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Tucanos Brazilian Grill

$$ - $$$
Brazilian, South American
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11820 Fountain Way, Newport News, VA 23606-4478
757-597-9500
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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Newport News, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I love this place. The food is delicious and the meat servers are wonderful. They're very knowledgeable about the meats that they serve. And the Pineapple!!!!! Words cannot describe how great it is. I also like how they give you a free meal for your birthday each year. No other restaurant I know offers that.

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

We can't wait to celebrate with you again! More 

Newport News, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

it is a bit costly to eat here but I love it. When I consider the cost of other buffets now (not Chinese) this cost seems inline. If you don't like seasoning on your food this might not be the place for you. They season all their meats with Brazilian flair. The only down fall I found the last time... More 

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

We can't wait to have you for another escape from the ordinary! More 

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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

After having been to other Brazilian steakhouses (Myrtle Beach, Richmond etc), this one is a true disappointment. Have tried this one twice. The salad bar can be iffy and they are slow to refill hot dishes and breads on the buffet as they empty. The "good" meats come around less frequently than do the veggies on a stick. You have... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and your review. We strive to provide an abundant, fresh Salad Festival and a savory parade of meats. I am truly sorry to hear that we dropped the ball in delivering your favorite skewers, as well as keeping our award winning Salad Festival stocked for your enjoyment. We take your comments very seriously and will... More 

Yorktown, Virginia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I do like the meat that is brought around but wish that it would show up more frequently. The buffet has a great variety and very fresh.

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

Thank you for your visit and your review! It's great to hear that you loved the food! We will be sure to share your feedback regarding the speed of the meat service so you can have an even better experience next time! More 

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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

My company reserved Tucanos for a lunch meeting and enjoyed it. They organized one of their rooms so it would seat 25 and we had our own dedicated staff to take our orders. They have an unlimited salad bar which includes soup and gumbo. We were served a variety of meat choices throughout your dining experience. They present the choices... More 

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

We can't wait to host your next lunch 'meating'! More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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419 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I have been to several other Brazilian grills. This one is comparable to the others but at about half the price. Too much food, but it was all so delicious. I'll be back.

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

We can't wait to see you again! More 

Hampton, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I love this place! My favorite restaurant right now! I hate that I get full so quickly! I want to keep eating everything that the servers bring out

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Thank jgarrett0815
Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

We are honored to be considered your favorite restaurant! We hope to see you again very soon! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This is well worth the money. The main thing you get (unless you specify otherwise) are random skewers of different meats, vegetables, and fruit. You have a marker on your table which you turn green up if you want more, and red up if you want to pause a little. I thoroughly enjoyed every skewer I tried, but the grilled... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and your review! Next time, try to save room for our made from scratch desserts, they're just as good as the pineapple! More 

Wrightstown, New Jersey
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Tucanos Grill is always amazing. The meat they serve is brought to the table fast and furious. The selection is delicious and provides some thing for everyone. If you are a carnivore, this place is worth the money. The wait staff is responsive and always upbeat. Expect to spend about $33 a person, but have a seat and eat till... More 

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Thank KBD1990
Bonnie S, Public Relations Manager at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, responded to this review

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

Virginia
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I know everyone seems to love this place. I just didn't enjoy it. It's extremely expensive. The meat and fruit is cooked over each other, therefore cross contaminating meats on meats and meats on fruits. If you have any type of allergy or sensitivity you're screwed. The meat marinade wasn't as great as everyone claims. And some meat was actually... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us, Emily. We are a fun and festive churrascaria that strives to provide a savory parade of meats, an abundant Salad Festival with over 70 hot and cold options and excellent service; all with accompanied by an affordable price tag. I am truly sorry that we did not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11820 Fountain Way, Newport News, VA 23606-4478
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: 757-597-9500

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?