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El Matador Mexican Restaurant

9203 Lee Hwy, Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 238-6655
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Ranked #14 of 45 Restaurants in Ooltewah
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Beaverton, Michigan
1 review
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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100 reviews 100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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uufrisbee7
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My family visited this location after my infant son was recently diagnosed with food allergies. We now have to avoid dairy and peanut product, and I was unsure how this would work when visiting a local Mexican restaurant and trying to ask about ingredients we can't have. However, the hostess was able to inform me that they use vegetable oil... More

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Hartselle
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116 reviews 116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

It's location is with in easy walking distance of the hotel. Very pleasantly suprized at how good the food is. Had a burrito delux and it was very good!! Service was quick and pleasant to deal with. Food arrived quick.

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uufrisbee7
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I went there with a large group (about 14 women) last night, and we had called ahead to be seated on the deck outside. They were very accommodating, but the sun is just hard to bear even in the late evening out there. The food arrived pretty quickly after we ordered, and as far as I could tell they got... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Every time I eat at El Matador I am struck by the fact that so many people know each other. It's always a good sign when customers are so regular that they know each other and when the wait persons are so familiar with the customers that they often know what they want before they even order. This is the... More

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