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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.
Wayne, PA 19087
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Flamenco dancers every second Saturday of the month. Check out our Facebook or website for up to date information.
Meter Parking. Free after 6pm
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
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.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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