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“Average....and that's stretching it” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tucanos Brazilian Grill

Tucanos Brazilian Grill
Ranked #9 of 259 Restaurants in Saint Charles
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Centralia, Missouri, United States
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107 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Average....and that's stretching it”
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Missouri
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133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Too much hype”
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Awesome food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

If you go away hungry here, it is your own fault. Their salad bar has everything from salad, sushi, fried bananas, mozzarella balls, pastas and more. If you add on the meats, they bring several different types to your table (teriyaki steak, turkey medallions, chicken, filet mignons, grilled veggies) and more. High priced drinks but all in all, highly recommended.

Visited October 2013
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Imperial, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Very noisey. Could not have conversation easily but food was worth the trip! This is a meat lovers dream come true!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kay R
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Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
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174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“OMG I Love This Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Sure it's loud and busy but the food and service is so great who cares! Floor managers are constantly circling the restaurant tuned into every detail and they take feedback very seriously.

The meat servers are fast and efficient. Unlike the $50 pp places where the meat servers are slow and stingee, the meat servers here make sure you always have meat on your plate.

The quality of the meats are excellent and the seasoning and cooking are spot on. The selection is amazing.

I cannot say enough about the team spirit that everyone here embodies. I have never seen anything like the enthusiasm and passion on display here.

Kudos to all !

PS. I ate here 3 of the 4 nights of my stay at the nearby Embassy Suites. This restaurant is that good and at $21.95 pp it's a bargain.

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Thank Curt C
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