We first ate at Toucan's 24 years ago on one of our early trips to Mexico Beach. Their service and food quality have been all over the map through the years, even though they changed quality and management/ ownership frequently. Finally about five years ago we had had enough of the too loud jukebox and uncaring staff and we swore we were never going back. We stuck to it until one day this week.
Our group of four adults decided to give them another try for dinner and drinks Friday evening. We were not especially surprised to find the place hadn't changed its appearance a bit in our several years absence. It all looked the same - kitschy beach bar.
We didn't notice any waitstaff when we first got there, so we got our first round of drinks at the bar and settled in at a booth to see what happened. What happened was that a waitress shortly appeared, brought us menus, took our orders (the menu had not changed greatly (primarily seafood with some chocked and beef entrees), and then brought us our food. Everything was exactly as we had ordered it and hot! Wow, now this is really a change from the several earlier versions of Toucan's we had suffered through! The waitress was as friendly as she was efficient.
All in all we are glad we gave this place another try! We may even become regulars again ...
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