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Tucanos Brazilian Grill

$$ - $$$
Raynolds Addition
Brazilian, Gluten Free Options
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110 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3409
+1 505-246-9900
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Seagoville, Texas
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had come into Albuquerque for a family funeral and chose to go here for a dinner. What an amazing place!!! The food was delicious, the staff were absolutely gracious & delightful, and we walked away so full & content. Great for the money. Our main server or the one who was taking care of us the most was Monroe.... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words! More 

Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fun place to go for a celebration! We've been for Birthdays a few times now and have always had such a nice experience. Amazing salad bar, great meat and service and a neat atmosphere.

Thank MamaGina1
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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253 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have only been to a Brazilian Grill once before, but this was a planned family activity. Before they start coming to your table, there is a nice salad bar which features pasta, shrimp, bread. I think you could fill up on this first! That might be the intent. Once you are seated they start coming around with the meat.... More 

Thank Mary Ann E
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

For meat lovers, this buffet is a good choice for a special occasion or splurge. The meats were grilled perfectly and the servers kept up with our table of 16. It was a business lunch and service was quick so we kept on schedule. Vegetarians and vegans won't get their money's worth out of the 60-item salad bar that includes... More 

Thank Carmela L
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I use to love this restaurant for special occasions but not any more. Servers must be over worked. I never saw one of them smile. They were on auto pilot. There are a ton of choices but everything was overpowered by salt and just not very good. I told our server but he had no comment. We were attending an... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We strive to provide top notch service and even better food. We are truly sorry to hear that you did not receive the service that we have become known for. We will be sharing your review with our team, so we can return to the experience you have... More 

Georgetown, TX
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This place, IMO, is a step down from other churascas I've been to. First of all, it was incredible noisy, and much more casual in terms of service and décor. The salad bar was nothing special. They did have a wide variety of meats and even fish and shrimp. But I missed the elegance of Estancia or Fogo de Chao.... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and your review. We are a fun and festive churrascaria, inspired by the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. It's great to hear that you saw a great value for your experience. We are sorry that we did not deliver the ambiance you were hoping for - we hope to celebrate with you again soon! More 

Portales, NM
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Meats grilled to your desired perfection,a well-stocked salad bar with peel-and-eat shrimp and tasty soups, fruits, breads, and a wide variety of veggies. Great drinks (alcoholic or not--the lemonade is delicious) and all of this is all-you-can-eat. Don't make the mistake of coming if you're not too hungry, though. The desserts are great but we rarely have room for them... More 

Thank swpr0f
Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

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

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45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

NIce service, great salad bar, lots of choices - shrimps, mushrooms and other great stuff. All you can eat restaurant. They serve you with meat all around, until you just burst. Great kind guys here.

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

Thank you for joining us for a meal! We can't wait to have you back. More 

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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Super good deal for lunch. So full! Our 13 year old loved it! Tri-tip sirloin, mango fish and grilled pineapple were our favorites. Also, the Brazilian lemonade is a must have!

Thank jenninedavid b
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Typical Brazilian churrasco, grilled meats brought to your table on large skewers. But in addition has delicious fish and grilled vegetables. The fried white fish was out favorite. The salad bar is huge and includes sushi and breakfast items! Very friendly staff and pleasant dining experience. Great for special occasion or with out of town guests.

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

We can't wait to Festejar (celebrate) life with you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Brazilian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3409
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Raynolds Addition
  • Neighbourhood: Raynolds Addition
  • Phone Number: +1 505-246-9900
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?