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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
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, 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 April 7, 2017

El Matador is the essence and finesse that begins with a smile and ends with a memory! But, in between - from the ambiance to the flavor - it is an experience that you will not forget. Beng a world traveler and connoisseur of food...More

Thank NickCabo2017
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2017

Our soul touches its poetry and inspires us to remain in love with passion of our work, muchas gracias.

Reviewed April 5, 2017

We took friends here knowing it would be a memorable dining experience. The Grand Mayan concierge made the reservations for us. We ordered salads, Veal Scaloppini, Spinich and Prosciutto Ravioli, and Tequila Shrimp. All of the food was very well prepared and delicioust. I practically...More

Thank Mark D
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2017

It is very satisfying for us to read your opinion and know that our effort to produce quality food is reflected in the taste of you, we thank you for your visit and comment, muchas gracias.

Reviewed April 5, 2017

El Matador is off the beaten path. I suggest taking a taxi. The restaurant is located in a residential neighborhood. It has a beautiful outdoor patio in the back. The owner of the Establishment is semi-retired Matador and showed us his style while we were...More

Thank CasaGloria
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2017

Thank you very much for the information to our readers certainly very useful, we appreciate your support, gracias.

Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

For a restaurant with such strong reviews, it's Amazing how few cabbies knew it. That said, it was awesome. Service was super friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. We had the chateaubriand for two, the tuna, two orders of the octopus starter, the tuna...More

Thank Seaurchineceviche
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2017
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Muchas gracias!!

Reviewed March 28, 2017

Romantic beautiful courtyard setting and outstanding food and service in an out of the way residential setting in this town of phenomenal restaurants. We go every year.

Thank sunsfanatic
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2017

Thank you for coming back and for giving us your review, muchas gracias.

Reviewed March 22, 2017

Great food,great service,great setting.Pablo the owner and his talented staff make the Spanish saying,mi casa es su casa reality.The surroundings transport you back to a Spanish hacienda.All the menu offerings are superb ,and at reasonable prices.To use an old cliche a meal at El Matador...More

Thank 0605carl1941
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

It is a pleasure to serve you and enjoy your personality and spirit, thank you very much forever,

Reviewed March 20, 2017

In our month in the Los Cabos area, we went to many restaurants---Mona Lisa(overrated), 7 Seas (microwaved food) Romeo and Julietta's (music way too loud)--just to mention a few. El Matador stands in a class by itself. Do not be put off by its out...More

Thank m1128jm17
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Thank you very much for your visit and opinion is a complement which comforts us, we are pleased to be able to serve you and look forward to your return, gracias.

Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Very much like walking into someone's home this quaint location with backyard outside seating is the Jewell of San Jose del Cabo. Great food, ambiance and the owner is present making it all happen including a demonstration of his past bull fighting skills. The Ted...More

Thank Brent B
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2017

The restaurant is a very arduous job, you can earn little more or less money than in other businesses, but the real reward is to see the customers satisfied, thank you very much.

Reviewed March 16, 2017

This was our 9th visit to El Matador--always as the special treat on our family's visit. It has been a high point of each of our last 9 visits to San Jose, so we know the menu--everything is excellent; it just depends on what you...More

Thank bugdr11
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2017

I remember your first visit, there is nothing more pleasant for a restaurateur than to see the customers return again and again, my most sincere thanks, our 10th anniversary of culinary friendship will be plethoric, thank you.

Reviewed March 15, 2017

We went for dinner here on a Monday night and had THE best dining experience of all in San Jose del Cabo. Starting with the ambience I can say that it was interesting, intimate and comfortable. The service was top notch from ALL staff and...More

Thank mskatjea
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2017

We are grateful to receive such intense comments is the best payment to the intensity of our work, thank you very much.

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lsgrammie
September 23, 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
We have stairs but we can order to our carpenter to make an access for your motorized scooter, when are you planning to come?
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July 29, 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Yes! We are opened! your reservation is confirmed. Just please give us a call to confirm your information. Gracias.
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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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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
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
Description
To all our clients we want to inform you that due the low season, from August 15th to September 31st, this restaurant opens its doors only with reservation of at least one day in advance and for groups of 4 or more people. If you already have a confirmed reservation within this time, do not worry, your reservation is still active, 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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