A churrascaria Tucano's oferece o mais autêntico churrasco a moda gaúcha.

"Churrasco" or Brazilian barbecue was the traditional staple food of gaúchos
or cowboys from southern Brasil for centuries before it spread to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
Gaúchos have been called the wanderes of the Pampas. Gauchos were known to wander the countryside as early as the 1600's in which the flatlands were overpopulated by Cimarron cattle. At the time and through many centuries, cow leather was one of the most important traded goods between the old world and the colonies. The main importance of cattle was not the meat but rather the leather obtained from it.
The word "gaúcho" came into existence for the first time in 1790 to describe a very rough individual , with low manners that would travel alone, having as his only baggage , a knife called FACÃO. Gaúchos were known to cause many troubles and the subject of attention from the hCabilidoh a Buenos Aires based government organization.

Since the commercial value of a cow was narrowed to the leather, once slaughtered, cows posed no interest, except for gaúchos who would use as much of it as possible, feeding themselves and the homeless.
They would quickly cook the meet in open fire before it turned bad and distribute the meat to their neighborhoods. This habit of gaúchos was considered welcome and healthy and added a positive note to their already low reputation. They start to be considered heroes of the Pampas for their generosity. Eventually, after many decades the habit of grilling meat "the gaúcho way" in a open fire , turn into a national pastime: CHURRASCO.

Churrasco has become very fashionable and there are excellent churrascarias (restaurants specializing in Brazilian barbecue) all over Brasil and around the world.
These are called "churrascarias de rodízio" because waiters move from table to table bringing different types of meats on skewers from which they slice portions onto your plate. The meat was originally cooked over coals, usually in a pit dug in the ground (FOGO DE CHÃO) skewered in metal spits. The only seasoning was coarse salt and each "gaúcho" had his own churrasco knife which he used to cut pieces of meat from the spit. People in Brasil have churrasco pits built in their backyards with bricks or incorporated into a wall.
Almost any occasion can be celebrated with a churrasco: birthday, christenings, political rallies, or it can be a simple get-together with your family and friends on the weekend.
"Rodizio" comes from the name RODA (wheel) in Portuguese and means that every meat will come to your table however many times you wish.
So welcome to TUCANOS, a true Brazilian barbecue with the same quality of the real Gaúchos!

Shibuya Fhontis bld.B1 2-23-12 Dogenzaka Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Tel. 03-5784-2661
HP http://www.pjgroup.jp/tucanos
e-mail tucanos-s@pj-partners.com