El Tucán

4.4
108 reviews
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$50 and over
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Latin American

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About

Located in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami, El Tucán is a modern-day nightclub bringing celebration together in a sophisticated and high-energy atmosphere. A lineup of renowned and emerging DJs features a large range of musical styles from Afro-Latin to Parisian pop. Partygoers continue fêting after-hours as El Tucán is open late on weekends.

"This Is Showbiz, Kid!"
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American, Lounge, Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Thursday - Saturday 12 am - 5 am
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Phone number
(305) 535-0065
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gustavo Vertone
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Private party facilities
● 2 full bars downstairs
● 1 bar upstairs
● 564 total standing capacity
● 218 total dinner style capacity
● 1 private green room
● 1 stage
● AV & Booking options
● Catering & Bar Packages available upon request.
● Operational 7:30 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
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Private party contact
Charity Chacon: (305) 535-0065
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Catering
If you’re considering El Tucán as your special events destination, then we invite you to explore the Magic City’s hidden gem. Nestled in the heart of Miami’s bustling Financial District, El Tucán offers a note-worthy experience with full service amenities. This multifaceted venue exudes a cinematic ambiance coupled with staffing services, talent booking and custom catering packages. Let our special events team transform your vision into a reality. Request a quote: events@eltucanmiami.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
11th
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Parking details
We offer $15 valet parking, and street parking is available. There is a public parking garage conveniently located one block away at the Hilton on 12th street.
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Public transit
Miami Metro Mover
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Entertainment
WHAT IS EL TUCÁN ?

We are a modern-day cabaret featuring a lavish dinner and a show experience. Our shows feature Latin inspired performances, sophisticated choreography mixed with eclectic vignette acts. Music programming varies between our 11 pc Tucán house band to local and international bands. Monthly programming features NYC band takeovers to intimate concert series. Check our website for our current calendar listings at (www.eltucanmiami.com).
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Special events & promotions
Holiday and Special Themed Events are offered throughout the year. Please join our mailing list to receive timely invitations.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 108 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.4based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Ridiculously expensive and very uncomfortable seating in the back of the room. Show short and mostly a DJ!

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JR
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

it was a very funny experience
it a different place tu dinner
you can dance and see a good show

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 5

A las 3am nos prendieron La Luz y nos sacaron, argumentando que había poca gente cuando en la entrada nos dijeron que terminaba a las 4 o 5 am, lógico nos obligaron a comprar botella, misma que no se acabó porque no respetan los horarios, en todo lo demás muy bueno!!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall the food and atmosphere was good and a nice first time experience, just a few disappointments. First off the seating was not the best, as soon as the hostess seated us I made her aware that I was not satisfied with where they placed it. We were at the very end of the restaurant in which we could barely see the stage, when she then moved us upstairs the view was a bit better but there were other people standing over me and my partner which was very annoying. Secondly, obviously we were the only African Americans in the room which was fine until the party host began to speak Spanish. I felt as if they only paid attention to there Latin based guest, they never translated for us to understand and it made it very difficult to enjoy. I don’t have a problem listening to Hispanic music, I’m from Miami but they did not consider if they had guest that did not understand and barley played a different genre of music. Lastly, when I originally looked online it showed they had 3 menu options, $50, $85, and $105. When they server gave us the menu it only showed the $85 and $105. Unfortunately For us he paid more attention to the Hispanic guest so he never really got a chance to even speak to us. He sent another server that only spoke Spanish. The food was okay but not $85 worth. I’ve went to nicer restaurants and got a larger portion for less. When we finally received our bill gratuity was over $40, which was bad because I don’t feel like the service we got was even $10. I did not complain because of course we went to have a good time and the money was not the issue, but it wasn’t what the server even deserved. A lot of my friends and family have been asking about it and honestly I’m not even comfortable recommending it to anyone. I was a bit disappointed.

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JV
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The Tulcan is a good place to try once. The show is entertained but far from being a top notch show. The food is excellent but it is is very pricier as the drinks are not included and they are about 40% more expensive like other places in Brickell. Again. Good to try it once.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Second time here, we had an OK time, but it has deteriorated much since the first time, service was slow, the place now is packed with tables and it's former exclusive vibe is now gone.. I missed the old Tucán and the live band, now it's just like any other club in the areas with a forgettable cabaret show... ohh well.. will not be back ... not worth the price anymore.... not enough latín vibe here ..

