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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
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 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, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 236
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Excellent food and service

This was my first visit here as I am from out of town. I was impressed. Small place but nice atmosphere. We had to wait about 5 minutes to get a table so went to the bar and grabbed a couple drinks. They let us take them outside while we waited since the bar was a little crowded. The chips... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
itzatrip
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This was my first visit here as I am from out of town. I was impressed. Small place but nice atmosphere. We had to wait about 5 minutes to get a table so went to the bar and grabbed a couple drinks. They let us take them outside while we waited since the bar was a little crowded. The chips... More 

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Thank itzatrip
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85 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time with our very good friends for an outstanding meal. We all enjoyed the experience starting with the house margaritas that was perfect. Our entrees were all outstanding and our wife's shared the chocolate cake that was to die for. We will be back.! Thanks for a great night.

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Thank acesiif15
Gettysburg
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Food and Great People, prices are good, the beer is cold, nice atmosphere. Strange hours, though

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Thank Michael M
Merritt Island, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes, when you show up there will be a line. But that is because anyone who has eaten there loved it, and brings their friends back to show it off. My favorite is Pollito Picante. They offer options on how it is prepared... chopped versus mince garlic... black beans or refried beans... and others. I pitcher of margaritas and this... More 

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Thank Karl H
Rochester, Minnesota
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272 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought it was a good sign, locals waiting in line for the restaurant to open. Was very good food. Not over the top great, but do see why people return. Did the house margarita that was on special - good. Also did the pork stew, the nights special - good. Seemed very aware and able to guide thru the menu... More 

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Thank RGTravelIng
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When our children come home they want to go to El Tucan for dinner. Staff & food are always welcoming and delicious. Maddie, Gabby are always waiting to welcome you when you walk through the door.

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Thank Gail G
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I agree with another reviewer before me who commented on the quality of the margaritas...............still same good food...but margaritas (especially the high end "fresh lime") not what it used to be at all...hope nothing else changes.

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Thank dlmtraveler
Clearwater, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enchilada's were good but the rice is awesome and the chips are fresh. I would go back. The hot salsa had roasted tomatoes.

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Thank Starla M
Merritt Island, Florida
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and atmosphere. Owner on site, owner and staff are great It's a must try, and then you will be a repeat customer. Great for parties, couples, families & solo

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Thank Linda C
COCOA, FLORIDA
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tonight 1-13-16 18 Cocoa High School Alumni visited El Tucan Mexican for dinner. Without a doubt this is Mexican Food at it's finest! All were pleased with quality, service and pricing. Don't miss this "Delicious Food Location"! SERVER Nadine was perfect! As were the Margaritas! :-)

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Thank Ryderone

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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: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?