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El Matador

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Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 624 157 0443
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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pablo and his staff were wonderful, friendly and caring. There was a group of 6 of us and we were treated very well. The atmosphere is second to none

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Thank mjacobs11
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you!! More 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to El Matador several times and the experience is always first class. The food, the service, the ambience, everything is awesome. I will always keep this restaurant on my go-to list!!

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Thank rcmotter
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for your support, we love you, gracias,, More 

New York City, New York
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am simply basing this review on food as the service was fine and the restaurant was quite cute. Reading all the reviews, I was expecting an exceptional meal. And especially considering the prices, I was really expecting a Michelin type meal. It was not good when the locals were telling us that it's overhyped. The meal started with a... More 

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Thank cityofgentlemen
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this review

I am sorry for your bad experience, I sale satisfaction as a principles, I wish could fix the situation but you didn't mention your dissatisfaction after you eat it. Feel free to send me the information to reimburse your money. Gracias. More 

Chicago
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This highly rated restaurant deserves all its accolades, for outstanding food, superb service (even to the valet parking available), and beautiful atmosphere. We sat in the main courtyard, near the pool, with the sky overhead. The fountain and lighting, as well as small pool, added to the atmosphere. The caesar salad was as good as reviewers had noted. The tortilla... More 

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Thank ChicagoTER
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review, I appreciate your sensitivity, muchas gracias! More 

Los Angeles, CA
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143 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visit Cabo every year and our passion is to find great new restaurants. Last year we found Acre and liked it so much we went back again this year. That's not surprising because Acre was a new restaurant. When doing my research on Trip Advisor this year I learned about El Matador - and wanted to... More 

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Thank Howard T
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this review

I appreciate your review and suggestion, I would invite them it is good time do do it now, I am glad you find us and I hope to see you son, muchas gracias! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say about a restaurant that offers to drive you back to your hotel when you ask them to call you a taxi?! Well let me add that the food was as good as the service. We've been coming to both coasts of Mexico for nearly 20 years. The quality of beef was excellent. The sea bass was... More 

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Thank Tom A
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this review

Your review is a really beautiful complement, muchas gracias, Happy New Year!! More 

Seattle
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious meal from start to finish. This restaurant is truly a dining experience! The service and food is served and prepared with care. Plan to spend time here and enjoy each course. Ordering the NY steak is a must because you can pick your cut. The broth for the French onion soup is rich and delicious. Salad, soup, entree, dessert,... More 

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Thank babytiger01
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this review

Muchas Gracias!! Happy New Year!! More 

KUTZTOWN
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133 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere! Sat in courtyard by pool... great scallop appetizers, tuna carpacio and coconut shrimp. You can't go wrong with any of those. Great chateabriand and blue cheese flavored mashed. Grilled tuna was a bit over cooked but still good. Good service throughout meal but with party of 8, it took forever to get the bill split in two. Enjoyed... More 

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Thank rsakita
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the advice, the cashier collapsed making by hand, I am taking care about it, I am glad you could enjoy the place and the food, muchas gracias. More 

New York City, New York
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An experience, not to be missed. A 3 hour dinner for a party of 4. Salad made table side, steak cut table side, and the MATADOR, he will be table side as well and entertain you with his interesting life stories! The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was magical!

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Thank GigiMommy
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this review

I am so glad you could enjoy and have good experience with us, muchas gracias. happy new year!! More 

Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been fortunate to dine at a handful of the best restaurants in Los Cabos these last two weeks. Suffice it to say this was the best overall when considering ambience, staff and quality of food. We were greeted by Pablo (El Matador himself) when we arrived. We were then taken to a beautiful courtyard to be seated. Turns... More 

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Thank BigFunk
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and the detail of your review, happy new year!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Spanish, Fusion
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: +52 624 157 0443
Description
El Matador is the finest restaurant in San Jose, owned by a former Matador, Pablo Velez. It boasts Mediterranean Mexican dining. It is in a neighborhood next to the Nun's Hospital. Their Scallopine Marsala is to die for as well as the other items on the menu. Please add this restaurant to your list. I can't imagine why it hasn't been on there as we have been eating there for at least 3 or 4 years.

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