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About Matador

Matador is a tapas style restaurant featuring authentic Spanish and Mexican cuisine created by Chef Matthew Pressler. Providing a unique combination of outstanding food and drinks in a warm and inviting atmosphere. We have created a sophisticated space with a relaxed feel, an old world ambiance with modern touches that transports you when you walk through the door. Come in for lunch or dinner and taste our authentic small plates or our specialty entrees. The area's premier and largest selection of tequilas. Now with more than 120 types of fine Tequila and Mescals, all served in the finest Reidel Tequila glassware. Try many of our fun specialty margaritas and signature cocktails. Matador is also a great place to spend your Happy Hour. Come relax with a date or a group of friends for any occasion or special event and enjoy the great food. Also a great place to enjoy something to sip and nibble on before or after catching a movie.

110 North Wayne Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Mexican

Hours of Operation:

Sunday - Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm
Bar Open til 12am every night, 1am on the weekends

Cross Street:
Lancaster Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 688-6282

Website:
http://www.matadorrestaurante.com/

Entertainment:
Live Flamenco dancers every second Saturday of the month. Check out our Facebook or website for up to date information.

Parking Details:
Meter Parking. Free after 6pm

Executive Chef:
Matthew Pressler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Suckling pig carved table-side the first Friday and Saturday nights of the month, Flamenco dancers the second Saturday night of the month.

Matador Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (1)
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

PLEASE READ THE WHOLE REVIEW! We didn't have the best experience. A new waitress was assigned to our table and she wasn't very good. I think with the right wait staff this review would be 5 stars across the board. FIRST the food was excellent!!! We had a few issues like -- dishes piling up on our table -- not so good. Wrong dishes served (things we did not order) and forgetting our forks and spoons. There were a few more, but that is not what is important. When we asked to see the manager, the owner came over instead and listened to the issues we had. He apologized and said " you will not be charged for the meal." I was surprised that he listened to our complaints instead of making excuses for it. I definitely would like to come back again when I am in town and give this place another try. I will not knock it entirely because of one bad waitress.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Mediocre. Can’t decide if it is a Spanish or Mexican place. Not a good value for the price. 2 soups were on the menu they said they no longer were serving. There are Mexican joints just as good for a lot less money. Will not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Server was sweet but seemed to have to do everything. No one came to full water. One meal came out 10 min before the rest. Food was very good. Was never asked if we wanted another drink. Was really hoping to like it more.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Been there a couple of times, namely because my wife likes the appetizers (ok, the tapas).
The tapas are ok, but nothing that would send you into gustatory ecstasy.

Mostly, though, I think serving small dishes is just a ploy to get you to run up your bill.

On a more recent visit, the tapas were acceptable, but the guacamole was serving was less than generous and tasted bland to boot. (Yes, I know, it's an old joke: A couple walks out of a restaurant. She says, "The food was terrible!" He says, "Yea, and such small portions."

My fish Veracruzano was a failure: The stripped bass had little flavor and what there was almost overwhelmed by an overabundance of the traditional toppings that come with this dish.

And, oh yes, the Margarita. Like drinking water. Much to the waiter's credit, when I pointed that out he brought a tumbler of additional Tequila. Now, that was a Margarita!

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We had a Great time. This Restaurant was extremely accommodating to my party of 11's needs.
I would recommend them again!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Everything was great except that we were seated underneath one of their speakers and sometimes it was really hard to hear our conversation just across the table... I wasn't so much that it was loud (although it was) but it was like the equalization was way treble-y, and also, they were playing a live album or something and every time the crowd cheered it completely drowned out our conversation which got to be annoying at one point. Maybe adjust the volume and EQ to make for a more pleasant experience...

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Nice atmosphere, bartender was excellent. As for dinner food average, expensive and service not so great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Liked the food. Quacamole is really good. Octopus is fiery but you can ask for it to be toned down. Salads are well crafted. We keep having Jose as our waiter and he hasn't steered us wrong with selections. Upstairs is definitely more quiet for a conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Drunken chicken special was delicious.
Relaxing to sit outside.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

It was a great experience. I would recommend going to the Matador!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Service and food were great! Waiter was very accommodating.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The service and atmosphere were excellent except for we were in the main dining area near the bar and a group of people came in who were screaming at each other. Several tables that came in moved up stairs and we would have too except we were in the middle of our meal. The restaurant can't really do a lot about that but I think that they could have asked that group to quiet down just just a tad since this was like 6 p.m. and no one else was able to have a normal conversation. The food was very good and not overly priced, but there are no prices on the website menu and the menu was very different from the menu in the restaurant.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We enjoyed the food and drinks very much! Love the table side guacamole! The food was fantastic and we think the menu has something for everyone, while still being authentic! Great atmosphere and wonderful service! Thank you!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We went for dinner and it took forever to get our food. Our dinner took 3 hours and was not that good and was very expensive for the amount of food received.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 31, 2017

This was my first time at this restaurant. It was very quiet, being a Monday lunchtime in the summer. I can't eat spicy food but the server put together a delicious meal for me, including the most wonderful guacamole, which she made right at the table.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Spicy, Cozy, Tapas, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The authentic mole was delicious and loved the table side making of fresh guacamole!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We ate at Matador several years ago and the food was delicious. Unfortunately that was not the case with our last visit. The guacamole was tasteless, all food was underseasoned, completely lacking of salt and flavor. Very disappointing!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food is amazing. We've been going here on average once a month for a date night for the past several years and the food is consistently delicious and the service is great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Cozy booths. Tasty tapas/small plates. Love the tableside guacamole, or as we like to call it, the "Breaking Bad". Festive traditional music gets you into the spirit. Attentive service. We always seem to have a fun time at the Matador.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I had the chicken enchiladas, dry and no taste or flavor, first time last time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Margaritas were awesome. Food not so much.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Won't be back - steady decline in food and service over the years. Dirty water in 4 glasses of water. 2 of 4 entrees came out - then the other 2 entrees came out 10 minutes later. Not tapas but the entrees. The waitress tried to make the best of a bad situation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great restaurant for a get together with friends. Awesome cocktails and appetizers!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Love this place, it's right in downtown wayne and the food is phenomenal!

