Americans have embraced the Brazilian way of enjoying steaks! This is because Brazilian steakhouses offer both choice in a wide range of meats and customization of orders, as well as the delicious combinations of meats cooked in churrasco style. The meats, which include beef, pork, lamb, sausage, and fish, are cooked on metal skewers and served by passadores (i.e., waiters) directly to the diners’ table.
The Tucanos Brazilian Grill is a contemporary churrasco restaurant that combines the culinary traditions of the Braziloan rodizio and the efficient service of American restaurants. Its success, indeed, lies in its brilliant way of preparing and serving barbecued meat, steeped in the traditions of Brazilian hospitality.
Below are the latest Tucanos menu prices.
|Taste of Brazil||$7.95|
|Brazilian Buffalo Wings||$7.95|
Tucanos Famous Churrasco
Churrasco Entrée Selections: Picanha - Top Sirloin, Picalho - Garlic Parmesan Beef, Assado - Marinated Beef Brisket, Carne Marinada, Alcotra Com Bacon - Center Cut Sirloin Wrapped in Bacon, Linguiça - Brazilian Sausage, Presunto - Brown Sugar-glazed Ham, Lombo - Pork Loin, Peru - Turkey wrapped in Bacon, Contra Coxa, Coração de Frango, Frutos du Mar - Seafood Selection, Legumes - Grilled Vegetables & Abacaxi - Grilled Pineapple.
Lunch (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm) or Dinner includes assorted Breads, Fried Bananas, Unlimited Salad Festival, and the full Churrasco Selections.
|Unlimited Grilled Vegetables and Pineapple||$2.00|
Tucanos Children's Churrasco includes the full Tucanos Famous Churrasco Selections.
Children 6 and under Free with paying Adult.
|Center Cut Sirloin Wrapped in Bacon Skewer||$9.95|
|Sea Scallop Skewer||$10.95|
|Unlimited Salad Festival Lunch||$11.95|
|Unlimited Salad Festival Dinner||$15.95|
Assorted Breads, Fried Bananas, Unlimited Salad Festival, and a limited number of Churrasco Selections.
|Lunch Special (Any two selections 8 oz. total)||$14.95|
|Tucanos Tempter (Any three selections 12 oz. total)||$20.95|
|Brazilian Lemonade||Free Refills||$3.95|
|Fresh Fruit Juices (Mango, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Guava, Raspberry or Strawberry)||$4.75|
|Brazilian Sunrise (Mango, Passion Fruit, Grenadine & Lemon-Lime)||$5.95|
Tucanos Specialty Blended Drinks
|Rio De Janeiro (Passion Fruit, Lemon-Lime & Ice Cream)||$5.25|
|Amazon (Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, Banana & Ice Cream)||$5.25|
|Ipanema (Coconut Milk, Banana, Raspberry & Ice Cream)||$5.25|
|Tucanos (Mango, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Papaya, Lemon-Lime & Ice Cream)||$5.25|
|Add Rum or Flavored Vodka to any Specialty Drink||$1.95|
The first Tucanos Brazilian Grill was opened in 20oo in Provo, Utah by Steve Oldham and Joe Heeb. The founders encountered challenges in introducing Brazilian cuisine and its unique ways to the area but they soon earned the trust of their diners. The word-of-mouth coupled with the aggressive marketing programs paved the way for the opening of several more locations in Salt Lake City, Utah; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Newport News, Virginia; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Boise, Idaho; and St. Charles, Missouri.
What They’re Famous For
The Tucanos chain of restaurants is known for its unique churrasco style with a twist – the restaurants combines South American particularly Brazilian culinary traditions with American culture. The result is a Brazilian rodizio where meats and vegetables, which have been seasoned with in-house mixes and cooked on skewers over open-flame grills, are sliced in sizzling portions unto the diners’ plates. Each diner can choose as many cuts, meats and flavors as he likes, thus, the truly satisfying meals enjoyed in the modern churrasco.
The traditions of churrasco mainly involves grilling meat, particularly various cuts of beef, over open-flame grills as against other types of cooking. The meats are also often just seasoned with sea salt, which will bring out the purest flavors from the lean and fat portions, although other seasonings and spices can also be used for added flavors.
Why Eat Here
If you’re looking for an authentic Brazilian rodizio dining experience, then the Tucanos restaurants are your best choices! As soon as you enter its doors, you will feel as if you have been transported to a South American churrasco yet the faces are familiar. You choose your table and settle down for a filling meal of grilled meats and salads, among other foods, as well as enjoy a truly experiential dining where all of your senses are stimulated.
When you’re ready to order, you place the Tocanos Cue card on its green side to signal the entrée servers about your desire to be served the grilled meats on skewers. You can then turn the cue over to its red side as a signal that you want to pause ordering, either because you want to start eating or you’re finished eating. You don’t have to signal the servers, a convenient way of getting your orders that American restaurants can take their cues from.
The passadores slice off the grilled meats from metal skewers and place the slices into the diners’ plates. You can signal whether you want less or more meats on your plate, such as by saying “stop” or raising your hand. You may want to fill your plate with as much meat as it can hold but keep in mind that each order already comes with vegetable salad – make room for it.
The entrée selections are as impressive as can be, perhaps even more impressive than in the usual American steakhouse. The parade of seasoned meats include top sirloin (picanha), garlic parmesan beef (picalho), marinated beef brisket (assado), and carne marinada, as well as the sinful center cut sirloin with bacon wrapping (alcotra com bacon).
The beef is the star of the show but the poultry, pork and seafood selection are also must-try foods. You will find the turkey wrapped in bacon to be a healthy yet still indulgent treat, as is the Brazilian sausage (linguica), brown sugar-glazed ham (presunto), and the pork loan (lombo). Just to add more variety to your meal, you can also add grilled pineapples, grilled vegetables, and seafood items.
You also have the choice of specialty skewers, such as garlic sauce-infused grilled shrimp and jumbo sea scallops with drawn butter and lemon shrimp. You can even order lobsters, a decadent treat amidst the meat selections.
Of course, the Tucano meats are juicy, succulent and flavorful, just as meats grilled the purest way possible should be. You will find the seasoned meats to be different in their flavor profile than the usual American steaks but therein lies its appeal – you can only eat so much steak before your palate begins looking for other flavors.
Since all the meats and seafood can induce your food guilt, you will want to add salads to your meals. You can choose from both Brazilian and American classic salads so your palate will always be surprised. You can indulge in ingredients like hearts of palm, seasonal fruits, quail eggs, fresh mozzarella, and shrimp, as well as the salads created by Cynthia Presser, a well-known Brazilian chef.
The Tucanos prices are reasonable so coming in as a group should be no problem on your pockets. You can reserve your table or have your orders wrapped for takeout; no delivery services are available.
To learn more about Tucanos or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.tucanos.com.