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SK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

It was a romantic dinner

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

We had a fun time with entertainment but We could not eat the food cause it was all very was cold. 😞

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J
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at El Tucán.At our arrival we were greeted by one of the performers taken to our table by the hostess,our waiter was absolutely wonderful,the food was very good.Unfortunately we got a table with obstructing view which wouldn’t allow us to truly enjoy the show,and the cocktails(Mojitos)were not as good,the bar should work a bit more on that.Still a very enjoyable night.Congrats on the service one of the best in Miami.

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CC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Great fun. Food mediocre at best. Good wine selection. The venues attempt at trying to feed everyone at the same time to stay on schedule resulted in bland, cold and, generally, poorly presented food. So long as you go for the entertainment and not the meal your expectations will be fine.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very fun night. Food is good but everything was very expensive. It is Miami and there is a show so it's worth it.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

IT WAS SO HOT I COULD NOT EVEN BREATHE. I thought it was just me but when I saw my 23 year old daughter with a really bad face and she didn’t whant t complain cause is was my birthday.....poor thing she was so close to a panic attack do to how HOT is was

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Miami
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We asked not to be sat by the speakers up and we even waited extra time to still be sat next to the speakers. Other than that everything was perfect

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SD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my. 3rd time and this time with Miami spice . Fantastic value for money!
The show, socially this lady who n'a de me
Think of the virus du soleil performances and the salsa group and then at the end the DJ excellent!
Definitely I recommend this place! We were 6 friends and had an amazing time!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Miami needs more places like this! A true Gem, I'm almost jealous I didn't come up with the brilliant idea to create this place myself. I applaud the owner for this venture and hope it retains lasting success. Staff was very kind and accommodating, attentive as well! Love El Tucan and I can't wait to return for another performance. Meals could be fresher and better prepared, however that won't stop me from returning!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Extremely dissappointed from the seating, wait time even with a reservation, service and pricing. It was my mother's bday and I wanted to surprise her with a glam night in the heart of Miami and it was the worst place I could have ever taken her. AWEFUL! The service and the pricing were incoherent and the seating was horrible for 5 people. I would never go back to that horrible place!

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PB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First of all: The negative comments are absolutely unwarranted. This place is spectacular, what a show! We did not expect this! So much talent! We were so mesmerized by the performances that at times we could not look down on our plates to eat, because we feared missing a single moment of the show. And when we got to taste our food we were surprised how delicious it was! I could taste Peruvian and Mexican flavors. And yes, it takes long to get seated. And yes the service is slow. But that is beside the point because what you get here you get nowhere in Miami, so the wait is worth it. If what you are looking for is some quiet gourmet dinner place where the waiter spends a lot of time talking to you and responding to your needs, I am sure you will find many places like that in Miami. But nowhere else in Miami will you find anything like this vibrant spectacle that will leave you in awe. And yes, it is expensive, and they charge 20% gratuity like many other places in Miami. Well, it is a small place, and there are many, amazingly talented performers who need to be paid. It is worth it. And back to the show, yesterday, the highlight was this lady with a powerful soulful voice, reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, who captivated the audience as she sang and walked around the tables while performing songs that left everybody ecstatic and full of admiration for her talent. Other performers also navigated around the tables while performing and engaging the audience one-on-one in their act. A Cuban singer had the perfect voice for salsa and merengue songs , other performances were a bit risqué, showing some skin, but mature cosmopolitan people can appreciate the different musical expressions and teasing of our senses. One sexy, gymnast, contortionist lady achieved an almost impossible Cirque-De-Soleil-like act. You will have to see it to believe it. We will be going back!

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Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food, atmosphere, people, service and talent were all excellent. I look forward to going again and would recommend it highly.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing experience. I can't believe more people in Miami are not talking about it

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The drinks at the bar were expensive. Meal was just right! Girls night out we had a blast!

