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The Matador

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
2221 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107-4025
+1 206-297-2855
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (12 reviews)
“street tacos” (5 reviews)
“braised beef” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
2221 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107-4025
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took our granddaughter out for lunch after doing some shopping. She recommended The Matador and we were very pleased she did. The restaurant has a circular bar with a fire pit in the middle that provides an very nice ambience. Our...More

Thank FlaBikerBob
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Unfortunate dinner experience. First the wrong order of tacos was delivered, was whisked away and replaced by the correct order-but the food was cool to the touch. The other order brought to the table was luke-warm. Ugh, chilly enchiladas are disgusting. The third server to...More

Thank LB H
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Great ambience, especially the seating around the warm fireplace which was nice on a cold and rainy day. Service was also very good. But we weren’t crazy about the food. We learned to like Mexican food in Arizona, suffered through “Tex-Mex” in Texas, and always...More

Thank HotelSnobAustin
Reviewed 13 November 2017

How not to like this place. The decor is welcoming, modern yet warm with a beautiful fireplace dominating the scene. The food is on par with the rest of the place, simply take the homemade salsa: deliciously but not overwhelming spicy, with a perfect balance...More

Thank ValerioVV
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Drinks and service are excellent. The food is pretty good. If you are looking for someone to go late night and have some drinks and food this is a great spot.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 9 September 2017

After a day of hiking at Discovery park we were hungry and it was getting to late to go home and cook. The kids were really hungry for some Mexican food as they had moved from Austin and had not found a good place in...More

Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Best nachos ever. And the best butternut squash tacos! They were delicious! Cool atmosphere and very fun

Thank karenmec
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The staff is very nice. The vibe is upbeat and the restaurant is usually filled with a younger crowd. We are MUCH older but are very comfortable there. There is some sidewalk seating in the summer and the happy hour menu has good choices at...More

Thank 100QA
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome! I've only been here once and I (still) can't stop thinking or talking about it... -It's the braised beef tacos!- ;-D A handful of family & friends have visited Seattle since my fiancee and I went, and I ALWAYS recommend El...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I was walking around the Ballard area of Seattle, exploring the many different shops in this area and walked into The Matador for Lunch. My wife and I ate outside in a well-shaded area and proceeded to have a very nice lunch. The service was...More

Thank PricingGuy007
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 2221 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107-4025
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-297-2855
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The Matador serves fresh Tex-Mex cuisine and premium tequilas in an inviting, social atmosphere with amber lighting and unique, hacienda-inspired décor.
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