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El Matador Restaurant

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$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
+1 940-387-1137
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  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is plenty of sea seating with little to no wait. Food is very fresh tasting and menu is varied. Ice cold draft beer. Hot sauce spicy but not fire hot. My only compliant is the chips-taste like they are bought in a carton at...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the food is of good quality. SOME what limited menu that needs a bit of change or some new additions. Absolutely a great food value. The servers are wonderful and engaging. Relaxed pace and enjoy the meal.

Thank Allen L
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Very good Tex-Mex. The chips and salsa were some of the best I’ve ever had. Chicken Tacos were very good as well. My food came fresh and hot. Waiter was very good and attentive. Unfortunately the greeter, seater was a jerk, but not a deal...More

Thank Lbouknight
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I live in Dallas but visit Denton several times a year. El Matador is my favorite Denton restaurant and we have actually made special trips from Dallas just to eat there when craving moderately-priced Mexican food. I sometime get food to go back to Dallas,...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Great prices and incredible food. The service has been lacking recently but I think it’s because they’ve gotten so dang busy. Go for the steak chimichanga with half sour cream/half queso on top with an Oro margarita. Delish!

Thank LibraZebra
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Quesadillas, very large portions, comes with sour cream, guacamole. We got the combo which is beef and chicken. I could not finish them all and took the rest home. I think this is one of the better mexican restaurants in Denton! Happy eating...

Thank Jim C
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

The Mexican food is good,large selection menu. Many items not found on your average Mexican menu. Prices are moderate, large portions. Large dinning area, friendly staff. Enjoyed the live music. Could not resist the fresh made pralines as we checked out. Will return for sure.

Thank Jane D
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We got some nummy victuals before the rodeo, the taste was really good and the server was nice. What wasn't good as that the orders for me and my husband were wrong. I ordered a bed chimichanga and he ordered a chicken burrito. I was...More

Thank Orbchaser
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

I love to come here with my friends for delicious Tex mex. I love the chiles rellenos and tamales especially. I like to buy their individuality wrapped pralines to take home for gifts.

Thank qbethb
Reviewed July 30, 2017

We go to Denton often and nearly always eat here. The food is always consistently good...I recently mentioned that to our waiter and he told me the cook had been there over 20 years and he had developed and maintained the food on the menu....More

Thank TexasGymBo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Denton
  • Phone Number: +1 940-387-1137
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