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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
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
very good carne asada

The carne asada is exceptional. Of the other items weve tried most are very good, except the tacos. They fall apart of the plate, too much moisture. Prices are a bit high.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
daisiesforyou
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The carne asada is exceptional. Of the other items weve tried most are very good, except the tacos. They fall apart of the plate, too much moisture. Prices are a bit high.

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Thank daisiesforyou
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We ate lunch here after watching a movie next door. The service was good. We were met at the door and seated right away. The chips were warm, the salsa very good. I ordered the shredded beef burro and it was huge and very tasty. The restaurant was clean and friendly family atmosphere. We went there twice and weren't disappointed.

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Thank Talbert M
Oak Harbor, Washington
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

My husband & I celebrated our wedding anniversary dinner here. The food, atmosphere and staff were all very goo.

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Thank Judith S
Anacortes, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Very good Mexican food, we have enjoyed for years at the Anacortes location. That business has closed so we have been coming to Oak Harbor Esteban's and is just as good. Very fair prices. This is not a gourmet, fine dining experience but more of a family atmosphere and usually exactly what we want! Friendly, fast service. I always order... More 

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Thank Pamela H
Clinton, Washington
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201 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food here is just the same menu as all the mid range Mexican restaurants in Western Washington. Why do these all insist on putting mushrooms in the shrimp dishes? This is not a Mexican thing. Anyway, it is an ordinary place with food that is not too greasy and with a wide selection of dishes. Not great, only OK

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Thank D M
Washington, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have been eating at Estaban's for almost 14 years. We enjoy their food and the staff. Love the Grilled Chicken Tostada Salad. I wish I had the recipe for the rub they put on the chicken.

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Thank djcc70
Orlando
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank onigetnom
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 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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Thank Chimpy28
Washington
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211 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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Thank Umbear
Oak Harbor, Washington
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Kitty C

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?