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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 - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner
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
Great service, large portions

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Rich D
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Chicago, Illinois
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Frederick
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533 reviews 533 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
284 helpful votes 284 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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69 reviews 69 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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
177 reviews 177 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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 

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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

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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