El Tucan

★★★★☆

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what gets the extra star is the bar, chips, salsa... that's all. The food is passable but it's like most of the restaurants around the Space Coast area - many server FROZEN FOOD. El Tucan is no different.

What gets me is ok maybe

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★★★★★

what gets the extra star is the bar, chips, salsa... that's all. The food is passable but it's like most of the restaurants around the Space Coast area - many server FROZEN FOOD. El Tucan is no different.

What gets me is ok maybe

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We have dined at this restaurant ever since they were located in a Publix shopping center on North Courtenay Parkway in Merritt Island. The food has always been very good as well as the service, but we have noticed some things our last

3
★★★★★

We have dined at this restaurant ever since they were located in a Publix shopping center on North Courtenay Parkway in Merritt Island. The food has always been very good as well as the service, but we have noticed some things our last

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My wife and I go here 1 or 2 times a month. Great food, portions, and staff. My wife loves the atmosphere. I love the pollo picante. Great drinks, too.

3
★★★★★

My wife and I go here 1 or 2 times a month. Great food, portions, and staff. My wife loves the atmosphere. I love the pollo picante. Great drinks, too.

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My husband and I have been enjoying El Tucan since the restaurant was located in the plaza on the corner of North Courtenay and Crockett where Publix used to be also. We always enjoy their dishes! I think we've tried just about

3
★★★★★

My husband and I have been enjoying El Tucan since the restaurant was located in the plaza on the corner of North Courtenay and Crockett where Publix used to be also. We always enjoy their dishes! I think we've tried just about

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My companion and I were very dissapointed. He ordered the "house specialty", some kind of dish consisting of overcooked mysterious pieces of chicken in a funky minimal buttery-gravy like sauce with "fresh" (??) garlic, and tossed onto the plate were a few pepperocini peppers, the ones from a jar that are used on Italian beef sandwiches....his very words were, "I don't get the concept". I mean who wants to eat a plate of over cooked chicken pieces with little italian peppers from a jar in a Mexican restaurant? Also, the chips have no visible grains, are greasy and the salsa is not salsa, it's some type of tomato base fitting for lasagna or spagetti, no cilantro, no lime, no red onion- it tasted like thick canned italian seasoned tomatoes. We also had the "yellow" cheese dip, which I swear tasted like Velveeta with a few mysterious spicy peppers buried at the bottom. My dish was "chilles reneros" (spelling?) bland and flavorless. I swear, I was tempted to go back in the kitvhen and ask if they've ever heard of cilantro, lime, cumin, chiplote, mole sauce- ever read a Mexican cookbook? It's not hard to cook decent Mexican, I'd be embarassed to offer these dishes at my home trying to pass them off as Mexican, let alone to the public, under the guise of "Mexican" restaurant. There are three Rick Bayless Mexican cookobooks at the Cocoa Beach library- I hope they check one out soon. We won't be back till then.

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★☆☆☆☆

My companion and I were very dissapointed. He ordered the "house specialty", some kind of dish consisting of overcooked mysterious pieces of chicken in a funky minimal buttery-gravy like sauce with "fresh" (??) garlic, and tossed onto the plate were a few pepperocini peppers, the ones from a jar that are used on Italian beef sandwiches....his very words were, "I don't get the concept". I mean who wants to eat a plate of over cooked chicken pieces with little italian peppers from a jar in a Mexican restaurant? Also, the chips have no visible grains, are greasy and the salsa is not salsa, it's some type of tomato base fitting for lasagna or spagetti, no cilantro, no lime, no red onion- it tasted like thick canned italian seasoned tomatoes. We also had the "yellow" cheese dip, which I swear tasted like Velveeta with a few mysterious spicy peppers buried at the bottom. My dish was "chilles reneros" (spelling?) bland and flavorless. I swear, I was tempted to go back in the kitvhen and ask if they've ever heard of cilantro, lime, cumin, chiplote, mole sauce- ever read a Mexican cookbook? It's not hard to cook decent Mexican, I'd be embarassed to offer these dishes at my home trying to pass them off as Mexican, let alone to the public, under the guise of "Mexican" restaurant. There are three Rick Bayless Mexican cookobooks at the Cocoa Beach library- I hope they check one out soon. We won't be back till then.

Pros: Above average servers

Cons: Not authentic, not even spicy

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Not authentic in the least. Trying to figure out what folks like about this place, it was very crowded on an early Saturday evening. It was clean, decent service, low prices, BUT come on!! If you know what authentic mexican food taste like, skip this place, you will NOT be happy here!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Not authentic in the least. Trying to figure out what folks like about this place, it was very crowded on an early Saturday evening. It was clean, decent service, low prices, BUT come on!! If you know what authentic mexican food taste like, skip this place, you will NOT be happy here!

Pros: Cost

Cons: Everything else!

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Best Mexican food around. Chips and salsa are the best. The combination meals are great. The taco salads are wonderful, and lets not forget the margarita. Great place.

5
★★★★★

Best Mexican food around. Chips and salsa are the best. The combination meals are great. The taco salads are wonderful, and lets not forget the margarita. Great place.

