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El Matador

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2564 Ogden Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-2413
+1 801-393-3151
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sandy, Utah
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Order #11. 1 cheese enchilada, 1 chili rellano, rice and beans. also a house margarita blended with salt. One of 4 orders placed from our table. When we arrived 2 other couples came in at the same time as we did. We received chips and warm salsa with shredded cheese in a separate bowl right away. We placed our cocktail... More 

Thank Kimberly L
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We lived near here a few decades ago and wound up back in town. We decided to go to our old favorite El Matador! I've not had cheese in my salsa any place else! I was sad their blueberry sopapillas are no more...but the honey sopapilla dots were really delicious! We tried a number of meals--mamacita, La Famosa, Durango etc.... More 

Thank randomadventurer13
Raleigh, North Carolina
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Salsa recipe seems to have changed, and we couldn't get white queso. Portions are quite large, should really consider lunch sized ones for the middle of the day.

Thank kldj13
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Long day sight seeing wanted to try local mexican fare. Very hot in the building loud and dark. We went at 7:00 on a monday night. Had to wait 15minutes with a reservation. Orders were mixed up and given to the wrong people at the table. Food was ok. Not the best but not the worst we have had.

Thank momof3usa
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

As always the food was delicious. The waitress assigned to our table was not available, so another waitress took care of us. She was very busy, with her own customers, but took the time to take care of us. We enjoy visiting this restaurant knowing that we will receive good service and good food Les Talbot

Thank Lester T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We come here for sentimental reasons when we visit Utah because our mom worked here as a teenager. The chips need to be overhauled - something thinner, larger, and warmed up. Also, consider adding queso dip. Just cheese in the salsa isn't for everyone. The portions were quite generous, and we enjoyed the main course very much. The steak chimichanga... More 

Thank kldj13
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

I felt like this was over-priced. We had a large group of 13 and they only gave us one server. We were too crowded. I think it's weird that they serve huge shrimp with the meals. The little sweet scones were delicious as was the salsa.

Thank Brimarie19
Ogden, Utah
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

in business for 30 years lunch specials dinners you probably wont be able to eat it all great service

Thank brad s
Kaysville, Utah
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I use the term old-fashioned here affectionately. I learned what salsa was in the El Matador restaurant in Bountiful 35 years ago and they still have combo dish I ordered that day (the Mamacita) on the menu. I later figured out that warm salsa with finely grated cheese isn't the norm but at El Matador that's only way I'd have... More 

Thank MrStUterr
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I have been here alot, it is great for dinner with the family and kids or just as a couple or friends. It is beautiful and very tasty. Well worth the wait times (only during certain times of the day). Enjoy :)

Thank stephenie s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2564 Ogden Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-2413
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Ogden
  • Phone Number: +1 801-393-3151

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?