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El Tucan Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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225 N Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-3428
(321) 453-7501
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 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
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Merritt Island, Florida
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dined here several times and always wondered what it is the people who pack the parking lot are ordering that I'm not that keeps them coming back. Chips are good! Maybe it's my taste

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Thank texasherry
Merritt Island, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I went right as they opened for dinner so we didn't wait at all for a table. The chips and salsa were very good. My 5 year old couldn't stop eating it.The staff was excellent and we did not wait long for our food. By the time we were done with dinner, all tabled were full and... More 

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1 Thank kelek7
Merritt Island FL, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been going here for a few years now. It is not uncommon to have to wait and if that's the case for you, I recommend a pitcher of margaritas. We sat at a small table since it was just the two of us, and there just about wasn't enough room for the meals when they arrived. It wasn't... More 

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1 Thank Wayne T
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have only eaten there one time and it was fabulous but every time since then they have been closed. I have tried several times

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1 Thank Jacci W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the trip, get there early, opens at 5 or be prepared to wait Pitchers of house Margarita's for 10 bucks

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Thank Eric M
Wellington, Florida
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place on a Saturday night. The reviews were great. The place was packed. A member of our party informed the server of 2 allergies she had. One they got correct, the other they blew big time. It was very busy though. Lots of food left over, we didn't take it home. Not like us ...

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Thank John S
Williams, az
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 5 enjoyed a fantastic dinner with chips and salsa. The queso is out of this world. The portion size is large and we will have lunch leftovers tomorrow. We were too full to try the fried ice cream but it looks amazing. Our waitress was super friendly and the atmosphere is fun. Tracy Ross

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Thank Thomas R
Merritt Island, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times over the years and always one of my favorite local go to spots. Excellent food and great service. Josh is one of my favorite servers :)

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Thank lmm1366
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Tucan is our go to restaurant for Mexican food. My wife loves the Taco Salad with Chicken and the house Margaritas. I wander around the menu and have never had less than an excellent meal. The staff and friendly, attentive, and helpful. Stop by and enjoy.

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Thank cloudchaser01
Cape Canaveral, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and my first experience at El Tucan was fantastic. We ordered the fish tacos which were amazing. The sauce was off the hook... The fish was perfectly cooked. Sides were tasty and hot. But we have been back a few times and have tried other items off the menu that have seem to come out of the box... More 

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Thank Lance C

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 N Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-3428
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Merritt Island
  • Phone Number: (321) 453-7501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?