Matador Room - The Miami Beach EDITION

4.6
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1422 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
At Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Matador Room, classics are reimagined. Latin cuisine, drawing on Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors, is crafted with local, seasonal ingredients, and small and large plates encourage sharing and socializing. The historical dining room recalls the glamour of 1940s supper clubs with an original chandelier, and the ocean-view Matador Terrace allows guests to dine beneath a trellis covered with climbing bougainvillea.
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Daily 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was chaotic and very slow. Food was amped up with bacon and gooey sauces. This is not a high level restaurant.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, wonderful service, and inventive cocktails.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

When you serve the Coffee you should also bring the sugar and the spoon.... it happened twice and the coffee gets cold when you have to waitfor this

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

It took 55 minutes after ordering for my food to arrive. I order eggs Benedict and bacon. When someone asked how my experience was at the end of my meal, I told it that it took a really long time for the food to come, and she said, well did you enjoy it? I said I did (it was delicious), and she said great, glad you’ve enjoyed your time. She totally missed that I did not have a good time waiting and waiting.

NW
Houston
74 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is a "posh" place--the room is beautiful and there are some interesting dishes on the menu. The standout dish for us was the pea guacamole--absolutely delicious. The rest of the meal was fine, but not outstanding. Service competent, but not outstanding. My big gripe is the use of the "tapas" concept to justify not serving diners together--particularly unacceptable when ordering clear main dishes. It is not enough to say that you are "family style" to avoid the professionalism of a well run kitchen that can deliver main dishes to both diners at the same time.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and atmosphere amazing! The service and time it took to get each plate was slow.

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Alexa was a great hostess

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night in Miami! Exceptional
Food!

e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just ok, went for v day and just had more expectations than what they could deliver I guess. The staff was nice.

V
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, view, service and food!! One of my favorite places now in Miami Beach!

OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for my bachelorette party on Valentine’s Day. Had special touches throughout the meal with roses, chocolates, and special effects for cocktails

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worse service and food. With so many great places to eat in Miami. Will never be back.

CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience. Loved the ambience of the outdoor dining area. Will travel for the Truffle and Fontina pizza. My husband said the octopus app was one of the best he ever had. Only challenge was reading the menu in virtual darkness. Thank goodness for cell phone lighting.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alvin was an outstanding waiter!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

mid century dining room is stunning. food to match.

CK
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single menu was amazing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go with friends.

AB
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!!!

NH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing food, wonderful service and gorgeous outdoor seating. We absolutely loved it!

BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time! Drinks were a little slow in coming, but may have been because it was close to closing.

SC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was inattentive at best... waiter was not friendly, didn't explain menu, long wait to get service. Tables were jammed together...no privacy & could hear everything at adjacent tables. Food was mediocre...famous tacos were dry & bland. Not what we expected for the Chefs reputation & for the price

DK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Average food, spectacular service. Tables are too close together for any privacy.

DR
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent ambiance, inventive menu, great value. Will visit again.

JF
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Love the food and ambiance!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was good food. Quiet atmosphere for Super Bowl weekend.

KD
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance here was spot-on and the food was amazing! I highly recommend dining here the next time you're in Miami Beach.

MN
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience5

The Matador is a beautiful room. Service is attentive, and food is interesting. But customers must remain on guard, as their ethics could use an upgrade. We were offered two choices for water: sparkling or still. In most establishments, unless they say "bottled," the still water is assumed to be tap water. In other words, when only two options are offered, and no charge is mentioned, it is assumed that one of the options is free water. we were shocked to find a $10 charge for bottled water when that was not disclosed at the time of ordering. Also, the waiter enthusiastically recommended a particular wine, which we did not purchase, but did not mention that it was priced at $75 per GLASS, when all other glasses of wine were typically priced at $16-19. If you go to the Matador, make sure you confirm all prices before ordering anything.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We had to cancel a dish it was Very slow

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, highly recommend!

d
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service is a stunning and inviting dining room! Highly recommend Matador Room, it is one of the best places to dine in Miami Beach!!

MS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing. The room was a bit dark - several other customers had to use the flashlight on their phones

CG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

While the food was quite good, it didn’t the expectations we had after researching this restaurant. Much preferred The Bazaar that we ate at the night before.

RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Bland
Dining room has a great idea but something is missing

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great ambience, food was great. Wine list a little over priced, but the food was really superb. Waitress went out of here way to make the occasion as well.

AT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere - especially on the covered patio. Everything we ate was fantastic and service was really attentive and friendly. Romantic for couple but also good for a group.

w
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staffs are very kind and explain menu very detail. I satisfied all services and dishes.

RC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was superb, but service not so much. I think a lack of coordination, with courses not coming in proper sequence, not the right utensils. I’m going to assume they had an off night in terms service. But food was great!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Really underwhelming experience here. The food was pretty average. Service was attentive, cocktails were good. The interior decor is a bit boring- outside is beautiful and we would have preferred to sit there bc it was a gorgeous evening. Extremely expensive for extremely average and in memorable food. Would not eat here again.

MS
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We had very much enjoyed dining here various times in the past but had not returned in quite awhile. We were disappointed by the menu which was not nearly as interesting as earlier years and the food was average at best. However, the service was the biggest disappointment. It was generally indifferent and slow, not at all up to par with what we previously experienced. Beautiful setting but not much else left of the restaurant we remembered.

JS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! The Short Rib Tacos are AMAZING! The Pea Guacamole and the the mushroom Appetizer were the best of what we tried!

The ambiance inside or out was so classy!

Highly recommended. Enjoy!

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