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El Tucan Restaurant

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El Tucan Restaurant
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225 North Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-4384
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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Great night out!!

Best place for a great meal! Best Guacamole ever! Owners are super people! Large meals! Great place for a night out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
Sgtusmc69
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Best place for a great meal! Best Guacamole ever! Owners are super people! Large meals! Great place for a night out.

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COCOA, FLORIDA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Our second visit to El Tucan was as good or better as the first. 22 Cocoa High Alumni wined, dined and definitely enjoyed the experience. The Mexican food was very good and the service, "Liz" was excellent. Johnny, the manager came over to visit us and made sure all were satisfied. We will be coming back again very soon. If... More 

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florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

OK, as Usual the Food and Service was Fantastic! But the Price for a Tucanrita...???? $9.00 was a shock! We both thought, a girl friend of mine since we were the Only 2 having a drink because..we ALWAYS have designated Drivers, so she and I were Suggested to try the TOUCANRITA, well we THOUGHT we looked at the Price and... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Tori the bartender makes the best margarita's around. Go to El Tucan and ask her for a Dennis Margarita!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Of all the restaurants I visit, only one is an Every Week Destination - El Tucan. Don't miss this one if you're on Merritt Island. It will truly be your lucky day if Tori is behind the bar.

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Merritt Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a friendly place. Service and food was excellent. The atmosphere was very nice too. We had such a fun time here. Defiantly a place worth going to again and again. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed, wasn't bad for a Tuesday night. We will be bringing... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The restaurant has certain hours and most times you are waiting on a long line putside the restaurant awaiting the doors opening. I find other Mexican restaurants that have better hours and as good or better food at La Marimba in Rockledge, Florida.

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Merritt Island, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went to El Tucan on Tuesdday 12/2/14 and sat at the Bar. Bartender was Cori and she immediatly greeted us to the restaurant. She took our drink order and suggested a few appetizers and entrees. We ordered our appetizer and Cori continually saw to it that we had fresh chips and salsa. Cori made suggestions when we were ordering... More 

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DGibby07
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This place is family owned, and has great food and prices. We don't go out to eat much, and this is one on our short list.

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Orlando
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You might have a little wait but it is worth it!! Great freshly prepared food! We love this place and have been going here for years.

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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)  >  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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?