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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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11:00 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    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
A Feast

Always enjoy eating here. Lots of good food & service at a good price. We can & will keep coming back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
lracaRock
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Rockledge
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  • Families with children
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Rockledge
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Always enjoy eating here. Lots of good food & service at a good price. We can & will keep coming back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

When I visit my family I insist on going here. Everything is amazing especially their Chimmichurri pork! Awesome! They also have the best salsa. Tacos and burritos. Try anything it's all worth trying

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Merritt Island, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great Mexican food, no other Mexican food in the county compares ... Service is the best always friendly and always efficient .

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Merritt Island, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been visiting this restaurant for the last 5+ years and ALWAYS have a great meal and great service..

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Merritt Island, Florida
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great Tex-mex restaurant. I always order the house specialty - chunks of white meat chicken sauteed in garlic butter with rice and re-fried beans. Make sure to get the house margarita!

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Rockledge, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The best, I mean the very best Mexican food in Brevard County and I have tried them all in 30 years.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Everything here is so fresh it could walk off your plate. They make their own chips and tortillas and you can certainly taste the difference. They melt in your mouth. The Guacamole was out of this world good!! Everyone at the table loved their entrees. Go There. You won't regret it!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The big trick here is to get there fast. This place is very well known to locals and you will probably find a line when they open for dinner. The reason is simple, if you aren't early, you will wait. Unusually for me, I think it's worth the wait. I don't wait. I never wait. Time is the only thing... More 

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Casselberry, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We've made a nearly annual visit to El Tucan with a large (18-20) group fur the last 7-8 years. El Tuxsn has remained consistently great on several fronts: GREAT service, especially with a large party, GREAT top-shelf margaritas (the best ice ever had in a restaurant) and delectable Tex-Mex food at reasonable prices. We will be back!

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were anxious to try this restaurant from the good reviews that were posted, and because we haven't found a good Mexican restaurant in the area. We went only to stand in line until they opened for dinner, as if we were waiting to enter a theater or club on opening night. Keep in mind this restaurant opens for lunch,... 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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