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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
“pralines” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
$$ - $$$
720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 Jimmy T
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
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We've visited several times and have never been disappointed! Everything we've tried was excellent. It may not be the fastest service but who wants to rush when you're enjoying a meal with friends and family?

Thank Mom 7
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Yum yum yum - has fast become our go to for Mexican. I have nothing but great things to say about this place... I highly recommend it...

Thank tillmanmel
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Some of the best tex mex food I have ate. The tacos are awesome, the enchiladas, the flautas. Can't go wrong here. It's not a major food restaurant chain but they can hold their own. It's big on the inside, spacious, nice staff and great...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Exalent fajitas .the tea was perfect and the service outstanding. Visiting from out of town. Will be back next time I visit.

Thank akah31
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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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