On Thursday April 5, 2012 Tucano's opened their 5th restaurant. The others are in ID, 2 in UT and 1 in Albuquerque, NM. A few days before there was a blurb on the morning news and I was excited to have a new and different restaurant that is not like the normal chain eaterys here.
I didn't know what to expect when we entered but was pleasantly surprised. The concept is a huge salad / pasta etc bar and meats / fish / veggies & pineapple served at the table, some carved from the spit it was roasted on.
|3 sided salad bar with the freshest, well stocked bowls. Everything has elegant, printed labels which is some cases are very important identifying each goodie, like the Edamame salad!|
|Hard to see - sorry but the meat rods are on the bottom and the pineapple on the top right.|
|Top sirloin hunks. I had an outside piece and it was fantastic.|
|Each place setting has a pair of tongs that helps the server remove the items from the skewers|
There are probably about 12 different things served tableside including turkey wrapped in bacon, skirt steak, glazed ham, spicy chicken thighs, white fish with mango glaze (our favorite), brisket plus a few things we were not served.
The meal is sorta pricey for just a lunch - almost $14.00 per person so with ice tea and coffee and tip it was about $43.00. For us that is alot for lunch for no special occasion.