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El Matador

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2564 Ogden Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-2413
(801) 393-3151
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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, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing service

We have not been here for over ten years. Glad it is still open. Really good salsa and make sure to order the cheese rolls. Really good. We had a party if 12 people and they got us right on. Jamie was the best waitress I have ever experienced. She took our drink and dinner order and did not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Wendy B
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Grantsville, Utah
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Boise, Idaho
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place as a college student. Maybe I didn't know better or its gone down hill in 18 years. The chili rellono was cheese and enchilada sauce, I couldn't taste the green chili, egg or breading. The server was sweet and friendly but not attentive- I think she had too many tables. My kids food came out 10... More 

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Thank Marlaynas
Ogden, Utah
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

This place is going down hill fast!!!!! I love the food but the service is getting really bad. In the last 3 times we have been there, 2 of the times they messed up our order really bad. Tonight they gave our order to another customer. We will be going someplace different from now on!

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Thank WMagaw
Farr West
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173 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This has got to be one of the best places to eat in Ogden. Though it's not 'authentic' Mexican food, it is delicious! The chips and salsa are a yummy way to start off the meal. I've never had anything I didn't like here. Today I had a shredded beef burrito enchilada style. It was excellent! Others in our group... More 

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Thank Ruth B
Southern Utah
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place is a cheap mexican place that servers canned food and has no chance of ever getting anymore of my business. We brought the family out for lunch with our son and his wife to be the day before thier wedding. The service was fantastic but the food left much to be desired, I have had better food on... More 

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Thank Caribbean_D
Grantsville, Utah
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We have not been here for over ten years. Glad it is still open. Really good salsa and make sure to order the cheese rolls. Really good. We had a party if 12 people and they got us right on. Jamie was the best waitress I have ever experienced. She took our drink and dinner order and did not write... More 

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Thank Wendy B
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Seated quickly. Yummy salsa served warm with cheese! Waitress waa unable to take our drink orders, had to get the bar tender, and we had to pay him at the moment he brought the drinks to the table.

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Thank Michaela M
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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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Thank Marty L
Utah
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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Thank UtahVW
Ogden, Utah
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank Roxanne H
Ogden, Utah
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?