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“Fun and loud place”
Review of The Matador

The Matador
Ranked #382 of 4,217 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 October 15, 2012

Like Tequila you will love this place. wonderful selection. Good bar food. Can get expensive so I encourge people to go at happy hour.

Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

The food and drink are consistently good. It gets crowded and is a bit noisy. Fun for the younger crowd.

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Visited the Ballard location and while parking is an issue the happy hour plates will make it all worth the frustration of finding a parking spot close by. The restaurant layout promotes group seatings and the centerpiece is the patron bar surronding the firepit in the middle of the room. Great embiance, but also very busy, especially Thursday through Saturday.

The staff is very helpful and attentive to the needs of the diner. I would recommend the carne asada tacos and the jalapeno poppers to start and your choice from there. The menu is pretty much bar food but everything is made from scratch so the flavors are over the top. Large selection at the bar and great bar staff.

Will be going back for happy hour and more.........definitely recommend!

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Thank dannieboysreviews
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Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Ballard Locks and then walked a few blocks to find this little gem! We had a heaping portion of nachos which could have fed 6 people, and pulled pork tacos with pineapple salsa. Everything was so delicious and the atmosphere was great with seating inside and outside. This location has a view from just about every table looking out to a small patio and city street. Even being inside we felt like we were a little outside too--in a very nice way! We liked it so much that on our last night in Seattle we went again. This time we ordered the spicy burrito and marinated pork shoulder tacos. They were both excellent! Lots to do and see around this location--enjoy ;)

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Thank wkndtraveler07
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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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