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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Meal!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
laboaks53
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Hixson, Tennessee
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Hixson, Tennessee
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130 reviews 130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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