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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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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Get place but if you are not in line before they open you will have to wait for a table. Great service, great drinks, great food, real clean, they really know how to run a restaurant. Best Mexican place in the county. Go early and get in line. It is always fun talking to the people waiting with you in... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is incredible...it's always mobbed and for good reason. When in Merritt Island, don't miss it. It's in a great location, right across the steet from the mall! Bon Apetite.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you want very good Mexican Style food, El Tucan is the place to go on Merritt Island! Great chips and salsa while you wait for your meal too!

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Merritt Island, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We go regularly to El Tucan but be advised go early or you will have a wait for a table. People wait outside for the doors to open just about every day! It's nice inside they have yummy margarita's and the enchilada's are delish! The guacamole and the salsa are GREAT...I get out of control with the guac and salsa... More

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Merritt Island, FL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'm addicted to the fish tacos. I'm on vacation this week and just found out they were too. Missing my fish tacos!

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Merritt Island, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I enjoyed the restaurant and all that good food. I have read other reviews and went to see for myself and I believe them.

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Marshfield, Missouri
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15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were hungry after shopping at the Mall and were in the mood for Mexican. We fed the search into our Garmin and El Tucan came up. When we arrived we saw several cars and figured it would be a good choice. We asked someone coming out how the food was. They said they had been coming here for years... More

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Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Can't say I was impressed at all with the food. Like others have said, rather bland and dull. Was expecting much better since I always see lots of cars there but, like they say, there's no accounting for taste. Not quite sure what the attraction is, it's definitely not the food!

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Merritt Island, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had chimichanga for lunch , and I love it ! Chips and salsa are really nice taste , the hot salsa is my favorite , fresh and tasty. Lunch portion is good too, chimichanga is large and compare yesterday went to Chili's for lunch , this is so much better and even inexpensive too. I had the fajitas in... More

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Titusville, Florida
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27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I wait for 30min so I didn't think it was bad. Order the mojo pork. When It got to the table, I was surprised by all of the sides. I have high hopes it would be good. But it wasn't.. The pork was kind of dry, and the flavors was there. Maybe it is me.

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