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El Matador

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Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
6241570443
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: El Matador is the finest restaurant in San Jose, owned by a former...
El Matador is the finest restaurant in San Jose, owned by a former Matador, Pablo Velez. It boasts Mediterranean Mexican dining. It is in a neighborhood next to the Nun's Hospital. Their Scallopine Marsala is to die for as well as the other items on the menu. Please add this restaurant to your list. I can't imagine why it hasn't been on there as we have been eating there for at least 3 or 4 years.
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  • 156
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  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pablo and his staff provide true excellence in a restaurant

My wife and I think this place is the best in Los cabos for food fun and value Recommend to everyone

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Bearlyjb
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  • Late Night
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I think this place is the best in Los cabos for food fun and value Recommend to everyone

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We live in Cabo but hadn't been to El Matador for several years. I'm not sure why, but I think "out of site, out of mind" and El Matador is a little off the beaten track. That said, they are only a few blocks off the main highway, and we've never had trouble finding parking. We're very happy we went... More 

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sjd
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Went out for dinner with friends and family to the Matador Restaurant. We were greeted by the owner at the door and were made to feel very welcome and very special. The staff were unreal. They were attentive when needed but left us alone to visit with our friends and family. Food arrived and all of our meals were delicious.... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful find in San Jose del Cabo! The perfect place to eat for family, friends or business. It was great to walk past the kitchen and chefs preparing food and to be seated in this beautiful open air patio. We enjoyed a lovely bottle of Chilean Chardonnay, my friends said their margaritas were perfect. Everything was excellent from... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Four of us ate at El Matador this week and, truly, it was one of the best meals we have EVER had - the octopus was out of this world - tender, juicy, spicy, divine. Never had it that good before, anywhere. The fillet mignon and the sea bass were utterly incredible - world class, with delicious baby vegetables on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The food and El Matador was fantastic! The service was excellent as well. Everyone at dinner was very impressed with their meal and the owner and all the staff were very friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back!

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were treated in an excellent manner from the time we were seated until we left as completely satisfied diners. Better than satisfied actually. The waitresses (in flowing dresses) served us gently and the martinis came as we specified. The appetizers--coconut shrimp and octopus--were perfect; the octopus was the most tender we had every had--apparently the secret to that is... More 

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Paris, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Nice setting - food was OK but overpriced for Mexico standards. The highly praised Cesar Salad that we read about in other reviews was a joke. They bring you a couple of large romaine lettuce leaves with a few croutons to make it look fancy and that's it. Service was very attentive but we felt the waitresses were under a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We keep reading these reviews and wondering what the **** is going on. This place was not our kind of place AT ALL. Felt like L.A. with owner all about himself and the famous things he did. Food= ok, setting, dire, maybe we are just too young for this kind of place. No one really looked like they were having... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We celebrated our anniversary at el matador,Pablo the owner arranged flowers for my wife to be brought to the table.the surroundings are fantastic ,the food is phenominal ,the service unparalleled .El matador should be on the list of things to do when you visit San Jose .If you go once I am certain you will go again,truly a divining experience!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: 6241570443

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fusion

Description

El Matador is the finest restaurant in San Jose, owned by a former Matador, Pablo Velez. It boasts Mediterranean Mexican dining. It is in a neighborhood next to the Nun's Hospital. Their Scallopine Marsala is to die for as well as the other items on the menu. Please add this restaurant to your list. I can't imagine why it hasn't been on there as we have been eating there for at least 3 or 4 years.

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