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Tucanos Brazilian Grill Near Provo Utah

By Katerina Gasset

One of my favorite restaurants for meat lovers is Tucanos Brazilian Grill in Provo/Orem. 

This locally owned restaurant serves authentic Brazilian cuisine using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. 

Whether I’m in the mood for a delicious steak, an indulgent seafood dish, or some of the best traditional Brazilian sides and desserts, I know that I can count on Tucanos to satisfy my cravings. 

Tucanos Brazilian Grill Driving Directions

Tucanos Brazilian Grill is located at 545 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84097.

Tucanos is located in one of the outside parcels at University Mall. While technically, the mall is located in Orem, everyone from Provo goes there. It is really on the border of Orem and Provo. 


Tucano’s Brazilian Grill is open on: 

Mondays - Thursdays

11:00am - 10:00pm

Fridays - Saturdays

11:00am - 11:00pm



Inside Tucanos Brazilian Grill

Tucanos Brazilian Grill Ambiance

You can choose indoor seating and outdoor seating. Tucanos is always busy. You really need to make reservations. When we went, the online reservation was not working. 

They told us to phone in our reservations in the future. The hostess said it would be about a 20-minute wait since we didn’t have reservations. 

A Tucanos Cue is placed on your table when you are seated, and it is used to signal to the servers whether you would like more meats or not. If you turn the Tucanos Cue over to the green side, that means you are still enjoying your meal and would like more of the meats. 

When you are finished or want to take a break, just flip the Tucanos Cue over to the red side. It’s that simple! 

Tucanos Grill Dining Experience 

Rodizio Dining Tucanos Brazilian Grill

I have been visiting my daughter and her family here in Provo/Orem each year for the past 7 years leading up to the year I bought a home in Provo and moved here permanently. 

On each of our visits, I sent my youngest son to the BYU Baseball camps and the LDS EFY program on the BYU University campus. 

At the end of each BYU high school baseball camp, the coach would give each player a coupon for one free dinner at Tucano’s Brazilian Grill. 

This is how I discovered Tucano’s Brazilian Grill in Provo/Orem at the University Mall. 

Dining Experience at Tucanos Brazilian Grill

Brazilian Grills are known for their meats.

As soon as you sit down at the table, the meats start coming. My favorite part of eating at a Brazilian steakhouse or grill – is when the meats are brought to your table on skewers. 

They also bring grilled pineapple and cut it before your eyes. I love the way the grill chars the outside of the fruit, giving it a delicious smoky flavor. And the sweetness of the pineapple pairs perfectly with the savory meat. 

Each person at your table gets a set of tongs. You use these to help the server pull the piece of meat, pineapple or veggies off the skewer so that your fingers and forks don’t touch the food. 

The grilled pineapple is one of our family favorites! 

When it comes to meats, we love the top sirloin, flank steak, fillet mignon, and linquica (a South American sausage). 

They’re all delicious! But there’s just something special about a good old-fashioned top sirloin steak. It’s got that perfect mix of juicy flavor and tenderness. 

I can cook chicken at home, but I rarely cook beef cut at home, so that is always something we like to eat when we go to higher-end restaurants. 

At Tucano’s, you pay one price per person and eat all you want. This is called the "rodizio” style of dining, and according to legend, it all started with a mistake. 

Apparently, there was a waiter in Rio Grande do Sul who accidentally delivered a skewer of barbecued meat to the wrong table. But instead of sending it back, the guest at that table got to try a little piece. And just like that, the rodizio sensation was born! 

Now, I’m not sure if that story is true or not, but one thing’s for sure: this type of dining is definitely something special. The variety of meats on offer is amazing. 

You can eat as much as you want for one set price, so it’s perfect for those with a hearty appetite! 

All You Can Eat Brazilian Restaurant Near Provo

Tucanos Brazilian Grill also has an all-you-can-eat buffet area full of fresh salads, Brazilian and South American flare like Argentinian rolls, cilantro lime rice, Cuban black beans, and so much more. 

I get it. Some people aren’t adventurous eaters. For those Americans who won’t try exotic dishes, there are plenty of classic dishes – like noodles with Alfredo sauce, spaghetti noodles with marinara sauce, and so on. 

