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El Matador Mexican Restaurant

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9203 Lee Hwy, Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 238-6655
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
fun friendly experience

Good food, friendly staff and awesome food. Family friendly with a nice local crowd and cold beer on tap with great margaritas

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Adrian G
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Gatlinburg
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Gatlinburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good food, friendly staff and awesome food. Family friendly with a nice local crowd and cold beer on tap with great margaritas

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have been to this restaurant before and it was "pretty good." After last night, we will not be going again! First, the salsa was so hot, we asked for mild (which we had done before with good results). Waitress brought a bowl of hot (heated) marinara sauce! Yuck! Who wants that with chips? Went ahead and ordered our dinner.... More 

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You can have a full meal for Avery reasonable price! A group of us meet there on Tuesday for $1 taco night! Wait staff and atmosphere are very enjoyable. Service is very fast and they monitor drinks and chips making sure both are full! Highly recommend!

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Grove City, OH
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133 reviews 133 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We loved the food and service was good. We were seated immediately , other customers were obviously locals who also liked the food. We ate here twice because the food was delicious!

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Beaverton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I ordered the three item combination. The food arrived very quick and was very tastey. I paid $10 with my water drink. The chips and salsa were also excellent. I would highly recommend this place.

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

When I first arrived at the restaurant I was very pleased with the atmosphere, beautifully painted interior, outdoor seating, and friendly wait staff. I was in a celebratory mood, and ordered one of the most expensive items on the menu (steak). However, once my order arrived, and I began to try to eat it, I found it to be the... More 

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Tennessee
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135 reviews 135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Mexican restaurants can be a dime a dozen, with every one of them claiming to be authentic. This Mexican restaurant is different from the rest. They take their time and use fresh ingredients. They take the time to make sure it is right and their presentation is awesome. Quantities are great and a take home box will probably be needed.... More 

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Ider, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is our go-to close-to-home Mexican Restaurant. Many patrons are consistent customers as well. Friendly staff, good food and good prices.

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My daughter and I would go every Monday for dollar Taco's and after a few weeks it seemed like they didn't want us just going for the Taco's. We actually felt so uncomfortable and stopped going. Atmosphere was very poor.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We usually go here about once a week. We went this afternoon around 4pm. They were not busy, one table with about 8 people. We were seated with no problem, 15 minutes later we were still sitting there. No one came to the table to get drink orders or to bring chips and salsa. We left went across the parking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9203 Lee Hwy, Ooltewah, TN 37363
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Ooltewah
  • Phone Number: (423) 238-6655

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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