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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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259 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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177 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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708 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank wbullseye
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Good food and nice atmosphere. Very small and slow service, especially when you are the only customer. Wife had to keep getting their attention. Will try again during better hours but can't imagine what they are like when busy.

Thank Mihailo M
Spring Lake
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

This family own business makes everyone who comes through the door feel at home. We visit it as a family at least once or twice a month as a family. The portions they serve make the meal worth it, and they are always willing to answer questions if you are trying something new.

Thank Brian M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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?