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El Tucan Mexican Restaurant

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250 S Bragg Blvd, Spring Lake, NC 28390-3929
+1 919-495-1400
10:00 - 21:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I've been to this restaurant several times, so it's kind of funny that when I finally have a little time to write some reviews, it follows right on the tail of my first and only bad experience there. So, I'll start with every time except this once, I thought the food was very good when put up against other Mexican... More 

Thank Eric G
Odenton, Maryland
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373 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I looked up and read reviews of Mexican Restaurants in the area and El Tucan looked to have consistently good food so I decided to head over. Service was very good and staff was very welcoming. I really enjoyed their warm chips and the salsa is as good as you can get at any Mexican Restaurant. I ordered the Fajita... More 

Thank dgbg100106
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I must saw that from the outside you would think twice about entering but it is a good hole in the wall restaurant that is family owned. The meal portions were huge and the rice and beans were some of the best I have tasted thus far. You won't be disappointed with the meat and chicken dishes as well as... More 

Thank Jose S
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This area has many great Mexican Restaurants, and this is definitly one of them. Delicious food, fast service, and staff is friendly. Would recommend for sure!

Thank terriw249
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I don't know why I've never visited here before. I guess it's because there are two franchise Mexican Restaurants within a short distance that my friends seem to like, they've never been very impressive to me. El Tucan on the other hand, well, they are quite impressive. First, it's not a chain/franchise, its a family owned establishment that makes Mexican... More 

Thank StrongGrog
North Carolina
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267 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Even though they are in the middle of the construction zone they still do a great business and the food is still very good. The prices are good for lunch and it's really quick.

Thank fmattship
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189 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

I had lunch at this restaurant earlier today. The restaurant is definitely old and the interior is campy. But guess what… Who cares? The food was fantastic! I had a chili Relleno. a taco with beans and guacamole… Wow great lunch for a very reasonable price!

Thank Jgh59
Spring Lake, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Love the food. My husband and I have eaten here a few times. Like the fact that it is small and not rushed. Very relaxing meal.

Thank LisaAnn1264
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Because of the configuration of the roads and the heavy traffic of the immediate area, El Tucan Mexican Restaurant is a hole-in-the-wall place is very easy to miss. The parking area in front of it is small and only half paved with asphalt. Therefore, it is all the more surprising to find El Tucan filled with lunch diners by 11:20... More 

Thank Jeff H
Windermere, Florida
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707 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 641 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

I had lunch at El Tucan having deciding after driving by it for three years it was time to give it a try. The restaurant is small but has a lot of space inside. The outside décor leaves much to be desired as it looks like a dive. However once inside it is much nicer. As expected by the name... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 S Bragg Blvd, Spring Lake, NC 28390-3929
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 919-495-1400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?