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The Matador

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-5207
+1 253-627-7100
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (34 reviews)
“black beans” (11 reviews)
“braised beef” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-5207
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I work across the street and have ordered take out twice. This time I called in an order for a burger shortly after they opened at 11am. A very nice person took my order, name and phone number. When I arrived a pleasant staff person...More

Thank bt2058
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Went here for an early dinner last weekend. I had the street tacos. The braised beef ones were a bit too spicy for me, but I don't go for much heat. I liked the rest of them very much. I had a mango-chili margarita that...More

Thank gardengumby
Reviewed 2 April 2018

LOVE The Matador. I wish I lived closer. I would go more often. They make a different type of al fresco mexcian food, it's not covered in cheese (nothing wrong with cheese, just sayin'). I was there with a work companion, he loves mexican food...More

Thank RosieA428
Reviewed 30 March 2018

It had been awhile since I've been to the Matador so my husband and I decided to go back after a late night hockey game. We went Tuesday night around 10pm, right after we left the Thunderbird game and it was pretty packed for a...More

Thank Soyie O
Reviewed 29 March 2018

I just called to order lunch to go for ONE person and was informed they are "too busy" for to go orders and "maybe you can call back in 30 mins". Are you serious?! I have ordered lunch from here many times and NEVER been...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This place is always awesome. Great service and amazing food! Our s ever was extremely attentive. Parking is hard during busy times and there is often a wait to get a table, but it’s worth it.

Thank Mitsyann
Reviewed 2 March 2018

My husband and I were invited out to dinner. This was our first visit to The Matador. I absolutely loved the ambiance! It was bustling. Really busy but we only had a short wait until we were seated. The menu had lots of great, unique...More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Great chicken fajitas! The Matador is my favorite Mexican restaurant. My only complaint is how loud they play the music in restaurant on the weekends. I don’t know if they play the music as loud later at night during the week. I usually go there...More

Thank sgstarner
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We walked in around 300 on a Saturday afternoon. The place was very busy and we informed there would be a short wait. While we waited we counted 10 empty tables and were wondering why we were waiting and were ready to leave and go...More

Thank publiussulla
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I went here back in May and had a great experience! The drinks were tasty, the food was amazing, and our server Naomi (I think?) was the best! If I'm ever in Tacoma again, this is the first place I'll go

Thank Cassi C
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JennaAndrews
20 April 2015|
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Response from Justin W | Property representative |
I'm so happy that you enjoy our salsa! Unfortunately the recipe is not available to the public. However, you are able to purchase a large container of it as a to go order if you'd like!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-5207
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-627-7100
  • E-mail
Description
Matador Restaurants offer fresh Tex-Mex cuisine & premium tequilas in an inviting, social atmosphere — visit us in Seattle, Tacoma, Redmond, Portland, & Boise.
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