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El Cazador Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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101 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4928
+1 910-458-5226
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

decent food but very expensive for family. not best service and we went in off season.$70 for family five eating burrittos

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Thank rhunt12312
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had low expectations for a Mexican restaurant across the street from the beach Boardwalk, but were pleasantly surprised. The food was quite good, the portions were large, the prices were reasonable, the tortilla chips were endless(with a extra hot sauce available on request), and they served Dos Equis on tap. Our group had 4 different dishes and we're all happy... More 

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

Kurt, there's nothing better than seeing we exceeded your expectations! You have to have endless hot sauce and tortilla chips for a good experience -- you just have to. Glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you next time. Cheers, Diego Garcia, General Manager More 

Sanford
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Carolina Beach for a day trip...chose this particular restaurant for lunch, just to give it a try. Were seated rather quickly and male server was very patient while I decided on what to order. I chose the Dos Taquitos...they were terrible. They were very overcooked as well as dried and burned on all ends. Chicken was flavorless while what... More 

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Thank Lee Anne L
Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Lee Anne, this is surprising and disappointing to hear. To start, everything we make here is prepared fresh from fresh ingredients, so I'm sorry there were some issues in the kitchen with preparation. With that said, we'll always fix things that are respectfully brought to my team's attention, and I'm a little shocked anyone on my team might not have... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate there for dinner and were less than thrilled. The service was ok but the food was not good and the drinks are overpriced. Later that night a few of us had some stomach issues.

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

We take great care around here to ensure the health of our guests, Lisa, so I'm so sorry if you left feeling that might not be the case. We're also always happy to fix any concerns you have with a dish if you let us know while you're here. If you ever give us another shot, I'm sure we can... More 

Moncure, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great. Portions large. You can sit upstairs & be on outdoor patio. A little warm, but we liked it. Sit downstairs if you want air conditioning. Friendly service. Will go back.

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

From the flavor to the portions, Donna, I'm so happy everything was a hit! Can't wait to have you back -- just let us know what kind of seating you'd prefer, and we'll see if we can make it happen! Cheers, Diego Garcia, General Manager More 

Siler City, North Carolina
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told 20 minute wait so we went next door for beverages. Returned in 20 minutes and were rudely told, "We called you 15 minutes ago." After being seated, it was another 20 minutes before we had a drink on the table and were given the chance to place our food order. We finally ended up getting our food... More 

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Thank Maresnest19
Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

This is a little shocking to read -- though I can't tell from all the time frames you mentioned, it sounds like the service was much slower than our standard, and I'm sorry. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and that we were able to take care of some of the bill for you, but I'd like to get some... More 

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to wait about 20 minutes which wasn't bad. The chips and salsa were ok, the food was ok, the experience was just ok.

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Thank GKal15
Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

It's disappointing hearing we didn't stand out for you more! Sounds like the wait may have played a bit of an impact, but we're known for our authentic food -- if you make it back sometime, I know we can find you a dish you'll really be blown away by! All my best, Diego Garcia, General Manager More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ate here on 7-31-16. We arrived at 5:00 p.m. and there was already a wait to be seated. They seemed to be a bit under staffed, but we were seated within 10 minutes. They are very generous with the chips and salsa, which is delicious, and they keep it coming as long as you are waiting... More 

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

Im so pleased we wowed you with the food once we got it to you, Ron! I've gotta say, I'm disappointed we may have been a bit shorthanded -- unexpected absences can occasionally come up, but my team works hard to minimize the impact as best they can. I hope we'll be able to show you an even smoother visit... More 

Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here and it was very good. He loves Mexican food and was very pleased. The portions were generous. It was well worth the wait. The atmosphere was comfortable and pleasant. The prices were not unreasonable. Great choice!

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

Really happy we impressed your husband, Tina, and it sounds like you had a great time, too. Thanks for making a point to come see us! Next time you're looking for a delicious and satisfying meal, I hope you'll keep us in mind. Until then, Diego Garcia, General Manager More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is hands down the BEST mexican restaurant we've visited. Food is always hot. Servers are always friendly and willing to please. I will say again it's the best. My advice is to go early around 6pm because it can get busy.

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Thank julybaby35
Jose A, Owner at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

What high praise! Thanks for making us a regular stop, and I'm sure your fellow TripAdvisor users appreciate your recommendation. See you soon! 'Til then, Diego Garcia, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4928
  • 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.

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