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El Cazador

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1600 Shady Knoll Ave, Bedford, VA 24523-2211
+1 540-586-4715
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bedford, Virginia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The prices are good the food is very good. The waitresses are very helpful. No waiting great parking. Walking distance from town center.

Thank davesper
Bedford, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This restaurant has been in business for many years and there is a good reason. The food is just right and the service is quick. We have gotten to know some of the people who work there and they are like family. Good people and good food.

Thank David H
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Ample parking, we'll balanced menu, staff very cordial, the food great....! An owned & operated Mexican restaurant in Bedford, Va , traditional Mexican meals at very reasonably priced. Restaurant closes at 10:00 pm & has a lunch servings Would recommend to a friend and we plan to return..! We were pleasantly surprised. Bedford's own taste Mexico

Thank William A. K
Roanoke, Virginia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Very good food. Our family has ate at El Cazador's for over 10 years. Great complimentary fresh warm tortilla chips & salsa to start. We have tried many of their sections and have never had a bad dish. Our vegetarian enjoys her meals too. The restaurant really needs a fresh update to their decor, BUT I don't know how they... More 

Thank Kim G
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Great for lunch time during the week when you are in a hurry! Having a picky family, there is something there for everyone!

Thank Kimberly B
Monroe, Virginia
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Quiet Mexican restaurant the night we went. Food was hot and tasty. We have been their many times over past years

Thank Arthur R
Bedford, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

We used to have a great Mexican restaurant named Mexico Viejo but one night they just up and disappeared. Now all we have is El Caz and there are lots of improvements to be made. I will say the free chips and salsa are always great. I love the fact that they are served immediately so that keeps the kids... More 

Thank justjacqueline
Hampton, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

We make a stop here once a year. Always happy with the food and the service. Love to see the advertisement for their "Elvis" impersonator. Have yet to see him but will have to make the trip just for that ;)

Thank Danygrlva40
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Very yummy, super cheap, very friendly and fast service. Authentic Mexican plates. Family friendly. Casual feel.

Thank Rolo-y-Pris
Blacksburg, Virginia
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Not much to look at but the food is good, especially the free chips and salsa. No specialties but I've never gone wrong. The place has terrible lighting. They literally alternate pink and yellow lights which create an creepy glow on everything. The music is fine and there is always at least one soccer match playing. Hint: use the light... More 

Thank Dave S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Shady Knoll Ave, Bedford, VA 24523-2211
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 540-586-4715

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