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El Matador

Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 624 157 0443
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (24 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (29 reviews)
“caesar salad” (38 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 408 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful ambiance. Expensive but worth the expense. Had the filet with chipotle sauce-wonderful quality meat, the coconut shrimp appetizer was perfect. The owner and owner's daughter provided excellent service. As we were leaving, the owner took out his matador cape and demonstrated some of his...More

Thank Bryan E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally back to El Matador in addition to tortilla soup and New York steak that I love to have here I had the prepare at the table Caesar Salad and it was superb. definitely a must when in San Jose, the staff was outstanding as...More

Thank CesarMeza
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We really appreciate your comments. We are very happy to have fulfilled your expectations and recommend us. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant setting is unique, the family friendly atmosphere is wonderful and one of the best meals we have experienced.

Thank maureenvelasquez
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your support on Trip Advisor and hope you come back soon. Have a nice stay in Cabo.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is actually the Matadors home with an intimate number of tables for four set up around the yard & by the pool. The personnel were delightful & you may get lucky with a visit from the Matador. Be sure an ask for a...More

1  Thank JeanineFallbrook
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Always happy to share the bullfighting culture with you as well as our gastronomy. That´s right, be sure an ask for a demonstration. Thank you for valuing it and leaving your experience to others. Regards!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pablo is the owner/chef and is a real live matador. . . and in between courses, he frequently gives a demonstration. His restaurant is in a lovely converted home and the seating is outdoors. The only thing nicer than the setting is the food and...More

Thank Sheriffdavid
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sheriff!! We are honored every time you come! We appreciate your review and We are glad you enjoy the food. Muchas gracias! Pablo.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, great wine, superb service and best meals we've experienced in Mexico. Thank you for a memorable evening... my husband had the New York steak... best he has ever had! Chilliwack, BC Canada

Thank Joey1414
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gracias! We look forward to your visit again and wish you a happy return home. It was a pleasure to attend to you.

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I love this place, the hostess, the waiter, the ambiance, the food, and even the background music. A courtyard setting, displaying memorabilia of the owner's other life as a Matador, with tables surrounding a central fountain. Our hostess, Brenda, is the daughter of the owner...More

Thank FamilyMan13
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your valuable comments, it is a pleasure to serve you and to know that you have enjoyed every detail. That you feel happy in our place is our incentive to continue giving the best of us. Thank you for recommending El Matador Restaurant.

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to have dinner in town and picked this place based on the reviews, you will not be disappointed. The rack of lamb was so very good, my husband had the filet in a spicy chipotle sauce that was off the charts! You must...More

Thank Tami F
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Many thanks for coming and for sharing your experience in this comment. We wait for you soon! God bless you!

Reviewed 10 May 2017

We loved our experience at El Matador! The food is superb, loved the Caesar salad made at the table. Pablo, the owner, is a true matador and we enjoyed visiting with him. The atmosphere is quiet and quaint. Cannot wait to go again next time...More

Thank lemmonlyming
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Happy to serve you and exceed your expectations. We do it with much affection. Thanks for coming and happy homecoming.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We reserved dinner at El Matador for our 36th wedding anniversary dinner out. It has been some time since we were last there, and many excellent changes have taken place, not the least of which is the opening of the back yard garden eating area....More

Thank Marciekim
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

It has been a pleasure to serve you, thank you for allowing us to celebrate your anniversary with you. We wish you to continue in health, love and abundance. We wait for you soon! Regards!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Drew T
May we make a reservation for four on Saturday June 17th At 8pm? Thanks Drew trivisonno
13 June 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Sure! Your reservation is confirmed. Gracias!
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Ray L
How much should I expect to spend on a meal for 2 with a couple of bottles of wine?
4 June 2017|
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Response from PlainsTraveler975 | Reviewed this property |
I would estimate $150, maybe $200 depending on the quality of the wine.
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rachellebrandon
Is this kid friendly?
30 May 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Yes! We love kids, any age.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: +52 624 157 0443
  • E-mail
Description
El Matador is the finest restaurant in San Jose, owned by a former Matador, Pablo Velez. It boasts Mediterranean Mexican dining. It is in a neighborhood next to the Nun's Hospital. Their Scallopine Marsala is to die for as well as the other items on the menu. Please add this restaurant to your list. I can't imagine why it hasn't been on there as we have been eating there for at least 3 or 4 years.
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