Mateo's Cocina Latina
Mateo's Cocina Latina

Mateo's Cocina Latina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mateoscocinalatina.com/home/
  • Phone: (707) 433-1520
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Thur-Mon 11:30am-4:00pm

    Dinner: Wed-Mon 4:00pm-9:00pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-10:00pm

    Brunch: Sa-Su 11:30am-4:00pm

    Closed: Tuesdays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, French, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Mateo Granados
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: LOOKING FOR OFF-SITE CATERING? Mateo Granados Catering offers complete catering services in your home or business

    Send us an email at mateoscocinalatina@gmail.com
    For information or Quote.

    Edgar
    Catering Manager
    Mateo's Cocina Latina
  • Private Party Facilities: Reserve your special party space now at Mateo’s Cocina Latina! For garden brunches or festive fiestas Mateo’s garden patio is perfect for group celebrations or take over a section of the restaurant for your special group dinner.

    Send us an email at mateoscocinalatina@gmail.com
    For information or Quote.

    Edgar
    Catering Manager
    Mateo's Cocina Latina
  • Private Party Contact: Anthony DeMaria, Edgar Guzman 7074331520x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Matheson St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Mateo's Cocina Latina
In a delicious mix of cultures, the Yucatán-born chef Mateo Granados has created a unique signature that celebrates rigorously sourced local and sustainable Sonoma ingredients infused with the vibrant regional flavors of his homeland, crafted with classic French finesse, and sparked with playful spirit.
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Mateo's Cocina Latina reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (27)fit for foodies (25)good for groups (15)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (7)special occasion (6)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (5)great for brunch (5)romantic (4)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • So delicious
    AdventurousFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Have had many great meals from Mateo going back long before he had his brick and mortar restaurant. This occasion brought us to the restaurant for a special dinner paired with Wahaka Mezcal, which I had learned about at a tasting. I was eager to try a food pairing menu paired with Mezcal. Was not disappointed. Everything was delicious. Also incredably reasonable for three courses and the paired cocktails. Hoping for another special pairing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed "Latin" food
    SHOPPER1VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    More of a gourmet mexican restaurant rather than "nuevo cuisine" (as they advertise). I was hoping for more Tapas style in wine country, but what they offer is good. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very enjoyable dinner
    Carmel
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had dinner at Matteo's for the first time on a recent Sat. night with my husband and adult son -- patio seating in the back - great patio area. Service was outstanding, and food was excellent - very good margaritas as well! Good selection on the menu, food was nicely presented and very tasty! Will definitely go back when we're in Healdsburg again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service
    Srfishfeast
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent use of fresh, delicious often local ingredients. But waiters ignored us the whole time. Your mileage may vary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place!
    Beachgirl9999VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had lunch here in the middle of wine tastings! Great and unique food! Tacos were awesome, oysters and drinks! We sat outside, nice atmosphere. If you are looking for good Mexican food with a flair, this is your place. Service was excellent also!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL YUCATAN CUISINE
    1KTravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was my first time dining at Mateo's, so I asked the Chef to select two courses. Both were absolutely delicious, but the lamb loin main course was among the best and most interesting preparation I've ever had. Everything about this place, from the vibe, to the service and food were impressive. I look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SusieZVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Nice patio, but would be even nicer with some blooming flowers to offset the gravel (don't wear heels). Fresh tasty guacamole was overpriced, served with over-fried unsalted tostadas. The fish tacos were bland and gritty, overcooked and under seasoned. The few pieces of lettuce added little, as did the tomato salad. Service was robotic and impersonal. SO many better places to eat in Healdsburg!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another Great Meal
    HBG4DiningVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I've said it before, every time we go it gets better. This evening we were a group of in-town and out-of-towners. We all enjoyed the evening, the food and the drinks. The wines are good, the cocktails outstanding but don't skip the Aqua Fresca!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mateo's Food is inspired
    Shrilurk
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is like high quality Mexican meets yummy French. Guacamole, Peach salad and Pork Quesadilla all were winners! Very tasty, well executed. Mateo is very engaging, love his sourcing and food preparation philosophy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Amazing
    StevenAndreaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Once again, we had a perfect meal at Mateos. With a group of kids and adults everyone loved their food and the service was spot on. There is a reason locals like us eat here once a week or more. Fresh, local food. Gluten Free friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I thought the food was OK. The service was pleasant. I would not go back.
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  • Very bad experience, food 👎
    Nevergoback
