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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
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 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
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Ventura, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

A treat...not your average taco, beans and rice...this is cocina latina with a Yucatan flair...exceptional...and if you like it hot, hot, hot...try the habanero green or fruity sauces. I had the huevos rancharos...delightful...and my wife has the pork tamale...excellent. Try it you'll like it.

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Menlo Park, CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Just off the town square in Healdsburg, Mateo's may look like a Cal-Mex casual place, but its chef aims much higher. The New Year's Eve prix fixe dinner was delicious but overpriced. Our rare lamb was perfectly cooked (just as we ordered it), though we had to insist to an anxious server several times that we actually DO prefer rare... More

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