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Matador Cantina

111 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832-1866
+1 714-871-8226
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“carnitas” (5 reviews)
“short ribs” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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111 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832-1866
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

9 of us went to brunch a couple of Sundays ago and we did make a reservation. They were extremely crowded and we waited for around 15 minutes. I had the Huevos Rancheros with a Matador Margarita and they were delicious. The other members in...More

Thank Geri H
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to enter Matador Cantina on a Tuesday, so we could partake in their Taco Tuesday. We ordered 5 types of tacos, shrimp, steak, pork, chicken, & short rib. The food was out of sight! The tacos were small in size, similar...More

Thank Thegreengrocer1
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We ordered the short rib and chicken enchiladas, which were good. I had to send my chicken chile relleno back because it was not hot. When they gave me a new one within minutes, the rice was cold. There was what seemed like a Panko...More

Thank Kyle D
Reviewed 19 March 2017

$12/pp for unlimited mimosa/champagne. Bargain! It doesn't hurt that their breakfast burritos, lobster omelet were also excellent. They even customized it for you. I wanted the flexibility of the make-your-own burrito, but didn't want all the carbs with the tortillas. The waitress was happy to...More

Thank macanoni
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

All of their food is very good. However, they have the best Taco Tuesday. Great price and great flavor. They also have great variety - Carnitas, Chicken, Carne Asada, fish and shrimp. The latter two can be grilled, breaded or Cajun Style. They also have...More

Thank Beowells
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Located in the heart of historic downtown Fullerton, the goal of Matador Cantina (according to its website) is to create “a fusion of traditional and contemporary Mexican-inspired cuisine.” The entrance to the restaurant is off a parking lot that you can enter from Amerige Avenue...More

1  Thank BruinDan
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Found place on trip advisor. We almost left the place was really dark, dirty, dusty, floor and tables sticky. Bartender really nice told us to seat ourselves anywhere. We decided to stay I worried some of the family wouldn't eat. Margaritas were great, then came...More

1  Thank Kevyn P
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is a very nice place to dine with a good variety of mexican favorites. They have opened a new section, and is the only restaurant in Fullerton that offers a full Tequila tasting. Enjoy!

Thank James S
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This isn't just standard Mexican food, although you can get that. They have some creative menu items that are really fantastic!

Thank R3022NRlisag
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Nothing beats Saturday morning mimosas on a patio. Compliment your breakfast beverage of choice with your favorite people and some delicious breakfast items and you've got yourself a moment to remember. Comfortable atmosphere, great food and attentive service- Matador Cantina has it all. A perfect...More

Thank TravelVitoYYC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832-1866
  • Public Transportation: One block from Fullerton Transportation Center featuring Amtrak, MetroLink and many OCTA bus lines
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Fullerton
  • Phone Number: +1 714-871-8226
Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Fullerton, the Matador Cantina offers a fresh fusion of traditional and contemporary Mexican-inspired cuisine, as well as a full bar with premium tequilas and signature Margaritas. In addition to fresh house-made sangria, the Matador also features a boutique selection of Spanish, Californian, and South American wines. Guests may dine in cozy leather booths and traditional high-top seating in the main bar/dining area, or in the lounge with wraparound leather banquette, lounge tables and cushion ottomans. Exposed historic brick walls, hand-made wrought iron chandeliers, and an impressive candle-lit wall creates a warm and decidedly intimate ambiance. Original oil-on-canvas paintings and a magnificent iron bullhead statuette further hint to the space’s extraordinary décor. Ample and convenient parking located at the rear of the restaurant off Commonwealth Avenue. Open for Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, and late night.
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