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El Cazador

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Mexican, American, Southwestern
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32195 SR 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3774
+1 360-675-6114
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Voted Best of Western Washington 2013 and The Best of Whidbey 2014 (4...
Voted Best of Western Washington 2013 and The Best of Whidbey 2014 (4 years in a row!) Since 1982 The Rodriguez Family has been serving Oak Harbor delicous Mexican food. We take great pride in what we do and are still family owned and operated. August of 2014 we celebrated 32 years of business in Oak Harbor. We appreciate all of our Amigos who have supported us throughout the years! Whether you are craving some delicious Carne Asada, Fajitas, or Tortilla soup, you are sure to find something to love here at El Cazador. We offer 12 beers on tap (6 of which are Mexican Cervezas, 6 Local) And over 40 Premium Tequilas in our full bar. We look forward to serving you!
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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
El Caz pleases a variety of palates

El Cazador is on the main drag of Oak Harbor, and while it looks like a mega chain restaurant, it is in fact family owned and operated. We have had consistently good meals and service. We have tried both lunch and dinner hours, and busier times such as holidays, and there was always a good amount... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
MinxInWA
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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Mesa, Arizona
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Small portions large price, Lunch $8 to $12, nice atmosphere lots of seating, family run, dinner $11 to $15. Margaritas $7-8.

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Silverton, Oregon
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190 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This Mexican restaurant has been here for years and is locally owned, a plus. The service is friendly and efficient, another plus. The food is all the usual choices and my husband is always happy, but some of it doesn't seem to like me as much. If you're hankering for Mexican food, it is the best choice in Oak Harbor.

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Orem, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had the Enchilada Trio, it was delicious! We split it with rice and beans and it was the perfect amount of food. So fresh and flavorful! Plus the chips and salsa were amazing!!

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Astoria, OR
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went here for dinner one night while we were staying in the area. Service was fast and friendly. All the typical Mexican dishes are represented and more. Lots of vegetarian options. My veggie burrito was large and very filling and tasty. My husband said the mole chicken dish was good and the horchata was amazing and tasted fresh and homemade.... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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524 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We came here because of the packed parking lot every night, and fairly good reviews on Trip Advisor. My husband ordered the Queso Burrito, the shell was so tuff he had tomorrow take it apart tomorrow eat the inside part. I ordered the "Seafood" Taco Salad, we are talking baby baby shrimp that I had tomorrow search and are you... More 

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Jose R, Owner at El Cazador, responded to this review

Hello Sharie, As you noted in your review we have a very good reputation for our food quality, and as a result, we are often quite busy. We take great pride in our hard work, being that we are family owned and operated and have served the community for several decades. If you would have mentioned any dissatisfaction about your... More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Dined at El Cazador and and had the Mexican tortilla soup while my children had the pecado dorado and chicken quesadilla. The food was good, hot, and plentiful. They served plenty of food. The Soup was okay and the kids food was great. I loved the spicy sauce and their chips. The restaurant was busy. I saw some patrons drinking... More 

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Coupeville, Washington
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a fine family restaurant and now offers a great selection to choose from. Their prices are right in the ball park and the meal and service are a home run out of the park!! We've been here many times and it always is an adventure we share with others. What a lot of fun for a birthday party.

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

El Cazador is on the main drag of Oak Harbor, and while it looks like a mega chain restaurant, it is in fact family owned and operated. We have had consistently good meals and service. We have tried both lunch and dinner hours, and busier times such as holidays, and there was always a good amount of wait staff on... More 

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Oklahoma
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was amazing. We had the quest blanco appetizer and it was delicious. Chips are on the thicker side which we loved. No breaking of chips in the dips. We ordered pork burrito, tamale, and enchilada which were all very tasty. Will definitely visit again on next vacation.

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Langley City, British Columbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We drove a ways to check out this restaurant, as it was recommended by friends, and we were not disappointed. Their Margaritas were top notch, we really liked them served in a shaker. I got a combo dinner and the Chile Relleno and Chimichange were so good. We would go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32195 SR 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3774
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Oak Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-675-6114

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern

Description

Voted Best of Western Washington 2013 and The Best of Whidbey 2014 (4 years in a row!) Since 1982 The Rodriguez Family has been serving Oak Harbor delicous Mexican food. We take great pride in what we do and are still family owned and operated. August of 2014 we celebrated 32 years of business in Oak Harbor. We appreciate all of our Amigos who have supported us throughout the years! Whether you are craving some delicious Carne Asada, Fajitas, or Tortilla soup, you are sure to find something to love here at El Cazador. We offer 12 beers on tap (6 of which are Mexican Cervezas, 6 Local) And over 40 Premium Tequilas in our full bar. We look forward to serving you!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?