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El Cazador

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Mexican, Southwestern
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32195 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3774
+1 360-675-6114
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My wife ordered arroz con pollo and the sauce was well-prepared. I ordered the chile relleno but there was no green chile in it. The chile was substituted by frying a flat egg omelette. Never seen that before.

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Thank Demetrio T
Jose R, Owner at El Cazador, responded to this review

Hola Demetrio! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and the flavors, as we do make all of our food items in house and from scratch. We make our chile-rellenos by roasting California Chiles, removing the skin, filling with cheese, battering, and then deep frying. We do not serve the omelette style, but we do serve them with sauce... More 

Oak Harbor, Washington
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

El Cazador's has some OUTSTANDING Mexican food and a wonderful ambience to the place. It also makes a wonderful date night.

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Thank TonyMinich
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

If not for the often slow/inefficient service, I'd give another star, for example, our drink glasses remaining empty even though the server has passed by five times, asking for another basket of chips yet not receiving them until requested a second time, requesting a side of sour cream with a meal yet never receiving it, etc. Having said all that,... More 

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Thank Kelsi B
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I was on the fence about going to this restaurant based on other reviews. The car park was full which to me is a good sign. We had to wait a few minutes for table but not too long. The restaurant was hopping. Our order was taken promptly and we got free salsa and chips. So the food took a... More 

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2 Thank Kylie G
Burien, Washington
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of 7 dined at El Cazador on a Friday night. We enjoyed the colorful decor and mariachi music. Everyone got something different and most choices were pleasing. I was disappointed with my Shrimp Tacos, though. The slaw was cloyingly sweet, which overpowered the dish. Thumbs up to the 22 oz. Pacifico and Corona Light drafts. Service was friendly... More 

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Thank dawnzascorp
jammu
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

absolute mexican look from outside with awesome ambiance. excellent menu of variety of food choices. superb sauces.everything was perfect except their cocktails which were abnoxious.food was fresh tasty and size was good.

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Thank tejrazdan
Oak Harbor, Washington
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Just had early lunch here recently. We've not been to El Cazador for years because of previous service that was inconsistent. Food is great as usual - no complain about it. Our main server though was somewhat out of focus and they were not too busy at the time we were there - we had to tell him repeatedly what... More 

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Thank DaisyRS
Oak Harbor, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We go there for Dinner at least once a month,the food is always great,it is always busy,the service is great and you don't have to wait long for your food.Happy hour ends at 6.wait staff is friendly,Paco has been there for years,he knows what we drink! In our Opinion this is one of the better Restaurants in Oak Harbor!

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1 Thank Marianne T
Irwin, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Loved this place. Best Margarita, Chips and Salsa. The guacamole was the best I had ever eaten. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very attentive and friendly. Cant wait to return next year.

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3 Thank Deborah B
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived mid afternoon, plenty of active and pleasant staff, nice choice of tables and booths. Started with margaritas, served in large heavy glasses, great way to start, all 4 persons in our party ordered something different, all pleased with meal and service. Delicious, will return next time in town.

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3 Thank Dave M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32195 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3774
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Oak Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-675-6114
Description
Voted "Best Mexican" by Whidbey News-Times The Best of Whidbey Reader's Choice Awards 2010 thru 2015. Since 1982 we have remained family owned and operated are and proud to serve Whidbey Island delicous Mexican food! Whether you are craving some delicious Queso Dip, Churros, Carne Asada, Fajitas, Pozole, or Tortilla soup, you are sure to find something to love here at El Cazador.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?