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Tucanos Brazilian Grill

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162 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
+1 801-456-2550
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Tucanos is an experiential dining, family-friendly destination that...
Tucanos is an experiential dining, family-friendly destination that combines the unique serving style of the traditional Brazilian grilling, referred to as "churrasco" (shoe-HAS-ko) - an exhibition-style meal surrounded by flames and colors, with the flair and festivity of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. The cuisine features specially seasoned or marinated meats and vegetables (nearly 20 varieties), grilled and then served hot off the skewers at each table until the guest's appetite is fully gratified. Guests will find one-of-a-kind touches at the restaurant abound, including the color-coded, Tucanos Cue. Placing the Tucanos cue green side up lets the entree servers know that guests would like the parade of seasoned meats, vegetables and fresh pineapple brought to the table. Expertly trained meat servers then slice sizzling portions off skewers directly onto diners' plates. Tucanos also offers an abundant and award-winning Salad Festival, featuring more than 70 items.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We Had To Do It!

My wife and I had lunch at Tucanos at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 21, 2015. We are both members of their birthday club, so we usually go to Tucanos at least twice each year to get the free birthday dinner for one with a regular priced meal for the other. As usual, we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Brightpool
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Central Utah
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Great buffet where you can go up and get all these great dishes from a big buffet but the best part is that they come around to your table with all these great meats on a big medal rod and they slice off as much as you want. Many choices of meats to choose from and they just keep coming... More 

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Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our award winning salad festival, as well as our parade of meats. We are a fun, festive churrascaria which is a Brazilian tradition of serving flame-grilled meats, tableside. We look forward to showing you a taste of Rio again soon! More 

Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Maybe 3 stars is a little harsh as there wasn't anything drastically wrong with Tucanos. They were extremely accommodating since we were in a large group of people (more than 30). Food service was good, quick and efficient. Where it let it down for me was the food, I found the meats quite bland & lacking in that BBQ'd richness... More 

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Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on Trip Advisor. I truly appreciate your honesty and we would love to learn more about how we could have made this a 5-star worthy experience. If you're so inclined, feel free to share more in an email to Doug@tucanos.com. We hope to show you the true Tucanos... More 

Central Utah
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I had lunch at Tucanos at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 21, 2015. We are both members of their birthday club, so we usually go to Tucanos at least twice each year to get the free birthday dinner for one with a regular priced meal for the other. As usual, we enjoyed... More 

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Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thorough review and your continued business. I am so happy to hear that we have provided the escape from the ordinary that you love for over 13 years! P.S. If you love our birthday club, you might also have a great experience with our new mobile app. This now holds your birthday offer as... More 

Ogden
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fun Experience and delicious meats and grilled pinapple. Huge salad bar with hot and cold selections. Convenient location at the Gateway Shopping Plaza.

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Dayton, OH
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Visited here while traveling and it was fantastic, they must have brought over 12 different items to the table to try and most of them were very good. I also thought $23 for the dinner was very reasonable compared to other types of restaurants like this one I have visited in the past, the shopping area is also an awesome... More 

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Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

It's great to hear you enjoyed our Parade of Meats! Be sure to stop by the next time you're in town. More 

Granite Falls, Minnesota
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Was going to go to Biaggi's, but discovered that was closed permanently. Tried this place. Friendly service, fast, efficient, and great variety of meats. Liked the meats more than the salad festival. Come hungry. This is a place to treat yourself to a lot of food.

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Killeen, Texas
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was a good steak house and even better prices. It was half the price of most Brazilian Steak houses. I will return to this place!

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Napa, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I'm still trying to figure out why this place has receive such great reviews. If you want a place where you can go stuff yourself full and and wanting quantity, not quality, then this is the place for you. The meats brought to your table were wonderful, but that is all. The place was overcrowded - tables much to close... More 

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Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our signature parade of meats. However, I am very disappointed to hear that the Salad Festival was not on par with your standards, or ours. We will be using this feedback as one tool of many to correct this problem immediately. Please know that... More 

Killeen, Texas
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was real good food all you can eat Brazilian steak. The service was great. I will eat here the next time I return to Salt Lake!! the price was about half of the other Brazilian steak houses, which made it better.

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Layton, Utah
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Hubby and I enjoyed a lovely, Brazilian style dinner at Tucanos on New Years eve. The decor reflected the New Year's theme; party favors and hats on every table. The meal comes with an unlimited soup, salad and pasta bar, along with their Churrasco (meat) items. I filled up way to quickly, but loved every bite. My only complaint (and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 162 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-456-2550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

Tucanos is an experiential dining, family-friendly destination that combines the unique serving style of the traditional Brazilian grilling, referred to as "churrasco" (shoe-HAS-ko) - an exhibition-style meal surrounded by flames and colors, with the flair and festivity of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. The cuisine features specially seasoned or marinated meats and vegetables (nearly 20 varieties), grilled and then served hot off the skewers at each table until the guest's appetite is fully gratified. Guests will find one-of-a-kind touches at the restaurant abound, including the color-coded, Tucanos Cue. Placing the Tucanos cue green side up lets the entree servers know that guests would like the parade of seasoned meats, vegetables and fresh pineapple brought to the table. Expertly trained meat servers then slice sizzling portions off skewers directly onto diners' plates. Tucanos also offers an abundant and award-winning Salad Festival, featuring more than 70 items.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?