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“Wonderful”
Review of El Matador

El Matador
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fusion
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: To all our clients we want to inform you that due the low season, from August 15th to September 31st, this restaurant opens its doors only with reservation of at least one day in advance and for groups of 4 or more people. If you already have a confirmed reservation within this time, do not worry, your reservation is still active, it will be a pleasure to receive it. Thank you! El Matador is the finest restaurant in San Jose, owned by a former Matador, Pablo Velez. It boasts Mediterranean Mexican dining. It is in a neighborhood next to the Nun's Hospital. Their Scallopine Marsala is to die for as well as the other items on the menu. Please add this restaurant to your list. I can't imagine why it hasn't been on there as we have been eating there for at least 3 or 4 years. This
Reviewed 19 November 2013

We had not been to El Matador in many years. Big mistake!! We will return to San Jose in winter after holidays and will definitely make El Matador one of our evenings out. Food, ambience, service were 5 star.

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1  Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

El Matador is a restaurant not to be missed when visiting Los Cabos. The restaurant is actually In the owner, Pablo's home.(he was once a matador thus the restaurant's name). The setting is in a beautiful courtyard. The food is exquisite. The scallop appetizer and the Veal scalloping Marsala were unforgettable. The food, service and ambiance make this my favorite dining experience in San Jose

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1  Thank janiss
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Six of us had dinner--our 3rd trip here. Appetizers: coconut shrimp excellent; sizzling octopus nice and garlicky with chipolete sauce, chewy, but we ate it all; Caesar salad made table side also excellent; tomato-mozzarella salad fine; Fillet probably the best choice of steak; NY strip is sized and cut at table side, weighed and charged by the ounce, has more fat that fillet. We all had steak and 2 of us took home leftover steak; We loved the key lime pie, and the chocolate cake with liquid chocolate center was chocoholics dream. You can dine outside in the courtyard--very nice. Indoors you can watch Pedro cook on the grill. When he's done he'll come tell you of his matador experiences and demonstrate the moves and show photos. Advice: check the wine list for a Mexican red wine--much less expensive and just as good. Leisurely, attentive service. Moderately expensive but well worth it.

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1  Thank bugdr11
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Intimate in size and family owned atmosphere, yet sophisticated and unique in setting. Totally charmed and satisfied

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

The meal was prepared to perfection. The sea bass was a wonderful infusion of flavors. The owner/ chef, Pablo regaled us with stories of his career as a matador. The restaurant's decor was understated old world charm, very intimate and charming. It is my new favorite in cabo.I will bring more friends next october when we return to cabo. Thank you pablo for your hospitality.

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1  Thank Cindi D
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