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2564 Ogden Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-2413
(801) 393-3151
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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
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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Good salsa

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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SLC
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133 reviews 133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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 via mobile

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Ogden, Utah
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289 reviews 289 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The taco salad and the chicken salad were quite small and not really worth $9.00. They were quite small. The chips and salsa are good. The first bowl is complimentary and if you want more chips there is an extra charge. I have other entres here that are quite good. I would not recommend the Taco salad, not worth the... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have eaten here several times over the years and this has been one of my favorite restaurants. We have had take out here twice in the past month. The first time I got very ill the next day and was sick for 24 hours. Could have been a bug but never really had any other symptoms. The next time... More 

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Morgan, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I went here with my wife for the second and last time. I always give restaurants two strikes and now they are out. The food is low quality and the building is dark and dated. Not a very good experience there are much better places around. Not again.

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Roy, Utah
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I've been coming to the El Matador restaurant in Ogden, Utah, for probably 20 years. Everything I've picked on the menu has been excellent. You start out the meal with a bowl of (free) chips and salsa - the wait staff will ask if you want (also free) cheese, which you mix into the salsa. My favorite food is a... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Not only is the food AMAZING but the atmosphere is so pleasant. This is one of my favorite places to eat. No matter what you order you won't be disappointed!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My family and I went out for dinner on Friday night at the El matador restaurant in ogden ut. And the service and overall dining experience was horrible, they were under staffed and the food is nothing like authentic Mexican food, if you want Mexican food in Ogden go to Javiers.

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?