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The Matador

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
215 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702-5817
+1 208-342-9988
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“pork carnitas” (5 reviews)
“street tacos” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
215 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702-5817
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Kim D
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

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

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

Thank foodieandattorney
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

Thank dinee1
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

This place is gooood! They keep the chips and salsa flowing. The kids can easily find something to eat. My braised beef burrito was great and it looked like everyone else enjoyed their variety of salads. I had a very good margarita although if I...More

Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 5 June 2018

While visiting my daughter in Boise, we went to The Matador. I gotta say, the pork carnitas were very good. The margaritas were big and tasty, which is a plus for any Mexican restaurant. I am from Texas and I was still impressed!

Thank pattysuarez2018
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic dinner experience, and delicious cocktail. Staff were helpful and friendly. The tequila options were plentiful, and fairly priced.

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 26 March 2018

needed a bite late on a thursday night and this fit the bill. mexican fare. pretty decent menu. was able to get corn tortilla's which helped with a gluten issue i deal with. all in all a pretty good meal (chicken fajitas). can be a...More

Thank jon s
Reviewed 10 February 2018

I reviewed The Matador in April 2015. I returned with my girlfriend yesterday evening. I still enjoyed the ambiance, drink selection, and service. We made it clear we need gluten free tortillas with the fajitas we ordered, so opted for corn. When eating, I thought...More

Thank MarkLONDONUK58
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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
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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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