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All 66 Carolina Beach Restaurants

El Cazador Mexican Restaurant

101 North Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC 28428
+1 910-458-5226
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: El Cazador is a family-restaurant serving quality Mexican cuisine. At El Cazador, we pride ourselves on an incredible menu made from fresh ingredients and fast, friendly service. We make sure to buy the best, quality ingredients to prepare delicious tasting dishes.
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If you are staying in Carolina Beach with a hunger for Mexican food I highly recommend El Cazador. The amount of food that is in a meal is plentiful and this place definitely gives you your moneys worth! The food is good to excellent and the service is friendly and prompt, admittedly we were there during the off season so... More 

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North Carolina, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stopped in late night for a light dinner. The restaurant was not very busy but the service was very slow. I found the salsa to be very spicy and our waiter said he would bring something milder. He never did. Two dishes and one beer cost $25. That's real expensive for Mexican food. My dish was vegetarian. The food... More 

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Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy your dinner with us more. You definitely should have been given that milder salsa you asked for and for that I apologize. I do want to point out that we use fresh ingredients and make everything from scratch, which may be why you found the price to be higher than what... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I love this restaurant! On a recent trip to the beach, I ventured upon this gem based on the recommendation of the hotel. One of the best Mexican restaurants I've ever been to! Will definitely return!!!

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Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments! It's fantastic your hotel sent you our way, and even better that our cuisine left an impression. Can't wait to have you back! Best, Diego Garcia, General Manager More 

Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Having lived here for over a year and not previously visited El Cazador, it will definitely not be as long before our next visit. A charming building with great service and the food was fresh and delicious. I have to say one of the best Mexican meals I have ever had. Highly recommend it!

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Jose A, Jose Aguilar at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Rick, I'm so happy you finally gave us a visit! Knowing we were able to charm you with our restaurant and cuisine is great. Further, reading that it was one of the best Mexican meals you've had is amazing! Hope to see you soon. Best, Diego Garcia, General Manager More 

Middletown, DE
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have eaten here on both of my recent trips to Carolina Beach. The food is really good with a nice selection. The service is great, and the location is very accessible.

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Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so pleased we're a place you enjoy visiting when you're at the beach. It's fantastic you like the food, the location, and the service as well. I hope we'll see you again soon. Best, Diego Garcia, General Manager More 

Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's not the best, but it's definitely not the worse. It's average for a mexican restaurant. The salsa was really hot! Ask for the mild. Their tall beers are huge! Took two hands to pick up the glass. I would recommend trying it. It's a nice convenient restaurant.

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Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Tara, while I'm pleased you enjoy our restaurant, I do hope that we'll be able to prove we're more than average! I hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Diego Garcia, General Manager More 

South Park Township, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

All of our food was different and delicious, not all the same with cheese. Service was great, drinks were reasonably priced. It was clean and fun. You should eat here.

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Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Great to hear the meal was enjoyed, John! Knowing you had great service and delicious food here is wonderful. I hope you'll stop in again the next time you're in town. Best, Dielgo Garcia, General Manager More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We go to this place every time we're at the beach. Large selection of entrees and the service is excellent. Great for the kids. It can get busy, it's a very popular place.

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Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

It's so wonderful to know you come here whenever you're at the beach! Hearing that you always enjoy our dishes and service alike simply makes my day. Hope to see you in again soon. Take care, Diego Garcia, General Manager More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'm not a huge fan of most Mexican food. I think it is just cheese and sauces with some meat thrown in. However, I do like this gem in downtown Carolina Beach. I'll admit, it is not my first choice along this section of Carolina Beach. If my first choice is packed, I go here. The service is pretty good,... More 

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Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Jane, it's so wonderful to hear you describe our place as a gem! Knowing that despite not being your first choice, we're still able to serve up some fresh food and delicious drinks makes my day. I hope one day we can prove we're worthy of that first place spot! Until then, we can't wait to have you back in.... More 

Mount Vernon, Indiana
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Service was terrible, food was average at best. Would not go back. Is in good location across from Pops.

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Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm really upset to hear the service at our restaurant described as terrible, Jerry! I'm not sure exactly what happened during your dining experience, but it really sounds out of the ordinary for us. Please know we're always working to improve, so if you find yourself back in Carolina Beach, we'd love a second chance to prove we can do... More 

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Address: 101 North Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Phone Number: +1 910-458-5226
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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