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El Matador

Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 624 157 0443
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (25 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (29 reviews)
“caesar salad” (40 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Seafood, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 409 reviews

Reviewed 23 November 2017

Outstanding food, beautiful presentation and lovely decor! An wonderful dining experience. Staff was extremely attention,.

Thank JannO35
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

It is an honor to be able to offer you a pleasant moment that you can appreciate in your memory. We look forward to serving you again. Regards!

Reviewed 16 November 2017

Very good food and very good service. I especially like the veal. The service is very attentive. If there is any draw back to El Matador is that it is located in a residential neighborhood, so it is a "drive to and drive home" experience....More

Thank PlainsTraveler975
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to serve you, veal is a great choice. Thanks for recommending us. Best wishes!

Reviewed 21 October 2017

El Matador is a quaint dining spot. Most of the tables are outside with a few inside. This is my second time to El Matador. The ambiance, food and service are great. I'm so glad I found this place...can't wait to return on my next...More

1  Thank Dian M
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Can´t wait to serve you again. Just the best for you that have trusted us. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. Blessings

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Had a wonderful dinner here. The Owner is a Matador and was very interesting. The staff was terrific and as chef's we can tel you the food was prepared and presented perfectly. We give the El Matador our Highest rating!!

Thank ScottFrick
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thanks for those 5 stars! very happy to have been able to offer you a pleasant moment. Always with the pleasure of sharing about our culture. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 14 October 2017

We heard a lot about this restaurant so we decided to try it. We were not disappointed. The food, service and the owner were great. Very casual restaurant in a residential neighborhood. Try the lamb and the octopus.

Thank lubigolf
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

It has been a pleasure to assist you. Thank you very much! Lamb and octopus, great choice! among the favorites of our frequent customers. Regards!

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Food was wonderful and service was great. We were the only people in the restaurant. 7:30 reservation. Relaxing atmosphere and beautiful inside. There are some benefits to being here in the off season- No lines and individual service. We had coconut shrimp and scallops as...More

Thank Pridg1
pabloelmatador, Gerente at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you very much for your visit and the recommendation to travelers about our place. An apology for the detail of the lobster, in low season we only open for reservations, our purchases are limited to keep everything fresh, we will prepare our new staff...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

el matador restaurant is the best restaurant in san jose del cabo pablo velez is such a great cook you wouldn't believe!, his restaurant and his website are a piece of art altogether congratulations!

Thank Charles W
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you very much! We appreciate you sharing your experience. Receive a warm greeting from the El Matador's team.

Reviewed 19 August 2017

A chef owned restaurant . Great atmosphere, food, and service! You get to choose your own piece of steak. The salad and wine was wonderful too. The El Matador gives a presentation as well. A must for dining!

Thank DebbieMontana
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Ney York steak has become very popular! Always the best quality for you. Thank you very much for supporting us with your comments. Regards from all Matador's team!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

A chef owned restaurant that is hidden away from the normal tourist areas. The revamped house makes for interesting dining areas. Great atmosphere, good food, and good service make it a real hidden gem.

Thank Stephanie M
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you very much for your visit, it is a pleasure to welcome you and always assist you with our best efforts. Come back soon. Best wishes!

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Located in a former house. Great service with amazing Chateaubriand. We sat outside nice atmosphere.More

Thank lFOD2015
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Very gratifying to know that we have met your expectations. We look forward to your next visit. We took advantage of this space to inform all our clients that due the low season, from August 15th to September 31st, this restaurant opens its doors only...More

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John V
19 December 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Hello! Your reservation is confirmed. Thank you!
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lsgrammie
24 September 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
We have stairs but we can order to our carpenter to make an access for your motorized scooter, when are you planning to come?
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30 July 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Yes! We are opened! your reservation is confirmed. Just please give us a call to confirm your information. Gracias.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: +52 624 157 0443
Description
To all our clients we want to inform you that due the low season, from August 15th to September 31st, this restaurant opens its doors only with reservation of at least one day in advance and for groups of 4 or more people. If you already have a confirmed reservation within this time, do not worry, your reservation is still active, it will be a pleasure to receive it. Thank you!

El Matador is the finest restaurant in San Jose, owned by a former Matador, Pablo Velez. It boasts Mediterranean Mexican dining. It is in a neighborhood next to the Nun's Hospital. Their Scallopine Marsala is to die for as well as the other items on the menu. Please add this restaurant to your list. I can't imagine why it hasn't been on there as we have been eating there for at least 3 or 4 years. This
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