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“Don't go unless you are STARVING”

Tucanos Brazilian Grill
Ranked #53 of 1,768 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Raynolds Addition
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.
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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249 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Don't go unless you are STARVING”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We went for lunch and they were very busy. But they did a good job of looking after us. Their buffet bar is varied and yummy. Good stuff!

Visited July 2013
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food. Service not so much...”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Tucanos, located conviently across from the downtown train station, offers up an amazing variety of meats and an expansive salad bar. They've done some reconfig of the fining area, mostly related to the aforementioned salad ba, but iit's still a great dining experience, right up until...

You need some service from the staff that isn't related to meat delivery. It seemed like I spent an equal amount of time waiting for the check as I did actually dining today. Perhaps it was due to the fact that I was aline, but, yeesh!

  • Visited August 2013
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good place to get some dinner.”
Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

This place is a good place to grab some dinner. The staff is very polite and the salad bar is the best one that I have ever been to. The lobster bisk was a little cold but the food they kept on bringing made up for it. The dessert presentation was great and the desserts actually looked like the displays. I would definately would return to this place.

  • Visited July 2013
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I love Brazilian restaurants and Tucano's has never let me down. Its become a must-do for every visit to Albuquerque. The prices are reasonable for what they offer and the service has always been impeccable. It's definitely not your average steakhouse. I love it!

  • Visited August 2012
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Clovis, New Mexico
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A great place to eat!”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Tucanos is one of our favorite places to eat when we are in Albuquerque! The food is fantastic! One of our very favorite items is the skewered, grilled pineapple - yummy! The only negative I can think of is the wait to get in - it's that popular!

Visited July 2013
Thank Howard B
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