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“Birthday tradition!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tucanos Brazilian Grill

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Tucanos Brazilian Grill
4801 North University Ave. Unit 790, Provo, UT 84604-5568
(801) 224-4774
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Ranked #6 of 263 Restaurants in Provo
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Birthday tradition!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Meat, meat, and more meat!! Oh and grilled pineapple. YEAH BUDDY. One of my favorite places too eat. i think its over priced for dinner so i only go there for lunch. You also get a free meal on your birthday.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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McAllen, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Ok, nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We have eaten at several Brazilian steak houses in the USA and this one was the least good of them. Its ordinary all the way around like a slightly up scaled Golden corral. Having said that the cost was half the price of the really good ones, so you get one thing and lose another. FYI Chama Gaucha in San Antonio Texas, is the king..by far.

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Santaquin, Utah, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“My Family's Favorite Restaurant. EVER.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Best salad bar of all the Brazilian Grill restaurants around, the best meat, and most friendly gauchos I've ever encountered. Every time I go to a different option (i.e. Rodizio and such) I am reminded just how much I LOVE Tucanos. I am NEVER disappointed in my experience (except when they do their BBQ month and don't cook the brisket the same.)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Tucanos: you eat a lot despite your resolve”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We visited Tucanos again after our last visit 5 years ago. Very little has changed. We were a party of 15, efficiently handled for the most part, with about 7 teenage boys. All were drooling and all raved about the all-you-can-consume setup. The salad bar was great, with many many choices, most appealing to the eye and tongue. The only drawback here is that the salad bar only option is $18.95 (full fare $21.95) which smacks loudly of their general suspicion that you will help yourself to the help-yourself meat servers that roam the dining room, without having paid the full fare tab. So most folks, I assume, give in and pay the larger fare and then overeat because it's there for the asking. I certainly did, and rolled myself out the door 2 hrs later. Meat, meat and more meat is the general menu, although there was a very fine fish dish offered (overly sweet sauce). Just give in, you're going to be stuffed at the end. The service was just OK, ie- extra forks request was ignored or forgotten. Given the madhouse, you can't complain too much. But this was with TWO waiters for our large table. Location a little out of town from Provo but not that far away.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Provo, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A delightful place for a meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

It has been a few years since we had been to Tucanos. We had a nephew who was visiting and is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. It was fun to watch him enjoy a new experience. If you have not been to a Brazilian Grill you need to try it. The flow of food is amazing and grilled always taste better. Probably the best salad bar in Utah, along with a wide variety of meats brought to your table makes for a hard recipe to beat.

The grilled vegetables and pineapple are a treat. If your a vegetarian you might not consider this restaurant, but there is plenty for you too, as long as you can get past the smell of grilling meat. Definitely on the carnivores list of must places to eat. Be ready for a food hangover!

It is a busy restaurant and reservations are in order. We went on a Thursday night at 7:30 and we had a 20 minute wait. That's not bad but the lobby was full and so was every seat. Peak time waits are much longer.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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