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El Cazador

) #11 of 66 Restaurants in Oak Harbor $$ - $$$ Mexican,
32195 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3774
+1 360-675-6114
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (14 reviews)
“tacos” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
32195 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3774
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Great staff at El Cazador. Staff is very attentive and makes sure we are happy. We ordered enchiladas and the California burrito. Both very ok. And the waiter told us about the naked margarita which was very good. We went for an early dinner so...More

1  Thank slbebee58643
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We are new in town and glad we found our go-to mexican food restaurant. The portions are generous and the price is reasonable.

2  Thank bobi c
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nachos were great but I think they forgot the sauce one the mole Enchiladas.. I had to add homemade salsa to make them worth eating... Delivery driver was super. Even though he got lost he did a great job.

Thank Al R
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place advertises gluten free however has very limited options. Their tortilla chips are not gluten free. I ordered a tostado without the shell and it was average. My husband had their burrito (not gluten-free) which he said was excellent.More

Thank pdbrown4
Jose R, Owner at El Cazador, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Hola and thank you for your recent visit and feedback! We are very glad that your Husband enjoyed his burrito. We do mark our naturally gluten-free items with a small icon on the menu, and we are actively working to improve this visibility/flexability for our...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

We walked into the lounge area for lunch where there were other guests eating but no obvious staff member working specifically in there. 20 minutes later there is still no sign of staff. The other table finished and looked around for the check. After sitting...More

Thank Beverly P
Jose R, Owner at El Cazador, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Hola Beverly! We were disheartened to read about your recent less than satisfactory experience at our establishment. We have passed your comments along to our morning staff, as well as our Management so they can make the necessary adjustments to our morning communication between servers....More

Reviewed 17 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.More

Thank Demetrio T
Jose R, Owner at El Cazador, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

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...More

Reviewed 17 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.

Thank TonyMinich
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Kelsi B
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...More

2  Thank Kylie G
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank dawnzascorp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
Consecutively voted "Best Mexican" by Whidbey News-Times readers 2010 thru 2016. 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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