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El Matador Restaurant

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2141 Shaw Ave Ste 101, Clovis, CA 93611-8916
+1 559-298-3403
11:00 - 21:00
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Clovis, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always appreciate El Matador after a busy work week. Unlike some of the more popular chain Mexican restaurants, there is rarely a wait here; the beer is ice cold, the food is homemade and the service is always with a smile. This family understands customer service! Good bets are always the Clovis Burrito, Tacos Al Pastor or their fajitas.

Thank Tina C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Good food, reasonable prices, great people. Guess I'm really old, because the good people part has become way important. Brother and sister owners/operators are really fine people...

1 Thank Ricardo5
New York
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337 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Extensive menu of authentic Mexican food. Food was good and service was good. The interior is dated and bit run down. They serve beer and wine, but do not have a hard liquor license, so forget about any margaritas. Quiet, cozy restaurant in a strip mall at the corner of Shaw & Armstrong in Clovis.

Thank luv2travel076
Saint Helena
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Our daughter is a freshman at Fresno State, and we are new visitors to the Clovis community. The Fresno area seems to be full of chain restaurants, so we are looking for unique local restaurants--little hidden gems. We read the reviews on El Matador and went in for dinner. The goods: The menu is varied and diverse, with many traditional... More 

Thank Heliades
Lake City, Florida
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111 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

A small group of women (Clovis High School class of 1972) wandered in to this restaurant one hot and humid night after the restaurant we had first choose air conditioner was not working. We were seated right away by the owner and was treated like special guests. The food was delicious and the wine margaritas were very good too. We... More 

Thank Debbie_fl
central cal
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

This is our go to restaurant when we're looking for something quick and tasty. Before our son went away to college, this was a once a week habit. Now it's every couple of weeks. Tacos de carnitas are my favorite,followed by their fish tacos. I have never had a bad meal there. Beer in ice cold frosty mugs also hits... More 

Thank brokecheerdad
Fresno, CA
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

My husband and I think of this as our place. It is a tiny little place in a strip mallbut the food is wonderful. All of the standard otions are available, like tacos, burritos and chili rellenos, but how about chicken with a rasbberry chipotle sauce or shrimp in sauce? Yum! Service is great, friendly and fast. Love this place!... More 

1 Thank Donna57
Clovis, California, USA
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

Been going to El Matador for over 20 years. Still some of the best in Fresno/Clovis. If you want the genuine article, order the pork ribs in ranchero sauce. Be ready, it's HOT.

1 Thank A M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2141 Shaw Ave Ste 101, Clovis, CA 93611-8916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Clovis
  • Phone Number: +1 559-298-3403

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?