Matt's Rancho Martinez

★★★★☆
  • 6332 La Vista Drive

    Dallas, TX 75214

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  • 214-823-5517

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I ate at Matt's last night for the second time and have been sadly disappointed both times. I ordered the 'special plate', two crispy tacos, beef enchilada, rice & beans. The menu advertises that the tacos come with lettuce, tomatos and

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★★★★★

I ate at Matt's last night for the second time and have been sadly disappointed both times. I ordered the 'special plate', two crispy tacos, beef enchilada, rice & beans. The menu advertises that the tacos come with lettuce, tomatos and

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We live in Lakewood, so had heard about this restaurant as a local favorite, however we were sorely disappointed when we dined there. After waiting over 30 min for a table, we were seated upstairs (where there is no atmosphere). The chips

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★★★★★

We live in Lakewood, so had heard about this restaurant as a local favorite, however we were sorely disappointed when we dined there. After waiting over 30 min for a table, we were seated upstairs (where there is no atmosphere). The chips

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Love this food! Talk about delicioso! And, the staff is always great!

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★★★★★

Love this food! Talk about delicioso! And, the staff is always great!

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Anyone who would call Matt a scam artist clearly doesn't know their history. He was on various cooking shows (pre-food network) and was a published author. He was a local celebrity and his family has been in the business for many years. Me and my family had the pleasure of meeting him and his wife years ago. And my family have been eating at Matt's before it's current location. All I can say is that the place declined when it's creator and owner declined and let loose control.

The food was excellent in the past and I can honestly say it isn't what it used to be, my family and I have been saying that for years. Still favorable to hack Dallas tex mex places that will go unnamed. And still a great spot for Lakewood. Hopefully someone will take control and restore Matt's food to its former glory.

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★★★★☆

Anyone who would call Matt a scam artist clearly doesn't know their history. He was on various cooking shows (pre-food network) and was a published author. He was a local celebrity and his family has been in the business for many years. Me and my family had the pleasure of meeting him and his wife years ago. And my family have been eating at Matt's before it's current location. All I can say is that the place declined when it's creator and owner declined and let loose control.

The food was excellent in the past and I can honestly say it isn't what it used to be, my family and I have been saying that for years. Still favorable to hack Dallas tex mex places that will go unnamed. And still a great spot for Lakewood. Hopefully someone will take control and restore Matt's food to its former glory.

Pros: patio

Cons: interior

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This place has a great patio, no doubt about it. But other than that, its pure mediocrity. The queso is good, but the fajita's are just average. It does make a pretty good place for a Pacifico-drinking happy hour, though. My friends say the margaritas are good, although I havent had one, so I can't vouch. My suggestion, go for drinks, skip the food, and mozie on over to Cock and Bull or Lakewood Landing for a burger afterwards.

2
★★☆☆☆

This place has a great patio, no doubt about it. But other than that, its pure mediocrity. The queso is good, but the fajita's are just average. It does make a pretty good place for a Pacifico-drinking happy hour, though. My friends say the margaritas are good, although I havent had one, so I can't vouch. My suggestion, go for drinks, skip the food, and mozie on over to Cock and Bull or Lakewood Landing for a burger afterwards.

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Matt was a wonderful man god rest his soul but the man was a scam artist and could not cook his way out of a paper bag. This food is easiuly the worst mexican food ever. I have seriously had better Mexican TV dinners.

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★☆☆☆☆

Matt was a wonderful man god rest his soul but the man was a scam artist and could not cook his way out of a paper bag. This food is easiuly the worst mexican food ever. I have seriously had better Mexican TV dinners.

Pros: none

Cons: all

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I have heard mixed reviews about this place, and I was very disappointed when we ate there today. My mother ordered a "Chile Relleno"..and its basically a stuffed poblano pepper with cheese. It's was half a poblano pepper topped with cheddar cheese...this was no chile relleno...

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★★☆☆☆

I have heard mixed reviews about this place, and I was very disappointed when we ate there today. My mother ordered a "Chile Relleno"..and its basically a stuffed poblano pepper with cheese. It's was half a poblano pepper topped with cheddar cheese...this was no chile relleno...

