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El Matador

) #20 of 21 Restaurants in Raton Mexican,
1012 S 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740
+1 505-445-9575
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good22%
  • Average26%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible22%
11 Apr 2017
“family owned mexican”
17 Oct 2016
“Good New Mexican Food”
Closed Now
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
1012 S 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seat yourself, waited 15 minutes for waitress to bring menus and take drink orders, then another 15 minutes for our drinks and order. Then another 30 for a refill, and never got our food because we left after being there an hour and a half....More

Thank shelly t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You'll be sorry! Terrible! Nothing we ordered was good. Just gross, I ordered posole you could tell they just dumped some flavorless sauce on top of some hominy. They should be ashamed to call there food New Mexican.

1  Thank Lee R
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a local's spot. If you really want genuine New Mexican, this is the joint. Anything with either kind of chili on it is good, and the sopapillas are money. If you're a fan of say Chili's, then this is not the place for...More

1  Thank doctorkansasbeef
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Was looking forward to some good Mexican, or New Mexican food, asked two of the locals what the best restaurant would be and El Matador was the first response both times, so we went. Gotta say, nothing special here. The place looked clean but fairly...More

1  Thank JThobe
Reviewed 11 April 2017

fairly good food, varied menu consisting of mexican, basic american, deserts. nothing fancy. what you would expect from a small town family owned

Thank janisbubs
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a local's place in Raton, NM. No atmosphere, and the food was not very good. There was nothing particularly irritating about the service, but the food was just not appetizing. I'll skip this place next time I'm passing through Raton.

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Desperate for a bite to eat between Albuquerque and Denver, we stopped at El Matador in Raton. Although the building looked a little decrepit, the food was good and the staff was very pleasant. During the week, they have a pie maker who has a...More

Thank mcintrav
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for a restaurant on Sunday afternoon while passing through Raton? Good luck--lots were closed for the day. We decided to try El Matador because we really like NM cuisine. It was in the top 3, if not the worst, meal we've ever eaten. We...More

1  Thank 3AngelsDD
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because the people that ran the campground we stayed at said the locals "seemed to like it". The service was good and they were pretty quick. The green chili was nice and spicy, and the homemade tortillas were very good. Frankly, that's...More

1  Thank Bennettite
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were all tired and were looking for some authentic Mexican food. We had chicken, beef, and cheese enchiladas, and a chili burger. Both the red and green chili were good. Sopapillas were served as the bread with the meal, and were huge!

1  Thank okmusicman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1012 S 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Raton
  • Phone Number: +1 505-445-9575
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