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Tucanos Brazilian Grill

6 ratings
$$$ • Brazilian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
4130 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804

Most Recent Reviews


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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.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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The food was great and everyone there was very helpful and knowledgeable. The gluten free foods were marked.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Updated 8 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

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Brazilian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Keto Friendly
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant

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horrible tasting, cold, dried out or soaking wet, just yuck. Anyone who has any idea what real food is about would never return to this place

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 10 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

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

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

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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

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