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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
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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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

Wharton, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

pitchers of margaritas and chips and salsa started the day off right- we sat upstairs and could see the whole town going by - so fun!! mexican food was good too

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review! It's fantastic to hear you had such a great time at our place. The view is really great from upstairs -- happy you enjoyed! Hope you'll be back in the next time you're in Carolina Beach. All the best, Diego Garcia, General Manager More

Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

On our last night in Carolina Beach, we decided to try El Cazador and we were pleasantly surprised. Drinks and food came out fast, everything tasted good, and you got more food than you would expect.

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

Thanks so much for writing this, Elizabeth! I'm thrilled you decided to try us out. It's always great to hear that we were able to impress people with our service and fresh Mexican food. I hope you'll be able to stop by again the next time you're in N.C.! Best, Diego Garcia, General Manager More

Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

So after visiting el Cazador and realizing that they are going with quantity, I became closer to their moto of not letting us go home hungry. If u leave this place hungry, you're a fool! The burritos are huge! If you are eating there, sit outside on a Friday or Saturday night and soak in the local environment. I did... More

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

We don't think quantity means sacrificing quality! I'm happy to know you appreciated our burritos and that you didn't leave hungry. Carolina Beach is a beautiful, fun place, so it's great you recommend sitting on the patio -- it's our favorite place to sit, too. Hope you'll be back, Diego Garcia, General Manager More

Sparta, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

I am really glad we gave this place a try. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. The portion sizes were very hearty. Out of the five adults in our group, three had to get to go boxes. My leftovers were enough for another whole meal. I got veggie fajitas. Superb!!

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

I'm really glad you gave us a try too, Andrea! We know it's important to match delicious food with great service, so I'm thrilled to know you had both. I'm also happy you and your group were so impressed with our portion size. You can never have too much Mexican food! Hope to see you again soon, Dielgo Garcia, General... More

Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great food and friendly service. The staff is very informative about the local activities and the food rocks...good portions

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

Thanks for dining with us! I love hearing that you not only enjoyed our food, but our staff was able to give you information about the area! We hope you'll be back, Dielgo Garcia, General Manager More

Libertyville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The good: Food. We had a party of five and everyone liked the food. The Service was friendly and seemed happy. The bad: This was the slowest Mexican restaurant I ever ate at. It took almost 50 minutes for our dinner to arrive. Also, the margarita was weak. I think they go light on the tequila.

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

It's great everyone enjoyed the food, but I'm sorry to hear it took some time to get to you. While it's not an excuse, things can get pretty crazy during and after a busy period. Our kitchen staff probably wanted all the dishes to come out at once -- this can take some time depending on what's ordered. As for... More

Waterville, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Okay, you may be surprised at the $20.00 price tag for the special burrito but don't hesitate. This burrito can be shared by three people and is full of quality ingredients! All the food is well cooked and the atmosphere is excellent. I will be back. Thank you, El Cazador for a great dinner!

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

The Special Burrito is giant and definitely not for the faint of heart, Lisa! I'm so happy you were able to share and enjoy it. Thank you for such a great review, and we hope you'll be back in soon. Best, Diego Garcia, General Manager More

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