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The Matador

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-5207
+1 253-627-7100
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (32 reviews)
“black beans” (10 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-5207
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1 - 10 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in to The Matador after hitting up Keys on Main just down the street. Immediate reaction was wow! Beautiful atmosphere. Sat down to great service by Jessica. Ordered the nachos started which ended up being enough for an entire meal for us 2 girls....More

Thank Sarah S
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so happy to hear that everything was so great with your most recent visit with us. Our guests safety is a top priority, so I am so happy that Jessica got someone to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This looks and feel of this place is great. Even when busy you get excellent customer service. I'll go here again.

Thank X7182JBjamiel
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always great service, food & drinks. Best salsa! Enjoyed an amazing lunch at the bar with favorite bartender James!More

Thank Shawn S
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Shawn, Thank you so much for the great review! I am so happy that James took such great care of you. We are lucky to have him as part of our Matador Family! Hope you make it in again soon! Cheers! Robin Cassidy General Manager...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

It was served with a traditional relleno and an open faced relleno. Both were excellent as were the rice and beans. The citrus shrimp Ceviche was about the best I have ever had. Plus, everything is very reasonably priced.More

Thank captaincomment
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello captaincomment! Thank you so much for the great review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our offerings! We take a lot of pride in our scratch kitchen. I will pass your accolades on to my culinary team! Hope you make it...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We have always had great service. The food is dependable. It is ALWAYS delicious. Love the Cadillac margarita! It is a go to for us and our friends.

Thank Linda A
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Linda, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Hope to have you back again soon for more Cadillac Margaritas! Cheers! Robin Cassidy General Manager Tacoma Matador

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food from bar snacks to entrees is always interesting and inventive. Need to have a spice tolerence, to really enjoy. Their hubbard squash quesida is one of my all time favorites.More

Thank Lee M
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi Lee, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We take a lot of pride in our scratch kitchen, so it makes me really happy that you enjoy the food we put out! Come back in for happy hour which is...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The food here was very good, probably the best Mexican food we have had in a long time. The atmosphere was great, we sat inside but the windows which were quite big were open. The service was great the prices were reasonable.

Thank Sheryl B
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sheryl, Thank you so much for the great review! Hope to have you back again soon! Best, Robin Cassidy General Manger Tacoma Matador

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

They have a happy hour food menu that is pretty good but no happy hour drinks. Restaurant space is limited inside and out. The tacos are tasty but small. I personally would have liked them better without so much sauce.More

Thank Lalonda H
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lalonda, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant! While I do apologize we do not offer happy hour drinks, our featured margaritas are always doubles, so I do hope that you think you still get your money's worth! Hope you make...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

What a great dinner! I had the blackberry jalapeño margarita and several tacos....so awesome. Our server Jessica was so awesome and our food came very fast. Aside from how noisy this place is I really enjoyed it.More

Thank Jessica M
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jessica, Thank you for the great review! I am so happy that you enjoyed your margarita and tacos! Jessica is a wonderful part of our team and we are very lucky to have her as part of our Matador family! Looking forward to your...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Great Mexican food, excellent service, good atmosphere and very good value for money. The service was very quick for a busy Friday night and the nachos and Carnitas were excellent, lots of flavor and cooked perfect.

Thank Darren M
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Darren! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Cheers! Robin Cassidy General Manager Tacoma Matador

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JennaAndrews
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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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