Mateo's Cocina Latina

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379 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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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DD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You would be foolish not to go to Mateo's while in Healdsburg. Blend of Yucatan with local ingredients, all fresh and delicious. Informal and relaxing - I liked the door being open on a warm afternoon and a few people coming in and out.

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RN
Richmond
43 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Noisy. Front door stayed open until we got up from our table to close it. Poorly designed.

Food was ok but nothing special.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our mother to Mateo’s for her 70th Birthday and the evening and food was amazing!!
This is our 3rd time there and it’s always wonderful!

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G
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great, as always. It was very quiet due to the flooding in the area impacting tourism and generally few were out and about. Service was very attentive, proactive and helpful. Thanks.

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F
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Matsutake mushroom appetizer was over the top. The pork loin was amazing and moist. Service was a little slow, but enjoyed the evening.

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JC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the weekend brunch menu and everything was great

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AC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food that is sourced locally and prepared appropriately. A varied menu that is not just Mexican but Yucatan and New World fusion. Not inexpensive but the quality of the fare is not cheap to offer. Unfortunately, there are some overpriced items like a small but delicious portion of guacamole for $12.00.
The service is great also!

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M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re visiting the wine country. You have to choose restaurants by reading reviews/magazines articles
We hit the jackpot with Mateo’s: food was delicious, cooked just right and well balanced food pairing.
Mateo’s is the high lite of our trip!

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NM
Central Coast
30 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We were a little disappointed. We had hoped to eat their Yucatecan cuisine and didn't realize it is only served for lunch. I thought it was over priced for the quality and quantity of food for dinner. The service was excellent and the restaurant is beautiful. Definitely will go back for lunch or brunch to try the Yucatecan menu.

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OT
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was empty. Food tasted good but it was too expensive for what it was. Staff was great!

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P
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Olive oil guacamole was perfection. However, all entries, soup, tacos, quesadilla and crab loui
salad all had a good amount of red onion in, not to my families preference. The fish tacos were mackerel with the skin on, mackerel with skin on is more like fish skin taco rather than a fish meat taco, again, not to my families preference. Seasonal soup was a large bowl of broth with maybe 25% veg, at 15 for the bowl, that wasn't where that presentation should have been.

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EF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We did the chef's choice with three courses. Food was overall above average but not anything to brag about. Service was slow and it really seamed like most of the problem was the kitchen. They were way to slow. Lots of tables waiting for food and it was not busy at 530. The waiters were very attentive and professional but they were hamstrung by the kitchen and how slow they were.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service and chef very impressive. Unfortunately hardly any guests

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l
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superbly executed and wildly creative tasting menu

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G
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food selection, great cocktails, excellent service. Really enjoyed this gem of a restaurant. Don’t miss trying their home made hot sauces.

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Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place. The service was amazing. The chef came out to say hello & ask how our dinner was. I'll go back anytime I'm in the area.

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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The chef’s tasting menu (3 choices) was amazing along with their wine pairings. It was an awesome experience with memorable food!

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Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food is always top notch - so is the service and the creative cocktails - and Mateo personally comes out and says hello and thanks his customers for their patronage

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MT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very innovative Latin food. Diverse selections. Attentive staff. Chef spent time with us and we had a very interesting conversation. He is well connected in the world of food.

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Omaha
26 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful food & a super selection of mezcals- definitely a great choice- we got a bunch of small dishes and shared, it was a fabulous dinner

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HB
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, Mateo's delivered a fabulous meal. Best kept secret in Healdsburg!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foid was very good and the patio ambience was awesome!

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A
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is phenomenal. We came hearing it was good but not expecting it to be the best meal of our trip. We ordered the tasting menu - the chef’s creation and you don’t know what he will bring. It was so. Good we’re going back tonight and have been assured it will be completely different. Aside from the food being so good, the bartender was great and charming. He made me some amazing margaritas. Don’t think of this place as Mexican or Latin. Is good, seasonal food with an occasional Latin flare. Get there now. You won’t regret. I think it’s better than dry creek kitchen!!

