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“A happening place!”
Review of The Matador

The Matador
Ranked #564 of 4,273 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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 November 18, 2012

We came here late on a Saturday night, after a play at Ghost Light Theatricals just down the street. The place was packed, we got to wait for a table at the bar around the firepit, which was pretty cool. They have happy hour food late, I think they said after 10 p.m. We enjoyed four selections, nachos, spring rolls, quesadillas, and some shrimp, which fed all of us for a very reasonable price. Service was good, and the atmosphere was fun - good choice!

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Thank sbk117
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

I love their food and it has a 'kick' to it with the Southwest / Tex Mex spices. You can get a great assortment of appetizers to share with a great Margarita for Happy Hour - the Matador salad, spring rolls,soup and a few other Happy Hour menu items and it's a meal!

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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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