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Esteban's Restaurant

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1351 SW Barlow St, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3159
(360) 675-4800
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Mexican Food in a Strip Center

This is an old fashion Mexican Restaurant. Not glitzy from the outside but you will find what you want on the inside. Traditional Fajitas. Great Apeitizer combo, made from scratch and heaping with hot (temperature wise) food. They have it sandwiched in between a movie theatre and a pet store, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Orlando
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This restaurant has great Mexican food. We have been several times, and had numerous items from the menu, and never been disappointed. Chili Verde and Chili Colorado are outstanding!! Fajitas too! Margueritas help to set the mood!!!

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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Slow service despite being almost empty, and the food was only OK - bit greasy for my liking. Lots of choice on the menu and reasonably priced, but there are better in town.

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Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is an old fashion Mexican Restaurant. Not glitzy from the outside but you will find what you want on the inside. Traditional Fajitas. Great Apeitizer combo, made from scratch and heaping with hot (temperature wise) food. They have it sandwiched in between a movie theatre and a pet store, but it looks like the stand alone mexican restaurants you... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It seem that no matter what I order, I always have to take some home. The food is good, hot and more than enough. I think the cost is reasonable, however, the service could be a little better.

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It can be difficult to find good Mexican food on Whidbey Island, so Esteban's is a pleasant surprise! Beans and rice are staples and they make them very well.

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Coupeville, Washington
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The food was OK. Not good; not bad. As another reviewer stated, mediocre. My biggest complaint is that I was overcharged. I ordered the 2 enchilada dinner ($9.95). I asked to get 2 different enchiladas instead of 2 of the same kind. The menu stated there was a .75 charge for substitutions. Unusual for a Mexican restaurant when you order... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We ate here on Sep 14th. We are from Arizona and the food here was just like at home. I had a tostada and chili relleno with rice and beans. The portions were plenty big enough. I also had a very good Margarita! The staff are very nice and fun, and the service was excellent.

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Florida, United States
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I so wanted to rate this place with a higher rating, because the staff was super friendly, good service the decor nice,and the entire place immaculate..EXCEPT..when I opened my menu it was filthy..as in the entire menu was splattered with salsa that hadn't dried yet. The older gentleman server (Mr. Esteban, perhaps?)was apologetic. The menu was varied, the chips and... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The service is on the pretty slow side, but it is hands down the best Mexican food on Whidbey. Not the best Mexican food EVER, but definitely the best on the Island. We will definitely be frequenters of Esteban's!

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Coupeville, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

the food is decent, but its a little bit on the expensive side. i have never had any problems with the staff and they have always been extremely helpful

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Additional Information about Esteban's Restaurant

Address: 1351 SW Barlow St, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3159
Phone Number: (360) 675-4800
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Oak Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1351 SW Barlow St, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3159
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Oak Harbor
  • Phone Number: (360) 675-4800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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