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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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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

We have been fans since they were located on Courtenay Blvd and bring all our friends and family for supper when they visit. Tonite was no exception; good food, great prices, and our waitress Jolie was friendly, efficient, and courteous! The only downside is that the place is always crowded. But I don't mind as a full parking lot has... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We would love to dine here much more often as the food is outstanding as well as the served portions and wonderful atmosphere.....however, we have a sincere problem with MSG in the food we had. It is actually a health threat to my husband and anyone who has heart problems should beware. Such a shame because of all the above.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our group of very hungry five adults visited on a Saturday afternoon before El Tucan's break from 3-5 p.m. The waitress was not familiar with the concept of a virgin drink but was able to get a virgin pina colada for one of our group. The chips were thin and not too salty, freshly fried in oil. The salsa was... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The best Mexican I've ever had. I'm out of state 7 months but when in Merritt Island, I eat there at least once a week but have gone up to 3 times in one week. The amount you get to eat is very adiquate and the service is always excellent. I get hugs from a couple of the staff because... More

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Merritt Island, Fl USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I have lived in Merritt island since 1979 and can honestly say there is no better Mexican restaurant than El Tucan. EVEYTHING is great from the atmosphere to the service. Great food and excellent value too! Oh and did I mention they have a full bar!

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Happy to find an above average Mexican place in the area. We have some that are terrible. I still would love to find some real Mexican but El Tucan does a good job with big portions and fair prices. You may need to share as they give you a ton of food. Also be prepared to wait to sit down... More

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Cocoa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It has become a weekly ritual to have El Tucan for dinner every weekend since the food is so consistant and wonderful there. My wife and I go there every weekend and usually get the Shrimp Fajitas or the Pork Chimmichurri along with a Cheese Enchilada. They serve fresh cooked chips with an amazing salsa and they have the best... More

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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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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