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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%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (24 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (29 reviews)
“caesar salad” (38 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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51 - 60 of 408 reviews

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A diamond in the rough. When we entered we were greeted by the owner and chef, also The Matador Pablo Velez. We started with Sandgrita!! The Caesar salad made table side was to die for. One of our party ordered steak, which was cut to...More

1  Thank Una A
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

What a nice comparation, thank you for your great review,

Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is one of those restaurants located in an authentic Mexican building with seating in the interior courtyard. Very picturesque. Great food. When I mentioned my food allergies they were very attentive and brought me a wonderful sea bass filet with four different vegetables. Delicious!

1  Thank SallyEdwards
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

Thank you for your visit and time you take to review us, I appreciate your sensibility

Reviewed 9 February 2017

El Matador is our go to Restaurant in San Jose. We go twice a year and the owner is an incredible guy (he even makes his own tequila) They always have seasonal dishes and everything is excellent. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Thank eischman11083
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

It is a celebration every time you come, muchas gracias, tequila wishes,

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Wow were we surprised when we walked into this restaurant! Beautiful garden setting, superb service, and the owner was checking on everyone's tables all evening. A fantastic gentlemen playing the guitar made for a lovely evening. The made at your table Cesar salad was the...More

Thank Kathy Oring H
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you!! see you on Valentines day!

Reviewed 31 January 2017

We took our teenage children to dinner at El Matador. It is a little difficult to find and in a rather residential area. We were seated in a beautiful quiet little inner courtyard. There was only one other table enjoying dinner so it was a...More

1  Thank Shani S
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Thank you for your visit and review, highly appreciate.

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Check this out when in Los Cabos. Great food served in a very neat outdoor courtyard. Service was top notch and owner made a point to come over and introduce himself and insure that we were happy with everything. Really enjoyed this restaurant!

Thank AndrewBausk
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Thank you for your visit and review, I hope see you son, gracias.

Reviewed 28 January 2017

A bit off the beaten path, we actually ate there in 2012. I said to my wife on the ride over from the hotel (which was recommended because everything else was booked) "either this is the best restaurant or god knows how this will end"....More

Thank Michael K
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2017

I appreciate your visit and review, I am glad you could have good experience, thank you for your recommendation, muchas gracias.

Reviewed 26 January 2017

We found this restaurant by word of mouth. It came highly recommended so we were eager to try it. It absolutely lived up to the recommendation. The Caesar salad was fixed table side and was excellent. I shared the New York Strip Steak which is...More

Thank Ginny D
pabloelmatador, Front Office Manager at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2017

we are glad to know that you found us by word of mouth and you got please, muchas gracias.

Reviewed 25 January 2017

The octupus appy was very good. there were 4 in our party. Two had their fish and the other 2 ate their filet. Wonderful meal with good service. They hade a good wine list too.

Thank ScoobyHouston_Texas
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2017

Thank you for visit and review, muchas gracias.

Reviewed 23 January 2017

El Matador was recommended to our group by a couple whose been coming to Cabo for 10 years. The patio was quaint, the service impeccable (almost white glove find dinging, old school manners), food delicious and the taste of a matador's dance and seeing the...More

Thank Caroline D
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

We appreciate your sensibility, certainly we like the old school and we are glad you enjoyed, gracias,

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Drew T
May we make a reservation for four on Saturday June 17th At 8pm? Thanks Drew trivisonno
14 June 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Sure! Your reservation is confirmed. Gracias!
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Ray L
How much should I expect to spend on a meal for 2 with a couple of bottles of wine?
5 June 2017|
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Response from PlainsTraveler975 | Reviewed this property |
I would estimate $150, maybe $200 depending on the quality of the wine.
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rachellebrandon
Is this kid friendly?
31 May 2017|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Yes! We love kids, any age.
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
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
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Description
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.
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