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The Matador

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern
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7824 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA 98052-1568
+1 425-883-2855
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

The salad was drenched in dressing, the carnitas with rice and black beans lacked spice, and the key lime pie was ok. Great for drinks and bar food but would not recommend for dinner.

Thank StellaS364
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 26, 2016

The service is always consistent, quick and friendly. The chips are delicious and the daily specials are always interesting and fresh. The Baja Tacos were amazing. They have drink specials and promotions throughout the month so make sure to review their specials. It's ALWAYS busy and they do not take reservations. During the warmer months they have an outdoor deck,... More 

Thank ShannyLaughs
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

My brother and I go to the Redmond location for drinks sometimes. This time we went during happy hour but found they only have happy hour on food, not drinks. I paid $8 for a glass of wine and it was a huge pour! So good value for money there. We also ordered some $5 nachos which I have to... More 

Thank Charlotte R
OpperMelang2015, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this review

Charlotte, I would like to apologize for your recent dining experience with us. If you could e-mail me at jesse@matadorrestaurants.com, I would like to hear more and invite you back for a meal on me. Thank you, Jesse Duncan General Manager More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Great place for not so ordinary Mexican food, and just as great of an atmosphere. Great places for singles, or couples to mingle with friends or just have a date night. I love getting a different drink every time I come here, because they are all so good. Can be a very popular place, just remember they don't take reservations!

Thank Rebecca B
OpperMelang2015, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this review

Rebecca, Thanks for the kind words, we always appreciate a great review! Jesse Duncan General Manager More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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147 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Went to the Matador for a group dinner/gathering. Great service, very attentive. Wide selection of food and drinks.

Thank Ganesh L
Redmond, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Another downtown Redmond core restaurant that has been an anchor at the corner of Leary Way and Cleveland Avenue for a number of years now. I've eaten there several times over the last few years as well as the one in Ballard. I find the food to be excellent and an especially good value for the appys at happy hour.... More 

Thank MJRomano
Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you are really hungry, this place will get rid of your cravings.. Good burgers, might be a bit busy.

Thank Johan K
Bothell, Washington
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

I have eaten here a few times, the MEican food is awesome. Lots of great spicy food, but no kids. For some reason they ahve this place listed as a bar so kids cannot eat here. Too bad.

Thank J_Wetty
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We came for an early Sunday dinner. The wife ordered the Chicken Fajitas which was fine with a good assortment of accompaniments. But I ordered the Carnitas whi h were bland with no flavor and fatty. A real waste, service was only fair with no one checking on our order. Downtown Redmond has really developed and there are better options.

Thank Lawrence D
OpperMelang2015, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this review

Lawrence, I would like to apologize for the carnitas and invite you back to try our new pork dish, the Cochinita Pibil. It's one of my favorite dishes of all time. If you would like to e-mail me at jesse@matadorrestaurants.com, I would like to send you a gift card to take care of your next meal. Thank you, Jesse Duncan... More 

Eastsound, Washington
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

You must try the stuffed Jalapeños they are truly brilliant! Just love their food and unique dishes. I will come back again and a again. I finished with coconut ice cream--yummy.

Thank myrnaorcas

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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
Average prices
$15 - $20
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
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
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7824 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA 98052-1568
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Redmond
  • Phone Number: +1 425-883-2855
The Matador serves fresh Tex-Mex cuisine and premium tequilas in an inviting, social atmosphere with amber lighting and unique, hacienda-inspired decor.

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