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The Matador

) #319 of 3,585 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Spanish
1438 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2616
+1 503-228-2855
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (12 reviews)
“street tacos” (7 reviews)
“carne asada” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Spanish, Pub
$$ - $$$
1438 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2616
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent $52 on a mere two supposedly double margaritas using a pretty basic tequila Herradura silver. This place has all the charm of a chain restaurant, but actually isn't. The food is basically Chevys but without the flare. The staff are very nice, but victims...More

Thank Dane94306
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent but the service was below average we seemed to ignored in favour of the locals which resulted in slow service

Thank frufc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for drinks the night before and saw plate after plate of Nachos. We had to go for dinner the next night. Nachos did not disappoint. Margaritas are spectacular. Tacos fresh. This is a popular place be prepared to wait a bit, but oh...More

Thank TTK1231
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Only went for cocktails and they were very good- an extensive tequila menu. Fun place to go. Nice vibe.

Thank covingtonLouisiana
Reviewed 30 April 2017

My girlfriends and I went here for dinner one night and had an amazing time. Every portion of our meal was truly excellent - very fresh, nicely flavored and beautifully served. The mixed drinks were well made and we felt like it was a really...More

Thank TravelinThompsons
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Went in a wednesday evening, and got a table with no waiting. drinks and food were good. Nothing too expensive, nicely priced.

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stopped in to The Matador for a late light dinner. We weren't sure we wanted this type of food, but on the recommendation of a friend, we decided to try it. The atmosphere won us over. Very cozy booths and the fire place is great....More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I and my wife often go to this restaurant for dinner and drinks. Food is good, service is good too. There happy hours and drinks are not to miss.

Thank Bhatt8249
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great food and drinks but I really love sitting at the table with a warm fire in front of me! We had a wonderful dinner, not many places like this!

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Hubby & I went for dinner. We were sat right away. Waitress was very nice & attentive. We ordered the 5 street tacos and the grilled romaine salad. The salsa served with the chips was nice & thick and not overly spicy (perfect). I didn't...More

Thank ILuvVacationing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, 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: 1438 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2616
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-228-2855
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