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Matador Cantina

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) #16 of 319 Restaurants in Fullerton $$ - $$$ Mexican, Latin,
111 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832-1866
+1 714-871-8226
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“carnitas” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
$$ - $$$
111 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832-1866
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Reviewed April 1, 2017

We ordered the short rib and chicken enchiladas, which were good. I had to send my chicken chile relleno back because it was not hot. When they gave me a new one within minutes, the rice was cold. There was what seemed like a Panko...More

Thank Kyle D
Reviewed March 19, 2017

$12/pp for unlimited mimosa/champagne. Bargain! It doesn't hurt that their breakfast burritos, lobster omelet were also excellent. They even customized it for you. I wanted the flexibility of the make-your-own burrito, but didn't want all the carbs with the tortillas. The waitress was happy to...More

Thank macanoni
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

All of their food is very good. However, they have the best Taco Tuesday. Great price and great flavor. They also have great variety - Carnitas, Chicken, Carne Asada, fish and shrimp. The latter two can be grilled, breaded or Cajun Style. They also have...More

Thank Beowells
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Located in the heart of historic downtown Fullerton, the goal of Matador Cantina (according to its website) is to create “a fusion of traditional and contemporary Mexican-inspired cuisine.” The entrance to the restaurant is off a parking lot that you can enter from Amerige Avenue...More

1  Thank BruinDan
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Found place on trip advisor. We almost left the place was really dark, dirty, dusty, floor and tables sticky. Bartender really nice told us to seat ourselves anywhere. We decided to stay I worried some of the family wouldn't eat. Margaritas were great, then came...More

1  Thank Kevyn P
Reviewed September 24, 2016

This is a very nice place to dine with a good variety of mexican favorites. They have opened a new section, and is the only restaurant in Fullerton that offers a full Tequila tasting. Enjoy!

Thank James S
Reviewed September 18, 2016

This isn't just standard Mexican food, although you can get that. They have some creative menu items that are really fantastic!

Thank R3022NRlisag
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Nothing beats Saturday morning mimosas on a patio. Compliment your breakfast beverage of choice with your favorite people and some delicious breakfast items and you've got yourself a moment to remember. Comfortable atmosphere, great food and attentive service- Matador Cantina has it all. A perfect...More

Thank TravelVitoYYC
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Our office is not too far away from downtown Fulleton, so we have gone to Matador for lunch on a few occasions. This is Mexican Fusion cuisine. Usually service is good--lunchtime is not a time in which the restaurant is full, but it is not...More

Thank ricsandimas
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Took our oldest daughter to dinner. Sat on patio area. Great environment beautiful weather and awesome service. The night's special was fantastic and pomegranate margarita was delicious. Memories created for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832-1866
  • Public Transportation: One block from Fullerton Transportation Center featuring Amtrak, MetroLink and many OCTA bus lines
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Fullerton
  • Phone Number: +1 714-871-8226
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Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Fullerton, the Matador Cantina offers a fresh fusion of traditional and contemporary Mexican-inspired cuisine, as well as a full bar with premium tequilas and signature Margaritas. In addition to fresh house-made sangria, the Matador also features a boutique selection of Spanish, Californian, and South American wines. Guests may dine in cozy leather booths and traditional high-top seating in the main bar/dining area, or in the lounge with wraparound leather banquette, lounge tables and cushion ottomans. Exposed historic brick walls, hand-made wrought iron chandeliers, and an impressive candle-lit wall creates a warm and decidedly intimate ambiance. Original oil-on-canvas paintings and a magnificent iron bullhead statuette further hint to the space’s extraordinary décor. Ample and convenient parking located at the rear of the restaurant off Commonwealth Avenue. Open for Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, and late night.
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