Matador Mexican Restaurant

★★★★★

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I swear John Anagnopoulos is the rudest person I have ever came across in my life. My husband and I have been going there for years and had the worst experience this weekend. He cussed my out in front of like 50 people! He thought I

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I swear John Anagnopoulos is the rudest person I have ever came across in my life. My husband and I have been going there for years and had the worst experience this weekend. He cussed my out in front of like 50 people! He thought I

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I come here all the time especially during lunch I love their food and their salsa.

3
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I come here all the time especially during lunch I love their food and their salsa.

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Came in cause I heard from employees that their food was excellent. I give them 5 stars for their service and food.

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Came in cause I heard from employees that their food was excellent. I give them 5 stars for their service and food.

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Margaritas are cheap and pretty good, I recommend Matador.

3
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Margaritas are cheap and pretty good, I recommend Matador.

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Fajitas were good, Enchiladas were good and the Rice was good.

3
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Fajitas were good, Enchiladas were good and the Rice was good.

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comfy booths next to the window and free chips and salsa!

3
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comfy booths next to the window and free chips and salsa!

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I tried their chicken fajitas instead of the traditional Carne asada and it was a good choice.

3
★★★★★

I tried their chicken fajitas instead of the traditional Carne asada and it was a good choice.

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Came to Matador when I was visiting my family in Phoenix, I thought their Mexican food was very good and authentic.

3
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Came to Matador when I was visiting my family in Phoenix, I thought their Mexican food was very good and authentic.

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Their Carne con Chile is awesome and there salsa is great as well.

3
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Their Carne con Chile is awesome and there salsa is great as well.

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I recommend the Tuesday special - Red beef burrito, the unlimited chips with a very unique salsa combo are excellent.

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I recommend the Tuesday special - Red beef burrito, the unlimited chips with a very unique salsa combo are excellent.

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Came here for happy hour and there pitcher of Margarita was really good my friends and I had 3 of them, and their chips and salsa is good too.

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Came here for happy hour and there pitcher of Margarita was really good my friends and I had 3 of them, and their chips and salsa is good too.

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It was a wonderful experience dining at Matador Mexican Food and we actually ended up going twice over the weekend because we enjoyed it so much.

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It was a wonderful experience dining at Matador Mexican Food and we actually ended up going twice over the weekend because we enjoyed it so much.

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I love there Mexican food it reminds me of real home Mexican cooking.

3
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I love there Mexican food it reminds me of real home Mexican cooking.

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I love the Chicken Picado and the pitcher of Margarita was just right for me and my date.

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I love the Chicken Picado and the pitcher of Margarita was just right for me and my date.

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Best chimichanga I've ever had!! Portions could be bigger but then again I got a big appetite. Don't miss out.

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Best chimichanga I've ever had!! Portions could be bigger but then again I got a big appetite. Don't miss out.

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I like that you get guacamole with your meal and that they have lingua on the menu. I will have to go back and try it.

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★★★★★

I like that you get guacamole with your meal and that they have lingua on the menu. I will have to go back and try it.

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One of my favorite places for breakfast. Go for the chorizo con huevos or huevos rancheros. Noms!!

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★★★★★

One of my favorite places for breakfast. Go for the chorizo con huevos or huevos rancheros. Noms!!

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I've only ever had breakfast here so I can't speak to the rest of the menu on any given day. That being said this was the 3rd time. I love their Chorizo and eggs, flavors o'plenty. Yes I am a fan and will continue to be. The place is very clean and the servers gave me all the attention I could possible stand. Parking as with any downtown eatery could be a little problematic but quite doable if you allow enough time. This is one of those favorite places that you go to again and again when your coming from out of town and you don't want to eat at a chain establishment and want some local fair... I travel a fair amount an you can't get a breakfast like this in the mid-west or back east. It's always truly enjoyable.

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I've only ever had breakfast here so I can't speak to the rest of the menu on any given day. That being said this was the 3rd time. I love their Chorizo and eggs, flavors o'plenty. Yes I am a fan and will continue to be. The place is very clean and the servers gave me all the attention I could possible stand. Parking as with any downtown eatery could be a little problematic but quite doable if you allow enough time. This is one of those favorite places that you go to again and again when your coming from out of town and you don't want to eat at a chain establishment and want some local fair... I travel a fair amount an you can't get a breakfast like this in the mid-west or back east. It's always truly enjoyable.

