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El Matador Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
+1 940-387-1137
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love their fast service! The taco salad is amazing as are the fajitas! We have never ordered anything here that wasn't good. Friendly, quick and great food!

Thank Leann S
Krum, Texas
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the service at this restaurant is excellent however the food was just average, I have had better Mexican food however the price was extremely reasonable. Don't get me wrong the food was good and the service was excellent and we will go there again

Thank jtaylor924
Denton, Texas
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner with a large group (about 10 of us). We had reservations, and the staff was very accommodating. A couple of the orders got mixed up, but that's a little understandable with a larger group. The food was good, the portions were large, the chips and salsa were also good, and the staff was friendly, except that... More 

Thank Stephanie L
Benton, Arkansas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I ate with a group of 40 women, all ordering individually ordering; and our waiter handled them all without a hitch. Everyone seemed quite pleased with their food; I I certainly was. I asked them to hold the sour cream on my Taco salad, and they did it perfectly, and delivered it to me without asking whose it was.

Thank Catwoman500
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Food was good, service was great, and good prices for a family get together. Their salsa was very good!

Thank Cole P
Columbus, Ohio
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229 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a recent trip through the area. The chips and salsa were very good. Had several Mexican beers on tap and a full bar. Ordered a chicken dish that was covered in cheese with onions and peppers. It was good. Friend had a combo platter and loved it.

Thank Craig H
Denton, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a family owned restaurant and they have good Tex-mex food. I am a transplant to Denton, coming from San Antonio, and I have to say that there are few good Mexican restaurants in this area, but this is one of them. You get good food and friendly service. Many menu choices and daily specials!

Thank Darla P
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225 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

A friend and I dropped in for lunch while on the way to a conference in the area. Food was good, service was good and friendly, prices were decent. Will probably go by if in the area again.

Thank ikiser
Denton, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is your typical family tex-mex cafe. The food is good and consistent the prices are family friendly and the staff is attentive

Thank kasperba
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This IS THE BEST Mexican food I have ever had. No kidding. Its been owned by a hispanic family for over 25 yrs now & its food is made to order FRESH!! The service is excellent. If your in a hurry this place is fast and great! Cheap cheap cheap w/ alot of food for the money. The salsa is... More 

Thank Kelly H

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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
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Denton
  • Phone Number: +1 940-387-1137

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