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Cazador Restaurant

#196 of 1,787 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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854 Dominion Road | Auckland, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An outstanding meal tonight with well-balanced flavours and a great selection of alcoholic beverages to match. We were treated to the 5 course game feast - well worth it at $75 for your first trip here as it gives a selection of some of the better parts of the menu. All are tasty and rich without being overpowering. The variety... More 

Thank Seagull_Maestro
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Saturday evening dinner for 2. House charcuterie plate to share - Magnificent! Really set the scene for things to come ... Mains: Braised rabbit tagine and Anchovy marinated chargrilled venison. Both were superb. Dessert - Crème fraîche panna cotta & passionfruit ... delicious! Service was top-notch. The owner was really friendly. Will definitely visit again ... and again! Highly recommended.

1 Thank Shane H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just visited this game food restaurant, (one thats been on the bucket list for a while), so glad we did, What an interesting menu, , and on a Tuesday night, we were the only ones there, felt a little uncomfortable but the staff were very welcoming, and very knowledgeable about the menu. Then the place just filled up. The food... More 

Thank Ngaire M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The occasion: A family dinner celebrating my favourite’s birthday courtesy of my lovely parents. The food: We opted for the five-course feast which included popping a lot of food cherries for me, as most of the meat I hadn’t tried before. If that sounds like a bit too much for you, don’t worry they also have an a la carte... More 

Thank KielySmiley
Karaka, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have visited this restaurant three times, and on every occasion it has exceeded it's expectations. This is a dining experience for people who appreciate game meats, so be prepared. I absolutely adore the decor and the atmosphere. Service is amazing, food is even better.

Thank HappyKiwiGal
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2016

For my sons fiftieth on Nov 19th we went for the new experience of Game Meat. The decor and atmosphere were both challenging and appropriate. The chance to try different kinds of wild meat was met with approval by all our party. Even my grand daughter text her father to keep the heart of the next seeka deer he kills... More 

Thank Myrene S
Bern, Switzerland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We came to this restaurant after following on social media from afar. Unfortunately the reality did not quite live up to the beautiful photos. We experienced quite dry meats and in our humble opinion unbalanced dishes. Having said that the service was very friendly.

Thank snowjunkie74
Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Our second visit and we were not disappointed. This time we were celebrating a wedding. Service was friendly and informative, with questions quickly answered. The food was well presented and very tasty. Portions were satisfying. This is a game restaurant and the meats have full flavour. Excellent wine matching with the meals.

Thank Chris F
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Pretty disappointed with our visit to Cazador. Had the calamari which wasn't that tender and the main very disappointing, the boar was overcooked, really stringy. Felt for $34 a main the portions way too small. Time to try a different restaurant I think.

Thank jigsy
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner with friends here. It is a game restaurant so the food is a bit more interesting than a standard menu and absolutely delicious. The staff were very happy to cater for special dietary requirements and there was plenty of choice. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. The atmosphere was lively but not too loud for conversations... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, British
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 854 Dominion Road | Auckland, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 646208730

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