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El Matador

Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 624 157 0443
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I ate at El Matador last week during our vacation to Cabo. I found the restaurant prior to arriving in Mexico and was interested in it since I am a spanish teacher and my students study all about bullfighting. Not only was...More

Thank Forzy4
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are very happy to share the culture of bullfighting with you. And even more to be able to contribute with their students with this experience. We look forward to serving you soon. Gracias!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love meat this is for you. Great food and excellent friendly service. The servers are always on hand to assist you.Enjoy!

Thank BarbaraMaguire
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much! Love is our secret. Come back soon. Regards!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here tonight for dinner. The service, presentation & meal were excellent. I've travelled to many countries and this was one of the best meals that my family and I have ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and highly recommend it.

Thank tcuno1
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for recommending our restaurant, your comments are a great support for us. We look forward to your next visit Best Regards!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful ambiance. Expensive but worth the expense. Had the filet with chipotle sauce-wonderful quality meat, the coconut shrimp appetizer was perfect. The owner and owner's daughter provided excellent service. As we were leaving, the owner took out his matador cape and demonstrated some of his...More

Thank Bryan E
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very happy that you want to return, we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. God bless you!

Reviewed June 14, 2017

Finally back to El Matador in addition to tortilla soup and New York steak that I love to have here I had the prepare at the table Caesar Salad and it was superb. definitely a must when in San Jose, the staff was outstanding as...More

Thank CesarMeza
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We really appreciate your comments. We are very happy to have fulfilled your expectations and recommend us. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards!

Reviewed June 6, 2017

The restaurant setting is unique, the family friendly atmosphere is wonderful and one of the best meals we have experienced.

Thank maureenvelasquez
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2017

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your support on Trip Advisor and hope you come back soon. Have a nice stay in Cabo.

Reviewed May 26, 2017

The restaurant is actually the Matadors home with an intimate number of tables for four set up around the yard & by the pool. The personnel were delightful & you may get lucky with a visit from the Matador. Be sure an ask for a...More

1  Thank JeanineFallbrook
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Always happy to share the bullfighting culture with you as well as our gastronomy. That´s right, be sure an ask for a demonstration. Thank you for valuing it and leaving your experience to others. Regards!

Reviewed May 26, 2017

Pablo is the owner/chef and is a real live matador. . . and in between courses, he frequently gives a demonstration. His restaurant is in a lovely converted home and the seating is outdoors. The only thing nicer than the setting is the food and...More

Thank Sheriffdavid
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Sheriff!! We are honored every time you come! We appreciate your review and We are glad you enjoy the food. Muchas gracias! Pablo.

Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, great wine, superb service and best meals we've experienced in Mexico. Thank you for a memorable evening... my husband had the New York steak... best he has ever had! Chilliwack, BC Canada

Thank Joey1414
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

Gracias! We look forward to your visit again and wish you a happy return home. It was a pleasure to attend to you.

Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

I love this place, the hostess, the waiter, the ambiance, the food, and even the background music. A courtyard setting, displaying memorabilia of the owner's other life as a Matador, with tables surrounding a central fountain. Our hostess, Brenda, is the daughter of the owner...More

Thank FamilyMan13
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

Thanks for your valuable comments, it is a pleasure to serve you and to know that you have enjoyed every detail. That you feel happy in our place is our incentive to continue giving the best of us. Thank you for recommending El Matador Restaurant.

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June 29, 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Dear, Due that August is our slow season we will be closed doing maintenance and remodeling, we appreciate your understanding. Regards.
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June 13, 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Sure! Your reservation is confirmed. Gracias!
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Response from PlainsTraveler975 | Reviewed this property |
I would estimate $150, maybe $200 depending on the quality of the wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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