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el Matador



1768 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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(949) 645-0324

  • Sun - 11:00am - 9:30pm
  • Mon - Thu 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Fri - Sat 11:00am - 11:00pm

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Cuisine: Mexican Restaurants, Pizza Places


4.7 of 5.0 from 37 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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Blogger Reviews of el Matador

  • Papakaster Eatin on Jul 17, 2013

    It's not often my wife and I get a night out alone or a night out with friends. On this night we spent it with good friends that we have not hung out with in a long time. My friend plays guitar...

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el Matador Reviews

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  • Jeff KTacos are great!

    55555 by Jeff K


  • Matthew CTaco Tuesday is awesome there! Try the pork ones!!!

    55555 by Matthew C


  • Alison S.Tried a few soups. Very salty. I like most everything on their menu. Wet Carnitas burrito us yummy!

    55555 by Alison S.


  • Erika E.Thanks, Foursquare, for helping me find El Matador. Great, traditional Mexican food! The enchiladas are superb and the margaritas very tasty!

    55555 by Erika E.


  • Jake FarisGenerous portions. Breakfast all day!

    55555 by Jake Faris


  • John O.The margaritas are stiff

    55555 by John O.


  • OC WeeklyEl Matador, with its scaled-down Olvera Street interior, boasts 24 combination plates and a 30-weight mole sauce of chiles, chocolate and whatever that will make you reflect.

    55555 by OC Weekly


  • Joe L.Nice tables in the back and love how clean the restrooms are. Oh, and the food is great. Little pricey

    55555 by Joe L.


  • Hunter S.Really great old school Mexican food.

    55555 by Hunter S.


  • Rael C.noite tranquila

    55555 by Rael C.


  • Mike G.Fajita's are HUGE and delicious!

    55555 by Mike G.


  • Josh F.Green chicken enchiladas are good. Service and food good.

    55555 by Josh F.


  • OC WeeklyGreat spot for taco Tuesday! Good food, drinks, and services what more could you ask for from a Mexican restaurant!

    55555 by OC Weekly


  • Vince C.The best Flautas I've ever had anywhere. Mixed drinks are good too. Try a Strawberry daiquiri.

    55555 by Vince C.


  • Donald P.Carnitas plate so good...plus enough for two.

    55555 by Donald P.


  • OC WeeklyIf you love your margaritas try out the margaritas at El Matador! Listed as OC Weekly's Best Margarita of 2012 this place is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Orange County.

    55555 by OC Weekly


  •  Deon P.Chicken Tacos..

    55555 by  Deon P.


  • Kelly M.The Chili Verde Burrito is the best and even better wet with green sauce!

    55555 by Kelly M.


  • Alexander N.Shrimp Enchilada. Don't screw up.

    11111 by Alexander N.


  • Sandra F.Try the Cadillac Margarita - A dash of Grand Marnier and premium tequila (from a roster of 190) makes for a mellow finish. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Sandra F.


  • Lauren G.Arroz con pollo! Bomb.com!

    55555 by Lauren G.


  • OC WeeklyVoted Best Margarita by OC Weekly's Best Of 2011 Readers! Order the must-try "Ultimate Margarita". Click the link to download the Best Of app and view more winners!

    55555 by OC Weekly


  • Mike C.The shredded beef is the way to go w/ anything

    55555 by Mike C.


  • Debbie W.Skinny margaritas here!

    55555 by Debbie W.


  • Mark B.Ask for the flour chips and salsa...tasty!

    33333 by Mark B.


  • Justin C.Food is good. Service is sketchy

    55555 by Justin C.


  • Kelsey C.This is one place where I prefer the skinny Margs to the regular- food is incredible too.

    55555 by Kelsey C.


  • Greg G.Had the Chimichanga...awesome

    22222 by Greg G.


  • Jeff H.The food is always awesome, the drinks are killer! The Friday afternoon Bartender is lame! He doesn't listen!

    55555 by Jeff H.


  • Lisa M.Enchiladas #18 rocks! Don't forget an ultimate marg or a skinny... Over 200 tequilas is lovely. This pic is one if two sides of the bar!

    55555 by Lisa M.


  • Monica C.Great margaritas and delicious food. Sit at the bar and check out their vast tequila selection.

    55555 by Monica C.


  • Matt B.order an "ultimate" Margarita at the bar. 1=attitude adjustment, 2=don't drive, 3=woo hoo!

    33333 by Matt B.


  • Ronnie B.fajitas Bomb dot com

    55555 by Ronnie B.


  • Volcom EntertainmentTake advantage of the lunch specials! Chicken tacos are a good go-to.

    55555 by Volcom Entertainment


  • Ashley D.Great food! Love the chimichanga and chips and salsa!

    55555 by Ashley D.


  • Shane M.This place has 190 different kinds of tequila! Get yourself a couple different kinds!

    55555 by Shane M.


  • Melissa C.My fav dish is the chorizo & potato plate. Its served all day!

    55555 by Melissa C.


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