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El Matador

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2564 Ogden Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-2413
(801) 393-3151
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 30
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, service and atmosphere with low prices

I asked around for good Mexican food with the locals and they pointed me here. I'm glad they did. I was seated at a nice table in a back room with plenty of other guests. The server was knowledgeable and vouched for the salsa. I ordered the taco salad with a little guidance from my server. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Marty L
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I asked around for good Mexican food with the locals and they pointed me here. I'm glad they did. I was seated at a nice table in a back room with plenty of other guests. The server was knowledgeable and vouched for the salsa. I ordered the taco salad with a little guidance from my server. It arrived quickly and... More 

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Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Very popular with locals. Food is REALLY good and very reasonably priced. The chile verde is the best I have ever had (a little on the spacey side, but that's how I like it). Great Mexican food and our kids even love the fries there!

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Ogden, Utah
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a local favorite. This is one of the first Mexican Restaurant in Ogden, UT. They have a variety of choices both Mexican and American food. It is not an authentic Mexican food restaurant. However, the food is great. Prices are reasonable. If it is your first visit, venture out to order one of their combinations and give you... More 

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Ogden, Utah
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The hot (meaning, warmed) salsa is unique and good. The food is generally tasty, and not too pricey. Those are the good points. On the downside, those of you with sensitive stomachs, better have your cures handy. Not sure if it's old oil (usually the food comes out warm) or the cheese, but it, to be delicate, upsets my stomach... More 

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Top Contributor
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31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I took some people out to say thank you. This place was recommended to me and I am recommending it to you. The atmosphere is fun and it a lower light setting. They could accommodate small children, but I wouldn't got there with a toddler myself. Great prices and the food was good too. Definitely on the radar again.

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Provo, Utah
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172 reviews 172 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have had people invite me to this place twice saying that it was an amazing restaurant they went to when they were younger. Both times that my wife and I have gone we have been disappointed. It must be the memories from when they were younger, because there is so much better Mexican food around Utah, I am amazed... More 

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Clearfield, Utah
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98 reviews 98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Stopped in for the lunch special, ground beef taco with spicy chili verde enchilada. The enchilada was excellent with very large chunks of meat, the taco had lots of meat but was extremely salty, Decor is very nice however the booths are very tight , hard to eat with the table against your ribs. My biggest complaint about this place... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I love Mexican food and this is a great restaurant. I've been going here since I was a young child. You can't beat the atmosphere and the inside of the building. The food has changed over the years, but the salsa is still my favorite. The food is good. Perhaps it's my memory that changed and not the food? Either... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is the best mexican food in the state. I have never met a family that takes so much pride in their work. Thank you

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SLC
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189 reviews 189 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a local shopkeeper, and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the good, warm salsa. It was a nice change from the usually room temperature or chilled versions served in most Mexican restaurants. I didn't understand the bowl of cheese offered with the salsa, so I skipped it. The El Paso was delicious and tasted like... More 

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Additional Information about El Matador

Address: 2564 Ogden Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-2413
Phone Number: (801) 393-3151
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Ogden
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2564 Ogden Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-2413
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Ogden
  • Phone Number: (801) 393-3151

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?