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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
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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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  • 28
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  • 13
    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 business lunch or for the family.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Ogden, Utah
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113 reviews 113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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16 restaurant reviews
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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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92 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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99 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The children have taken over the business in the last few years and needless to say they have ruined it. The food is horribly prepared and the portions are smaller everyday. The staff seems as if they were hired from the local rehab and you will not be happy they are handling your food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have never had a bad meal here. They are always busy when go, buy have never had a long wait to be seated. The servers are efficient and make sure that you are taken care of. I have been pleased with everything that I have ordered. It is on my list of favorite restaurants. Les Talbot

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Ogden , Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I have eaten t this locally owned Mexican restaurant for over 20 years. The food is always good. Thanks to The Hasratian family for keeping the food scene in Ogden consistent

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?