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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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Local Ingredients (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Felt the food was all extremely salty, but I enjoyed the ambiance, tableside guacamole and margaritas.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overpriced bland Mexican food where service was AWFUL. Our dinner came out cold and we never got our appetizers. The food had no taste no salt and none on the tables. The waitress could not be found and we never even got water refills. Over $100 for dinner and taco bell would have been better!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The roast suckling pig carved table side was especially fabulous!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My wife and I went on a Saturday night date, and we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the ambient.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We always enjoy dining at Matador and this time was no exception. All of the tapas dishes we ordered were delightful. The Chorizo was exceptionally good and the mushrooms are to die for! We of course had to have the paella - which was excellent as well. The drinks (margarita and white sangria) continue to be consistently good. One disappointment was the service. Although it was not unusually busy when we were there our server took forever to take our order and service continued to be spotty throughout the meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The waitress was terrible. She had no idea what she was doing. It took 15-20 minutes to get someone to come to our table and we had two young hungry children. Food was not great. Table side Guacamole was the only good thing we had. Seafood tasted funny so we didn't eat it. No chance that I will return there or recommend it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It seems like this restaurant, which we liked to go to in the past, is having financial issues. The margaritas were water-downed, the portions on main courses were less; the service is provided by new, inexperienced staff and less attentiveness. For the fees charged for Tapas and Main courses, it is no longer a choice to come here anymore.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The place has nice decor and a grown up vibes (would not recommend taking kids). Although the place provides an authentic Mexican appearance, the place provides a limited menu and the food was subpar. The steak tacos were decent however the shrimp tacos lacked flavor. The rice was bland. During our stay, the waiter forgot to bring me my drink, which i waited almost 20 mins. After this experience, the owner felt sorry about our experience and comped our whole meal. The owner was nice and said he would make changes to the meals in future guest. All in all, not a bad night.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This used to b one of our favorite spots, but the food was nothing special. It took forever to get seated for our reservation (lots of confusion although many open tables) and the service was really slow. Our server knocked over our water while we heard another nearby server’s tray crash to the floor. We won’t be back anytime soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Little Christmas

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

There for lunch. Service great. Table side guacamole very good. Angel margaritas very smooth. Try the octopus salad!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We went for my daughter’s birthday. We had a fabulous time. It was a Wednesday night so the restaurant was not crowded we pretty much had the upstairs to ourselves. Our waiter Jose was wonderful and very accommodating. Quality of the food was very good everything was delicious and we had leftovers even though we ordered small plates. I highly recommend Matador.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wonderful Food, excellent service, excellent Margaritas. I come here with friends for lunch, and always have a delightful meal and enjoy the wonderful service. I highly recommend the crab cake, which can be served in a sandwich or even better, on its own with a salad. Yum. And The guacamole is fresh made at the table. What could be better? And those Margaritas! Love this place!

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I met an old girlfriend for dinner.
I was really looking forward to a great Mexican dinner.

We both ordered fajitas. The presentation and quality of both platters was poor.

It kills me to pay a high bill when the experience was unpleasant.
I know why the restaurant was almost empty.

Never again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We tried Matador for the first time. The owner (and executive chef) greeted us at the door. We enjoyed a delicious margarita at the bar first, then went upstairs to have dinner. The servers were attentive. Since our paella was going to take a while (we were warned), we enjoyed a few delish small dishes first. The only "bad" part was that the paella was a bit salty, but still good. We will go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Tapas, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual
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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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (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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 (Philadelphia)·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 16, 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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 (Philadelphia)·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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vip
 (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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 (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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