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El Matador

Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 624 157 0443
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Fusion, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 451 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We are frequent visitors to Cabo, but this is the first time we have eaten at El Matador as we usually stick to our tried and true restaurants. We call last minute for reservations and they were able to accommodate us. We were seated on...More

Thank panter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This gem of a restaurant is tucked away in San Jose and is such an experience. The home and setting creates a beautiful and inviting ambiance, and the hospitality and service is top notch. The food is fresh and delicious (this time we had the...More

Thank kristig681
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The owner Pablo was very friendly and hospitable. The place was also set up for my birthday, with balloons and piñata. He even set off a confetti canon while we were eating. He showed us his matador cape and bullfighting skills. He even played as...More

Thank J.E. M
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you to let us celebrate your birthday together was geat!!

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday night, very quiet only 1 other table was occupied in the courtyard although we had made reservations by email (very quick to respond/confirm!). As other reviews mentioned, the house setting is very quaint, romantic and special. It was a little...More

Thank Catherine B
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

I appreciate your visit specially in summer time when we open only with pevious reservation, thank you so much to take the time to review is, hope you will come hack,

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

What a hidden gem ! I can’t say enough great things about this restaurant, delicious food, friendly staff and a beautiful atmosphere. They really take pride in all that they do at El Matador. It’s about 2 miles out of town in the middle of...More

Thank Veronica S
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

I am glad everything came good at your table, your recommendation is great, thanks you very much, I hope see you soon.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

We live around half the year in San Jose del Cabo, and dine at El Matador at least once a month. It's our most favorite restaurant in San Jose del Cabo. Pablo runs a very romantic restaurant, with great food and wine. El Matador compares...More

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pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Your review is very helpful, certanly wil help many new customers yo reach usted, very nice! Gracias!!

Reviewed 18 May 2018

My husband and I had a very nice meal at the l Matador. I was not crazy about the decor and the margarita was just fair. I can't say we would ever go back. There to many places that are better.

Thank bayareablond
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you for your visit, I justo do best I can, gracias.

Reviewed 15 May 2018

We ate here on our last night in San Jose. It is literally a house that has been turned into a restaurant. It is quaint and charming and just reminds me so much of what Mexico is when you get out of the typical tourist...More

Thank Alyson P
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

I highly appreciate your review, the restaurant reflects my visits to brave Bulls ranches, your sentiments are greatly appreciated, gracias.

Reviewed 9 May 2018

and well worth the search! My husband and I live five months of the year on East Cape. We were invited by neighbors to join them for dinner in April. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this experience. We dined in the courtyard which is...More

Thank TraceyFogarty
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Muchas gracias, especially for your effort to come all the way from the east cape, was very nice to meet you,

Reviewed 3 May 2018

We are about to go back for our third trip over the past two months. On each previous visit, I've had the Avocado Gazpacho ... it's really different and flavorful. The fish dishes are consistently well presented and tasty. My wife and a friend split...More

Thank RobandMaryAlice
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you very much for your visit, we hope to see you again soon. All the best for you.

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dagwood1574
25 April 2018|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Hello!, We do not have a printed kids menu but we can prepare something special, for example pasta in tomato sauce, alfredo or butter and parmesan. How about some fish fingers and french fries?
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Nancy P
7 April 2018|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Your reservation is confirmed Nancy. An apology for the inconveniences. Gracias!
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Ccavaz67
6 April 2018|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
hello! you are welcome tonight, your reservation is confirmed. We are still working on the website, an apologize.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: +52 624 157 0443
  • E-mail
Description
To all our clients we want to inform you that we reopened the doors. Make reservations of at least one day in advance and for groups of 4 or more people. 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
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