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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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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Fusion, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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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 today via mobile

We visited El Matador last night and it was a great experience! The ambiance is beautiful, very uniquely decorated and visually interesting. The service was great and the food was delicious. Only issue is they don’t have any vegetarian options on the menu so you...More

Thank rakshakan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited El Matador last night. The restaurant is a house in a residential neighborhood. The restaurant is a throwback to the bullfighting career of its owner Pablo. Lots of memorabilia and the owner likes to entertain his clients with mock bullfights...More

Thank Hpeters100
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the time and interest of review us, we appreciate your comments that enrich our effort, the twins said hello, gracias!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been to Cabo 11 times and since we found this place, it has been our very favorite. The outdoor courtyard is beautiful, the food excellent and the service impeccable. This year we discovered Pablo, the owner, had hired a manager...More

1  Thank Nancy H
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much and welcome to the family! I am so glad we could win your preference, so nice that you are one of the first to see our new bedrooms and our restaurant remodel, we always trying to stay on top, muchas gracias!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always make at least one visit to El Matador when visiting Cabo San Lucas. It has everything; excellent food, ambience and hospitality.i am looking so forward to staying at the hotel boutique. The rooms are gorgeous and so unique. They have done an excellent...More

Thank nanaboat
pabloelmatador, Manager at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Customers, Thanks to visit El Matador. Next trip to Cabo you should try to stay in one of the rooms of our new Boutique Hotel. It would be unforgettable. Diana/ Manager in Charge

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered El Matador when he very first opened. We were so impressed with the friendly staff, all family at the time, and the decor. We dined in the front courtyard the first year. Each year we experience a demonstration by el Matador and enjoy...More

Thank Omalley16
pabloelmatador, Manager at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear customers, We really appreciate to see you at the restaurant every year when you come to San José. Thanks to keep coming and for your good comments. Diana/ Manager in Charge

Reviewed September 23, 2018

We are frequent visitors to Cabo, but this is the first time we have eaten at El Matador as we usually stick to our tried and true restaurants. We call last minute for reservations and they were able to accommodate us. We were seated on...More

1  Thank panter
pabloelmatador, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Dear customer, we're very happy to have you in our restaurant. El Matador Restaurant has 5 beautiful bedrooms to rent. We'd be glad to host you in your next visit to Cabo. Diana Rubio

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This gem of a restaurant is tucked away in San Jose and is such an experience. The home and setting creates a beautiful and inviting ambiance, and the hospitality and service is top notch. The food is fresh and delicious (this time we had the...More

Thank kristig681
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Dear customer, we highly appreciate your review and we are proud to inform you that el matador restaurante now has 5 beautiful rooms at your disposal for your next visit Olé! Pablo Velez

Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

The owner Pablo was very friendly and hospitable. The place was also set up for my birthday, with balloons and piñata. He even set off a confetti canon while we were eating. He showed us his matador cape and bullfighting skills. He even played as...More

Thank J.E. M
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Thank you to let us celebrate your birthday together was geat!!

Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday night, very quiet only 1 other table was occupied in the courtyard although we had made reservations by email (very quick to respond/confirm!). As other reviews mentioned, the house setting is very quaint, romantic and special. It was a little...More

Thank Catherine B
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

I appreciate your visit specially in summer time when we open only with pevious reservation, thank you so much to take the time to review is, hope you will come hack,

Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

What a hidden gem ! I can’t say enough great things about this restaurant, delicious food, friendly staff and a beautiful atmosphere. They really take pride in all that they do at El Matador. It’s about 2 miles out of town in the middle of...More

Thank Veronica S
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

I am glad everything came good at your table, your recommendation is great, thanks you very much, I hope see you soon.

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dagwood1574
April 25, 2018|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Hello!, We do not have a printed kids menu but we can prepare something special, for example pasta in tomato sauce, alfredo or butter and parmesan. How about some fish fingers and french fries?
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Nancy P
April 6, 2018|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Your reservation is confirmed Nancy. An apology for the inconveniences. Gracias!
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Ccavaz67
April 5, 2018|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
hello! you are welcome tonight, your reservation is confirmed. We are still working on the website, an apologize.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 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
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Description
To all our clients we want to inform you that we reopened the doors. Make reservations of at least one day in advance and for groups of 4 or more people. It will be a pleasure to receive it. Thank you! 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. This
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