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El Matador Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
+1 940-387-1137
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
$$ - $$$
720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Very good Tex-Mex. The chips and salsa were some of the best I’ve ever had. Chicken Tacos were very good as well. My food came fresh and hot. Waiter was very good and attentive. Unfortunately the greeter, seater was a jerk, but not a deal...More

Thank Lbouknight
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I live in Dallas but visit Denton several times a year. El Matador is my favorite Denton restaurant and we have actually made special trips from Dallas just to eat there when craving moderately-priced Mexican food. I sometime get food to go back to Dallas,...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Great prices and incredible food. The service has been lacking recently but I think it’s because they’ve gotten so dang busy. Go for the steak chimichanga with half sour cream/half queso on top with an Oro margarita. Delish!

Thank LibraZebra
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Quesadillas, very large portions, comes with sour cream, guacamole. We got the combo which is beef and chicken. I could not finish them all and took the rest home. I think this is one of the better mexican restaurants in Denton! Happy eating...

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The Mexican food is good,large selection menu. Many items not found on your average Mexican menu. Prices are moderate, large portions. Large dinning area, friendly staff. Enjoyed the live music. Could not resist the fresh made pralines as we checked out. Will return for sure.

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We got some nummy victuals before the rodeo, the taste was really good and the server was nice. What wasn't good as that the orders for me and my husband were wrong. I ordered a bed chimichanga and he ordered a chicken burrito. I was...More

Thank Orbchaser
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I love to come here with my friends for delicious Tex mex. I love the chiles rellenos and tamales especially. I like to buy their individuality wrapped pralines to take home for gifts.

Thank qbethb
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We go to Denton often and nearly always eat here. The food is always consistently good...I recently mentioned that to our waiter and he told me the cook had been there over 20 years and he had developed and maintained the food on the menu....More

Thank TexasGymBo
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I've finally given up on this place. The service is always bad and sometimes the food comes out cold. Last time we went there we waited for 10 minutes. Nobody even bothered to bring us a glass of water. We will never go back. If...More

Thank hamptca
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This place has been here for many years. The place is gloomy and food always leaves much to be desired. Tastes like good comes off a steam table. Every time we go there, we ask ourselves why do we do this to ourselves when there...More

Thank Lyndal B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Denton
  • Phone Number: +1 940-387-1137
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