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El Tucan Restaurant

225 North Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-4384
(321) 453-7501
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had to try this out because i received a good recommendation to visit. It was Tuesday not very busy. Served fresh chips to start and was sold by a top shelf margarita for $6 but ended up being $18 for two $9??? As I would of said something but I already received my receipt and she didn't come back over... More

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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Looking for supper, we saw El Tucan advertised in our motel room. We love Mexican food, so off we went, following the GPS to a very small parking lot with only a couple cars. It was only after we went inside we discovered the place is quite large and there is full parking lot in the rear. While they were... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

El Tucan is a great locally owned restaurant. My husband and I can split the pork mojo and have plenty to take home for leftovers! And it is sooo good! The servers and staff are all very nice and the place is well kept. The only downside is that it is very popular and often has a wait. Do not... More

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Merritt Island, Florida, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We love enjoying El Tucan's seafood tacos sitting outside. The breeze seems to be always pleasant, and you can see Sykes Creek in the distance... Lovely way to spend an evening.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I come here often and I have several favorites, the El Tucan Margarita being one of them. The staff is great, the food is very good and I love that it's within walking distance. Try their pollo picante, pineapple chicken, fajitas, pork ANYTHING (best meat on the menu) and the queso blanco dip.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Best Mexican food in Merritt Island... Period! Since I have to write at least 100 characters then I will add that I absolutely love their guacamole.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Maybe you should stay in Tucson. Us locals love the food, service & atmosphere. The chips are always warm & guacamole always fresh.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I first tried El Tucan at their pervious location not lonh after it opened. The chips were from a grocery store and the food was as though it was poured out of a can. I swore I would never go back. I saw the crowds at the new spot so I tried them again after many years. Chips were good,... More

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Orlando, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Went there for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and the lunch specials were valid (normally at restaurants on a weekend they aren't). Food was your typical large portions at a Mexican restaurant but quality was much better. The atmosphere is pleasant and the chips were really good. We brought a party of 16 unannounced and they did a great job... More

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COCOA, FLORIDA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Last Wednesday (Oct 15th) 14 Cocoa High Alumni visited El Tucan and had a great time! The Food was deee-licious! And the service was very good. SERVER: Liz did a terrific job keeping everyone satisfied. Her boss Johnny was a happy guy! Don't miss a visit to this restaurant. We will definitely be coming back. Bill Hardy, Cocoa, Fl.

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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)  >  Merritt Island
Cuisine: Mexican

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