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The Matador

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern
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7824 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA 98052-1568
+1 425-883-2855
11:00 - 02:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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297 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a busy Wednesday when I was there. The two bartenders were kept busy making excellent margaritas. The house margarita was really good. I had the street tacos. They were small individual tacos that were. It spicy but tasty. The salsa with the chips is really good, and also not spicy. We sat at the bar and service was... More 

Thank Yvonne H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in to the Matador and sat almost immediately. Our server was extremely rude and was not going to serve me because I forgot my ID. Thank god she was smart enough to go to the manager. He let me stay and drink with no problem. They need to train their servers that the guest is always right. Anyway... More 

2 Thank LupitaSanji
Redmond, Washington
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for happy hour with co-workers. The food and drinks are very mediocre. Service is average. The place is small and noisy. Will not go again.

1 Thank Julia_Redmond
Redmond, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I thought this place was a steak restaurant, but when some friends wanted to meet here I discovered it is the best Mexican restaurant in Redmond!!

1 Thank lindaK1149FX
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Superior modern Southwest Mexican food. Everything on the menu is fantastic. Located in a funky-fun environment, the staff is inviting and the drinks are cold. It's an open space, so it can be a bit noisy, but the kitchen always delivers terrific food.

Thank quimby420
Findlay, Ohio
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312 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stopped by here with co-workers on a business trip to the Redmond area. We got there at 5:15 on a Friday night. Normally, even on a Friday from our home area, we wouldn't expect any wait for a table for 4. Friday night at the Matador was packed at 5:15. We had to wait 20 minutes for a table and... More 

Thank Stargazerm31
Redmond, Washington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Servings are BIG. We had another meal with our leftovers. The shrimp fajita is tasty and HUGE.many appetizers but abit expensive

Thank judy f
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We first tried this location last winter and specifically sought it out again on a leisure trip to the area. We chose an early dinner this time and were successful at beating the crowds. We had looked at an online menu before arriving and had a pretty good idea about our order - unfortunately the seasonal menu wasn't totally up... More 

Thank TLAgetaway
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132 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Huge portions. Great atmosphere. Everything we had was good. We loved the Brussel sprouts, the nachos, and the taco salads.

Thank Ron E
Dublin, Ireland
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great place to meet friends for a drink and some good food. The mexican fare is mild, but good. There is a great tequila flight.

Thank Bryan A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?