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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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English first
East Central FL
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We don't eat here often but when we do the food is always delicious. However, that fine feast comes at a price. I think there are some ways to get around the downsides of going here. Primarily that is to go later in the evening. Absolutely try to avoid the opening rush and ensuing long wait times and rushed servers.... More

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There are a lot of little hole in the wall taco and burrito places around here. El Tucan is a pretty good sit down restaurant. Although a bit small with limited parking, the service was excellent. The food quality was good. We had fajitas and both the steak and chicken were the most tender we have had in fajitas, however... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Having visited three other Mexican restaurants we approached El Tucan with much anticipation. Our previous taste of Mexico in three other Mexican restaurants was not so great. Immediately we were were approached by Alan our waiter. He was well dressed and very polite. He took our order and gave us some chips and salsa. Our salsa was of the right... More

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Cocoa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very good authentic food. They might have the best spicy salsa that I've ever had. Service was fast and friendly.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Started off with some cold drinks for happy hour! followed by the stuffed avacados were a special treat. ordered some to go food and was treated very well by the bartender sara. she kept my food warm while i spoke to the fellow bar patrons. salsa has a bite to it all in all great place,great people!!

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Cocoa beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for the first time last week. Me and my wife both ordered dishes that our waitress highly suggested; the pork chimichurri, and pineapple chicken and it was quite possibly the best suggestion she could have ever made. Both dishes were phenomenal and we had more than enough leftovers. Also we each had a few of their top... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Greatly enjoy joining some of the locals who gather at El Tucan on a regular basis. Prefer the bar where conversation is good as well as the service and the food. I think Sara is especially good at her job -- attentive with desire to please. Same can be said about Allan and Johnny as they are superb as well.... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Sarah the bartender will take care of you right! Tori our server is awesome. And Frankie the cook makes an incredible beef ribs chimmichurri!

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Visit the Cocoa Beach area from Pennsylvania often and during an extended vacation wanted something different than the typical beach food. Went early (before 6) and were seated immediately. The food and serving portions were amazing! Mostly locals with a relaxing atmosphere. Their guac was to die for! If looking for something a little different during your vaca and like... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food good. Service bad. The table seated 10 minutes after us had their main course before our waitress offered to take our order. Died of thirst throughout the meal. They failed today.

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