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El Cazador Mexican Restaurant

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101 North Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC 28428
+1 910-458-5226
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: El Cazador is a family-restaurant serving quality Mexican cuisine. At El...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently good food.

We eat here at least once a week and the food is consistently good and a very good value. They usually have a beer special nightly that adds even more value to the overall menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Susan W
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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is our second bad experience with this restaurant. We rarely saw our waiter and had to get another waiter to assist us with drink refills. We waited an hour and never saw our food or waiter. We walked out, due to no food or waiter. Don't waste your time with this restaurant.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We went to El Cazador last week looking for some good Mexican food and left very disappointed. We had asked a local where to go for good Mexican and they told us about a couple of places up near Wilmington, but we did not want to leave the island so we gave this place a go. We were 1st served... More 

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

Especially for someone who has such experience with Mexican dining, I'm really disappointed to hear that we didn't earn a higher spot on your list when you stopped in. I want to take a moment to assure you that we do make everything fresh, and we make it with fresh ingredients. However, I can totally understand how that came into... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We went last night to El Cazador for Cinco De Mayo. We had tried this place 2 other times in the past 2 years and did not enjoy the food. We figured we would try again to see if anything was better. And though the service was great, the food was far from it. The house margaritas were made with... More 

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

I'm really sorry to hear we may have lost you for good, because it sounds like we haven't reached your palate like we've reached many of our fans, tourists and locals alike. I'd like to reassure you that we use fresh ingredients to create truly top-notch Mexican food, but I'll be sure to follow up with my team to look... More 

Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We eat here at least once a week and the food is consistently good and a very good value. They usually have a beer special nightly that adds even more value to the overall menu.

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

I'm glad to hear that you're a regular, Susan -- knowing the specials can really put you at an advantage to pick your ideal nights to dine with us! Hope to see you around again soon, because there's plenty more beer and delicious food where those came from! My best, Dielgo Garcia, General Manager More 

Frederick
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543 reviews 543 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We came here by accident after trying two other restaurants that didn't have barbecued chicken and sometimes the third time really is the charm. We sat down immediately (as they opened at 11) in a nice padded booth and were immediately brought warm chips and cold spicy salsa. I took about half a minute to decide - I always order... More 

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

I'm so glad you and your husband stumbled across us in your search for some amazing lunch -- it sounds like we really gave you a great first impression! From the salsa to the fajitas, it means a lot that you shared your lunch with us. We're very lucky to have Alvaro as a part of our team, so I'll... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was a great find in CB. Although busy, the wait staff covered everything well. I had a shrimp Burrito that was excellent. The nachos were very good as well. plenty of decent chunky salsa with the chips and an extra salsa bar to choose your favorites.

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

With a shrimp burrito and every salsa you can think of, I'm really happy you found us, Rich. We're really lucky to have the servers we do, so your compliment means a lot! The next time you're in the area, we'd love to have you back. Best, Dielgo Garcia, General Manager More 

Ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Once of the few places we found with ample OUTSIDE seating. Had an extensive menu and live entertainment when we went on a Tuesday night. The Marriott room keys will give you 15% off your food bill!

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

Happy to hear you enjoyed the outdoor seating as well as the food and live entertainment. Hope to welcome you back next time you're in North Carolina. All the best, Dielgo Garcia, General Manager More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Within walking distance of our hotel, attentive service, large portions and excellent choices of specialty items

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

So happy you got a chance to try us out while in Carolina Beach! It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed the dishes so much. We hope you'll join us again the next time you're in town! Take care, Diego Garcia, General Manager More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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

Eric, thanks for this! It's always great to know we've been able to impress with our food and our service. Hearing how much you enjoyed both makes every thing we do worthwhile. Hope you'll remember us again if you're back in Carolina Beach! Best, Diego Garcia, General Manager More 

North Carolina, USA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 North Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC 28428
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-458-5226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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.
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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