Tucanos Brazilian Grill

12 ratings
$$$ • Brazilian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
8 ratings

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162 4th West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Symptomatic Celiac

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I've never spit out picanha before my meal today. Meat tasted old and unseasoned. I pretty much only ate pineapple from the skewers because the 4 meats I tried just weren't good. I would rather pay more and have better quality meat because it tasted off.

They don't serve chimichurri sauce. They do have a large salad buffet with labeled items that are gluten free. Some items are labeled gluten free on the buffet but aren't listed as gluten free (ex: pineapple, vegetables) on their online menu for this location. Not sure which to trust.

The restaurant smelled weird, like BO when we walked in. I don't know if the carpet is dirty or what but we should have left. There were two large parties with a toddler rolling on the floor with blankets and bottles almost tripping the waiters. Just know the clientele is the kind who let their kids wander around.

The hallway to the restrooms are lined with a ton of stacked chairs. Makes it feel like a storage unit rather than a restaurant. Also, I'm 5'9 and noticed that the toilet seat covers are located above my shoulder, even in the handicapped stall. I don't know how they expect someone in a wheelchair to reach the seat covers that are placed that high.

One star for the nice staff and the pão de queijo, but I absolutely would not recommend this place.

Visited August 2023

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Tucanos is a Brazilian eatery where they bring spits of meat around to your table and they offer you different meats until you stop eating!

I’ve been here twice and haven’t had an issue with cross contamination. Servers are always accommodating and can tel you if an item is gluten free.

Great salad 🥗 bar with lots of vegetarian 🌱 options

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Lots of gluten free options, very delicious. I called the manager beforehand to ask about safety for celiac. He said they’d never had an issue with cross contamination and that 95% of the meat was gluten free. They also have gluten free items marked on the menus, and items at the salad bar are also marked as gluten free. The only gluten free salad dressing was Italian, but it was good. Good fruits, vegetables, mashed potatoes, meat, and Brazilian lemonade. Wonderful flavored lemonade! The drinks aren’t marked as gluten free on the menu, which is kind of annoying—just the main foods. Some servers were more knowledgeable about gluten free options than others. I just kept the menu open on my phone as they came around with meats. So delicious and lots of variety. Basically all the beef was safe. Please note that sometimes they bring around a few skewers at the same time, and they use the same knife to push down the meat from all the skewers. I just avoid those if any of the skewers they’re holding had gluten. But it was delicious, and although it’s pricey, if you are a member of their club, you can get a birthday meal for free with another paying adult. It will be my go to for special occasions.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
Updated 3 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Brazilian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant

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Gluten feee food from the salad bar all food is labeled that is gluten free
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Celiac

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Very stingy with servings of meat. We had five in our party and they literally brought out five bite size pieces of three different types of meat every 15 minutes. It took an hour to each get 12 bites of meat. We requested our meat to be cooked at medium temperature and all of the meat came out well done except for one piece of meat and it was such a cheap quality of meat that it was very chewy. They brought out all of the different kinds of meat on the same platter and cross-contamination was a consistent concern.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was excited to eat here because of the reviews but was disappointed. Though they did have signs on all of the food, their signs were not consistent. For example, the pell-and-eat shrimp did not say they were gluten-free. When we asked about it, we were told, “well of course that’s gluten free. You just have to use common sense” But their cheese was also not labeled gluten-free and when we asked we were told to assume it had gluten in it. Really?! The only salad dressing that was gluten-free was plain oil and vinegar, which I hate, so I skipped the entire salad bar, which I was sad about. The meats they bring to the table are not all gluten-free, but only one of the servers of the meat could easily tell us which ones those were, even though we asked a few of them. By the time we got a clear answer, my daughter had already eaten the pork sausage, which had gluten. By the end of the evening, I only ate the shrimp, the cheesy rolls, and some meats. Seemed like a very small selection for the cost of an all-you-can eat buffet.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Very easy to see which items were gluten free, everything on the menu and at the salad/side bar is clearly labeled. Server knew right away when I asked about gluten.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Absolutely delicious! The staff was very knowledgable about gluten free options and everything was labeled on the menu and at the salad bar.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Pretty good option. Everything on the salad bar is marked GF, but then they have non GF food right next to it and so cross contamination for that item is very high....I opted not to eat those items. The servers are very knowledgable and are accommodating.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Everything is labeled, LOTS of options, staff is very knowledge. I have been multiple times and have been very happy everytime and have never been sick

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Almost all meats are gluten free, and they are labeled on the menu and even the salad bar is all labeled.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Love going to this chain. I had an awesome waiter. He would bring the fresh food straight from the grill before going to any other tables. First eating at this one. I will definitely be going back nest time I am in town. I didn’t have any issues with the salad bar either.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Very sick after eating here last night. Staff did not seem knowledgeable.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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Super sick after visiting here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Symptomatic Celiac

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I had an amazing experience. I had been there prior to my CD diagnosis so I knew what to do. On my reservation I put the need for gluten free items. My waitress was amazing and so were all the people bringing out the meats. They were able to tell me what to try and what to stay away from. The salad bar items and apps are also marked glutrn free. The one thing I noticed was the knives used to portion out the meats might be an area of cross contamination. I did not have a reaction and it's been about 30 hours since my visit.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Never had a problem here, it's meat on a stick and the gluten options are clearly marked.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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