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We brought friends from Hawaii to eat Friday night, every dish was mediocre and the dish my friend ordered never came, the mussel dish, even though our food arrived and when she asked where her dinner was she was told they were out of that dish and to order something else!!! Also she had ordered a tequlla drink that was undrinkable and they billed us even though it was sent back😩
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  • don't miss this Healdsburg gem
    sunshine
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Mateo's is an amazing experience--authentic (and very high class) Yucatan food, prepared and served by a delightful staff & chef...at a family outing we all felt like we had dined at someone's home - inviting, warm, and relaxing. Despite the fact that Healdsburg's dining scene has ramped up lately, Mateo's keeps pace and clearly ranks among the best places in town. Ingredients appear to have been picked from the surrounding vegetable gardens that very day, and the menu is creative and exciting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • eagereater
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very good food. A find. We eat in Healdsburg frequently, and this was our first experience at this restaurant. It stacks up well against anything else Healdsburg has to offer.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best hamburger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Best hamburger in a town full of great burgers. Absolutely perfect. Flan was terrible. Tried too hard to make it different. Two salads: tomato and fig was very good, the other salad was delicious, but a dissappointment. It was $15-$17(?) peach and goat cheese. The greens were delicious, but there were only 3 slices of peach, not even a half of a peach, and very tiny bits of goat cheese. It was as if they ran out of ingredients. We were splitting it 3 ways, so 1 peach slice, hardly any cheese. Delicious dressing. Would definitely go back. Very nice staff. Get the flan off the menu. Bad last impression. It had a foam on top that tasted like goat's milk to me. Yuk! I give it 4 stars because there were some great items.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    MisterD
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The staff was very friendly and the food was great. Additionally they had a large list of tequilas and several unique margaritas. I had the "Caliente" margarita, which was one of the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EatsVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    wonderful every time we have been there - one of my favorites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd visit
    SonomaHome
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It keeps getting better. Love the chic play on Yucatan dining (Mexican with creative imagination) my margarita sensational. Service was awesome and helpful. From homemade crispy chips(gluten free naturally) right thru to amazing dessert. I will bring more friends as I'm proud of the great Healdsburg find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner
    ABrownNJ
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food we ordered was indeed very good, but this place had been hyped so much that maybe we were expecting too much. We'll always try good Mexican food and good cocktails, but we thought it might stand out more to us than it did. Don't hesitate to go here, but there are a few better spots in town in our opinions.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wasn't really for us
    stevex
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We have heard of Mateo's on Food Network's "Unique Eats", specifically about the tamales with suckling pig, so each of us had a dish with the suckling pig in it. We didn't find it to be all that great. Different tastes, I guess. The service was friendly and prompt, and the cocktails were good. We had no real complaints about the place, just found the food lacking.
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 146 reviews are from the Mateo's Cocina Latina reviews archive.
  • Loved it
    HbgLocal
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Creatively prepared fresh local ingredients. Attentive, friendly servers. The flavors of the Yucatan are beautifully showcased by the talented Mateo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BebeSharkVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food is fantastic...unbelievable tastes! The staff are very friendly and helped greatly with a very extensive menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Not Tex-Mex
    srob
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Mateo's was a genuine "find." We thought it would be your usual Mexican food restaurant. A fusion of Mayan, Spanish and French flavors make this a real treat. The food is organic, and from sustainable local farmers. The menu was imaginative, the offerings were found in many different categories from starters, small plates and full entrées. There is a full bar. The margaritas were awesome. There is outside as well as inside dining. Service was attentive and the waiter, front-of-the house manager as well as Mateo, the owner/chef checked on the table. It is downtown Healdsburg and near the plaza. We look forward to returning and I have told many of the positive experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration!
    klyn
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    At the request of my daughter-in-law, we had a small (6 people) celebration for her birthday at Mateo's Cocina Latina. The drink menu was interesting and fun to read, and we chose a variety of cocktails, exchanging sips with each other. The waitress paused at our table as she delivered other diners' meals to show off the lovely dishes and explain them to us....that was extremely helpful. Service was a bit slow, but we were enjoying each other's company, so we didn't mind. Everyone seemed to enjoy their dinner choices. My husband and I almost never order dessert, but tonight was an exception.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Unforgettable dining experience!
    Sccop9
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Not only is the atmosphere festive, but the service is outstanding and the food is unforgettable! We will be coming back to this restaurant again and again. The suckling pig tacos are to die for! And we had quite a treat at the end of the meal with the apricot sorbet made tableside using liquid nitrogen. What a fun evening. We even were lucky enough to meet Mateo and to have his insights into his restaurant and into his culture. I highly recommend this establishment to those who are looking for the best of the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Eclectic delight
