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El Matador Restaurant

720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
940-387-1137
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Ranked #26 of 315 restaurants in Denton
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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TEXAS
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

I am very particular when it comes to finding a Chile Relleno worth writing about. Finally, I found a mouth watering Poblano Pepper stuffed with chicken, Mexican chorizo, cheese and onions, topped with a green tomatillo sauce. It was served with a beefy crunchy taco and refried beans and rice. I ate every single bite! The chorizo added a nice... More

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Tacoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Food was great, service was over the top! We went with 11 people at lunch time (no reservations) and the waiter didn't mess up or forget a thing.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Food is bland and everything taste the same. Can't tell the difference between the flavors in the enchiladas, tacos, tamales,etc. The wait staff was a little rude as well. Will not return!

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Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a favorite in Denton for Mexican food. We took our entire family the Saturday after Christmas and the service was fantastic. Everybody ordered drinks. Our orders were delivered promptly and correctly. The food came quickly and was delicious and hot. For very good Tex-Mex, this is a great choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Zero drive up appeal, but a great place for great tex mex. The food and service were outstanding. You should go.

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Dallas, Texas
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43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Super tex-mex cuisine in a casual atmosphere...you will find great dishes that you have not seen before nor will you see elsewhere....chicken (enchilada) nachos are the BEST!!! This is the first choice of my kids and I locally!! Fabulous service, full bar, great prices! Don't miss this fabulous find in north Denton (University Dr.)!!!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

I've been coming here for years. I'm not a fan of their house margaritas. Too watered down. However, top shelf is always recommended no matter where you go! My absolute favorite thing on the menu is the ceviche! Its awesome!!! I order it every time!!! Fresh fish, cilantro, lime, onion and tomato. Served with big tortilla chips! Perfect light option!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is our favorite Mexican Restaurant in Denton. Been going here for almost a year now. Service is Top Notch. Food comes out fast and hot, no matter if they are slow or busy. We have tried a variety of menu items and everything is great. Especially like the Pollo Asada. The fried Mexican Potatoes are great for a side.... More

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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I love this place! I am always a happy camper when I walk out. You can walk in and get seated quick, even when they are busy. The food is always out hot, fast, and the drinks aren't bad either. One of my top places to go.

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Denton, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Always a great place for Mexican food. Their chips are fabulous and ordering a strange combination is never a problem.

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