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Map & Directions 4546 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98116
  • Mexican
  • Daily 11am-2am
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Fireplace, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

The drinks are the focus at this Tex-Mex-inspired spot in West Seattle. Check out the inlaid cherry- and maple-wood bar, the antique and handmade light fixtures, and the ornate metal work adorning the entrance and bar area. Plates of enchiladas with slow-roasted tomatillo sauce and fish, steak, pork, or chicken tacos are gigantic. Weekend brunch is popular, too. The feel at the Matador is south-of-the-border saloon: Masculine with lots of wood, an open fire pit, and an elaborate wrought iron doorway with a steel steer skull. Everything (and everyone) is sexy here, without being pretentious, which makes for a fun, loud night out.

Member Reviews

  • cchilton1 wrote a review for Matador
    on 05/05/10

    I recommend Matador's margaritas - SO good!

  • Esther Maria Swaty wrote a review for Matador
    on 04/23/09

    They have a huge Tequila list which can be a little overwhelming, but I did try out their Matador Margarita. Though I typically have my marg's blended, this was quite tasty regardless. So if you ever find yourself wandering around West Seattle looking for some late night grub other than Taco Bell, I definitely recommend the Matador. Happy Hour Menu $4 and $5 Happy Hour — Every... More >>

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  • Eric T. on 01/27/11

    Matador is a lively addition to the Alaska Junction. It's Goth-lite Tex-Mex vibe is great to get beer and some tacos with friends under dim light. However, staffing is a bit like Hooter's with coeds.

  • Seattle Happy Hour on 02/28/12

    Happy Hour Every Day 4pm-6pm and again from 10pm to 1am, $5 nachos, chicken quesadilla, calamari, wings, $4 all tacos; $5 shrimp quesadilla

  • Pete V. on 09/18/09

    Go to the Matador in West Seattle and get the Happy Hour Nachos w/chicken and a glass of their red sangria.

  • Seattle Weekly on 05/21/12

    Delicious nachos that can feed five people.

  • Kayan H. on 10/29/10

    Found Cody (aka Waldo). Got more than just a drink ;)

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