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Carlos Brazilian Intl Cuisine

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4167 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-8443
+1 540-776-1117
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Private dining rooms available for special events, rehearsal dinner...
Private dining rooms available for special events, rehearsal dinner, weddings, special meeting, family reunion or just dinner for two.
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best underated restaurant in Roanoke!

Carlos has been a favorite of mine for a long time--1st ate there back when it was a tiny joint downtown. I know that locals sometimes complain about it, but I guess they expect Mexican or something. However, for those who love international cuisine, you definitely want to try this. Black beans and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
plukas
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Roanoke, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Roanoke, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Carlos has been a favorite of mine for a long time--1st ate there back when it was a tiny joint downtown. I know that locals sometimes complain about it, but I guess they expect Mexican or something. However, for those who love international cuisine, you definitely want to try this. Black beans and rice, plantains, great seafood as well as... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My GF and I went here for anniversary dinner and the food was real good. I dressed in a polo and felt under dressed, lol. There was an awesome view from the restaurant make sure to ask for a table with a view. Oh and my GF found a new recipe for a drink that she LOVES. The only description... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Just awful! My husband and I went to Carlos for Valentines Day. From the the very beginning it was terrible. They lost our reservation, then it magical appeared after the humiliation in front of a crowd. Then, this is a big one, the food was just awful. The flavors were just bland and not typical of Brazilian food at all.... More 

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Moneta, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife's bother was visiting us and we wanted to show him a good time. Sooo, we went to Carlos for a lovely evening of good foodwith a refined ambiance. And Carlos delivered as usual. The food and the service were great. Her brother was impressed with the the entire experience as we have been on our past visits. Thoroughly... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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252 reviews 252 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This place interests us because of the variety and flavor twists offered by so many of the foods. We suspect that the chefs are inspired to distinguish themselves and their cooking, and we appreciate it. Although the prices are above the norm for Roanoke, we think they are in keeping with the quality. We dine here on special occasions.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had the pleasure of dining here during our stay. Though the restaurant is known as a steak house the staff was very accommodating to the vegetarian in me. The meal was scrumptious!

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Lexington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Four of us dined at Carlos Brazilian last night. We've eaten there many times before and never had a bad experience or even a not-great one. Last night, though, I had THE best steak I've had in many years. I asked that it be cooked 'Pittsburgh'--a.k.a. 'black-and-blue', a.k.a. 'charred rare.' It's hard not to overcook a steak doing it that... More 

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Rocky Mount, Virginia, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We've eaten at Carlos 3 times and each was a very nice experience. The service is quite good and the atmosphere is slightly dated but somber and enjoyable. The menu offerings are varied and offer something for everyone. Not a place I'd frequent with children but for a special occasion, its a winner. The bar offerings are fine with a... More 

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Plantation, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This place came highly recommended, but we were warned that it was "real expensive". Our finding was that it was an average-priced restaurant with some nice choices, particularly the daily specials. Each of the four of us had a different special of the day and every one of them was very, very good. We finished the meal by sharing a... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Not sure why it is considered Brazilian but it is very good nonetheless. The food and service remind me of eating at a country club. The views are awesome. Be sure to get seated before sunset. The portions are generous. Make reservations to get seated on the windows. One of the best tiramisu I have ever had. Outside patio would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4167 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-8443
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-776-1117

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 38
  • Cuisine: South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Private dining rooms available for special events, rehearsal dinner, weddings, special meeting, family reunion or just dinner for two.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?