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The Matador

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
7824 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA 98052-1568
+1 425-883-2855
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“nachos” (22 reviews)
“street tacos” (9 reviews)
“black beans” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7824 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA 98052-1568
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for dinner because I was out-voted by the group. I love the atmosphere and décor of The Matador because it's a fun, bar type of place to go but I don't like the wait and I think the food is only average and...More

Thank rae_wul
Reviewed 6 March 2018

A group of us went there after the movies for some late night food. The margarita I ordered was more sweet then tequilla... I don't think there was very much tequilla in it to be quite honest. We all ordered different food and the food...More

Thank Kim N
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The food is delicious. They have the best Mexican food in town. The only problem is it’s so popular it’s hard to get a seat but worth the wait. The tequila flights are fun and tasty.

Thank robertariley
Reviewed 14 February 2018

I love going there with coworkers for happy hour. There is no happy hour for beverages which is little disappointing but the happy hour food is great. Awesome selection, efficient service, solid and consistent quality. I like the jalapeno cucumber margarita and the various small...More

Thank BernhardK1
Reviewed 7 February 2018

My favorite happy hour destination on the east side. The food is amazing - especially the Street Tacos & Habanero Chile Wings (superior quality bar food).This place gets pretty busy on week days also (after work). Excellent place for after work gatherings. Good selection of...More

Thank Stroll2Eat
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

The chips that were brought out at the start of the meal were trash! Stale to the point that they were inedible. When mentioned to the server, there was no apology. Felt like I was in the wrong for giving back stale chips. Dry chorizo...More

Thank Global_Grub
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Typical Mexican fare, good enough service, could be cleaner and newer. Needs new paint and a good scrubbing.

Thank sheriff88
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We stopped in after our movie at IPIC, about 6p on a Saturday. The place was full, but only took us 15 minutes to receive our table. We ordered Carne Asada steak, Chipole Shrimp salad, and 2 Carne Asada fajitas. Food was great and excellent...More

Thank trvldog
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Superb place with awesome decor and ambience . Authentic Mexican food with nicely stocked bar.excellent service and location.

Thank tejrazdan
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Ate here impromptu with a large group with no reservations during the week. The service was excellent from the time we walked in, getting drinks at the bar and through our entire meal. Everyone at the table loved the appetizers, fresh guacamole and each entree....More

Thank Michael F
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20 September 2017|
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Response from Merklynn | Reviewed this property |
none needed, just wander in
Bonnie C
27 December 2015|
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Response from Golf I | Reviewed this property |
busy place but if you can handle noise, go for it. Deafening at times. Good food and drink and not light on the wallet.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7824 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA 98052-1568
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Redmond
  • Phone Number: +1 425-883-2855
  • E-mail
The Matador serves fresh Tex-Mex cuisine and premium tequilas in an inviting, social atmosphere with amber lighting and unique, hacienda-inspired decor.
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