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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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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 7
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Third time eating here. 2nd time was during dinner hours and the wait time was long. Come to find out they called my name in the other sitting area and someone took my seat. This was disturbing because they had a different size group than I had and were still seated. We were there for 2 hours start... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Eric C
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Waynesville, Ohio
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Waynesville, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Third time eating here. 2nd time was during dinner hours and the wait time was long. Come to find out they called my name in the other sitting area and someone took my seat. This was disturbing because they had a different size group than I had and were still seated. We were there for 2 hours start to finish.... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed your meal with us, Eric! That said, it's disappointing to hear some wires got crossed about your table last time -- we're so sorry for the inconvenience. Rest assured, that won't be the case in the future. We're all looking forward to welcoming you back for a five-star experience sometime soon. Take care, Dielgo Garcia, General Manager More 

North Carolina
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I was passing through the area from Wilmington to Kure Beach. Passed by this location and actually did a U-turn to go back it look so appealing. Two-story building with the top deck open to eat at and to view the main strip area while eating. I was greeted as soon as I walked in the door. They sat me... More 

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

I'm so happy you decided to stop by as you were passing through recently! Thank you for coming to see us -- it look likes your first visit was a real hit. We pride ourselves on quick service from the beginning of your meal to the end, so next time you're passing through Carolina Beach, I'd love to show you... More 

Indian Trail, NC
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went early and were seated immediately and ordered. To be honest with you, the food was good. It was very slow getting out to us and they weren't busy so I don't know what the hold up was. All in all, I'm leery and we probably will never go again due to the fact that I visited their women's... More 

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

We take our cleaning schedule very seriously around here, so this is actually quite a shocking review to read -- first off, I want to apologize for your experience. Our food safety standards are top notch, but I completely understand how that could come into question if we're falling short in other areas. I'll be following up with my team... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Sitting in El Cazador this very moment. Waited 59 minutes for our food....only to be let down because it was COLD. My 4 year old fell asleep because he waited so long. Let's not forget the rude wait staff as well. She could care less that we questioned the hostess about our meal because she was roaming around upstairs. My... More 

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

This experience is really disappointing to read, Dee -- it's certainly not representative of a typical visit here, and I'm so sorry to learn about your wait. I hear we were much busier on Sunday than we anticipated, and I'm so sorry we didn't take that opportunity to shine and give you a great first impression. It sounds like we... More 

Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to El Cazador for dinner. It was busy, but we did not have to wait for a table. We were greeted as soon as we walked through the door. I had the combination platter, great burrito, quesadilla, and enchilada. My boyfriend had pollo ranchero and was pleased. We will be returning every time we visit... More 

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

I'm so happy we got you and your boyfriend in so quickly! Though I see you're from Tennessee, I'll be looking forward to your return for another round. Be sure to reach out on our social media pages and let us know when you make it back! Until then, Dielgo Garcia, General Manager More 

Lima
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We eat here every year when we vacation at Kure Beach. The staff is friendly, atmosphere is great and food is delicious

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

It looks like we've impressed on all fronts, Nikki -- thanks for coming to see us! It'll be a little while before you're back in the area, but come see us again when you make it. And say hi! Until then, Dielgo Garcia, General Manager More 

Holly Springs, North Carolina
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170 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have eaten here before and the food is always generally good. The variety is good and the prices reasonable. I had a steak quesadilla and it was excellent. The best choice of all my visits here. It can be busy and the parking can be difficult so go prepared.

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

It sounds like the Steak Quesadilla was a real hit for you, Phil -- I'm glad to see that you found your new favorite! To be honest though, I'm a little confused at your rating based on the experiences you described. While we do get fairly busy from time to time, we always do our best to ensure the wait... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went there for dinner and it was fantastic-full of flavor, hot, and a ton of food! The menu is huge...the prices are reasonable and service was FAST! Went back a couple days later for lunch and it was a smaller menu (I couldn't get the shrimp???), the sweet tea was not sweet, and the portions were not even HALF of... More 

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

I'm really sorry that our lunch menu didn't quite impress you the same way our dinner menu did on your first visit, Angie. It sounds like the sugar may have been a bit light for your tea the second time around, too. While I encourage you to always let us know if something's fallen flat for you so we can... More 

Apex, North Carolina
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Went here for cinco de mayo. The place was slammed. But still got seated relatively quickly. On a day they could have raised special drink prices they were very nicely and reasonably priced. Service was great. Had a waitress named Phelan who was so friendly and nice. The food was delicious. Definitely returning. Had the big green burrito with chicken.

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

Cinco de Mayo is such a big day for us, so it's lovely to hear everything went so smoothly. The burrito you ordered certainly is a favorite here, and I really hope you'll come back again this summer to explore the menu even more! All my best, Dielgo Garcia, General Manager More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had a little bit of a wait as it's high season but since it was just the two of us we we're seated in under 10 minutes. It has a cool atmosphere with some "outdoor" seating. Good sized portion food for a decent price (both my wife and I ended up taking half of our meals home). Good service... More 

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

So glad to see that we're neighbors, Stephen! It looks like we'll be seeing more of you and your wife whenever you're visiting Carolina Beach, so I'll be looking forward to having you back in for more. Though we do get fairly busy during the summer months, you're right -- we're always working hard to get you in as soon... More 

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Additional Information about El Cazador Mexican Restaurant

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
Cuisine: Mexican

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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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