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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Fusion
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Rivers Inlet, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

On January 24, 2015 we went to El Matador Restaurante in San Jose del Cabo for the first time. Many friends have told us how great it is and it IS! I had the rack of lamb which was cooked to my specifications - med/well - & it was perfectly cooked & tasted absulutely delicious. My husband had the sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We had El Matador come to our vacation home to make us a family dinner. The food and service was absolutely amazing. And the best part is that it was right in our own home. The two chefs prepared each meal as if we were right at the restaurant. The dinner table was nicely put together with each table setting... More 

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

For many years we have celebrated special days at El Matador. When you go there, it is always a special day. The menu is beyond compare along with the presentation and taste. The owner, Pablo, and his entire staff makes everyone feel at home in the magnificent facility he has created. There is no where better to go for a... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We hired El Matador to cook at the house we rented in San Jose Del Cabo. Enrique, Pedro and several other assistant chefs prepared great dinners and breakfasts. Enrique and Pedro each spoke English and were a pleasure to work with. It didn't seem like there was anything they couldn't cook. Highly recommended.

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San Jose del Cabo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We are local San Jose del Cabo residents since 1985 and have known Pablo, the owner of El Matador, for most of these years. We have had great dining experiences when we have dined at El Matador. We highly recomend this wonderful restaurant!

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Bothell, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Been going to San Jose for years and this is our #1 favorite spot. The MENU has something for everyone - seafood, steaks and amazing house specials. This week I had veal marsala that melted in my mouth - absolutely the best I've ever tasted. My friend loves the rack of lamb. The SERVICE is world class. And the AMBIENCE... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It's a little off the beaten path, but so worth the effort to find. Pablo (a real matador) welcomed us into his beautiful outdoor patio for a fantastic meal. He also took the time to give us a history lesson about bull fighting and explained many misconceptions that we had about the artform. He even demonstrated various moves and techniques... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Every year at least once and more often, twice, we visit Pablo Velez and his lovely restaurant. The food never fails to amaze and the atmosphere is delightful. Hidden in a back street, it is worth seeking out.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

El Matador is in a beautiful, old casa that is elegantly refurnished. Food is top quality and Pablo (El Matador) is always around and more than willing to show you a few "moves". Quiet and refined. A somewhat different atmosphere than the majority of restaurants in the area.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our family of 7 rented a villa in Cabo for 6 days and asked Pablo (the chef owner) to cook our meals at the house. He and his staff not only prepared world class food but provided full service as well. We were able to order whatever we liked. They bought the food fresh every day and prepared a brunch... More 

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

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