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Mateo's Cocina Latina

214 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4104
707-433-1520
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Ranked #27 of 81 restaurants in Healdsburg
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Latin
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Matheson St
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English first
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I am a victim of Americanized Mexican food so to find a real Mexican restaurant took me by surprise. The food was so fresh with...texture. Homemade tortillas, suckling pig tamales, and ceviche that made me lick the glass in which it was served. The friendly, attentive waitress warned us about the hot sauces on the table. I felt challenged so... More

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Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A fusion of Yucatan, Spanish and French cuisine that is organic, from sustainable locally sourced farmers makes for a terrific dining experience. Mateo Granados is a classically trained chef who has worked in some of the top restaurants in San Francisco. He brings a unique style to his cooking that is truly memorable. The food is flavorful without being spicy.... More

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Windsor, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Mateo's must be under new management, since the menu and the quality of the food has deteriorated. This restaurant use to be one of the best in Healdsburg. What the heck happened! I paid 24 dollars for a chicken dish that was basically baked beans and two chicken wings. Also, when I ordered a glass of Chardonnay, the waitress advised... More

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San Jose, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and I loved our dinner at Mateo's on Wednesday, 18 June. It was rated as one of the SF Bay Area's 100 best restaurants and it did not disappoint. The Margaritas were delicious, the ceviche was imaginative and the entree of thinly sliced and marinated beef was wonderful. After dinner, we visited with the chef/owner and discussed his... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

An extremely unique experience. A Mexican restaurant with blues entertainment. Wonderful guacamole. Several ceviche apperizers. (We chose the wrong one) The menu changes daily. Wonderful margaritas. A great wine selection. The entrees are spectacular. I had the pig special which was to die for. The ambiance and service was perfect. DO NOT use more than a dollop of the home... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Well...first time I've visited this restaurant, the place its nice they make you feel like you're in Mexico. But the employer's looks to me unprofessional without uniforms because you don't know who is who,who is working and who's not, you know... The food was great, muy buen sazon... ☆☆☆☆ But the drinks so sad, small portion and the price to... More

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Los Gatos, California, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Really was excited to try this restaurant, but it was pretty disappointing. I know latin/mexican cuisine being born and raised in Cali and traveling in Mexico and baja. But more than that.. this food just wasn't that good. Our margaritas were tasty, but weak and small. Appetizer of guac and fried tortillas (our waiter called them crackers) were really good... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Let's start with the positive. Mateo's is nicely decorated, conveniently located in central Healdsburg and the service was well done. The appetizers (guacamole, ceviche) were tasty but seemed overpriced for the amount of food. Now to the disappointment. My lamb dish was dry, overcooked chunks of lamb. My dining companion had the machaca. He thought the beef was also dry... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Not your basic Tex-Mex. Not by a darned sight. The influence here is Yucatan, and if you're looking for chimichangas and taco salads, keep driving. Fresh, bright flavors, novel presentations are the norm here. We learned about this place from the SFGATE best 100 list, and it deserves its place on the list. Honestly the best guacamole I've ever had.... More

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Millbrae, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I ordered the butternut bisque with Dungeness crab which was really good. Also had the fish ceviche and that was good as well. Service was good and friendly.

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