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“Not Worth It” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Tucanos Brazilian Grill

Tucanos Brazilian Grill
1520 S Fifth Street, Saint Charles, MO
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Ranked #23 of 226 Restaurants in Saint Charles
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not Worth It”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The acoustics are terrible! It was so noisy that when the waiter explained how the place worked to my wife (across the 2-person table), I could not hear him from a couple of feet away. Most of the food was at a huge buffet table (quality & variety - ok), but the main event - the meats, which were brought table-to-table by a variety of waiters, - were fair at best. This approach for presentation could have been good, but the quality was not special at all, and the atmosphere ruined any chance it had for me. If you like noisy places, you might be able to look beyond what turned me off...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Saint Charles, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Worth trying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It was a nice clean restaurant with friendly staff. Buffet was nice with different salads and sides. The portions was very small off the skewers, but they will give you more if you ask. Some of the meats were salty and some were dry. There were some that was very good. The grilled pineapple was yummy. It did seems to be a little pricey for the value. Have only been there once since last summer.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hallsville, Missouri
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“Average, but nice Brazilian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Nice, bright clean restaurant with a full bar and buffet for salads and sides, which I thought was better than the skewers being brought around. I've had better Brazilian in other places, (like Jamaica) and the meats could have been spicier. The fried bananas were terrific, the service not bad, and it was okay for a one off experience.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Centralia, Missouri, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Average....and that's stretching it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Very average dining experience. The food was hit and miss, some very tasty and some not. They gave just bite size pieces so you were continually waiting for food to come around. Our waitress seemed disinterested. For the price of $22+ per diner I expect more. In a city like St. Charles with all the choices of restaurants I'd choose another, this one disappointed me.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wentzville, Missouri
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Too much hype”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Tucanos is an ok value at best. The folks that rave about Tucanos probably have not been to another brazilian restaurant. You certainly will not go hungry here but the food is only ok and served in small portions on small plates. In addition, the salad bar is less than fresh. How long has that sushi been sitting there? The gauchos/waiters are not properly trained and the restaurant is extremely loud. If you're going for quanity, this is the place. If you're going for quality, you probably want to go somewhere else.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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