People's Choice Award

Minas Brazilian Steakhouse

Minas Brazilian Steakhouse is a piece of Brazil in the heart of downtown Calgary, with passionate owners and employees who make the experience authentic. Minas’ team has an inherent passion for preparing traditional Brazilian food and providing quality service.

Business manager Carolina Lopez and executive chef Jose Montes, who have been married since 2012, have been working towards opening their own restaurant since they met in 2009. Chef Jose has been delighting palates with his traditional spicing and preparation techniques for over 25 years. He uses his extensive knowledge to efficiently coordinate kitchen processes allowing him more time to create a great churrascaria experience for his guests. Carolina envisioned a restaurant like no other, inspired by her husband’s estate of Minas Gerais. She uses her extensive design and management experience to present a creative and captivating atmosphere at Minas.

Minas’ kitchen prepares nine to fourteen different cuts of meats and a buffet of salads, hot and cold dishes, and pastries. Their buffet experience is different — they make everything from scratch. Their service is different — they are here to host your Brazilian barbeque experience. It’s a food celebration meant to be shared with friends and family.

Warm hospitality, Brazilian style.

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