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El Matador

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2564 Ogden Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-2413
(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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Kaysville, Utah
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Layton, Utah
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Our family recently had an opportunity to eat at El Matador. The restaurant had been recommended to us, and we were happy to give it a try. It was a Sunday evening, and the restaurant was maybe half full. We were seated quickly, and the waitress brought our drinks, took our orders, and brought out our chips and salsa. The... More 

Thank Bill J
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for 20+ years now. Growing up this was our go to place for every celebration and family dinner out. The head chef changed a few years back, but we still love the food and the environment. The chips and salsa are my favorite chips and salsa on earth!

Thank Chelsea G
Salt Lake City, Utah
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

This is our go to Mexican Restaurant when we are celebrating birthdays. They have perfect chili rellanos and fabulous margaritas! Authentic dressed servers, music and decor. Live this place!!

Thank DrLarson
Boise, Idaho
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

I loved this place as a college student. Maybe I didn't know better or its gone down hill in 18 years. The chili rellono was cheese and enchilada sauce, I couldn't taste the green chili, egg or breading. The server was sweet and friendly but not attentive- I think she had too many tables. My kids food came out 10... More 

Thank Marlaynas
Ogden, Utah
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

This place is going down hill fast!!!!! I love the food but the service is getting really bad. In the last 3 times we have been there, 2 of the times they messed up our order really bad. Tonight they gave our order to another customer. We will be going someplace different from now on!

Thank WMagaw
Farr West
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207 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This has got to be one of the best places to eat in Ogden. Though it's not 'authentic' Mexican food, it is delicious! The chips and salsa are a yummy way to start off the meal. I've never had anything I didn't like here. Today I had a shredded beef burrito enchilada style. It was excellent! Others in our group... More 

Thank Ruth B
Southern Utah
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place is a cheap mexican place that servers canned food and has no chance of ever getting anymore of my business. We brought the family out for lunch with our son and his wife to be the day before thier wedding. The service was fantastic but the food left much to be desired, I have had better food on... More 

Thank Caribbean_D
Grantsville, Utah
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We have not been here for over ten years. Glad it is still open. Really good salsa and make sure to order the cheese rolls. Really good. We had a party if 12 people and they got us right on. Jamie was the best waitress I have ever experienced. She took our drink and dinner order and did not write... More 

Thank Wendy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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: (801) 393-3151

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