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“Authentic????????????????”
Review of El Matador

El Matador
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

ONLY went here because we had a restaurant.com coupon to use.....what a terrible meal. Probably one of the worst mexican dinners we have ever had. Even had a little show of drunk hookers eating in this fine establishment. YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't even bother...just keep driving right past the white shack with the plastic horse in front!!!!! In fact don't ever go to Desert Hot Springs!!!

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1  Thank windycitygirl125
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

What a nice surprise to find this restaurant in Desert Hot Springs!!
Mexican is not my favorite type of food but this restaurant is going on our "must visit" list whenever we are out in the desert!
Their chile rellenos covered in yummy salsa is unusually good! The service is warm and friendly and the home made flan(when available) is mouth watering!
Go early because it does get busy with locals!!

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2  Thank Riff M
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

I had beef tacos which were delicious. I love the caramelized onions. Horchata was great. Friendly, fast, affordable and open late.

1  Thank SeaWaGal
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Reviewed September 6, 2011

This is the second time we have visited this restaurant. Each time the food has been very good and full of flavor. This waitstaff has been good and very attentive. It's not the fanciest restaurant, but the quality of the food, service and reasonable prices make it a great deal!

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1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

We had such a wonderful dining experience at this place! we were there for a Sunday lunch. The food was awesome and so authentic. We were treard like family. I would have liked to go back there again during our vacation but it didn't work out. I would definitely go there if i get to that area again!

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