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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
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (25 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (29 reviews)
“caesar salad” (39 reviews)
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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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11 - 20 of 402 reviews

Reviewed 18 August 2017

A chef owned restaurant . Great atmosphere, food, and service! You get to choose your own piece of steak. The salad and wine was wonderful too. The El Matador gives a presentation as well. A must for dining!

Thank DebbieMontana
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Ney York steak has become very popular! Always the best quality for you. Thank you very much for supporting us with your comments. Regards from all Matador's team!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

A chef owned restaurant that is hidden away from the normal tourist areas. The revamped house makes for interesting dining areas. Great atmosphere, good food, and good service make it a real hidden gem.

Thank Stephanie M
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you very much for your visit, it is a pleasure to welcome you and always assist you with our best efforts. Come back soon. Best wishes!

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Located in a former house. Great service with amazing Chateaubriand. We sat outside nice atmosphere.More

Thank lFOD2015
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Very gratifying to know that we have met your expectations. We look forward to your next visit. We took advantage of this space to inform all our clients that due the low season, from August 15th to September 31st, this restaurant opens its doors only...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Having just arrived back in Cabo for our annual vacation , one of the first priorities was dinner at El Matador... and we were not disappointed. Fresh Caesar salad made at our table, king prawns in a delious sauce followed by key lime pie!!! What...More

Thank Heather D
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Being in your priorities is to make us crazy with joy. We are very grateful for your visit and your comments. Muchas gracias!

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent personal service, excellent private setting. This was our second visit to El Matador, the first being a year ago for a friend's birthday as part of a large group. This time there was just three of us. This time was even better...More

Thank Pete H
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for coming back and recommending us extensively, it is always and will be a pleasure to serve you. Receive a warm greeting from all our team.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

If you love meat this is for you. Great food and excellent friendly service. The servers are always on hand to assist you.Enjoy!

Thank BarbaraMaguire
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you very much! Love is our secret. Come back soon. Regards!

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We went here tonight for dinner. The service, presentation & meal were excellent. I've travelled to many countries and this was one of the best meals that my family and I have ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and highly recommend it.

Thank tcuno1
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for recommending our restaurant, your comments are a great support for us. We look forward to your next visit Best Regards!

Reviewed 21 June 2017

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
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

We are very happy that you want to return, we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. God bless you!

Reviewed 14 June 2017

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

1  Thank CesarMeza
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

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 6 June 2017

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 8 June 2017

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

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lsgrammie
23 September 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
We have stairs but we can order to our carpenter to make an access for your motorized scooter, when are you planning to come?
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opus662
29 July 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Yes! We are opened! your reservation is confirmed. Just please give us a call to confirm your information. Gracias.
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29 June 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Dear, Due that August is our slow season we will be closed doing maintenance and remodeling, we appreciate your understanding. Regards.
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
Description
To all our clients we want to inform you that due the low season, from August 15th to September 31st, this restaurant opens its doors only with reservation of at least one day in advance and for groups of 4 or more people. If you already have a confirmed reservation within this time, do not worry, your reservation is still active, it will be a pleasure to receive it. Thank you!

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. This
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