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Travelers' Choice2022
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Spanish, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
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Matadora is a modern tapas restaurant focused on tailored tapas and flavorful cuts of meat & fish from the kitchen’s centerpiece, a custom, wood-fired grill. Our stylish patio is outfitted with Persian outdoor rugs, firepits, warm wood tones and cushioned, wrought-iron seating. The outdoor space flows seamlessly inside to Matadora’s indoor seating, central bar, open kitchen and semi-private dining
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Spanish, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Matadora about 6 years ago. It was fabulous. However, I didn't return until last week. What was I thinking? Matadora has some of the best food in New England. Not only is the food over the top delicious but the restaurant is...beautiful, the staff is well-trained and attentive, and the wine list is extensive. I love this place! I shared 3 tapas with my dining companion. We had the tuna tartare, the octopus and the lollipop lamb chop. The octopus was the best I've ever had. As for the lamb chops, they could not have been more delicious. They were cooked perfectly. They were not overcooked. They came with an eggplant spread. I thought...hmmm...eggplant spread? The flavor of the spread was surprisingly delicious. Maybe my favorite bite of the night. We sat at the bar which was very comfortable. The staff was attentive while not being overbearing. The restaurant, on a Thursday night, was jumping when we left. I will not be waiting another 6 years before returning to Matadora.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed August 18, 2022

Matadora was nearby and so we gave it a try and were glad we did. We shared 5 tapas--almonds, street corn, beets, bacalao, and chorizo, plus churros for dessert and enjoyed it all.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

Conveniently located in the Hilton's Woburn Lobby, after checking in, decided to dine at this Restaurant due to the various options in Tapas which were also veggie friendly. Absolute fave were the Manchego Papas Fritas & Basque Street Corn...it's just something that is so creamy...and tasty about these cheese...I couldn't get enough of the Fries. Ordered a Mocktail: El Clasico which was refreshing & comprised of Mediterranean Tonic, rosemary, star anise and lemon. The only downside, the smell/smoke from the Grill can become overpowering. Honorable mention, our Server Mary was delightful...always smiling & attentive. Salud!!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2022 via mobile

We were here for business and were very impressed. We started with the lobster arancini. Very good. I had the Chicken 2 ways. Although they were both good, the shredded one had a sauce that was amazing! They also have a great wine selection.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 14, 2022

My sister decided to celebrate her birthday at Matadora Restaurant. We all enjoyed our private room. I was impressed with the service and food. I wish they have more selection of food on their menu. I recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 28, 2021

I've been to La Matadora restaurant many times and I have consistently been impressed by the way the restaurant's team work so cohesively! Zach is a superb manager and has an incredible team working with him to make every moment spent at La Matadora an...enjoyable one. I haven't gotten the names of all the team members yet but the ones I know deserve a shout-out. Angela is the 'O.G' of the group and makes a mean 'Mami Chula' (a spicy tequila drink 😋). Mary is just so pleasant to interact with and also makes some really great drinks. Tory is newer to the team and is always improving her drink-making skills; she as well is so delightful to interact with. Together they provide a Disney-like experience that is not very common, especially in the food services sector. Unfortunately I do not yet know the names of the other team members but in time will as I will continue to frequent this great restaurant for its delicious food and drinks, excellent customer service, positive-vibes-only atmosphere, and unmatched professionalism. Note that the last time I was there in early November 2021, the restaurant was closed on Sundays and Mondays; not sure if their hours of operations have changed.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 15, 2021

Customer service and breakfast was excellent. A big shout out to Bernice, Debbie, Mahghen and John. The omelette was delicious thank you Chef David!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 14, 2021

We stayed at the Hilton Woburn last week. As a transplanted Bostonian back in town for a short visit, we needed to find a fun place to watch the Sox game on Friday night. We knew we would have a few drinks (or so) and...didn't want to drive if possible. The Manager of the hotel was in the lobby and steered us toward Matadora. We were lucky to find the last 2 seats at the bar. It was hopping on a Friday night. Great crowd - many people in town for a wedding, quite a few locals out for a Friday date night supper, lots of Boston fans following the game on their many tvs. We loved the atmosphere- fun and friendly and met some interesting people! The tapas are good but on the pricy side. Just sayin' Our bartender was busting it to keep up, and from our vantage point at the end of the bar, we could see the restaurant manager and others jumping in to keep it all running smoothly. Great teamwork! We had a great night - thank you to all who made it such a good time for usMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021 via mobile

I love this restaurant. I’ve left reviews on yelp but first time for TripAdvisor. We had a reservation for six, family gathering. I’ve already introduced one sister to Matadora now another, and friends, they love it. Atmosphere is fantastic, staff is fantastic, Zach the manager...is so friendly and very enthusiastic, Kerri, our server, Very friendly and knowledgeable. Every item we ordered was fantastic, e.g. Shishito peppers, street corn, salted cod cakes, best burger I’ve ever had. The menu varies from time to time which is nice but still has some familiar favorites. Post Covid you never know what you were going to get but this was pretty consistent with what we experience before Covid. Thank you thank you!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

Had so much fun with my wife and my kids here in my family. Especially Uncle Johnny The staff was OUTSTANDING Annie, Mary, Angela and Zach were tremendous Really enjoyed meeting Danielle… Same name as my wife Such a tremendous team. Be sure to put...the Matador on your schedule to stop by and visit… The food is great drinks are fantasticMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

This is a great hotel but the bar was the star of our experience here. The bar tenders Annie, Mary, and Angela were super friendly and attentive. The drinks were nice and cold and the mixed drink Agustina’s Stand was very yummy. The hostess Danielle...was great and got us seated immediately even with a crowd from wedding guests. Zak manages a great team here, and I hope they have availability for my next visit to the Boston area.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

This place was awesome. There was a really neat atmosphere and the bar staff were incredible. Annie, Mary and Angela took great care of us. Great place to check out!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021

The drinks that our bartender ed were unbelievable he took care of us the whole time and not one time was I waiting for my drink. If you are going out for drinks I definitely recommend matadora.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021 via mobile

I stopped by Matadora while on business and decided to sit at the bar. This fella named Ed served me and I can’t even explain how delightful he was! Great drinks, great service!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 17, 2021

My server Angela was amazing. Very fast and on top of the ball! Thanks again for making my trip to Woburn excellent!

Date of visit: September 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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