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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
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Today
11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Benton, Arkansas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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

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

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Thank Cole P
Columbus, Ohio
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221 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Craig H
Denton, Texas, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Darla P
Oklahoma
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219 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank ikiser
Denton, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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Thank kasperba
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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 

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Thank Kelly H
Tomball, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Just moved here to Denton and need to find "the" Mexican restaurant. We went in a Sunday night. Service was very good. Wife had a taco plate with beans that she raved about. I had chicken enchiladas, which were very tasty but not real hot, certainly my food could have been warmer. All in all, we will continue to search... More 

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Thank mkieber59
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I eat here when traveling to and from Missouri to San Antonio. It is a nice place to stop when on the road as it is easy to access and casual dress is the norm. We have always been pleased with the food and service.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Not good at all.not a repeater .everrrrrr terrible food, over prices margaritas .bad service.it's worth the 55 mile drive to fort worth Tx even in the worst of i35 traffic to not eat here

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Thank mskluth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
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
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?