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They delivered our food to the wrong couple (2 people out of a group of 8) and this couple had ordered something completely different then what they were given. When they brought the rest of the food to the group (who ordered after us) they gave them all their food except a plate that was supposed to go to the couple that got ours. They took that plate back and probably threw it away. We got our food after waiting another 20 minutes.

They never apologized and acted like nothing was wrong. Our drinks were always empty. The food was average. Could have got the same at a $2.00 buffet. We will never eat there again.

It was funny that the people who got our food ate it even though we heard them talk about that they did not order the item.

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★☆☆☆☆

They delivered our food to the wrong couple (2 people out of a group of 8) and this couple had ordered something completely different then what they were given. When they brought the rest of the food to the group (who ordered after us) they gave them all their food except a plate that was supposed to go to the couple that got ours. They took that plate back and probably threw it away. We got our food after waiting another 20 minutes.

They never apologized and acted like nothing was wrong. Our drinks were always empty. The food was average. Could have got the same at a $2.00 buffet. We will never eat there again.

It was funny that the people who got our food ate it even though we heard them talk about that they did not order the item.

Pros: None

Cons: terrible service

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It's probably more Tex than Mex too. But, it's also delicious and filling. The margaritas are pricey, but the alcohol content and size make up for that. I've had only good experiences with the wait staff who always remember us and say hello. Check it out! It's a Lakewood favorite.

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★★★★☆

It's probably more Tex than Mex too. But, it's also delicious and filling. The margaritas are pricey, but the alcohol content and size make up for that. I've had only good experiences with the wait staff who always remember us and say hello. Check it out! It's a Lakewood favorite.

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Don't kid yourself- there is nothing Mexican about the Bob cheese dip. But DAMN it's good! The salsa varies from extremely spicy to mild and delicious, but that means they make it fresh. The Chile Rellenos are amazing! They are the only ones I've ever seen served with raisins and pecans, and it is a strange but tasty addition. There are only a couple of options on the menu that aren't covered in delicious melted cheese or sour cream sauce, but you can ask them to change it up and they'll accommodate. The patio is the best in Dallas- burritos and all- in my opinion.

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★★★★☆

Don't kid yourself- there is nothing Mexican about the Bob cheese dip. But DAMN it's good! The salsa varies from extremely spicy to mild and delicious, but that means they make it fresh. The Chile Rellenos are amazing! They are the only ones I've ever seen served with raisins and pecans, and it is a strange but tasty addition. There are only a couple of options on the menu that aren't covered in delicious melted cheese or sour cream sauce, but you can ask them to change it up and they'll accommodate. The patio is the best in Dallas- burritos and all- in my opinion.

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Food was flavorful, plentiful and very, very good. Service was average (somewhat slow with refills and extra napkins) but the restaurant was extremely busy, so I'll cut them a little slack on that. Our only criticism: the indoor dining area has the acoustics of a 19th century lunatic asylum. My husband and I both left with headaches!

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★★★★☆

Food was flavorful, plentiful and very, very good. Service was average (somewhat slow with refills and extra napkins) but the restaurant was extremely busy, so I'll cut them a little slack on that. Our only criticism: the indoor dining area has the acoustics of a 19th century lunatic asylum. My husband and I both left with headaches!

Pros: Food.

Cons: Noise level.

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Too bad that this restaurateur has forgotten his roots. I think they go by and hope that they still have loyal followers from the years before they made their name. Another restaurant named Mattito's has the exact same Bob Armstrong dip?? I enjoyed that restaurant much better with less hassle and nicer servers!

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★★☆☆☆

Too bad that this restaurateur has forgotten his roots. I think they go by and hope that they still have loyal followers from the years before they made their name. Another restaurant named Mattito's has the exact same Bob Armstrong dip?? I enjoyed that restaurant much better with less hassle and nicer servers!

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We waited 1 hour for our food and it was not even worth it. They had issues in the kitchen. The beans were disgusting and so were the tamales. The cheese enchiladas were not tasteful. The salsa was not spicey at all. Clearly the "CHEF" of this establishment has a way to go perhaps out the door.........hopefully. I would not recommend this place to anyone. They did not even have homemade tortillas. For an upscale Mall in UPTOWN VILLAGE, THIS PLACE DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE THERE.