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I have eaten here about 12 times.....greea tfood,great chips and grea tservice....my only complaint is with the cocktails..........lousy strawberry and mango cocktails.....sometimes they taste great and you can taste the rea lfruit and other times it taste liek a sugar bomb.maybe they use old fruit.....even the regular margaritas are inconsistant.........they do have a nice kick but the over all quality should be improved for the prices you pay........

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★★☆☆☆

I have eaten here about 12 times.....greea tfood,great chips and grea tservice....my only complaint is with the cocktails..........lousy strawberry and mango cocktails.....sometimes they taste great and you can taste the rea lfruit and other times it taste liek a sugar bomb.maybe they use old fruit.....even the regular margaritas are inconsistant.........they do have a nice kick but the over all quality should be improved for the prices you pay........

Pros: great chips and salsa

Cons: lousy cocktails............

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I have eaten at El Tucan nearly 50 times. During my wifes pregnancy, I tried everything on the menu and it was all wonderful. The food here is very authentic and cooked with a lot of flavor and spice, making everything very tasty. They offer a wide variety of entree's and have the best chips and salsa around. Everyone who complains about the chips obviously know nothing about FRESH tortilla chips. The chips are served warm and delicious. The staff aims to please and will do what it takes to ensure your visit is one that will make you come back. I highly recommend El Tucan.

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★★★★★

I have eaten at El Tucan nearly 50 times. During my wifes pregnancy, I tried everything on the menu and it was all wonderful. The food here is very authentic and cooked with a lot of flavor and spice, making everything very tasty. They offer a wide variety of entree's and have the best chips and salsa around. Everyone who complains about the chips obviously know nothing about FRESH tortilla chips. The chips are served warm and delicious. The staff aims to please and will do what it takes to ensure your visit is one that will make you come back. I highly recommend El Tucan.

Pros: Pulled Pork fajitas!!!! and everything else on the menu.

Cons: Nothing!

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Service was good. Tortilla chips are really greasy. Three pepper rated salsa has too much salt in it. Rice was dry and appeared to be a little over cooked or was allowed to sit out without a lid on the pan, thus allowing the moisture to escape. Great tamales and enchiladas. Tacos (corn tortilla type) are okay.

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★★★☆☆

Service was good. Tortilla chips are really greasy. Three pepper rated salsa has too much salt in it. Rice was dry and appeared to be a little over cooked or was allowed to sit out without a lid on the pan, thus allowing the moisture to escape. Great tamales and enchiladas. Tacos (corn tortilla type) are okay.

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The food, drinks and staff are all great! This restaurant is very popular and rightly so.

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★★★★★

The food, drinks and staff are all great! This restaurant is very popular and rightly so.

Pros: Food, Drinks, Dessert

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Chips are slightly greasy, but they are warm, and the salsas are delicious! The food is wonderful, but as others have stated, the decor is MINIMAL...at best. This is a polpular place and you can expect a wait to dine here.

All in all, my wife and I LOVE this place!!!!!

2
★★★★☆

Chips are slightly greasy, but they are warm, and the salsas are delicious! The food is wonderful, but as others have stated, the decor is MINIMAL...at best. This is a polpular place and you can expect a wait to dine here.

All in all, my wife and I LOVE this place!!!!!

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly service

Cons: Parking, Decor

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Food selection is very good, plan to wait as they never open before 5PM. Chips are fresh but often greasy. Many of the other dishes are terrific!

2
★★★★★

Food selection is very good, plan to wait as they never open before 5PM. Chips are fresh but often greasy. Many of the other dishes are terrific!

Pros: Hot food, Friendly service

Cons: Greasy Chips

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This looks like a franchise Don Pablo style place, where everything would be safely standard and monotonous. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find it very good! We asked for extra-hot salsa - and did we get it! And the fresh from the fryer chips were great. Entrees were excellent - we had beef enchilladas and soft tacos, and everything as fresh as could be. Fresh tasting tortillas and very good guacamole. We will definitely put it on our HIT LIST!

2
★★★★☆

This looks like a franchise Don Pablo style place, where everything would be safely standard and monotonous. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find it very good! We asked for extra-hot salsa - and did we get it! And the fresh from the fryer chips were great. Entrees were excellent - we had beef enchilladas and soft tacos, and everything as fresh as could be. Fresh tasting tortillas and very good guacamole. We will definitely put it on our HIT LIST!

Pros: great food, fast service, reasonable prices

Cons: franchise style decor

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this resturant has its pros and cons. one default that i found was that it is in a shopping plaza, but at the same time you could do your shopping while you wait for yoor take out order.

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★★★★★

this resturant has its pros and cons. one default that i found was that it is in a shopping plaza, but at the same time you could do your shopping while you wait for yoor take out order.

Pros: on courtney pkwy

Cons: in shopping plaza

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Best Food, Best Service, Best Everything! You must go! You won't be sorry!

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★★★★★

Best Food, Best Service, Best Everything! You must go! You won't be sorry!

 

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