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Romantic, Healthy, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I love tapas dining, however Matador was overpriced for the quality and quantity.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 25, 2017

I requested a quiet upstairs table, the hostess proceeded t take us to a table by the bar on the main floor. When I encouraged her to READ my request, she complied. Otherwise, it was great 3rd visit.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Service was strained as it appeared busier than they expected for a Wednesday. We waited too long for plates to be cleared and to get fresh drinks. Have dined here before and this was not up to the usual standard.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was good. Service was good. Be careful of how much tou are ordering bc it adds up quickly, leading to a very expensive bill.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for mother's day brunch for the 3rd year in a row but this time it was as if they weren't ready for the customers to arrive when we walked in. Took 45 min for us to get our food then our 3 and 7yr olds food didn't arrive for another 10min.. unacceptable for kids or anyone on a special holiday. The manager did remove our drinks but it left a bad taste in our mouth.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is a quirky place , that usually leaves something to be desired, but I'm glad it has stuck around, and I want it to stay in the neighborhood, because it's so different, and it's mostly good. This was Mother's Day Brunch, and I was really surprised and disappointed to find out that they actually had a *reduced* menu for the occasion. That, plus being stuck at a table right by the entrance, right behind the hostess station, had me feeling pessimistic.
But the charm of the place shone through, with the server making sure we had a good time. The food was excellent and inexpensive, and they did allow me to order something that wasn't on the reduced menu.
There was one snafu with one of the orders coming out very very late, and the manager who was standing nearby could have apologized (but didn't). But otherwise... mom was happy, kids were happy, dad was happy, and we'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Atmosphere wonderful! All dishes way over seasoned. Too much salt. Texture and flavor good but some dishes were almost inedible due to the extremely high sodium content.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I stopped in while in Wayne, looking for an appealing lunch. Found it! Great variety for the Wayn e dining scene. Hospitable staff and owner. Great Margarita. Delicious authentic food.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

First, our server tried to seat us in a very small, corner table. My BF is 6'3". When we kindly asked if there was another table available, she said "well we are pretty booked up for reservations." We had also made reservations earlier that week. Strike 1.

Our server was very nice, but she got quadruple sat. Instead of having manager help out and ask if we needed anything, we didn't see anyone until someone dropped off another dish, and took our chips to clear room on the table. Mind you we still have a bowl of guacamole that we paid for on the table. We never got more chips. Strike 2.

Strike 3? The food was salty. The drinks were even saltier. I left feeling like I needed a gallon of water.

Sorry Matador, we won't be back.

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vip
 (Montana)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Nine of us had lunch on a weekday. Everything we ordered was excellent! We will happily go back. They had no problem accommodating our large group (We ate upstairs).

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Have gone here a number of times over the past few years. Good food in a unique setting. Food and service this time we're just "eh". Went on a Wednesday night - server was stretched way too thin - food was just OK - after dinner coffee was like water, and replacement double espresso was cold. Felt like staff was just going through the motions.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Great place. My only complaint was that the menu was limited. I am used to TAPAS restaurants having a myriad of choices. But, the food was very good.

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Wonderful waitress and the food was fantastic. Great place to enjoy conversation with friends while enjoying tapas style meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We had dinner for 4, including a picky eater. We shared a variety of tapas (10 for the table), and we all left full and happy. Don't forget to order the guacamole, which is made at the table. Not cheap, but very reasonable for the amount and quality of the food. Our waiter was great (knowledgeable and entertaining), and the service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Went to the restaurant on Friday evening for dinner. The menu is a somewhat confusing mix of Spanish tapas and Mexican (I'm assuming to please your everyday locals and bar crowd.) The food overall was good and fairly priced with the exception of being charged $8 for a double espresso at the end of the meal.

The restaurant is well decorated and creates a nice ambiance but there is dust EVERYWHERE.

My main concern that would cause me to not return was the lack of service and training of the staff. I ordered the cheese plate which offers you a choice of 3 of the 7 or so cheeses on the menu. Our waitress had little knowledge of the different varieties they offered and since Manchego was the only cheese I recognized on the list, I asked for 3 cheeses that were NOT Manchego that varied in taste and texture. When the cheese arrived at the table, the server did not know what they were and we waited several minutes until our waitress returned, she informed us that we were given 2 cheeses (I don't remember their names) and Manchego, even though I specifically asked for something different. The cheese was accompanied by 3 small pieces of bread and what seemed like 1 dried apricot cut up, 3 very small pieces of diced strawberry, and 3 small pieces of diced beet? My fellow diner ordered a salad without ham that came with ham on it. We also ordered chick peas "three ways" with spinach. When this arrived it was more of a chick pea dip and it tasted good but when I asked the waitress what made it "three ways" she said some of the chick peas were pan seared and fried. To me this is like serving potatoes "three ways" by given you a bowl of mashed with some less mashed than others... Also, again this came with 3 very small pieces of bread which were not enough to eat all of the dip. Dessert was Tres Leches cake (good) and Churros (undercooked).

I would not recommend or return unless they decided to clean more frequently and train their staff in better service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 24, 2017

It is just too costly for what you are receiving. I don't like the fact that they charge $6 for chips and salsa.

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