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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%
Travellers talk about
“rack of lamb” (31 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (21 reviews)
“filet” (44 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
Paseo Los Marinos esq. | Balandra y Portaviones Col. El Chamizal, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 464 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Very romantic atmosphere, great food, reasonable prices. Service the best. Off the beaten track (a few blocks West of the highway - in a neighborhood).

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Linda H
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Gracias!! It is just two bloks from the nuns little hospital, it is hard for some people to find us but not to complicated, 5 minutes from down town, I am so glad you like it!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times, and have recommended many friends to this fantastic restaurant... We were there again last week and it never disappoints... Recommended to friends last week as well, and they were blown away... They felt this experience made their trip very memorable... Pablo...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paul30
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Muchas gracias Paul! I highly appreciate the time you take to let the people know about your experience with us, such a good support, hopefully many more dinners together!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

a hidden gem that's how i would define el matador restaurant, and definitely a restaurant you cannot miss by any means when visiting cabo, the atention to detail is astonishing, the waitresses beautiful, well dress and polite, and the food well.. that's the mean reason...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alejandro v
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Alejandro muchas gracias!!! your review is a poem, great motivation to keep going, thank you to share your feelings!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at a lot of wonderful restaurants in my life but few have offered such a high quality of food, service and ambiance! On our recent trip to San Jose del Cabo we ate at El Matador on a Tuesday night and were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Iceh2o
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Your review ir is a very nice complement, all the staff said thank you, make us feel proud and motivated, muchas gracias!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pablo and his staff are still keeping their rating of excellence from past years. Their food is superb with a very attentive staff. I don't think anything is left for our desire for a restaurant and their superb meals. We so look forward to returning...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DaveEAndreaL
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I higly appreciate your effort of driving from Cabo San Lucas to reach us, less we can do is do the best we can to keep you interest in us and we love it, gracias!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know that I can add much more than all the other reviewers already have, but this place is simply amazing. The quaint backyard dining experience, the food, the service, etc are all sensational. I will absolutely be back!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mattmD1659VY
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Muchas gracias! Your review is very rewarding after spend five months remodeling, Shining and getting ready for you, it is a pleasure to be able to provide you our service to your satisfaction, gracias.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to El Matador, and it is exactly as the reviews describe. Wonderful courtyard, great service, and the meal was excellent. Pablo had put heart and soul into his restaurant and it shows! We will be back for sure.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 927adamv
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and review! I am so glad you got a food time, it is very rewarding, I hope you can come back soon, muchas gracias!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful treat to find this small restaurant. Big on ambiance and great food. Went back after the 1st time and tried the beef filet. Really good flavor. Try their desserts as well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kellie G
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is si nice to have you again and you could enjoy our place and food, thank you for the time you take and sencibility, muchas gracias.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited El Matador last night and it was a great experience! The ambiance is beautiful, very uniquely decorated and visually interesting. The service was great and the food was delicious. Only issue is they don’t have any vegetarian options on the menu so you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rakshakan
pabloelmatador, Propietario at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, the vegetarian plates are in the appetizers soup and salads, is been easy to make a creative Dish depending what we have when is requiere but considering your observation I think we have to add a couple of...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited El Matador last night. The restaurant is a house in a residential neighborhood. The restaurant is a throwback to the bullfighting career of its owner Pablo. Lots of memorabilia and the owner likes to entertain his clients with mock bullfights...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hpeters100
pabloelmatador, Owner at El Matador, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you very much for the time and interest of review us, we appreciate your comments that enrich our effort, the twins said hello, gracias!!!

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Rosie S
11 December 2018|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Rosie; your reservation is confirmed, see you in Christmas day! Gracias!
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NYC_2008_FC
10 December 2018|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Hola Navin! Your reservation is confirmed, I will check what's happening with the website service, thank you for advise, see you on the 23rd !!
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puzzy1
5 December 2018|
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Response from pabloelmatador | Property representative |
Suzanne; your reservation is confirmed for Christmas eve at 7 pm, gracias,
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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