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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 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Merritt Island, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This place is great but is more Americanized. Better than most places and the price is right.Very popular place so call ahead or enjoy chips and salsa with a margarita on the porch while you wait! The service is great as well.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I have tried everything at El Tucan and always come home with the next day's lunch. Proportions are very very generous and the food is outstanding. There isn't a dish that this restaurant serves that isn't outstanding. Way to go, El Tucan.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We love the Mexican Food at El Tucan's. You have to get there early, or plan on waiting! The atmosphere is great, the food even better, ... plus the margaritas are delicious, as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Can't beat the $2.00 margaritas (house) before 7PM. The salsa is my favorite of any I have ever tasted. I always say I could drink the salsa, it is so good. We always bring visitors here and they have all loved it. Expect to wait to get a table, but they will bring drinks and chips and salsa to the... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Delicious Mexican American food made with fresh ingredients and some unique offerings. My favorite...the pulled pork quesadilla! Cold beer, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere make for a really good dinner out in Merritt Island

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Fairy close to authentic Mexican food. Cheesy goodness on almost everything! I will say that their salsa has always lacked a little something... (chunks?)... but the chips are great and the wait staff was super friendly! The one disappointment was that we were seated in a booth about 15 feet from the restrooms, and all i could smell was Pinesol!... More

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Merritt Island, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went there on a recommendation and we loved it. The Margarita's were perfect and the food was excellent. Our waitress was so good we will now request her by name. The salsa for the chips was a bit hot but tasted like homemade. Looking forward to going back.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Always crowded on weekends...Very good Mexican food and pretty good cocktails. Good value, and tasty selections...all servers and chefs very nice and prompt.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very good Mexican food, was waited right away. Served chips and salsa was very good. The meal was served fast also.

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Actually, this may be some of the best Mexican food I have had anywhere (and that includes Texas, Arizona, and California). What a great find! Chips are hot and thin. Salsa is spicy and yummy! Margaritas are tasty and cheap before 7pm. The fajitas are to die for. (Get them with garlic.) Warning they come with jalapeños in the mix,... More

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