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.
Currently miserable after finishing lunch there. I should have known better based on our server’s lack of knowledge, but I ate there against my better judgement. Everything I ate was gluten free per their menu, but I clearly was exposed. I would not recommend them for anyone on a strict GF diet.
This place was really good when it first opened but now poor management has made it go downhill. They no longer offer free refills on the flavored lemonade. And even though the Brazilian bread is gluten free the sign does not indicate it is. An indication that this place probably can't be trusted.
My favorite "treat yoself" restaurant in the springs! The meat servers are very knowledgeable about what you can and can't have, and the salad bar lists all gf options. That said, the salad bar has a chance of cc due to all the other people who don't think of things, and will stupidly use the same tools to grab food instead of putting it down and grabing the tongs or spoon for the specific item. I have occasionally had some reactions after, bit that's been my own doing for knowingly grabbing salad bar foods.
Not great and not exactly Celiac friendly. Servers bring the meats by on a skewer but sometimes there are issues with cross contamination as mentioned in another review. The meats were also very fatty but flavorful. The sides were served as a buffer which is not Celiac friendly but the server offered to plate me some from the back. The selection was fairly decent but I was bummed the pao de queijo was not gluten free. I've never seen it not gluten free at other Brazilian restaurants. The strawberry lemonade was good so my husband and I will likely make this our drink place.
I love the friendly staff and the many selections here. You WILL get cross contaminated if you don't make sure to let the manager know that you have Celiac. It's best if you go during non-peak times, and call ahead as well as talk to the manager when you get there.
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.
This place has a sign in front of EVERY food on the huge salad bar that shares if the food has nuts, soy, or gluten. Due to the fresh, healthy food used, most is gluten free. Only 3 of the meats (main dish) are not.
I was a customer of the Colorado Springs Tucanos Brazilian Grill recently. I have Celiac Disease an am on a strictly gluten free diet. I notified my waitress of this and she was great. The salad bar was great and well marked with the GF items. The meat service on the skewers was however less than desirable. The servers were not knowledgeable about if the meat they were serving was gluten free or not. I tried to refer to the menu which was marked but it was a futile effort. The servers would carry two skewers of meat at a time and often had a gluten free meat along with a meat that had either been basted or marinated with a sauce containing gluten. They would use the same knife to slice both meats and thusly cross contaminating the meats. I was hoping that I would be lucky but by the time I got home I knew that I had consumed gluten and sufferer the consequences. I think this could have easily been avoided with a little education and training for the servers. Otherwise the food was great and the staff was as well. They just didn’t know.