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“Good, but slightly overpriced for mexican food”
Review of The Matador

The Matador
Ranked #315 of 4,197 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Matador serves fresh Tex-Mex cuisine and premium tequilas in an inviting, social atmosphere with amber lighting and unique, hacienda-inspired décor.
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Food tasted good (west coast mexican). Service was good, and the Margaritas and selection of tequila was great. Food is slightly overpriced for mexican, but not much choice in the seattle area for decent mexican at a decent price, unless its from the back of a truck (not my style).

We come here 1-2 times per month. We havent found better mexican in the area, but continue to look.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

I liked everything about this restaurant. The food, the atmosphere, and the service were all excellent. It had a little twist on the traditional Mexican flavors which I'm used to eating, but it just added to the experience. The bacon wrapped jalapeños were excellent as was the Matador Burrito. I'd definitely eat there again.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Since there was a wait for the table, our table of 5 waited in the bar. My boyfriend ordered a beer and then we were seated right after. The waiteress took our drinks at the table, and brought back everyones but my boyfriends. After talking to the waitress about the beer situation, he still had to wait another 10 minutes.

We ordered our food and it came out in a timely manner. However, the food was SO overspiced that it a) the food itself (steak and fish) was wayyy overpowered by the spice and b) was too hot and not worth eating! I like spice and flavor and have a good tolerance, but this was ridiculous.

Additionally,we ordered a second margarita during the meal... and it still did not come...even when we got the check... so we asked the waitress to take the 2nd margarita off the check....

Food was not worth the price or the service...

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Thank Lousha411
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

After exploring the Ballard locks, salmon run and the lovely gardens, we were hungry for anything.
The Matador was a great find for two very hungry people.
Authentic Tex Mex in Seattle, some of the best since El Paso, TX. and Messilla, N.M.
The large bar and the large selection was a wonder.

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Thank studebhawk
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Great Tex/Mex food at good prices. Menu specials are always worth checking out. The only thing we don't like about Matador is that it tends to get WAY TOO LOUD at certain times (the kind of times when crowds of people drink too much and start yelling instead of conversing) But that doesn't stop us from returning again and again ...

Thank ELBSeattle
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