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El Tucan Restaurant

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225 North Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-4384
(321) 453-7501
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 125
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    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 salsa.

Staying in the area and was looking for a local place to eat. Found this place on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. We arrived close to 6 on a Saturday night & it was already packed. They said 30 - 40 minute wait but I think we were seated in 15 minutes. Salsa & chips were amazing.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
WeTravel_2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Merritt Island, Florida
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I read on here, I read in the paper, I heard from from friends this place was the place to go. Last Friday I finally went, and here is my experience: First of all, In an addition to the wonderful reviews dancing in my head as I pulled into the parking lot, I was so impressed with the appearance of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Staying in the area and was looking for a local place to eat. Found this place on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. We arrived close to 6 on a Saturday night & it was already packed. They said 30 - 40 minute wait but I think we were seated in 15 minutes. Salsa & chips were amazing.... More 

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Rockledge Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is by far the best Mexican Restaurant in our area. Very tasty, big portions, the price is right, and the service is excellent. Try the pork mojo with a side of chu-churi sauce (can't remember the spelling). It's very delicious and two can actually share this dish.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you want to know what prison food probably taste like then this is your place. Disgusting taste , and if you're not buying an alcoholic beverage then you get terrible service. They seem to want to be more of a party Bar than a restaurant. Then after they load you up on alcohol they don't mind sending you out... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stopped in at El Tucan last Tuesday and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service. I wanted something different and tried the Pork Mojo that was recommended by our server Simone. I was surprised by the quality of service in addition to the quality and quantity of food at El Tucan. Service that I expect from... More 

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mkm1013
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If I judged El Tucan by my typical standard...the salsa...it would fall short. The salsa was fresh, but it had the more tomato paste texture that is not my preference. However, El Tucan redeems itself with exceptional service, iconic atmosphere, great chips, decent food, and large servings. Try the Chipotle Chicken...different and really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We come to El Tucan two to three times a week . Everyone is so friendly the bartender Tori is the best margarita maker on the planet. Iliana is the best waitress always has a great smile with the service. The food is to die for

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Brought the whole family and everyone was happy. From Dos Equis on special, to mouth watering homemade chips, to huge delicious portions. Everything was great. Simone, our waitress, was fun, funny, kind and terrific. We come to cape canaveral every year from NY. This will be a regular stop now for us!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My husband and I stumbled upon El Tucan a few weeks back and wished we'd found it sooner! Since then, we've gone back 3 additional times and plan on making this our weekly date night out! The food is sensational...hasn't been a dish we haven't loved yet! As far as service goes, we were truly blessed with a fantastic server... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Best Mexican cuisine ever from the chips to the guacamole to the chile rellano! We highly recommend the Tucan Rita as a fantastic accompaniment. Simone treated us to outstanding service and made awesome recommendations. We are now spoiled and all other Mexican restaurants pale in comparison!

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?