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Mateo's Cocina Latina

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$$$
Mexican, Latin
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214 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4104 (Matheson St)
707-433-1520
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautifully presented and delicious food.

I enjoyed one of their specials (tamal) and a strawberry agua fresca. I found both to be fresh and satisfying. The agua fresca was different from your ordinary, but still like it. The portions are just enough and the food is beautifully presented. They source their ingredients locally, which is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Carissa R
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Sonoma County, California
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

We got to meet Mateo, the chef/owner as his restaurant was our first stop during the Wine Country Walking Tour we were on. We were so enamored by his passion for quality food, that we decided to dine there that evening. He recognized us when we returned and made sure that our meal was a true

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Visalia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The evening I went to dinner, the restaurant had only 6 tables occupied. It was not busy. It was a rather cool evening and they had the main doors, front and back, open and it was Cold. I ordered the Ceviche and the Black Cod. The fish in the Ceviche was very fresh and meaty and a delight. The adornments... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I enjoyed one of their specials (tamal) and a strawberry agua fresca. I found both to be fresh and satisfying. The agua fresca was different from your ordinary, but still like it. The portions are just enough and the food is beautifully presented. They source their ingredients locally, which is something I like to see done. They have a great... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you're thinking traditional Mexican food, you're in for a surprise.! For example , Mateo's version of a taco, a "Tacone" , is a series of cones with delicious fillings (See photo). (I had missed the tacones the first time we dined here, and was chagrinned to find that almost all the diners around us had ordered it!!Worth coing back... More 

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Healdsburg, CA
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178 reviews 178 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife and i have eaten at Mateo's three times. We were intrigued the first time because Yucatan flavors were new to us and surprised the second time because newness had been replaced by a realization that the flavors lacked complexity. We returned a third time to break the tie...and were truly bored by the meal. We started with queso... More 

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California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you're of Latin heritage from the Americas and are familiar with traditional food from the Yucatan Peninsula and the caliber of high end European restaurants (e.g., Relais de l'Entrecôte Saint Germain, Le Bouchon et L'Assiette), then you will be a new self-procliamed #1 fan of Chef Mateo! This restaurant was an accidental find for us whilst in wine country... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Wait staff were sweet, the only ok thing about this restaurant (see for example yelp reviews). Water was warm. Atmosphere dominated by bartender who alternated between twirling towel around his finger.with a way too inappropriately obvious eyeballing the female customers, with unnecessarily dramatic LOUD shaking of drinks so it was impossible to hear even ones own dinner companion. After oversalted... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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316 reviews 316 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I love restaurants that take chances, that will give new “twists” on food or try new dishes for their patrons. So I definitely like Mateo’s. This place is positioned as serving unique versions of Yucatan cuisine using local ingredients. Our group had the five course menu du jour and with one exception it worked fabulously. The food was served family... More 

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Sala, Sweden
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155 reviews 155 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Passed by this place on a wine walk and headed back for drinks after the walk. Nice restaurant that offered some small meals for the drinks. Would love to come back here again.

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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We've visited Mateo's many times and has been a favorite, but that has changed. Our experience started with a rude hostess who made us feel like she was doing us a favor to seat us when we said we didn't have reservations, though most tables were empty and we checked Open Table just minutes before and it showed it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4104
    (Matheson St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Healdsburg
  • Phone Number: 707-433-1520

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?