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El Matador Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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720 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201-1890
+1 940-387-1137
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Little Elm, Texas
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81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent- best chicken street tacos I've had anywhere. The chips and salsa are very good. But if u like salsa a bit hotter - ask for the green salsa. Over all very very good. Good service as well.

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Thank tillmanmel
Denton, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Denton original. Good food at a good price. I am a big fan of Mexican food and this place serves up some really good food.

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Thank tobyl17
Elgin, Texas
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lived in Denton a number of years ago, and our favorite Mexican food restaurant was El Matador. I came back for an event at TWU and had to go back to El Matador. I was thrilled it was still there, and my need for a Tex-Mex fix was totally satisfied by the time I finished. I had forgotten about... More 

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Thank Cheryll D
Denton, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are long time frequent diners at El Matador. The food is always consistently good. We've never ordered anything that we didn't like when we finished. Service is always good. Meals are served quickly and always as requested. We'll continue to be "regulars."

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Thank ColleenF54
Denton, Texas
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is your typical tex-mex restaurant with flavorful salsa, good margaritas and tasty food. The service is friendly and fast. Everyone from your server to the cashier works hard to make your Mel wonderful.

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Thank Jill K S
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I love their fast service! The taco salad is amazing as are the fajitas! We have never ordered anything here that wasn't good. Friendly, quick and great food!

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Thank Leann S
Krum, Texas
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

the service at this restaurant is excellent however the food was just average, I have had better Mexican food however the price was extremely reasonable. Don't get me wrong the food was good and the service was excellent and we will go there again

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Thank jtaylor924
Denton, Texas
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went here for dinner with a large group (about 10 of us). We had reservations, and the staff was very accommodating. A couple of the orders got mixed up, but that's a little understandable with a larger group. The food was good, the portions were large, the chips and salsa were also good, and the staff was friendly, except that... More 

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Thank Stephanie L
Benton, Arkansas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I ate with a group of 40 women, all ordering individually ordering; and our waiter handled them all without a hitch. Everyone seemed quite pleased with their food; I I certainly was. I asked them to hold the sour cream on my Taco salad, and they did it perfectly, and delivered it to me without asking whose it was.

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Thank Catwoman500
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Food was good, service was great, and good prices for a family get together. Their salsa was very good!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?