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Mateo's Cocina Latina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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214 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4104 (Matheson St)
+1 707-433-1520
Wed - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Jackson, Wyoming
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really like Healdsburg, and its many great places to eat. We'd read about Mateo's on TirpAdvisor and other sites, so gave it a try. We each ordered the prix fixed option (three appetizers and a main course - the waitress told us each would be a bit smaller than a traditional-sized portion). Half an hour later our first appetizers... More 

Thank Goodeats307
Bellevue, Washington
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326 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your standard Mexican fare. Mateo serves delicious and creative food, freshly prepared, with a surprise in the last bite (be in an egg that has exploded in the soup, or a perky pepper in the outstanding salad) with service that is so friendly and helpful. A wonderful experience.

Thank Mayatravels
Elk Grove, California
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279 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most folks think of "Sonoran" food as Mexican food. Mateo's is more like Mexican food as offered with southern Mexican, particularly Mayan, as designed by top chefs in major cities. My wife and I are fans of food we've found in urban Mexico City, and love the Yucatan and Chiapas, the homes of the Mayans. The combination of those were... More 

Thank Dunsmurian
Santa Monica, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my family last fall and the food was extremely appetizing, bright, colorful, fresh and refined. Chef Mateo came out to our patio table after we ate to answer all of our questions regarding his preparations and cooking techniques. He also gave us a complimentary tasting of his premium mezcal selection along with a fascinating lesson on... More 

Thank Tim B
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food arrived cold. We were the only people in restaurant and it took 30ish min to get a bottle of wine. It was awful. Expensive, gross, salty, and so long to get basic service in an empty restaurant. Save your money and go elsewhere.

Thank JenniB330
Sebastopol, California
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122 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Was hungry for Mexican food for lunch .. and also love spending time in Mayan areas .. so this was a wonderful surprise just 2 blocks off the Square. Do not expect the standard Mexican menu of tacos and enchilados. This is Mayan/Mexican at the gourmet level. The menu wasn't extensive .. but every single dish sounded awesome. I had... More 

1 Thank Dorothy J
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had the chef prepare a multi course meal and each one was more delicious than the next! Chef was engaging and artful in building the meal to a crescendo! Highly recommend trying this fabulous restaurant!

Thank Jackelyn I
Elkhart, Indiana
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Mateo is a creative, enthusiastic, and incredibly knowledgeable chef. His pairings are fresh, authentic, and WOW your palate. You will love the creative items on the menu which are to die for! The filet with black olive mashed potatoes was excellent, the mushroom crostini out of this world, and his salads and desserts unlike any other. Mateo takes pride in... More 

Thank Linda H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Did a wine and food pairing in Sonoma. Mateo's was on the list. The owner, Mateo was on hand to show us mushrooms that would be on the menu for the night. Fresh. We decided to return for dinner, and are very glad we did. Not your typical Latin food. Fresh LOCAL and seasonal indigence. Worth a trip back.

Thank Marie W
Quincy, Washington
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Mateo is not only a great chef, he also runs an exceptional eating establishment. From freshly harvested mushroom dishes, to attentive wait staff, to superb quality foods, this is one of the best restaurants! We enjoyed nearly 3 hours of an exceptional dining experience. We may fly back to the Sonoma area just to eat here again!!

Thank Paul787_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
French, Latin, Spanish
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4104
    (Matheson St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Healdsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 707-433-1520
California, French, Latin

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?