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The Matador

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-5207
+1 253-627-7100
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (33 reviews)
“black beans” (10 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-5207
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1 - 10 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great chicken fajitas! The Matador is my favorite Mexican restaurant. My only complaint is how loud they play the music in restaurant on the weekends. I don’t know if they play the music as loud later at night during the week. I usually go there...More

Thank sgstarner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in around 300 on a Saturday afternoon. The place was very busy and we informed there would be a short wait. While we waited we counted 10 empty tables and were wondering why we were waiting and were ready to leave and go...More

Thank publiussulla
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I went here back in May and had a great experience! The drinks were tasty, the food was amazing, and our server Naomi (I think?) was the best! If I'm ever in Tacoma again, this is the first place I'll go

Thank Cassiclark12
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome vibe. Food pretty decent. Great drinks. Fun place to be, good energy. Great place to meet friends for dinner & drinks.

Thank Robanie
Reviewed 10 November 2017

They have great food, and it is even better when it is on happy hour. I only wish they had happy hour drink specials too.

Thank kortkass
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Upon check into my Hotel....the front desk clerk suggested I go to the Matador for some Nachos. The atmosphere is outstanding! I really enjoyed the ambiance and decor. The Nachos with house made Chorizo was excellent and more than I could eat! The place was...More

Thank CincyTraveler60
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in to The Matador after hitting up Keys on Main just down the street. Immediate reaction was wow! Beautiful atmosphere. Sat down to great service by Jessica. Ordered the nachos started which ended up being enough for an entire meal for us 2 girls....More

Thank Sarah S
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so happy to hear that everything was so great with your most recent visit with us. Our guests safety is a top priority, so I am so happy that Jessica got someone to...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This looks and feel of this place is great. Even when busy you get excellent customer service. I'll go here again.

Thank X7182JBjamiel
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!!

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Always great service, food & drinks. Best salsa! Enjoyed an amazing lunch at the bar with favorite bartender James!More

Thank Shawn S
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Shawn, Thank you so much for the great review! I am so happy that James took such great care of you. We are lucky to have him as part of our Matador Family! Hope you make it in again soon! Cheers! Robin Cassidy General Manager...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

It was served with a traditional relleno and an open faced relleno. Both were excellent as were the rice and beans. The citrus shrimp Ceviche was about the best I have ever had. Plus, everything is very reasonably priced.More

Thank captaincomment
Robin C, General Manager at The Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hello captaincomment! Thank you so much for the great review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our offerings! We take a lot of pride in our scratch kitchen. I will pass your accolades on to my culinary team! Hope you make it...More

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JennaAndrews
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Response from Justin W | Property representative |
I'm so happy that you enjoy our salsa! Unfortunately the recipe is not available to the public. However, you are able to purchase a large container of it as a to go order if you'd like!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-5207
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-627-7100
  • E-mail
Description
Matador Restaurants offer fresh Tex-Mex cuisine & premium tequilas in an inviting, social atmosphere — visit us in Seattle, Tacoma, Redmond, Portland, & Boise.
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