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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A great restaurant that has been around for 30+ years. The food is always good and the staff friendly. Cold beer to go with your meal. Try it all, hard to choose one item.

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Denton, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We love El Matador! The margaritas are really good and strong. The chips, salsa, and queso are great, and we typically get fajitas. Love them! The service is always quick and friendly and the prices are great. If you need some yummy Mexican food, I really recommend this place! The outside (in the "strip mall" setting) is nothing special, but... More 

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TEXAS
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130 reviews 130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Don't let the outside appearance of this place keep you from coming inside the door! You can always find a nice crowd for lunch at El Matador in Denton. Food is served quickly and you can also get seated the minute you walk in the door. This time for lunch I had the Chile Relleno stuffed with both chicken and... More 

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Denton, Texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Mexican food, served hot and well. Service rocks, the atmosphere is what it is, it actually does remind me of Mexico. In Denton, this is without a doubt one of the best places for Mexican food.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We have been coming here for several years, and the food is always great! They have daily specials and the old favorites. Service is always awesome - even with a large group. No matter how crowded they are, you get your food quickly every time! The pricing is very reasonable, as well. We will be coming back again and again.

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Denton, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A great place to go for lunch. Very fast service - food is good. Naturally, the portions are huge. Real cheese and tasty refried beans. lengthy menu with lunch specials

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Will definitely eat there many more times. Loved the food and great prices. Build one in Mansfield please.

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Amarillo
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79 reviews 79 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I wanted to like the food here. Service is terrific. Real professional waiters, but I don't understand the thinking in the kitchen. Anything that has ground beef will be dry and have a strong Cumin flavor. The chicken enchilada had cubed meat that had been stewed with tomato and onion. I certainly prefer shredded meat for an enchilada. The salsa... More 

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TEXAS
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130 reviews 130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There is nothing fancy about the El Matador Restaurant in Denton, but the food makes up for the strip mall atmosphere. Be sure to check the daily specials located on the board as you enter. They have a different special each day of the week. When you are seated chips and salsa will arrive right away. If you like your... More 

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Krum, Texas, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I was hesitant to try this place because outside looks like a big chain restaurant. It's in the middle of an older strip shopping center and is quite large. Glad took a shot because great food, service, it is family owned and have been back several times. Street tacos are awesome and killer margaritas !

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Additional Information about El Matador Restaurant

Address: 720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
Phone Number: 940-387-1137
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Denton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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