasonable prices. Meat cooked perfectly and a good choice of different types of meat. The guy bringing the meats round was really friendly. Definitely worth another visit!

Ralf H.
1 review so far 5
04.01.2017 16:02

Sehr gemütlich, freundliche Bedienung, offener Grill, frische Salatbar mit warmen Beilagen, 6 verschiedene Arten von Fleisch am Spiess werden stängig serviert bis man satt ist, sehr zu empfehlen! Chicken Wings sind die besten die ich jemals gegessen habe.

Dean M.
1 review so far 6
20.10.2016 15:02

Amazing food and great service. Would highly recommend. The rump steak was cooked to perfection rare on the inside and caramelised on the out. I could have ate there all night.

Karenj R.
1 review so far 4
01.02.2017 15:15

We were seated downstairs the salads were upstairs so it meant going up and down the stairs for food. Drink service very slow. All the meats were very rare and despite the menu stating that they could be cooked to the customers liking this didn't happen.

Ben P.
1 review so far 4
14.03.2017 16:05

Friendly staff in a great central Liverpool location. Loved the concept of grilled meats served at the table. The quality of the meats were not consistent, some were delicious but others were tough and lacking in flavour. Need to source better quality beef especially.

Lewis M.
1 review so far 6
24.07.2016 08:06

Good food, good drinks , good atmosphere, what more could you want in a place to eat . Definitely recommend to try this place . Will be going again

Sandy C.
1 review so far 6
05.02.2017 03:33

Great food...tender, juicy pieces of meat and a good variety of sides. Staff are very friendly and helpful. This was our second visit and as good as the first

Aileen D.
1 review so far 6
06.07.2016 09:13

The food was excellent and the service even better, especially the little birthday gesture at the end for my son. Would definitely recommend it and will be going back.

barrie C.
1 review so far 6
02.11.2016 19:12

Fun place great food wide meat selection very good salads very good and reasonable wine we tried the Malbec novel great service good value nice ambience highly recommended

John O.
1 review so far 6
18.02.2017 19:37

Lovely food and great service. The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. I've already recommended it to my friends, I'll be going back soon

Kevin C.
1 review so far 6
01.02.2017 17:59

Dined on a Saturday, Food and service was Excellent, servers were very friendly but the rotation could have been a little quicker to begin with, very reasonably priced,

Gary C.
1 review so far 6
23.05.2016 23:22

Excellent food and the staff were very friendly would have no hesitation in recommending the copacabana . Couldn't even manage a gorgeous dessert even though I wanted one.

Natalie F.
1 review so far 6
03.12.2016 17:09

Lovely staff, great food and quick service! Was seated straight away, menu was explained and within minutes we had various meats being brought to our table. Highly recommend.

Anne A.
2 reviews so far 6
28.02.2017 17:16

Fabulous restaurant and food is amazing, all the different cuts of meat to choose from you never get bored. Salad bar also very good, lots of choice.

Sarah H.
1 review so far 5
28.01.2016 03:51

Food was delicious and plentiful, a good selection of meats that were cooked perfectly and very well seasoned. Staff were all friendly and attentive. Nice decor at the restaurant, would definitely revisit.

Stephanie H.
1 review so far 5
04.12.2016 06:13

Great service and good food perfect for pre Empire Theatre (5.30 booking) lovely wine and waiters all cheerful. Welcomed by lovely head waiter. I'm now going veggie for a week to recouperate

Ashley T.
1 review so far 6
05.10.2016 00:50

This was our first visit. Very friendly staff who made us feel welcome from the monent we arrived and superb fresh words. Will certainly visit again!

Paul P.
1 review so far 6
02.01.2017 17:53

I food and service brilliant . Wine good location easy to find great choice of meats you would never go hungry here. We will be back

Danielle B.
1 review so far 6
31.08.2016 00:00

Lovely place lovely food and Danny and other staff where very helpful. Will be going again soon my new favourite place to eat thanks again x

Kate M.
1 review so far 6
24.10.2016 01:01

Amazing food very tasty cooked to perfection lovely staff great service will be visiting again this was my second visit very accommodating friendly an relaxed environment

Michelle C.
1 review so far 6
27.03.2016 15:28

Lovely food with a large range of meats to choose from cook the way you like. Great service from friendly staff. Would definately go back again

Brian G.
1 review so far 5
09.11.2016 03:09

The staff were nice and friendly and the food was served hot, there was a good selection of rices salads potato salads and other sides to go with the meat selection