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All 64 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
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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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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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

Silver Spring, MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was packed because it was Labor Day weekend but it's so large that we didn't have to wait long. I got the fajitas. It was good (with fresh veggies) and was a lot of food. I like their salsa too. I've never been disappointed when I come here.

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

I'm really happy to hear you've never been disappointed when dining at our place. It's great to know you enjoyed the fajitas and didn't have to wait long despite it being a busy weekend. Hope you'll make it back to NC again soon! Best, Diego Garcia, General Manager More

Enfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

tacos, burritos were good if they were the beef inside- the chicken that was inside was very bland - they should grill the chicken or spice it up- however the other stuff was yummy with a good price. would go back but stay away from the chicke.

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

While I'm happy you enjoyed the meal for the most part, I'm so disappointed to hear you didn't like the chicken more, Mary. Your feedback is definitely helpful because we're always looking to find ways to improve our dishes, so thanks for speaking up. We can't wait to have you back in again soon. Take care, Diego Garcia, General Manager More

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I went to this restaurant on Labor Day weekend, so the town was very busy and the couple of places we wanted to go were too long of a wait, so we thought we would get some Mexican. It smells bad as soon as you walk in. Our food was bland and over priced. We go to Carolina Beach several... More

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

I'm pretty concerned to read this review, Jennie. I don't think we've ever had our restaurant be described as smelling bad before, so I'm not quite sure what happened here. When we're busy, our place is full of the smells of fresh made Mexican food, so perhaps it was just overly fragrant during your visit. As for the food being... More

Middleport, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I took my daughters here on our last night in Carolina Beach. It was 7PM on a Friday and we got a table almost immediately despite the place looking full and very busy. Service was prompt and friendly. The food was very good. The portions were large. For $60.00 we had 2 appetizers, 3 entrees, 3 desserts and extra chips... More

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

Fantastic to hear how much you and your daughters enjoyed dinner with us, Ross! I'm so happy you got a chance to dine with us while visiting Carolina Beach. It's always great to hear that our customers feel like they got a great value while at our restaurant. Hope you'll be back to see us the next time you're in... More

Greensboro, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Excellent Chef Specialities including the most awesome Carne Asada tacos we've ever had! Very fresh ingredients and tender steak. This will be our new hangout!!

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

Best ever?! That means so much to us -- so happy you like them! Knowing that we'll be your new hangout is fantastic. Can't wait to have you back. Best, Diego Garcia, General Manager More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Like most Mexican restaurants this one was average. We waited over an hour for our food, but the waitress was fairly attentive. Nothing over the top but sitting outside on the balcony was nice.

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

While I'm disappointed you found us to be just average, I'm happy that you enjoyed our service as well as our balcony. We're always working to improve, so I'd love if you'd stop by again so we can prove we can do better. Best, Diego Garcia, General Manager More

Wilmington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great food and service, and affordable prices. My husband and I, and my mother, frequent the restaurant. My fave is the steak quesadilla. It comes with a bed of lettuce topped with diced tomato, and a spoonful of sour cream, and rice or refried beans. I have tried the chicken quesadilla also but the chicken is pulled and for my... More

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

It's wonderful to know how much you, your mother, and your husband enjoy our restaurant! I'm happy that you're fans of the quesadillas, as well as some of our other dishes. However, I'm sorry to hear you don't enjoy our salsa -- we can definitely pass this information on to the kitchen. Hope to see you all in again soon,... More

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