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El Cazador

$$ - $$$Mexican,
32195 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3774
+1 360-675-6114
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (14 reviews)
“burrito” (17 reviews)
“tamales” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
32195 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3774
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in for lunch over the weekend - the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food was just ok...average. We all agreed we've had better Mexican food. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't terrible, just ok. One a positive note, the restaurant was...More

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mild salsa yuk. Chicken Enchiladas bland meat. Ambiance great. Service great too. Add some seasoning and this could “be the place”.

Thank Rnnc2009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding, authentic Mexican food!! This place is amazing! I’ve never had a bad experience here!! Tonight was a night I tried something different and as usual I’m impressed

1  Thank Allen B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great find while traveling back to B.C.! The food outstanding the margaritas were the best and service second to none ! I would say the only negative....portions are too big.....lol!

1  Thank Valerie N
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Good Food, Good Service, Nice atmosphere. Menu was like most Mexican restaurants, nothing too different, but a good place to eat!

1  Thank Terry P
Reviewed 9 January 2018

El Cazador has been in town for decades. Their current spot off of Hwy 20 provides good access and free parking. I have always gotten lovely service from Elizabeth. My favorite is the shrimp in mojo de ajo, or the table side guacamole. My wife...More

1  Thank bynw
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The food here, like most Mexican restaurants, is served in very hefty portions. They have a good variety on the menu and the combo meals are pretty extensive. I stopped in for lunch with a buddy and we were both surprised at the size of...More

Thank michaelwU5860VU
Reviewed 22 December 2017

It has the usual menu of Mexican food. Very tasty. Lots of chips and salsa. I order the chicken enchilada with rice and beans. Served super hot with white meat chicken. There is a lot of seating. You never have to wait. If you're into...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Good portions for reasonable prices. Large, clean and busy facility. BIG bar area with TV's. Good family area with booths. Friendly service.

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 23 November 2017

I moved from the Oak harbor area years ago, and recently visited the area again. I drove up this past Sunday 11-19-17 at about 1:00 p.m.. I was excited to again eat at my favorite Oak Harbor restaurant. When I drove up I was excited...More

1  Thank David K
Jose R, Owner at El Cazador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Hola David and Gracias for being a long time customer, and for taking the time to write us some feedback here on Tripadvisor. We are very glad that overall you had a satisfactory visit with us with regard to food taste, portion, environment, and service!...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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 2017. 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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