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The Matador

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-5207
+1 253-627-7100
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (33 reviews)
“black beans” (10 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-5207
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went here back in May and had a great experience! The drinks were tasty, the food was amazing, and our server Naomi (I think?) was the best! If I'm ever in Tacoma again, this is the first place I'll go

Thank Cassiclark12
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome vibe. Food pretty decent. Great drinks. Fun place to be, good energy. Great place to meet friends for dinner & drinks.

Thank Robanie
Reviewed 9 November 2017

They have great food, and it is even better when it is on happy hour. I only wish they had happy hour drink specials too.

Thank kortkass
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Upon check into my Hotel....the front desk clerk suggested I go to the Matador for some Nachos. The atmosphere is outstanding! I really enjoyed the ambiance and decor. The Nachos with house made Chorizo was excellent and more than I could eat! The place was...More

Thank CincyTraveler60
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in to The Matador after hitting up Keys on Main just down the street. Immediate reaction was wow! Beautiful atmosphere. Sat down to great service by Jessica. Ordered the nachos started which ended up being enough for an entire meal for us 2 girls....More

Thank Sarah S
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so happy to hear that everything was so great with your most recent visit with us. Our guests safety is a top priority, so I am so happy that Jessica got someone to...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

This looks and feel of this place is great. Even when busy you get excellent customer service. I'll go here again.

Thank X7182JBjamiel
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!!

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Always great service, food & drinks. Best salsa! Enjoyed an amazing lunch at the bar with favorite bartender James!More

Thank Shawn S
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Shawn, Thank you so much for the great review! I am so happy that James took such great care of you. We are lucky to have him as part of our Matador Family! Hope you make it in again soon! Cheers! Robin Cassidy General Manager...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

It was served with a traditional relleno and an open faced relleno. Both were excellent as were the rice and beans. The citrus shrimp Ceviche was about the best I have ever had. Plus, everything is very reasonably priced.More

Thank captaincomment
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hello captaincomment! Thank you so much for the great review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our offerings! We take a lot of pride in our scratch kitchen. I will pass your accolades on to my culinary team! Hope you make it...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We have always had great service. The food is dependable. It is ALWAYS delicious. Love the Cadillac margarita! It is a go to for us and our friends.

Thank Linda A
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Linda, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Hope to have you back again soon for more Cadillac Margaritas! Cheers! Robin Cassidy General Manager Tacoma Matador

Reviewed 6 September 2017

The food from bar snacks to entrees is always interesting and inventive. Need to have a spice tolerence, to really enjoy. Their hubbard squash quesida is one of my all time favorites.More

Thank Lee M
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi Lee, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We take a lot of pride in our scratch kitchen, so it makes me really happy that you enjoy the food we put out! Come back in for happy hour which is...More

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JennaAndrews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-5207
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-627-7100
  • E-mail
Description
Matador Restaurants offer fresh Tex-Mex cuisine & premium tequilas in an inviting, social atmosphere — visit us in Seattle, Tacoma, Redmond, Portland, & Boise.
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