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El Matador Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
+1 940-387-1137
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite places to get mexican food. I love everything they make ant the price is spot on!

Thank Tammi L
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Recently ate here with the family based on the reviews. We had dinner here and our server was a very nice young lady that took very good care of us. The fajita's are very good and definitely recommend eating here if you are looking for...More

1  Thank aaammgb
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We eat here often. The food is great. The only real complaint I have is that it seems to take forever to be waited on. Otherwise we really enjoy the food.

Thank tillmanmel
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

There is plenty of sea seating with little to no wait. Food is very fresh tasting and menu is varied. Ice cold draft beer. Hot sauce spicy but not fire hot. My only compliant is the chips-taste like they are bought in a carton at...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed June 17, 2018

All the food is of good quality. SOME what limited menu that needs a bit of change or some new additions. Absolutely a great food value. The servers are wonderful and engaging. Relaxed pace and enjoy the meal.

Thank Allen L
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Very good Tex-Mex. The chips and salsa were some of the best I’ve ever had. Chicken Tacos were very good as well. My food came fresh and hot. Waiter was very good and attentive. Unfortunately the greeter, seater was a jerk, but not a deal...More

Thank Lbouknight
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I live in Dallas but visit Denton several times a year. El Matador is my favorite Denton restaurant and we have actually made special trips from Dallas just to eat there when craving moderately-priced Mexican food. I sometime get food to go back to Dallas,...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Great prices and incredible food. The service has been lacking recently but I think it’s because they’ve gotten so dang busy. Go for the steak chimichanga with half sour cream/half queso on top with an Oro margarita. Delish!

Thank LibraZebra
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Quesadillas, very large portions, comes with sour cream, guacamole. We got the combo which is beef and chicken. I could not finish them all and took the rest home. I think this is one of the better mexican restaurants in Denton! Happy eating...

Thank Jim C
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

The Mexican food is good,large selection menu. Many items not found on your average Mexican menu. Prices are moderate, large portions. Large dinning area, friendly staff. Enjoyed the live music. Could not resist the fresh made pralines as we checked out. Will return for sure.

Thank Jane D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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