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El Matador Restaurant

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720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
940-387-1137
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Tex-Mex food

The exterior can be deceiving as it is located in an old outdated strip mall that has seen better days, but inside, the atmosphere is friendly and clean, although somewhat basic. However, the food is high quality Tex Mex. The enchiladas are excellent and the service is quick and efficient... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Leslie1957
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Arlington, Virginia
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Denton, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

we have been coming here for many years and it always has a very enjoyable atmosphere, they always have unique specials and the food is always good.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have visited this restaurant several times, and they are consistently delicious! We ordered take out, and it was so good!

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The exterior can be deceiving as it is located in an old outdated strip mall that has seen better days, but inside, the atmosphere is friendly and clean, although somewhat basic. However, the food is high quality Tex Mex. The enchiladas are excellent and the service is quick and efficient. Everything has a unique appealing flavor that is a cut... More 

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Denton, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have been going to El Matador for years, cannot think of a bad experience. After 3-4 visits you will feel like "CHEERS" (everyone knows your name). I'd like to keep this quiet or the lines will grow long; however, the owners and staff have more than earned this success and good reputation.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The food is consistent and good. The whole strip mall needs renovation, but inside is a clean, comfortable environment. We found this place by accident about 5 years ago while attending the Denton County Fair and have been back many many times. Like I said in my title, though, all else aside, the service is excellent.

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Sherman, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times always courteous servers good hot food quickly for your money forget the rest go to the best

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great place to go to order margaritas and just visit with friends. Great chips and salsa. The food is typical Mexican/American food (if you are looking for authentic mexican, this is TEX/Mex, so you'll want to go somewhere else. Not a lot of different flavors in different foods. I think they only use one seasoning for everything. But like I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely awesome food and drinks!! A must go to restaurant!! Great environment for family's and couples!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Excellent 1800 margarita on the rocks. Perfect beef flautas, Wonderful charro beans. Great TexMex beef enchiladas. Chips and salsa complimentary with the meal. Don't be put off by its outward appearance and location. Total bill for 2 dinners, a tea, and a drink was $25 Amazing value!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stopped here at the end of a long day of traveling through Dallas traffic in the rain. We had eaten here a year or so before and remembered that it was good and decided to stop in Denton just to eat here again. It is a really good place with great food and reasonable prices. I especially like that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Denton
  • Phone Number: 940-387-1137

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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