Tucanos Brazilian Grill Menu 

Tucanos Famous Churrasco*

(Tucanos Famous Churrasco Meal includes assorted bread, fried bananas, Unlimited Salad Festival, and the full Churrasco Selections 

Full Churrasco 


Lunch Special 


Tucanos Children’s Churrasco

(Children ages 7-12 only. Children 6 and under are free with paying adult.  

Full Churrasco 


Lunch Special 


Churrasco Entrée Selections 

The following meats are served at Tucano’s: 


Alcatra (Center-Cut Sirloin) 

Picanha (Top Sirloin) 

Assado (Marinated Beef Brisket) 

Fraldinha (Beef Tender) 

Contra Filé (New York Strip) 

Medalhão (Bacon Wrapped Center-Cut Sirloin) 


Linguiça (Brazilian Sausage) 

Presunto (Brown Sugar-glazed Ham) 

Lombo (Pork Loin) 


Peru (Turkey wrapped in Bacon) 

Frango Picante (Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Thigh) 

Coração de Frango 

Frango Com Parmesão (Parmesan Chicken) 

Other Selections: 

Frutos du Mar (Seafood Selection) 

Legumes (Grilled Vegetables) 

Abacaxi (Grilled Pineapple) 

Specialty Skewers 

Shrimp Skewer 


Center Cut Sirloin Wrapped in Bacon Skewer 


Sea Scallop Skewer (market price) 

14oz King Crab Legs (market price) 

Unlimited Salad Festival 

Unlimited Salad Festival - Dinner 


Unlimited Salad Festival - Lunch 


Unlimited Grilled Vegetables and Pineapple 


Tucano’s Brazilian Grill has a full menu of appetizers, sides, and desserts for you to choose from. 


Taste of Brazil 

(A tapas-style plate of traditional Coxinhas de Frango (chicken fritters) served with zesty Brazilian sauce)


Onion Tropical 

(Seasoned sweet onion straws, fried and served with a mild mango dipping sauce)


Nachos Brasileiros 

(A traditional favorite served with a Tucanos twist) 



(Tender calamari, lightly dusted with manioc flour and fried, served with sweet and zesty carnaval sauce)



Brazilian Traditions

Brazilian Lemonade 


Fresh Fruit Juices 




Brazilian Sunrise 


Tucanos Specialty Blended Drinks

Rio De Janeiro 








Other Drinks

Pepsi, Diet Pepsi & other Pepsi Products, Hot Chocolate, Coffee & Tea 


Créme Brûlée


Pudim de Leite 


Torre Chocolate 


Brûlée Cheesecake


Truly A’MAZON Fudge Brownie


Mango Butter Cake 




*These items are served raw or undercooked, or contain, or may contain, raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have a certain medical condition.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill Reservations

How to Order at Tucanos Brazilian Grill

I highly suggest you call and make reservations. Their online reservations rarely work, and they turn it off the day of. So it is best to call them at (801) 224-4774 to make your reservations. 

Without reservations, you could be waiting over 45 minutes for a table.

You can also visit their website for more info:

Best Brazilian Grill Restaurants in Utah

Review - 4 Stars

Years ago, I would give Tucanos a 5-star review, but now I have lowered it to 4 stars. The reason is that now they kind of try to hurry you through your meal and out the door to make room for the next patrons. 

I get that they’re busy, but it really takes away from the dining experience. I mean, I don’t want to feel rushed when I’m eating! 

Don’t get me wrong – Tucanos is still a great restaurant, but I think the service has gone downhill. 

We waited longer for the good meats to arrive at our table. Whereas in years past, they were very good at bringing a variety of different meats and also asked us what we wanted more of. 


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About the author of Move to Provo Utah Website 

Katerina Gasset

When I moved here I was blessed to have my daughter to help with different things you need to know when you move to a new place. I had background from living here before but things have changed a lot too since the '80s. 

We were able to get all the good places to eat down fast - since she knows all that and we have a lot of the same likes in food. But things like how to turn on my electricity or what power company services my home... well... I was at a total loss! 

I know that other people moving to Provo don't always have family here to guide and help them. And most people don't have a real estate agent who gives them a welcome package on all the important numbers and places they need to know. 

My goal is for this website to be your go to resource for everything you need to know before, during, and after you move here to Provo, Utah. I want you to have the best experience and love living here as much as I do

Author Katerina Gasset - photo of me the author