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The Matador

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
215 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702-5817
+1 208-342-9988
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“pork carnitas” (6 reviews)
“street tacos” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 02:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
215 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702-5817
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I looked through the reviews to see if others had the same issue or if my eyes are just weird. In fact, the restaurant is too dark. As a 30 year-old, I had a hard time reading the menu, or seeing my food. My dad...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BeccaSue22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skyler is was such a professional bar tender and server. He’s clearly been in the industry a minute, as have me and my best friend that ate here tonight. He always made sure our drinks were full and made the perfect recommendation option for me...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank malloryn247
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jeff was the best waiter I have had in a long time. He was very helpful with choices of food. He served us with a smile and a great sense of humor. I will definitely be going back. The food was amazing also.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jeffreyp28
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped in The Matador for lunch. As the name implied it is a western themed tequila bar and grill. I had the habanero steak burrito. It had a pop of flavor in every bite. The habanero definitely came through. The crisp cheese on top...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank robertpM4829AF
Reviewed 5 November 2018

First visit Aug 2018. Matador has a cool atmosphere right in the middle of downtown Boise. We visited for a late lunch but it made the impression it would be a fun place to hang out in the evening. The food was solid, not spectacular...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TheJanvers
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We love Mexican food so while in Boise found this place within “The Village”. We had a late lunch early dinner. Clean, nice atmosphere and friendly service. I had a frozen mango margarita it was average, not the best not the worst. We also ordered...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank D8099GPkd
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Went in for 'happy hour' food and drinks. The wait staff was accommodating, and had a great personality. He was much better than the previous staffs. People who works there during the happy hour were actually treat their customers with respect, unlike the past when...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Soul_Traveler808
Reviewed 1 September 2018

On our first night in Boise last week, after a long flight from Chicago, we got here to The Matador just in time for Happy Hour, which runs from 4-6PM daily. It really is a good idea, because you can sample various regular menu items...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Vacation810441
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

I go to Matador at least once a week. I enjoy their menu very much. They have great choices that always turn out perfectly. Their servers, on the other hand, could use a little help. They are younger college students that don’t know much about...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank foodieattorney
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We went there for Happy hour to eat yummy appetizers. The waiter was less than enthusiastic and when he brought our food, pretty much threw it on the table and left. We tried to flag him down a couple of times to tell him we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dinee1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702-5817
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-342-9988
  • E-mail
Our Boise location offers the first all-ages Matador dining room, with families welcome before 9pm. Situated behind the tree-lined sidewalks of N. 8th Street, Matador’s floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious outdoor patio offer the perfect summer spot to enjoy the city’s widest selection of tequila and popular Mexican cuisine.
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