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El Tucan Restaurant

85 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6E8, Canada
+1 613-749-2317
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good66%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pupusas” (6 reviews)
“fried pork” (2 reviews)
“coleslaw” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American, Spanish
85 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6E8, Canada
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We were a group of 14 friends, well-received, delicious food, Salvadorian, Tex-Mex and Canadian. This is a restaurant with home-cooked food and only two employees, the cook and the wait person, so the service can be slow. But don't let that deter you.

Thank Melita
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Haven't been here in years so nice to see it's still there. My wife has a smaller appetite so had the 3 short eats shown in a picture on the menu, tamal, pupusa & one other and enjoyed very much ($3 each) served with a...More

Thank Rob N
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Food is excellent... Salvadorean options like pupusas and tamales are fabulous but lots of Mexican- American options for the less adventurous eater. Quaint, eclectic decor. If you like wine with dinner, no options and they've run out of wine before!

Thank SmartyC40
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The food was quite good - we tried eating here because we heard of papusas on a TV show and found this restaurant. The bean soup was a great starter on a cold night, and our papusas were tasty (I preferred the cheese & pork...More

Reviewed 8 October 2016

El Tucan is as close to the real thing as you are going to get being in Ontario. The food is fresh, well prepared and believe me, original! At first glance, the place may not look as inviting as one would hope however, once in,...More

Thank mancocapa2666
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Great menu with many choices. Food is authentic & tasty. Owner friendly & homey atmosphere. Popular for takeout.

Thank Norm W
Reviewed 25 March 2016

A friend suggested this restaurant and I have to admit I wasn't sure I wanted to go in! This is a family run business and they prepare food as though you were dining at a friend's home. Everthing we ate from appetizers to mains were...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Very friendly service, great variety of food available, nice touch to have the tv on Central American channel

Thank Robert_Guertin
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Started off with a the papusa,tamale and pastel. Of the 3 I liked the tamale. I found the flavors of all of them very mild. I was expecting spicy food like Mexican. We had the fish tacos which was OK but the cilantro took over...More

Thank hausl
Reviewed 4 August 2015

They have Mexican and south American food that is not the usual mexican style food. I love Mexican food, and have eaten at a lot of places in Ottawa. Half of the stuff on the menu at El Tucan I didn't even know what it...More

Thank Michael J
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Frank P
15 June 2017|
Response from Rob N | Reviewed this property |
I was there as a customer and don't remember seeing paella on the menu. This is an El Salvadoran restaurant and I associate paella with Spanish restos.Maybe try their website to see if it is on the menu. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6E8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-749-2317
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