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The Huevos Rancheros are the Best. I come a long way just to eat them.

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The Huevos Rancheros are the Best. I come a long way just to eat them.

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We stayed at the Hyatt in downtown and stumbled upon this restaurant across the street. This restaurant was a great deal! The margarita pitcher was a great value and was perfect for my wife and me. Everything we tried tasted great and was not expensive compared to the other restaurants in the area. I loved the chicken Picado, and my wife loved the red tamale dish. The website doesn't hide the fact that the restaurant is owned by Greeks and there are Greek items on the menu, but to us it seemed authentic and tasted great and was worth it. We had breakfast there the next morning and the breakfast was great, too. Much better than the hotel breakfast buffet.

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We stayed at the Hyatt in downtown and stumbled upon this restaurant across the street. This restaurant was a great deal! The margarita pitcher was a great value and was perfect for my wife and me. Everything we tried tasted great and was not expensive compared to the other restaurants in the area. I loved the chicken Picado, and my wife loved the red tamale dish. The website doesn't hide the fact that the restaurant is owned by Greeks and there are Greek items on the menu, but to us it seemed authentic and tasted great and was worth it. We had breakfast there the next morning and the breakfast was great, too. Much better than the hotel breakfast buffet.

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fantastic food is available for take-out as well

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fantastic food is available for take-out as well

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Six of us stopped in here for lunch earlier this week. Our service was actually quite good,

They had quite the variety on their menu, Greek, burgers...even grilled cheese! My friends told me they'd disown me if I ordered grilled cheese at a Mexican restaurant, so I got the chicken fajita salad. This salad was so big they had to carry it out on it's own platter. The chicken was cooked perfectly and all the veggies were fresh. The other folks at my table ordered some of the $6 specials of the day (tacos and burritos) and those looked really tasty as well.

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Six of us stopped in here for lunch earlier this week. Our service was actually quite good,

They had quite the variety on their menu, Greek, burgers...even grilled cheese! My friends told me they'd disown me if I ordered grilled cheese at a Mexican restaurant, so I got the chicken fajita salad. This salad was so big they had to carry it out on it's own platter. The chicken was cooked perfectly and all the veggies were fresh. The other folks at my table ordered some of the $6 specials of the day (tacos and burritos) and those looked really tasty as well.

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We are Asian from the Philipiines, moved here from New York 2 years ago. We have been a long time New York residents and you will never experienced prejudice in other race there. They are more educated, more diverse state. We are both with a college degree and a very high paying job with a Fortune 500 company here in Phoenix. Anyway, my wife & I went downtown Phoenix yesterday 3/14/09 for good weekend stroll around the city. We got hungry and went to Matador Restaurant, We got sitted and waited for a long time but no server came to our table. After a while, two caucasians came in and got sitted next to our table. And the server approached the 2 caucasians and took their order before us. We felt humiliated and we decided to just walked out and leave the restaurant. We are finding out that Phoenix is a city of prejudice. That's not the only time we have a bad experience in a Phoenix restaurant. My wife's company along with their vendors went to Capital Grill in E Camelback and got ignored by the server too. They should not judge how people look. People don't know that we are a very generous tipper. I hope somebody will read and recognize this problem here in Phoenix.

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We are Asian from the Philipiines, moved here from New York 2 years ago. We have been a long time New York residents and you will never experienced prejudice in other race there. They are more educated, more diverse state. We are both with a college degree and a very high paying job with a Fortune 500 company here in Phoenix. Anyway, my wife & I went downtown Phoenix yesterday 3/14/09 for good weekend stroll around the city. We got hungry and went to Matador Restaurant, We got sitted and waited for a long time but no server came to our table. After a while, two caucasians came in and got sitted next to our table. And the server approached the 2 caucasians and took their order before us. We felt humiliated and we decided to just walked out and leave the restaurant. We are finding out that Phoenix is a city of prejudice. That's not the only time we have a bad experience in a Phoenix restaurant. My wife's company along with their vendors went to Capital Grill in E Camelback and got ignored by the server too. They should not judge how people look. People don't know that we are a very generous tipper. I hope somebody will read and recognize this problem here in Phoenix.

