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El Tucan Restaurant

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Mexican
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225 North Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-4384
(321) 453-7501
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 143
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Mexican food at a good price. Great Margaritas!

Tori (Victoria) was an excellent bartender and server. She took time to talk with us about the restaurant and the area. Very polite and fun. The Margarita special with Midori is awesome!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Dean S
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Merritt Island, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Merritt Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Tori (Victoria) was an excellent bartender and server. She took time to talk with us about the restaurant and the area. Very polite and fun. The Margarita special with Midori is awesome!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

El Tucan has been our favorite for years! Excellent service and food and worth the wait, they definitely bring in the crowds.

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florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

OK, thought I'd give it ONE more try after the last "visit"..but I should've gone with the 1st choice..this has been a huge disappointment & after all these past years of enjoying the food & service, well...will Not give it another try..Not after last night! You know, I've often wondered if these were "powdered" beans, after last night, MUST BE..because... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were staying in Cocoa Beach on vacation, and decided to try out El Tucan after reading the reviews. We were not disappointed. My wife and I had the Chimichurri Pork, the owner's own recipe, and it was awesome! Josh, our server, was excellent.

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Titusville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

First timers at El Tucan and will now be regulars! From the moment my Husband and I walked in we felt welcome!! Our server promptly greeted us and even asked if we had been there before. After finding out it was our first time, she seemed genuinely happy and made some great suggestions. from the drinks to the meal, everything... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place is always a favorite for me and my family. The food is fresh, the servers are all happy and friendly and the margaritas are tasty. Tori always takes care of us and remembers our "usuals" with a smile, sometimes arriving with them when she takes our order.

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Melbourne, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Finally made it back to El Toucan for another wonderful dinner, more than we could eat, Fajitas were outstanding and the Top-Shelf Margarita was just perfect. We also had our favorite server Simone, who just knows what you need just when you need it. Service like you expect from a 5 star restaurant. Hats off to the management at El... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

This was our second time back and we will definitely be returning!! We sat at the bar and Tori gave us great service( she was awesome, definitely ask for her!). It's definitely the best Mexican in the area!!

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A lot of people love this restaurant, it's just ok for me. The chips, salsa, and guacamole are good. The margaritas are watered down. I used to like the spinach enchiladas, but the last 2 times I had them, they were awful. The first time I had the chipotle chicken, it was really good, the last 2 times, it was... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We live here on Merritt Island, and have visited El Tucan twice. Both visits were for an early dinner. Having migrated here from southern California, we had become spoiled by ease in finding quality Mexican food. To say were are disappointed by El Tucan is an understatement. The service, as many have noted here, was excellent. On our first visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 North Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-4384
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Merritt Island
  • Phone Number: (321) 453-7501

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?