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El Tucan Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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225 N Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-3428
+1 321-453-7501
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was good. Mojo pork; pineapple chicken.... and Our server Iliana was the best.

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Thank rdp167
Athens, Ohio
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know the place is good when it opens at 5:00pm and at 4:40 the line wraps around the building to get in. Within 5 minutes of the opening the entire place was seated and despite a hectic rush the staff was on top of it! Food was hot, fresh, and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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Thank Horse1988
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Mexican food and you have to try the George Clooney Margarita! Service is always wonderful and fast and friendly

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Thank Jacci W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to El Tucan for lunch, third visit to this spot and not disappointed. Fish taco dinner awesome. Lexie was our server and was so pleasant. Thanks Lexie. Get the pitcher margarita or two.

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Randolph, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tradition is to hit EL Toucan during Christmas trip. Salsa chips come out hot. Extra hot salsa if you want to enjoy while waiting for your order. We had tacos, pork mojo, chicken and combo fajitas and tacos (hard or soft are available). Didn't have Margaritas as it was lunch and there was more shopping to do. Service and food... More 

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Thank Eugenepw
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cheese dip is queso not regular Mexican cheese dip. My son loves the white cheese dip from Mexican restaurants and we ordered some from here. It was queso dip and served with chunks of tomato, onion and avocado on top. Food was ok, my burrito did have chicken that was all white meat but it just didn't seem like an... More 

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Thank Penny B
Cocoa, Florida
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After doing our holiday shopping , we decided to enjoy a Mexican dinner here. It was actually perfect timing because the restaurant opens at 5 p.m. on Fridays. We arrived around 4:40, so that we could be seated. Our waitress was super sweet and very efficient. I ordered the Burrito Empanados a d it was delicious. There were 2 large... More 

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Thank Gloria S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here yesterday! Very good. My husband ordered pulled pork burritos and I ordered the Chicken Fundida, both very, very good. I wasn't impressed with the first basket of chips, so our server brought another one, which was hot and yummy. We pass several Mexican restaurants before we get to El Tucan's and will continue to do so.

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Thank Frances G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

My family and I have tried to get into this restaurant at least 5 times before. The line was always way too long and the parking lot packed. We finally made it today before the rush. Not impressed. The service was great, but the food was very bland. There did seem to be an older crowd eating there. Maybe that... More 

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Cocoa
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

This has been my favorite Mexican restaurant for at least 15 years, maybe longer! I have tried just about everything on the menu and it has all been good. They have some of the best guacamole I have ever eaten, add some of the salsa to it and OMG, the best! Then there's the Tucanrita, it just doesn't get any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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: +1 321-453-7501

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?