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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    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
Good food, fun atmosphere!

This was my first visit to Tucanos. We were with a group of about 25. Wait staff was fun, friendly, and very knowledgeable. Service was very fast and the food was delicious! Though I try to eat at small, local establishments, this was really good for a chain!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Stephanie264
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El Paso, Texas
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  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was our first time here and we really enjoyed it very much. There was so much to choose from starting with salad bar area. Once we sat down and they came by very quickly with different variety of meats/seafood/fruits to choose from. Everything we had was delicious. This is one of best brazilian grills I have ever been to.... More 

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

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your first visit. We can't wait to have you again! More 

El Paso, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was my first visit to Tucanos. We were with a group of about 25. Wait staff was fun, friendly, and very knowledgeable. Service was very fast and the food was delicious! Though I try to eat at small, local establishments, this was really good for a chain!

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

Thank you so much for your visit and your review. While we are a small chain, you can rest easy as we act as a local entity, using local purveyors, vendors and even donating to local charities as much as possible. More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

salad bar was just okay. It was more expensive because it was considered mothers day special with a carnation and a piece of chocolate after dinner. We could of done without. My post however is mostly about the meats because thats what they supposedly specialized in. The quality was terrible they need quality assurance people trying the food before it... 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 leave us a review on TripAdvisor. I can assure you that we do read all of our reviews, as they are a very important tool in learning what we are doing well, and what needs some extra attention. The Mother's Day special included Prime rib, Shrimp and Center cut sirloin, which are usually... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We like the food and the concept here but when they get busy, they get SLAMMED and the wait staff has not procedures in place to keep things looking nice. They run a few servers short I think to save money which is disappointing because if they had more hands, the food would present better and help you swallow the... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoy the food, and the churrascaria setting! We are truly sorry that you have not received the service you deserve on some of our busier nights. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service, no matter how full our restaurant is and I am truly sorry to hear that this... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Never been to this type of place before. I guess it's not for me. Very loud inside. Holding a conversation is almost impossible. People came to our table every few minutes and could see our plate was already full of meat. We turned the little stop light over but it was short lived. With several people in a group someone... 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 leave us a review on Trip Advisor. We are a fun, festive churrascaria, inspired by the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. I am truly sorry that you found the atmosphere too loud for your taste, we will take a look at ways that we can reduce the noise level. As for the chicken... More 

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

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
102 reviews 102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
90 reviews 90 reviews
62 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
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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
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 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 

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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: Doing business, Large groups, Families with children, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?