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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
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 6
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Great Mexican

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!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orlando
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 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 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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