Pros: Didn't get a chance to try their food

Cons: Waited a long time and got ignored

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My husband and I enjoy of good food, specialy good mexican food as you expected it. We have tried mexican restaurants all over the place and, we had good expectations on this one, but we left a bit disappointed.

Food took about average to be served. I believe the place is prepared for a good eating experience, however we found it a little overpriced for what it was, and after getting the check we realized that we would had been better at eating at any random berto's in town.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I enjoy of good food, specialy good mexican food as you expected it. We have tried mexican restaurants all over the place and, we had good expectations on this one, but we left a bit disappointed.

Food took about average to be served. I believe the place is prepared for a good eating experience, however we found it a little overpriced for what it was, and after getting the check we realized that we would had been better at eating at any random berto's in town.

Pros: Location is ok.

Cons: Food was "ungood".

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this restaurant features a mix of Greek and Mexican food. Sounds strange, but it works. They have traditional offering of both genre's, or interesting combos like a spinach enchillada.

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this restaurant features a mix of Greek and Mexican food. Sounds strange, but it works. They have traditional offering of both genre's, or interesting combos like a spinach enchillada.

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My husband and I stopped at this restaurant when we were in Phoenix a few months ago. The atmosphere there was really like walking in to a family members house. The aroma coming out of the kitchen was overwhelming. The food was really delicious especially the chips and salsa.

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My husband and I stopped at this restaurant when we were in Phoenix a few months ago. The atmosphere there was really like walking in to a family members house. The aroma coming out of the kitchen was overwhelming. The food was really delicious especially the chips and salsa.

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The matador has been around for years. In the past, I have heard good things about it and thought it would be a treat to eat there while we were downtown.

What a wake up call!

The tacos were very greasy, the beans had and odd color to them and the food was very bland. Calling the food Supermarket Frozen Food would only be praise. The service was slow and unattentive even though there was only one other couple with us in the entire restaurant.

The only thing possibly keeping this place open is its close proximity to the downtown lunch crowd.

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★☆☆☆☆

The matador has been around for years. In the past, I have heard good things about it and thought it would be a treat to eat there while we were downtown.

What a wake up call!

The tacos were very greasy, the beans had and odd color to them and the food was very bland. Calling the food Supermarket Frozen Food would only be praise. The service was slow and unattentive even though there was only one other couple with us in the entire restaurant.

The only thing possibly keeping this place open is its close proximity to the downtown lunch crowd.

Pros: Downtown location

Cons: Food, Service

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This was the worst restaurant experience I have ever had. Don't waste your time. I cannot say one good thing about the food or the service.

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This was the worst restaurant experience I have ever had. Don't waste your time. I cannot say one good thing about the food or the service.

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The daily lunch specials are a good deal, and the unlimited chips with a very unique salsa combo are excellent. I recommend the Tuesday special - Red beef burrito. Service could be better, and other places in town have better food, but the value is definitely good.

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★★★★☆

The daily lunch specials are a good deal, and the unlimited chips with a very unique salsa combo are excellent. I recommend the Tuesday special - Red beef burrito. Service could be better, and other places in town have better food, but the value is definitely good.

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Why this place remains open is beyond me. Whatever it is they are serving, it isn't Mexican food. Take your frozen Mexican entree from the supermarket, make it even more bland and make customers wait 45 minutes to get it and you have the Matador.

If this place wasn't so tragic, it would be guilty of committing fraud. This isn't a Mexican restaurant, this is a disgrace kept alive by a busy downtown crowd that needs something or anything to eat.

The Matador needs to be sent to the showers.

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Why this place remains open is beyond me. Whatever it is they are serving, it isn't Mexican food. Take your frozen Mexican entree from the supermarket, make it even more bland and make customers wait 45 minutes to get it and you have the Matador.

If this place wasn't so tragic, it would be guilty of committing fraud. This isn't a Mexican restaurant, this is a disgrace kept alive by a busy downtown crowd that needs something or anything to eat.

The Matador needs to be sent to the showers.

Pros: Downtown location

Cons: Poor service, Terrible food

 

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