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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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  • 163
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
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  • 7
    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
Best Mexican in Brevard County

Great food, great service and fabulous margaritas! If you like spicy ask for the hot salsa. And if you like a good happy hour be there by 5pm, any later and the line for a table may be too long for you get a seat!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Merritt Island, Florida
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  • Families with children
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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, great service and fabulous margaritas! If you like spicy ask for the hot salsa. And if you like a good happy hour be there by 5pm, any later and the line for a table may be too long for you get a seat!

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Delicious! Honestly, the best mexican restaurant I've ever. We were on vacation and stopped in based on Trip Advisor ratings. We were NOT dissapointed. Everything is so fresh, piping hot when it arrives to the table, and tastes explode in your mouth! We tried the queso and quac for starters. Then I had #12 Fundido---it was amazing! Chicken cooked to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Large portions great prices great food just point at the menu and enjoy type of place everything is good on the menu. Very very good best food I've eaten in a very long time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Yes, indeed. Had to scour the menu to find it though. It´s listed as "Fundida" and you have a choice of either chicken or Mahi Mahi. Based on a friend´s recommentation, I ordered the Mahi. I wish I had taken a picture of the beautiful way the two dishes were presented. One plate had the fish and the colorful vegetables,... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have been going here since it opened. I have been with anywhere from 2-22 people, and have always had a good experience. Today I was with a very large group and Liz, our waitress, took care of the entire group. She was efficient as well as friendly and helpful. And as to the rest of the service, all of... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Was there today with a group of retirees. There were 21 of us. They were awesome and were extremely attentive to our needs. Liz took great care of the table. My husband and I started going to their original Merritt Island location about 24 years ago, and we still come back.

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We came to Florida on vacation and did not want to dine at the same old chain restaurants that we could eat at anytime. We found El Tucan on trip advisor and were surprised at all the positive reviews so we just had to check it out. The food was excellent and well priced for our entire family to enjoy... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

WE LOVE EL TUCAN. Me and my wife went to El tucans last Friday night and boy were we impressed. Our server Josh was very knowledgeable and attentive to us despite it being very busy. If you go on a Friday night you will wait but don't let that discourage you, you just might get Josh as your server.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been going to El Tucan since it was at its original location. The food is always great. The service is always excellent. I love their guacamole! You can't go wrong with anything (with exception of the stuffed Poblano peppers but I have only had good ones at a restaurant in San Antonio). A must if you like Tex... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Really enjoyed the atmosphere, you get the feel of being in Mexico, and our server Josh gave great advice, and I will ask for him in the future. Can't wait to go again, but this time we will take more couples with us.

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Additional Information about El Tucan Restaurant

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

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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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