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Worst experience ever while dinning in Miami. We love going to new places and go out a lot for dinner in Miami, there are always places you like better than others, but our experience in el tucan was HORRIBLE and would never recommend anyone to come here. The worst experience we had in all our years in Miami. The food was just average, the show was just okay with some parts too vulgar and service was aweful. Starters took over an hour to come out, and the rest of the food took "only" about 45 minutes. We had a horrible time and just wanted to leave. Had to wait 30 minutes for to get someone to bring us the check and then no one would come back to take our c. cards, we had to go down and ask the hostess to charge us, she left with our c card and we had to wait 30 minutes for her to come back with the receipt. I really dont understand who comes back here, we had out worst night out ever, will not come back nor recommend this place to anyone.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome. Full of energy and great entertainment. I enjoyed my birthday very much.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

The show was amazing. The ambience stunning. Service...needs improvement. The food did not come out as ordered, they forgot 3 dishes of the 4 appetizers and the main course was forgotten completely and had remind the server because she had even checked if we had received it.
The food was good.
However, it would have been nice hat when you asked for water they would have told you they charge you $10 a bottle for still water.
The rest of the experience was fun, again with the exception of hardcore definelty needs some love I that department.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alice just found her wonderland! An amazing night!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great! Very tasty. However, too pricey

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was one of the worst experiences I've ever had. They sat my party upstairs. It was so hot and the food took so long and was not good. The drinks also took longer than the food. The music and show was nice but it was not worth it to done there. I would not go back...

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Miami
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stupendous ambience, Outstanding entertainment, incredible live band, and exquisite food taste. If you want to feel Miami's vibes.....This is the place!

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Cancun
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Está muy agradable el lugar. La comida buena y muy original. Excelente velada.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

When it comes to payment they add automatically 20% " auto gratutiy", when you ask to reduce this they tell you is there procedure. I have to pay 47 Dollar for the service - redicules, the should inform up front then you keep you bill small, tourist trap!!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Not up to expectations, service and food were not average compared to the actual value an cost.

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Monterrey
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Fun place to go to with a group of friends. TIP IS INCLUDED in the check.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience, from the food to the performances it was a spectacular night. The service was amazing the food was top notch even down to the chips it was delicious

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Naples
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is awesome!! A little moulin rouge. Perfect entertainment for everyone. The singers are amazing, dancers are awesome! A little bit of everything in the show! The band was perfect!! I loved the place!

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

2nd or 3rd visit already - show always a bit different each time and menu also presenting regularly changes. Good international cuisine and fun show - only downside is price but nothing is cheap in Miami nowadays!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the only place in Miami where you feel elsewhere . As soon as you push the ent

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Went on a Thurs night to celebrate my anniversary. Rec'd a warm welcome, gracious service, in a lovely old world glamorous setting! Special kudos to the female showgirl/MC who kept the burlesque show rolling and made the evening fun. However the real gem of the night was the fabulous band Rum and Coffee that entertained late into the night! Had a wonderful evening and will definitely go again...and again.

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AS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

food and service excellent the only problem I had is they do a False Advertising about the show the advertise a Band after the show and that happens only at the first seating 8.30 pm and not at the second one, I check again they website today and doesn`t said anything about that

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was AMAZING! The performance surpassed my expectations! The FOOD My goodness, AMAZING! Best gauc and chips ive ever tasted, the chips were like infused with cheese, The corn was unlike anything I've ever tasted. The dancing and crowd participation made me feel like I was amongst friends and I was alone. Go to El Tucan, you will enjoy it !

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my 30th birthday there and I had the absolute most amazing time I could have ever hoped for! It was everything I thought it would be AND MORE! Literally- I HIGHLY recommend to anyone celebrating anything special or if you want to go out on a fancy night in town- GO THERE! Everything was amazing, the service- so personable! Our waitress rocked! The show- rocked! The host of the show interacts with everyone, and the performers too. I'm just speechless- it was amazing!

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The service was great, awesome ambiance, food was ok. The show was great, however it states on the site that show is a 10:30, it doesn't start until 11:30, the food was served slightly before the show starts.
Seating is also assigned based on when the reservation was made.

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