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El Matador

$Mexican,
1012 S 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740
+1 505-445-9575
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good21%
  • Average28%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible21%
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Mexican, Southwestern
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LOCATION
1012 S 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740
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1 - 10 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Try the smothered enchilada w/ green chili and don't forget the MONSTER sopapillas included with meal. A fav we stop in for every year.

Thank jeeperTulsa_OK
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly enough, lots of flies. Seems to be popular with the locals. The chips were bagged not fresh. Cannot recommend.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Ordered the taco plate, beef tacos were kind of tasteless, beans were not bad, rice forget it! Sopapilla's were good but can not in good faith recommend this place. Service was not good either.

Thank Raul R
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for some good and authentic Mexican food this is a good place for you. If you are looking for Tex-Mex do not go here. My husband ordered enchiladas with red sauce and he said they were very good. The red sauce...More

Thank Angel_on_the_road
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Sometimes the food and service were very good and sometimes not. Our sopapillas were flat as pancakes yet our friend sitting across from us got a very puffy & airy sopapilla! On 2 visits, 3 of the 4 chicken strips were decent but the 4th...More

Thank dlworth72
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Seat yourself, waited 15 minutes for waitress to bring menus and take drink orders, then another 15 minutes for our drinks and order. Then another 30 for a refill, and never got our food because we left after being there an hour and a half....More

1  Thank shelly t
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

You'll be sorry! Terrible! Nothing we ordered was good. Just gross, I ordered posole you could tell they just dumped some flavorless sauce on top of some hominy. They should be ashamed to call there food New Mexican.

2  Thank Lee R
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a local's spot. If you really want genuine New Mexican, this is the joint. Anything with either kind of chili on it is good, and the sopapillas are money. If you're a fan of say Chili's, then this is not the place for...More

1  Thank doctorkansasbeef
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Was looking forward to some good Mexican, or New Mexican food, asked two of the locals what the best restaurant would be and El Matador was the first response both times, so we went. Gotta say, nothing special here. The place looked clean but fairly...More

2  Thank JThobe
Reviewed 11 April 2017

fairly good food, varied menu consisting of mexican, basic american, deserts. nothing fancy. what you would expect from a small town family owned

Thank janisbubs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1012 S 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Raton
  • Phone Number: +1 505-445-9575
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