We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Matador Restaurant

2141 Shaw Ave Ste 101, Clovis, CA 93611-8916
+1 559-298-3403
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
17 Mar 2017
“Always our go to spot on a Friday Night”
24 Jan 2017
“Good people...”
Closed Now
2141 Shaw Ave Ste 101, Clovis, CA 93611-8916
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (8)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We always appreciate El Matador after a busy work week. Unlike some of the more popular chain Mexican restaurants, there is rarely a wait here; the beer is ice cold, the food is homemade and the service is always with a smile. This family understands...More

1  Thank Tina C
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Good food, reasonable prices, great people. Guess I'm really old, because the good people part has become way important. Brother and sister owners/operators are really fine people...

1  Thank Ricardo5
Save your favourites!Keep track of your top restaurant finds.
Save now
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Extensive menu of authentic Mexican food. Food was good and service was good. The interior is dated and bit run down. They serve beer and wine, but do not have a hard liquor license, so forget about any margaritas. Quiet, cozy restaurant in a strip...More

Thank luv2travel076
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Our daughter is a freshman at Fresno State, and we are new visitors to the Clovis community. The Fresno area seems to be full of chain restaurants, so we are looking for unique local restaurants--little hidden gems. We read the reviews on El Matador and...More

Thank Heliades
Reviewed 10 July 2013

A small group of women (Clovis High School class of 1972) wandered in to this restaurant one hot and humid night after the restaurant we had first choose air conditioner was not working. We were seated right away by the owner and was treated like...More

Thank Debbie_fl
Reviewed 9 May 2013

This is our go to restaurant when we're looking for something quick and tasty. Before our son went away to college, this was a once a week habit. Now it's every couple of weeks. Tacos de carnitas are my favorite,followed by their fish tacos. I...More

Thank brokecheerdad
Reviewed 13 March 2013

My husband and I think of this as our place. It is a tiny little place in a strip mallbut the food is wonderful. All of the standard otions are available, like tacos, burritos and chili rellenos, but how about chicken with a rasbberry chipotle...More

1  Thank Donna57
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Been going to El Matador for over 20 years. Still some of the best in Fresno/Clovis. If you want the genuine article, order the pork ribs in ranchero sauce. Be ready, it's HOT.

1  Thank A M
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Clovis
Hampton Inn & Suites Clovis - Airport North
437 reviews
2.23 km away
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Clovis/Fresno
106 reviews
2.25 km away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Clovis
417 reviews
2.29 km away
Best Western Clovis Cole
329 reviews
2.80 km away
Nearby Restaurants
BC's Pizza & Beer
55 reviews
1.52 km away
Yosemite Falls Cafe
67 reviews
1.22 km away
More Than Pizza
27 reviews
.16 km away
Andiamo Ristorante Italiano
35 reviews
1.61 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Town Clovis
185 reviews
2.93 km away
Sierra National Forest
32 reviews
2.43 km away
Dan Rouit's Flat Track Museum
6 reviews
3.70 km away
Discovery Center
26 reviews
6.88 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Matador Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2141 Shaw Ave Ste 101, Clovis, CA 93611-8916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Clovis
  • Phone Number: +1 559-298-3403
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing