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Tucanos Brazilian Grill

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$$ - $$$
Brazilian
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1388 South Entertainment Ave., Boise, ID 83709-8316
+1 208-343-4300
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for anniversary. Not worth it if you want to get your money's worth. Very expensive and impersonal . Waitress wasn't very good. She was rather rude . Once our order was taken she never returned. Small portions. The waiters bringing around the meat were very friendly. We will not return.

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Thank Dee M
Eagle Mountain, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I lived in Brazil for two years, and I love to go to churrascarias like Tucanos. My only problem is being able to stand up straight as I leave, because I've enjoyed myself too much. At this location my favorites were the brisket and bacon wrapped anything. Make sure to try the cheese bread. Very authentic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucanos was right next to our hotel on our road trip through Boise. We were so happy with our meal. The service was great. The food was plentiful and yummy. It was a great end to a very long day of driving. We will definitely visit again when in Boise!!

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Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

We can't wait until your next trip! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you leave this place hungry it's your own fault. Try a little of everything. Don't fill up at the salad bar, because there's a lot of food coming your way.

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Thank Paul K
Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

We can't wait to fill you up again soon! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

All of the meat had bacon wrapped around it. Too fatty for me. Salad bar was good. Probably will not return. Less bacon would improve this restaurant.

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Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our the 70 hot and cold items on our Salad Festival. We are sorry to hear that the meat rotation was not your cup of tea. We would love to hear what more we could do to make this an experience you would like to... More 

Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Made a late night walk from the Hotel we were staying in to have a couple drinks and a small bite to eat. To bad we had already eaten dinner the food on the bar all looked great, so a quick appetizer was they way we decided to go and it was really yummy. The Bartender was very sweet and... More 

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Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

We hope you have you back for the whole shebang the next time you're in town! More 

Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Really a unique place to eat! The staff was excellent - super helpful! And because they bring the meat around to your table, you interact with many of them! So friendly! The food was superb! Its a little on the expensive side but you really do gat a lot for your money! I would recommend if you want a different... More 

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Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

We can't wait to give you another escape from the ordinary dining experience! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great for birthdays any time during your Bday month . Six went and three had November Bdays and ate free. My faves are the roasted pineapple, spicey carmelized chicken, and tri tip steak. Yum. Cheese cake was pretty awesome too!

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Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

Happy birth month, Linda! We can't wait to have you back! More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Went here for lunch with my local account team. They had been bugging me to bring them here. I was not disappointed. Best part is 2 of our meals were free for Veterans Day. Great food. Bring your appetite. The salad bar area was amazing. But the star was the skewer after skewer, after skewer of meat. They have anything... More 

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Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing a salute with us on Veteran's Day, Stephen! More 

Nampa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Talk about getting your money's worth, and the variety of a lifetime. Don't feel up too much on the salad/veggie/soup/pasta buffet, because the variety of meat you will be offered on skewers from knife welding waiters wins the prize. Also, be sure and order Tucanos lime-aide. Sign up for the birthday club and get your birthday meal free, when you... More 

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Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that we were able to show you a true escape from the ordinary, Verna! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian
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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1388 South Entertainment Ave., Boise, ID 83709-8316
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-343-4300
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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