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★☆☆☆☆

We waited 1 hour for our food and it was not even worth it. They had issues in the kitchen. The beans were disgusting and so were the tamales. The cheese enchiladas were not tasteful. The salsa was not spicey at all. Clearly the "CHEF" of this establishment has a way to go perhaps out the door.........hopefully. I would not recommend this place to anyone. They did not even have homemade tortillas. For an upscale Mall in UPTOWN VILLAGE, THIS PLACE DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE THERE.

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On the Grand Opening date at the Cedar Hill location we were turned away, we were told that the computer wasn't working properly and that they would only take people who were on the waiting list. We returned again last night and we were told that they were closing at 9:00p.m. and because the wait was 45mins they were not adding people to the waiting list. Matt's has this temporary attitude because the other restaurants scheduled to be in Uptown Village aren't open yet. Step up your game or allow another restaurant who will be open with working computers to take over the lease.

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★☆☆☆☆

On the Grand Opening date at the Cedar Hill location we were turned away, we were told that the computer wasn't working properly and that they would only take people who were on the waiting list. We returned again last night and we were told that they were closing at 9:00p.m. and because the wait was 45mins they were not adding people to the waiting list. Matt's has this temporary attitude because the other restaurants scheduled to be in Uptown Village aren't open yet. Step up your game or allow another restaurant who will be open with working computers to take over the lease.

Pros: Location

Cons: Customer Service

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Matt's has great mexican food all the way around. They have this awesome dip, I can't remember the name off the top of my head, with ground beef and cheese - it's like a meal. Their patio rocks, too.

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★★★★☆

Matt's has great mexican food all the way around. They have this awesome dip, I can't remember the name off the top of my head, with ground beef and cheese - it's like a meal. Their patio rocks, too.

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Matt's Rancho Martinez started out in a little place on ferguson road and built up its clientel until it took over a city block of Lakewood real estate... They are now in a historic old building
just down from the old Lakewood Theatre. The shrimp chili rellenos is the most fantastic thing ever... Grilled shrimp, heat and pecans what is not to like? You can't get them anywhere else here...

Come try a Dallas Landmark....

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★★★★★

Matt's Rancho Martinez started out in a little place on ferguson road and built up its clientel until it took over a city block of Lakewood real estate... They are now in a historic old building
just down from the old Lakewood Theatre. The shrimp chili rellenos is the most fantastic thing ever... Grilled shrimp, heat and pecans what is not to like? You can't get them anywhere else here...

Come try a Dallas Landmark....

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I have eaten at almost every mexican restaraunt in town... This is hands down one of the BEST! It left me definitely wanting to tell others... I took my best girlfriend there for her birthday today... We had the Bob Armstrong dip (heard so much about it) It was perfect...really fresh guacamole & sour cream, flavorful ground beef, and thick wonderfully cheesy queso. A small order was enough for 2 hungry women to share! Complimentary tortillas (ask for them) were hot and melt in your mouth. Chips and salsa were great too. We shared the lunch burrito plate.. Both agreed - Best burrito we have ever had. Great flavor to the chili, beef and cheese. Highly recommend... Neat location & great patio.

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★★★★★

I have eaten at almost every mexican restaraunt in town... This is hands down one of the BEST! It left me definitely wanting to tell others... I took my best girlfriend there for her birthday today... We had the Bob Armstrong dip (heard so much about it) It was perfect...really fresh guacamole & sour cream, flavorful ground beef, and thick wonderfully cheesy queso. A small order was enough for 2 hungry women to share! Complimentary tortillas (ask for them) were hot and melt in your mouth. Chips and salsa were great too. We shared the lunch burrito plate.. Both agreed - Best burrito we have ever had. Great flavor to the chili, beef and cheese. Highly recommend... Neat location & great patio.

Pros: tastiest mexican food i've ever had.

