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The Matador

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Matador Restaurants offer fresh Tex-Mex cuisine & premium tequilas in an inviting, social atmosphere — visit us in Seattle, Tacoma, Redmond, Portland, & Boise.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews nachos street tacos black beans braised beef burrito shrimp steak chilli mexican food happy hour tequila selection red sangria cadillac margarita great margaritas pico de gallo an early dinner love this place
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a great!!! Experience. Dare I say perfect. From the atmosphere, service, price and unbelievable drinks. Even the local guest were fun. We walked in a party of 8, met a gentlemen who gave up his chair for one of the ladies in our...More

Thank mdgardunio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Want some awesome cheap (yet classy) Mexican? Hit this place up during Happy Hour and you’re in! They’ve got some great HH specials including their Street Tacos (think taco sliders) in a variety of flavors. I recommend mixing and matching. Chicken, beef, pork, chorizo, shrimp......it’s...More

Thank FlyGuy12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In Tacoma for a conference looking for something different after 3 nights of seafood. The Matador was wonderful; home cooking with pride evident in the presentation. Although the noise was a factor ( which we eventually contributed to) the biggest challenge was the subdued light,...More

Thank X5903WXelizabetho
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Had eaten at The Matadoor during a previous trip to Tacoma and was happy it was still open and still very good. Living in San Antonio, Texas I get a lot of Tex Mex but that’s not The Matadoor. I haven’t eaten in Mexic in...More

Thank Randyk47
Reviewed 27 October 2018

I had been looking for some good Mexican Food for quite sometime. We were in Tacoma and hungry so I opened my Trip Advisor app and looked for nearby places. This place did not disappoint. I had the Rojo Enchiladas and my friend had the...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

My friend and I had a wonderful meal one early evening in late fall. We ordered their guacamole plate which was scrumptious with different salsa’s and the fixings. I ordered the mushroom quesadilla and I actually devoured it! My friend ordered a meat taco and...More

Thank jackiebr63
Reviewed 1 October 2018

It's hard to find simple, good, fresh Mexican food. I went here last week and it was a nice environment. Staff seemed like that cared about your dining experience. This is a must stop. Aaron Wernli

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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of a friend and weren’t disappointed. The Mexican good was some of the best we’ve had in quite a while. The restaurant was packed, so we ate at the bar. The restaurant was also very noisy. The bar decor...More

Thank mcnicolb
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This place has great food but in the evenings during the week they are packed! Solution go on the weekend in the morning for their delicious brunch. Great food all the faves included plus their biscuits and gravy and a couple other breakfast dishes which...More

Thank publiussulla
Reviewed 27 August 2018

meat good and taste not good enough like perfect fancy sauces not well done like more perfect taste eat good meat but failure and Shrimps were cold not heat enough...

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20 April 2015|
Response from Justin W | Property representative |
I'm so happy that you enjoy our salsa! Unfortunately the recipe is not available to the public. However, you are able to purchase a large container of it as a to go order if you'd like!
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