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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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
Good food and service

Whenever I visit cb, one of my meals is always at El Cazador. The food is consistently good as is the service. Prices are very reasonable and portions are filling. It seems to be a draw with the locals so that is always a good sign!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
bjdav
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Middletown, DE
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Midlothian, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We enjoyed a tasty lunch of enchiladas, tacos and rice! The service was friendly and the prices were very reasonable.

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Thank jamarxen65
Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Sounds like a tasty lunch to me! It looks like my team was able to take really great care of you, too. Thanks for touching base and letting me know! Hope you'll see us again. Until then, Dielgo Garcia, General Manager More 

Elon College, North Carolina
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178 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Stopped by here on our way back from Fort Fisher. The menu reminded me of every other Mexican restaurant you can find in any town in North Carolina. The service was very good, but the food was rather bland. I had a chicken burrito, and the chicken was devoid of flavor. This was the only Mexican restaurant we saw in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Geoff O
Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't feel we stood out more for you when you came to see us, Geoff! While we're proud to offer a few twists here and there on our traditional Mexican dishes, our goal is certainly for everything to be delicious, and I'm disappointed we didn't quite reach your palate. Hope you'll give us another shot sometime so... More 

Middletown, DE
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176 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Whenever I visit cb, one of my meals is always at El Cazador. The food is consistently good as is the service. Prices are very reasonable and portions are filling. It seems to be a draw with the locals so that is always a good sign!

Helpful?
Thank bjdav
Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in to see us whenever you come down from Delaware! It means a lot that we're a tradition for your Carolina Beach trips, and I appreciate you touching base here to let us know. Be well, and trust me -- we'll be looking forward to your return! Until then, Dielgo Garcia, General Manager More 

Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We just had an authentic Mexican meal of enchiladas and quesadilla. So good! My husband had a Margaritta and it was made perfectly. It had a really good flavor. Will definitely be back! The waiter gave excellent recommendations!

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

Glad to hear the server could really help take your visit to the next level! I see you may have been visiting from out of town, so thanks for spending a bit of time with us. I sure hope you'll say hi when you make it back -- I'd love to recommend some of my favorites, too! Safe travels, Dielgo... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Fresh ingredients and attentive wait staff make this place stand out. I highly recommend this for lunch or dinner.

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Thank FAMILYTRIPPER729
Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

We're always shooting for the freshest flavors around here, and I'm so happy that's exactly what you could taste -- sounds like the rest of the visit was just as much of a hit! If you're ever hungry around lunchtime (or dinnertime), I'd love to welcome you back. See you then! Warmest regards, Dielgo Garcia, General Manager More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Portions here are huge! We had a very nice meal. Both did the create your own combo and came up with some interesting combinations. Reason it didn't get five stars was the spinach was chopped, frozen and tasteless. All else was tasty.

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

I'm so happy you left satisfied after your meal with us, Michael! Looks like the combinations you worked out really hit the spot, and I hope you'll keep us in mind on the next trip. It sounds like something with our spinach prep may have been off in the kitchen, so I'd love to show you a flavorful experience from... More 

Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great service and great food. The staff is very pleasant and helpful. The quantity and quality of the food is great. it is family friendly and clean. The food is handmade not canned or frozen. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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1 Thank Shelli K
Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so happy you were able to taste the freshness, Shelli, because this is exactly the kind of experience I'd hope you would leave with! I see you're a local, and it means a lot that we're an area favorite. Next time you're in the mood for some Mexican food, you know where to find us -- I hope you'll... More 

Burlington, North Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had a late lunch on a rainy afternoon at El Cazador. We sat outside on their covered porch that was upstairs. The food was excellent with just the right amount of spice. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. She took good care of us and kept the iced tea coming! The meal was delicious and very reasonably priced.... More 

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Thank TeresaG60
Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Teresa, it means a lot that we could brighten up your day! Chicken fajitas are one of my go-to orders, also, so I'm happy they really hit the spot. When you make it back, be sure to say hi -- I'd love to thank you in person for a great review! All my best, Dielgo Garcia, General Manager More 

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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

it took 40 mins to get our food. I ordered shrimp tacos. they were cold, the shrimp was burnt, and it had no seasoning. it just tasted like burnt. the only ones out of our group that ate were the kids who had plain cheese quesadillas. would not recommend.

Helpful?
Thank apayne87
Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Even during a rush, we're all about delicious flavor and speedy service, and I want to personally apologize if we missed our mark. With that delay, I can understand why you might not have told us when things were so off with your order, but I'd encourage you to let me or someone from my team know -- we're eager... More 

Apex, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Great Good and service. Big place. Our table was ready faster than the 40 minutes predicted. Waitress was very pleasant and the food came out hot and good. Similar menu to the usual food chains around but generous helpings and very reasonably priced

Helpful?
Thank 37julianner
Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

We do get pretty busy during the summer, so I'm really happy we got your table ready before we expected! I take it the price and the portions made us stand out for you, and I hope you'll keep us in mind next time you're visiting Carolina Beach. Enjoy the rest of your summer! All my best, Dielgo Garcia, General... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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