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The Matador Restaurant

2221 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107 · Ballard
(206) 297-2855
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"615 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Sun11:00 AM - 2:00 AM


Come to The Matador in Ballard, WA for fresh, gourmet Mexican cuisine, hand-crafted specialty cocktails and 130+ varieties of tequila! Must be 21+.



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Mar 19, 2017 06:51 PM · by Danielle T. from YelpI walk through the doors lined with heavy tapestry and feel transported to a Spanish fire-lit veranda. Could the happy hour be more generous?! The nachos are a veritable mountain! Everything is delicious. I wish they had more on their drink menu for happy hour, but I won't complain when I can get a nacho mountain for $4 on a night when me and my friends have had a bit too much.Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Mar 09, 2017 03:20 PM · by Jaymi S. from YelpI've lived in Seattle for 4 years now and I feel very familiar with most of the neighborhoods. I have lived in many neighborhoods of Seattle, two of which both have a Matador restaurant near by, West Seattle and Ballard. I've been to both of the Matadors and could feel a huge difference between the two at times. …Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Mar 08, 2017 04:53 PM · by Sarah L. from YelpGreat service, great food, great drinks, great prices and an even better happy hour. This place is great! Make sure you try the guacFull review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Mar 07, 2017 03:59 PM · by Alize S. from YelpLack of customer service, cutlery, napkins, and flavor. Will not be returning... ever. Sucks because I loved the layout and decor, but not being greeted within 5 mins is inexcusable, especially when it's not crowded and there are plenty of other Tex/Mex places in Ballard. But the worst part is the server failing to …Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Mar 03, 2017 10:24 PM · by Beck P. from YelpThe best part about my experience dining at The Matador was my club soda with lime. The street tacos tasted like they were prepared with wet, unseasoned dog's food and lathered in sauce that paired horribly with the protein. My husband ordered the Ribeye steak cooked to medium rare. His meat was over …Full review