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El Matador Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Spanish, Southwestern
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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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Denton, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Tomball, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank mkieber59
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank mskluth
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Sometimes service is great and sometimes not. But the food is always great. I have been going here for about 30 years and the food is great. It is some where that our family has to go to every time we come to Denton.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I eat lunch here almost every week. Service is always good. Staff is friendly. Food is consistently good.

Thank Phil W
Sanger, Texas
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We eat there when we are in that part of town. The service is always fast and friendly. The restaurant is always clean. Food is fresh and tastes good, mistakes are always corrected fast and with a smile. Prices are very affordable, and reasonable for the meals.

Thank lnfeltz
Denton, Texas
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This restaurant is always dependable for good food and service. We have been eating there for years. The crispy beef tacos are my favorite, along with the beef enchiladas.

Thank Dixie76201
Denton, Texas
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Have always had a good meal there. Large menu with lots of mis-spelled words :-) Good staff and the food usually comes out fast & hot.

Thank davel622016

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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, Spanish, Southwestern
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?