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The Matador

) #352 of 3,620 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Mexican,
1438 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2616
+1 503-228-2855
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (13 reviews)
“street tacos” (7 reviews)
“carne asada” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar
$$ - $$$
1438 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2616
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely awful service. The waitress tried to add $20 in liquor to our bill, which included our very specific food order. Didn't feel as though this was a mistake. We only drank water! Took over 1 hour to settle our bill from the time we...More

Thank Drewmc50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a typical Mexican restaurant on a downtown corner of Portland. As it is Portland, we were disappointed by the lack of gluten-free choices. My wife, who is medically gluten-free, rated here dish as poor. The rest of us had reasonably good food. The...More

Thank janrick2016
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The food was fantastic, the decor on parr, staff was fun and playfull. More food for your buck! The place was very busy and very clean. Prompt service and well mannered. Check out the nachos.. I'll just leave it at that!

Thank PacificBird26
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Chips and homemade salsa were excellent. My husband and I both had tacos. He liked his spicy mahi-mahi, but my shredded beef was too saucy and a bit fatty. I should have ordered the shrimp instead. The bartender's margarita was just perfect. The only downside...More

Thank sacredtoes
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Spent $52 on a mere two supposedly double margaritas using a pretty basic tequila Herradura silver. This place has all the charm of a chain restaurant, but actually isn't. The food is basically Chevys but without the flare. The staff are very nice, but victims...More

Thank Dane94306
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The food was excellent but the service was below average we seemed to ignored in favour of the locals which resulted in slow service

Thank frufc
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We went for drinks the night before and saw plate after plate of Nachos. We had to go for dinner the next night. Nachos did not disappoint. Margaritas are spectacular. Tacos fresh. This is a popular place be prepared to wait a bit, but oh...More

Thank TTK1231
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Only went for cocktails and they were very good- an extensive tequila menu. Fun place to go. Nice vibe.

Thank covingtonLouisiana
Reviewed 1 May 2017

My girlfriends and I went here for dinner one night and had an amazing time. Every portion of our meal was truly excellent - very fresh, nicely flavored and beautifully served. The mixed drinks were well made and we felt like it was a really...More

Thank TravelinThompsons
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Went in a wednesday evening, and got a table with no waiting. drinks and food were good. Nothing too expensive, nicely priced.

Thank Katie G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1438 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2616
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-228-2855
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