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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%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Fusion, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We had heard so much about El Matador that we chose it as our first dining spot while on vacation and were not disappointed. The restaurant is in an old house with a patio and pool and we dined poolside. The wait staff is attentive...More

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pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to take care of you and guve you our love. Have a happy stay.

Reviewed 22 April 2018

Unexpected, surprising, unusual, rewarding, delicious, friendly... do you want me to keep going? Don Pablo transformed himself from a first class Matador (yes, yes, he really was a Toreador, no kidding) to a first class host and designed a place that looks exactly as if...More

Thank Ccavaz67
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

That's right, you do not stay seated, it makes us very happy to see you enjoy and that the space invites you to dance, sing, to fall in love, to feel curious and creative in the trust and care of our gastronomic family. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018

Our dinner was an incredible experience. The setting is perfect, so don’t be deterred by the street entrance. All four of us got a different dish, and they were all fabulous. Cooked to perfection. And prices are very reasonable! The service was wonderful. Table side...More

Thank Robin M
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thanks for your visit! Pleased to assist you. All the best for you.

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Every trip to Cabo we dine here at least once,it is always the dinner of the vacation,We feel like family here,incredible service,the staff just wonderful. The New York strip cut to your specific size at your table is the best steak I've ever had anywhere,Coconut...More

Thank ringodog8
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you! I will be here in December with the pleasure of see you again, gracias!!

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We were introduced to El Matador by our good friends five years ago. We have made the pilgrimage to the restaurant each year. We get the the New York strip because it’s always prepared to perfection. The accompaniments are always fresh and delicious. What makes...More

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pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

It has been a pleasure and a privilage to have you all these years, my greatfull forever,,,

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Went to El Matador with my family and we really enjoyed it . It's inside a villa type home and it's beautiful . The food was great as well - Caesar salad was freshly made and delicious - the garlic shrimp appetizer is not to...More

Thank JetSetJessa
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you very much for your visit, we hope to serve you again. Receive a warm greeting from our team.

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We go every time we are in Cabo and are never disappointed. The food is outstanding anand the service and atmosphere are unparalleled. The octopus appetizer alone is worth the trip. The steaks and seafood are fantastic!

Thank cccullen1
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

It is an honor to be one of your places to visit during your stay in Cabo. For you, who visit us frequently since years ago, we are about to surprise you with some new things on our menu. See you next time!

Reviewed 3 April 2018

Chef Enrique from El Matador came to the condo we were renting and prepared an amazing meal for our family. The food was excellent, service fantastic, a very enjoyable experience. I'm not sure how he and Lily were able to pull it off so well...More

Thank RHD99
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

It will be a pleasure to serve you again! Gracias!

Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is one of our favorites when we come down to Cabo.... Beautiful setting in the garden, great service and great food.... Pablo, the owner, is very gracious and it is always great to see him and his family again.....they make you feel at home......More

Thank paul30
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Yes, always happy to see you. Thanks for making this description, I almost can taste it just by reading it!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We have been coming to San Jose or Cabo once a year for 15 years and have been to many restaurants in the area. This place is a true gem. The ambience is unique, warm, inviting, and special. The Matador himself Pedro is there to...More

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pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

We appreciate your comments, it is a great satisfaction for us to make you happy. We look forward to your next visit.

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dagwood1574
26 April 2018|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Hello!, We do not have a printed kids menu but we can prepare something special, for example pasta in tomato sauce, alfredo or butter and parmesan. How about some fish fingers and french fries?
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Nancy P
7 April 2018|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Your reservation is confirmed Nancy. An apology for the inconveniences. Gracias!
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Ccavaz67
6 April 2018|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
hello! you are welcome tonight, your reservation is confirmed. We are still working on the website, an apologize.
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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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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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