Cons: parking

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My wife and I can't resist splitting a Bob Armstrong on the patio. not the smoked Bob, the original Bob. If we feel really hungry, we go for a whole bowl. After that, we're usually too full to eat entire entrees, so we split an enchilada plate or something. I prefer sitting under the umbrellas outside rather than the upper deck area. But, if you have to eat inside, try to sit facing the large mural. You'll enjoy naming all the characters.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I can't resist splitting a Bob Armstrong on the patio. not the smoked Bob, the original Bob. If we feel really hungry, we go for a whole bowl. After that, we're usually too full to eat entire entrees, so we split an enchilada plate or something. I prefer sitting under the umbrellas outside rather than the upper deck area. But, if you have to eat inside, try to sit facing the large mural. You'll enjoy naming all the characters.

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Okay, so people are always saying how great Matt's Ranchero is but it just doesn't do it for me. Yes, the outside patio is great but not when you get a smoker next to you or a party of silly pre-teens. The service is less than impressive and usually it takes much longer than it should to get refills, food and the check. I've tried the fajitas and was dissapointed with the flavor of the meat and sides. The tortillas are nothing special and the hot sauce is even less interesting. The one thing I have liked are the Chicken Quesadillas. They are very tasty and it's a good portion of food. I would not recommend this place for date or business meeting. If you are looking to drink, smoke and wait longer than you should for your not so tasty food, then this is the place for you.

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★★☆☆☆

Okay, so people are always saying how great Matt's Ranchero is but it just doesn't do it for me. Yes, the outside patio is great but not when you get a smoker next to you or a party of silly pre-teens. The service is less than impressive and usually it takes much longer than it should to get refills, food and the check. I've tried the fajitas and was dissapointed with the flavor of the meat and sides. The tortillas are nothing special and the hot sauce is even less interesting. The one thing I have liked are the Chicken Quesadillas. They are very tasty and it's a good portion of food. I would not recommend this place for date or business meeting. If you are looking to drink, smoke and wait longer than you should for your not so tasty food, then this is the place for you.

Pros: Chicken Quesadillas, Big Patio

Cons: Just "average" food, Slow service, poor value

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A couple of patios make this charming Lakewood restaurant an especially nice place for dining outdoors, even during Dallas' summer months. Great food, superior menu and upscale service. Also good for an occasion, both at the restaurant and catered at your location. Try the shrimp fajitas. They?re to die for!

PROS: Wonderful food and atmosphere.
CONS:

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★★★★★

A couple of patios make this charming Lakewood restaurant an especially nice place for dining outdoors, even during Dallas' summer months. Great food, superior menu and upscale service. Also good for an occasion, both at the restaurant and catered at your location. Try the shrimp fajitas. They?re to die for!

PROS: Wonderful food and atmosphere.
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I love this place! It's comfortable and unpretentious, but you won't find a better TexMex dinner in town. Start with the Bob Armstrong dip and a margarita. Any dinner on the menu is wonderful. You will not be disappointed!

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★★★★★

I love this place! It's comfortable and unpretentious, but you won't find a better TexMex dinner in town. Start with the Bob Armstrong dip and a margarita. Any dinner on the menu is wonderful. You will not be disappointed!

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Nothing!

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All their food is fresh and good. It would be nice if they had delivery or a place for pickup for food to go. But other than that it is good.

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★★★★★

All their food is fresh and good. It would be nice if they had delivery or a place for pickup for food to go. But other than that it is good.

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This place has great food. Not only are there many selections, but they have many good combos that you can choose if you want to sample many entrees. The place itself has a nice atmosphere, but sometimes the floor and tables are a bit dirty looking. Go here if you want good Mexican food.

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★★★★☆

This place has great food. Not only are there many selections, but they have many good combos that you can choose if you want to sample many entrees. The place itself has a nice atmosphere, but sometimes the floor and tables are a bit dirty looking. Go here if you want good Mexican food.

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Great Mexican restaurant next to the Lakewood theatre. Upstairs loft, great patio, bar. Try the cheese chilli relleno with pecans and raisins. Fabulous!

4
★★★★☆

Great Mexican restaurant next to the Lakewood theatre. Upstairs loft, great patio, bar. Try the cheese chilli relleno with pecans and raisins. Fabulous!

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