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SA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Back yard is nice but they seated all the customers at tables that are very close to each other rather than aoreading them out even though there were plenty of empty tables. It would have been nice to have more privacy. The food was mediocre and over priced

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This place was more than what the good reviews had said. Food fantastic and service was superb, just like you would expect with great food and not at all pretentious.

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N
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

If interested in Mezcal, Mateo's is the go-to place in Healdsburg. Good bar, and mixed drinks.

Pear salad was good, Gravlax OK, but the steak and pork loin fairly average. Steak was not tender with minimal marbling and minimal flavor. Same with the pork loin - pretty dry with not a lot of flavor. We deferred the desert menu.

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DM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were concerned when we saw only a few people at the restaurant, but even when we couldn't get seated outside right away, the staff was gracious and helpful. Then the table was small and we asked for a larger table which they said was reserved, but told us to take it and they would figure something else out for the other group. The food was prepared just a bit unusual and had some interesting spices and combinations. Great place for a large party, casual, fun!

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LK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Our party wanted to dine on the lovely outdoor patio in the back, however, some of the heaters were broken. Wait staff were very flexible when we changed seats to indoors unannounced. The corn soup with popcorn powder was akin to eating liquid cardboard. While the lamb medallions were tender and tasty, portion size was incredibly small. (Two pieces to size of a silver dollar--not he regular, the Susan B. Anthony). Fish tacos were served like ice cream cones, set in wooden stand at eye level. The wooden frame was a disruption in the table's milieu. Wait staff were attentive and food was delivered quickly. One in our part ordered ceviche, which was very good. Cannot recommend this restaurant.

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HB
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Get in there! Order the tasting menu. You will be blown away. Yep, just do it.

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HB
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mateo did it again! Totally impressive. Everyone was knocked out by the inventiveness of the Chef’s Tasting Menu.

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KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we go to Healdsburg we try to visit. This is not your everyday Mexican fare. For example our Bloody Mary for brunch was made on the spot with fresh organic heirloom tomatoes picked from their own garden on the patio . The house made tortillas are amazing as are all the dishes. The staff are friendly and Mateo showcases some amazing food.

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J
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roast pig on a spit anyone?! That is what we saw as we entered Mateo's patio for lunch...Mateo tending to a very large pig on a spit for a fun event in the evening. Our friends loved everything they ate -- from their creative tacones to delicious guacamole, cochinita pibil, quesadilla, tzic de res to my divine grilled rock cod tacos! All dishes were of very generous portions, except the guacamole. Mateo's a gregarious and very kind man who showed me his larder which had another pig and a lamb ready to butcher! Best Mexican food in Healdsburg!

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LT
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with two friends and it was our first time at Mateo's. It had been recommended by another friend and we are grateful! We were seated in the beautiful patio and Mateo came out to say hello. Our waiter was also super attentive (in a good way) and very knowledgeable. We started with the guacomole - excellent! Two of us had the fish tacos which were cooked to perfection and perfectly spiced. One of us had the hamburger which he enjoyed as well. It was a wonderful dining experience and all of us can't wait to go back. Thank you to everyone at Mateo's!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Really wanted to love the food at this cute outdoor courtyard. The gazpacho was great. The olives had a little too much star anise for my taste, but overall I’d say they were good. The main courses is where things started to go downhill. My boyfriend ordered the pork of the day, a suckling pig with peach. It was juicy but lacked flavor. I had the lamb and it was good, but nothing amazing. My mom had the hamburger, which was again just okay. Nice place, but not worth $35 per entree for no flavor.

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J
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic brunch at Mateo’s, great margaritas and jeuvos.

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Miami
139 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh and creative is the watchword at this excellent restaurant. One of the should not be missed in Heladsburg.

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BH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience . The chef , staff and farm to table food make the entire eating experience to another level.

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LF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the chefs five course tasting menu. It was delicious, inventive, fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation with Mateo's personal explanations. Friendly attentive service. Interesting assortment of margaritas.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mateos is the best!

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d
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Mateo's! The food is excellant, service is very good and eating outside is really pleasant. The tequilla drinks are especially fun. I LOVE the small potato appetizer!!

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