El Tucán’s given a facelift to menu and space

The colorful toucans and vibrant colors inside El Tucán are the ideal match for their recently revamped menu. The wave of tropical decor hits you right away, as do the lovely bars right when you walk through the doors.

Magic carpet cocktail

Magic carpet cocktail tools

I recommend the first thing you do is sit at one of those bars and order the Magic Carpet cocktail. It’s a lovely concoction of Plymouth gin, jasmine and pear nectar. The light up coaster adds a lovely brightness to the glass.

After the welcome cocktail, there were libations paired with all the courses during our family style dinner. Family style is always nice because it provides small tastes of everything without a full plate commitment (and getting full too early into the meal!) You wanna try everything right?

Tuna pizzzetta
Sushi and sashimi platter

With the appetizers and salad course, where we enjoyed tuna pizzetta with truffle aioli and shaved black truffle as well as a sushi and sashimi deluxe platter, we enjoyed the Soto Sake glass.

Satay of Chilean sea bass
A5 Wagyu Kobe beef tasting
Fortune cookie milk punch cocktail

Then came the entrees, oh the entrees. Satay of Chilean sea bass with a miso glaze followed by a Miyazaki A5 Wagyu Kobe beef tasting a full experience of Japanese beef with hot stone, steak and new style. This course was closed out with the risotto hot pot made with acquerello rice, a combo of shimeshi and shiitake mushrooms in a porcini broth. Mushroom lovers (that would be me), this is for you! The cocktail here? Served in a Chinese take out container, yes, you read that right. It’s called the Fortune Cookie Milk Punch and is a fun, cute surprise.

Imperial Experience dessert
Lychee rose martini

We then had a delectable side of miso roasted cauliflower and ended with El Tucan Imperial Experience, an assortment of desserts, ice cream and fruits. This was paired with a lychee rose martini.

Adorable wallpaper at El Tucan

After all this you’d think “roll me outta here” but again, because it was served family style it was doable. Plus it’s always fun to share with a group, passing plates and serving each other. It’s what all foodies love and what brings people together during a meal.

El Tucán, 1111 SW 1 Ave., 305.535.0065

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