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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
No flavor

We ordered fajitas and they were terrible and uncooked onions and no flavor. The salsa was red sauce and again no flavor. The margarita was all mix, good size but must have been a virgin sweet margarita. Service was attentive but felt like they rushed us when no one was in there. Bad call on our... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Louise T
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We ordered fajitas and they were terrible and uncooked onions and no flavor. The salsa was red sauce and again no flavor. The margarita was all mix, good size but must have been a virgin sweet margarita. Service was attentive but felt like they rushed us when no one was in there. Bad call on our end, try some where... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

stopped in for fajitas & a beer. It was greally good. And the service was perfect. they were quick to get me chips and salsa while I waited and drank my beer. The food arrived sizzling hot. Perfectly prepared.

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Hixson, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife and I had lunch here several weeks ago. As it is every time I have eaten here, the food is served hot and the portions are big. Our server was really on top of it and we had a really good meal. I had the fajita nachos and my wife the taco salad.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Close proximity to hotels. Great service but what do you expect from Tennessee food wasn't bad. Wasn't great. Reasonably priced though

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Just ate at El Matador for lunch. First time I have eaten lunch here. Service was great as I have always experienced here. I have yet to have a less than great service experience here, which keeps me coming back :) My husband had the California Burrito. Both him and I really enjoy the seasoned chicken in the meals here... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The service was very attentive and the quality of the selections we ordered was very good. Try the steak quesadillas. Serving portions are quite large.

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Ooltewah
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Food is okay. Service is fine...while they are present. But the problem is always the same with this restaurant. The servers bring your food, and then POOF! Disappear! You finish your meal, and you wait, and wait.....and wait. Today, after 15 minutes, having stacked our plates to indicate we were finished and waiting on a check, no one came. So... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a cut above the typical Mexican restaurant. I had the Relenos which were fresh and quite large. Good cheese and breading. Typical decor. Located in small shopping center near Hampton

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

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  • 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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