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Tucanos Brazilian Grill

1388 S Entertainment Ave, Boise, ID 83709-8316
+1 208-343-4300
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“skewers” (42 reviews)
“chicken hearts” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Brazilian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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1388 S Entertainment Ave, Boise, ID 83709-8316
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1 - 10 of 361 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great group of servers and employees. Endless different types of meat, lots of choices for salads and even some sushi. Very filling.

Thank msfinn12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Tucanos for about 5 years. I can tell you its the same every time and is starting to get boring and the service is starting to lack. We went with one other couple on a Saturday night at got there around...More

Thank jaray24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very unique dining experience. It's packed, noisy, and always busy. So what's the appeal? They have a salad/hot bar that exceeds more expectations than I have. Typical salad fare PLUS salads PLUS sushi PLUS fruits PLUS peel and eat shrimp PLUS a...More

Thank marci4tony
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous salad bar. Very attentive staff. Good food. Would definitely recommend. Linguica sausage is awesome!! The roasted pineapple and fried bananas are tasty. Very little to no wait on weeknights. It is somewhat of a chain, but doesn’t have that feeling.

Thank droolindogs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I eat at Tucanos regularly. We have each signed up for the birthday club through their app. Needless to say we are there just about every two months with a few date nights mixed in. The food is great! The choices at...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

This is not a particularly good attempt at the formulaic Brazilian churasco steak restaurant. Very mediocre food and amateur service. Cheap cuts of meat with way too much salt. Frenetic atmosphere with too many birthday celebrations disturbing efforts to converse. Not going back.

Thank winwolf56
Reviewed 8 December 2017

60 years old is a milestone. Wanted to create great family memory for my wife's birthday. We have 5 adult kids and 7 grand kids plus the wives and husbands. 19 in all. Tried to make reservations in the past but they did not do...More

Thank zipit80
Reviewed 22 November 2017

A good friend took us here and suggested to have the salad bar. Let me tell you this is not your ordinary salad bar. A LOT of salad, but much more. 3 different soups including lobster bisque which was delicious. boiled shrimp which were delicious,...More

Thank elridder
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I am unabashed to say I am a serious carnivore. We generally make it to Boise 2 or 3 times a year and always try to work in a visit to Tucanos. Many people have applauded the salad bar in these reviews. I do not...More

Thank JRGidaho
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Be careful you don't overeat at the salad and pasta bars! The food here was really good with a lot of variety. There is a huge salad bar in addition to a wide selection of pasta dishes. In addition, there are people walking around with...More

Thank Ruth B
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Dana C
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Response from CremeKat | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a bar. This is a fun experience and if you are in the mood to experiment this is the place to be. The food is excellent and the salad bar is amazing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Brazilian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1388 S Entertainment Ave, Boise, ID 83709-8316
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-343-4300
  • E-mail
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.
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