    whynot
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The menu invites a careful read; real foodie inventions, great local sourcing (one of my favorite features); the cocktails are delish and not overpowering. Lovely outdoor space, like being on a mini-vacation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Have been to Mateo's before for both lunch and dinner. Had 2 tacos this time for lunch. Fish taco used breaded fish. Did not care for it. Pulled pork taco was good. Service was very good but did not think the food was exceptional this time.
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  • good food
    Caveatemptor
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food was great, and the service excellent. We enjoyed the experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yucatan Mexican food- for real
    Sand1117
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We were blown away by the quality of the food. The salsa was amazing & the fried tortillas to dip were fresh. We sat outside in the back, nice quiet, roomy tables. Wait staff were friendly & patient when explaining the dishes. Food portions were generous & delicious. Margaritas & beer a nice change from wine! Nice environment for all ages & groups.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a must visit restaurant!
    Wendy
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Awesomely fresh with local ingredients and a multitude of complexity and care in each dish. Staff was excellent and friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I would definitely go back! Got to have one of the many crafted margaritas too!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mexican food in Northern Cal.
    TedG
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Fantastic food, wide ranging menu, attentive staff, great location... Can't wait to go back soon. Thanks so much Mateo for welcoming us to your culinary Graceland.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent Local Mexican Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Mateo's followed through on their promises. We ate there Father's Day afternoon; each dish was prepared to the same standard of excellence. Almost all of the food was locally and organically sourced, and the dishes were truly Mexican, not CaliMex or TexMex. Great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Bad Experience
    JWoolZ
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Too many little things got in the way of a good experience but when we were asked how everything was my date explained that a dish she had was bitter. The chef, Mateo, came out later to confront her about her comment. A bit uncomfortable to say the least. He said he'd go taste the dish and return with his opinion...he never returned and nobody did anything about the problem. We paid and left
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    fit for foodies
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  • Yucatecan Food in California
    AUrupert
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Excellent food, very authentic, and reminded us of our many trips to Merida Yucatan.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • multi-cultural cuisine
    whynot
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Too often cuisines that borrow from multiple influences end up being curious, quirky or just plan weird. Not Mateo's. Branded as Latin cuisine, the awesome and delicious combinations at Mateo's delight and amuse and amaze. This food is theater. Mateo himself comes to your table and explains some of the cultural influences: Mexico, for sure, with emphasis on two of the best, Oaxacan and his native Yucatecan; then there are flavors of the Mediterranean (olive oils, herbs) and some from . . . wherever he chooses. France is at the c core of his cooking; what is labeled a mole sauce is actually a complex reduction with only the breath of roasted chiles to remind you of Oaxaca. And don't miss his extraordinary selection of mescales.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    CaptainVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We went to Mateo's for a weekday lunch and it wasn't crowded at all. That said, the food really is terrific with a lot of choices on the menu - sort of noveau Mexican. The outdoor backyard was terrific and we really enjoyed dining at Mateo's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Very Poor Service.
    enjoyeatingout
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Knowledge of the wine list was lacking; The prices were missing on 1/3 of the offerings. I asked about price of a specific one and was told "between $ 30 - 40." Huh? It turned out to be $48. The touted "pumpkin seed crackers" that accompanied the guacamole were swapped out with regular corn tortilla rounds without mentioning the menu had changed. She opened our bottle of wine without showing us the label and proceeded to pour two full glasses without tasting first. The entrée took 45 minutes to arrive and our waitress had disappeared. The food was good but couldn't overcome the poor service. We hailed another server, who did a good job at the end.
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  • Wonder
    FanahmenalFood
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    It was a wonderful dining experience ... Good food and great service!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Must go !
    TrblVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Mateo's is great ! The food is excellent and atmosphere is lovely. I would recommend dining outside. There are so many good choice, I wish we could have ordered more food !! Have the sorbet made table side- cool to watch being made. The only draw back was the service- there was not enough staff to wait on the customers. There were long gaps on time seeing our waiter. I would not let this stop you as I am hopeful they will get it resolved. A new Healdaburg favorite spot !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday lunch
    westmarinfoodie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The salsa were great, good kick. The food overall was a little disappointing and not terribly unique. I had the ceviche and a small conical taco like thing. My sons plate was the best, chicken rice and beans.
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