Mateo's Cocina Latina
Fridays 11:30am - 9:45pm
Saturday 9:00am - 9:45pm
Sunday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Bar Menu Served: 4:00-5pm
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
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Mateo's Cocina Latina
As on other occasions, Mateo's Huevos Rancheros were excellent,
We never fail to be amazed by the chef’s creativity! It’s worth the drive from San Jose.
We passed on the great-sounding brunch items and went for the lunch items. The accommodating chef made sure my dish had no onions and my sister's had no tomatoes, as each of us has food allergies. The food was very spicy, so the Sangria went well with it on a hot summer day. I had fish tacos which were filled with delicious fresh cod on handmade tortillas (2 of them). My sister had the simmered beef, also with handmade tortillas. We were glad to fish the fresh strawberries and oranges out of our Sangrias to cool our mouth after the spiciness of the food.
It is pretty pricey though so diners should be prepared for not your typical Mexican restaurant. Also be prepared for leisurely service--since it's prepared to order it is not fast food.
The food at Mateo’s is outstanding! Don’t let the outside fool you. This place has some of the best food in town.
Love this place. Best huevos rancheros in CA. And margaritas! And they sell their habanero hot sauce! Lovely outdoor patio and great servers
Dinner was a delight, starting with the Tacones! Absolutely the best guacamole we’ve ever had.
Enjoyed the specialty fish of the evening and good wines by the glass.
Service was great and we enjoyed the comfortable patio seating. Overall a wonderful evening.
This was our second time visiting Mateos in Healdsburg, and it was amazing, the food is like a work of art, it’s very flavorful, chef Mateo came out and made our night! The service was phenomenal, our waiter Edger went up and above to make our night, very knowledgeable, I love the concept of Mateos, hows it 100% sustainable, and how most of the fruit and produce come from his own personal garden. Will definitely be back soon! Thank you so much!!!
Excellent customer service. Wait staff very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu.
Ambiance and decor was very nice and well thought out. Very quiet, as well.
My poor rating is solely based on the food and the pricing. I had the fish of the day, salmon. She has the stuffed chicken breast.
The chicken breast was a nice-sized serving, and nicely prepared. But not worth $30. The salmon was about a qtr the size of what I was expecting (based on my previous dining experiences at other restaurants). Though it was cooked to perfection, we're talking a 2" wide, 5" long strip of salmon. I was also charged more then the price advertised in the menu.
The Carne Asada Tacomes were good but, not worth $4/ea.
I was also charged $8 for our bottle of Pellegrino.
The rear patio is nice. And I could see this as a nice place to meet for cocktails, etc on a nice sunny day. But, skip dinner.
With the new, posh-looking apartments sprouting up nearby, perhaps the owners are trying to situate themselves to take advantage of an incoming wave of affluent patrons. But, I would think even those folks will expect more bang for their buck.
Our reservations were for 6:30. We were the only people there. We stayed about an hour or so. It was empty when we left. I now know why. Meanwhile, the place across the street was CRACKIN'!!
I was disappointed that the dinner menu was changed to a less Latin influenced fare. I've eaten lunch there a few times when I am in town...and this most recent visit for dinner surprised me. The food is still wonderful...but I prefer the lunch menu best. So if you have been there for lunch and expect dinner to have the same vibe...it won't.
Really disappointed that opentable let me book this restaurant using their system when it was closed that day. We arrived at a restaurant that was closed.
We have been staying in Healdsburg for a month and have eaten out often and at many different restaurants. This was, by far, the worst meal we both have had. Would not recommend this to anyone.
First visit to this restaurant; I seriously doubt that we will return. We were there for a fixed price meal for Cinco de Mayo, and we're very disappointed at the offerings. The $38 fixed-price meal on the Internet showed that it included oysters, however upon receiving our bill at the end of the meal, we were charged for them. The salad was decent but didn't appear to have any cheese on it at all, as was described by the waiter. The pork entrée, theoretically festively prepared as the Cinco de Mayo centerpiece, was quite fatty and very boring . The mixed vegetables were overcooked, and had little flavor to them. The meal did not include any dessert. However, by the end of the meal, we were seeking someplace else to find our Cinco de Mayo dessert, anyway. I almost forgot to mention that the $10 margaritas were watery, had hardly any salt on the rim, and were possibly the worst margaritas we've ever had. All in all, It was a hugely disappointing Cinco de Mayo evening-- not at all festive. Finally, the service: The waiter needed a personality makeover to be in the position he was in. While he wasn't nasty, he simply was not the least bit personable, and we didn't get the sense that he aimed to make our evening a pleasant one.
Incredible food! so casual but the cuisine is so elevated in it's presentation, quality, uniqueness and freshness. We absolutely love this place.
I never get tired of Mateo’s!! We had the tasting menu again and it was fantastic. It’s such a deal when you consider that tasting menus elsewhere in Healdsburg are substantially more money. While it’s true that Mateo’s doesn’t have white tablecloths that’s all you will be missing. The service is professional and food is the equal of any fine dining spot around. Customized to your tastes, incredible ingredients and prepared perfectly. I can’t say it too many times. Mateo’s is the best.
Just amazing. Wonderful food. Easy on the palate but rich, flavorful. The fish tacos are unreal they are SO good. The fried oyster salad is impeccably great... fried oyster perfection from locally-sourced fresh oysters! The house-made masa tortillas are revelatory: tender, lightly naturally sweet, sublime, (especially if you are used to commercial corn tortillas); we got the olive oil variety and they are truly a great "guilty" pleasure, heated in a tasty bit of locally-produced olive oil...yummm. My friend who ordered braised pork swooned over how great it was. The food is seasoned Yucateo (Yucatan) which is distinct from more typical varieties of Mexican cooking; achiote, citrus and other seasonings bring up and build the flavors. This food is light and satisfying ... not heavy on rice and beans and manteca (lard); you will not need to sleep off your meal.
All ingredients are carefully and artfully sourced in the region, so the fish in those fish tacos, delicately seasoned with a Yucatanean rub before grilling, is SUPER fresh. Ditto for all vegetables and other meats. And then, there is the bar. Super great selection of tequilas/mezcal, and they know how to make a drink, as very satisfying, delicious drink.
The service staff are very cool and good. The ambiance is pleasant, beautiful, relaxed and very inviting, indoors or out. On several visits the owner/chef Mateo has been there. He is a joy. Very creative chef able to balance his wisdom about food of the Yucatan with his great skill and creativity as a chef. Good stuff all the way around.
Mateo's shouldn't be a secret but it still is. You can order a great meal off the menu and be happy. The secret is to let Mateo select your dinner for you. A quick review of likes and dislikes and you're work is done.
You may not know what your are getting until it arrives but rest assured it will be farm fresh, hand selected and prepared with great love and attention. Yes, love. It's obvious Mateo loves to cook.
We've done this 10 times over the years and it just gets better and better. In between "big dinners" we order off the menu and keep coming back. Don't waste any more time, if you haven't already experienced Mateo's, you need to go now!
The guacamole with pomegranate and homemade crackers was great. Crab crostini was wonderful, fresh, seasoned perfectly. We also tried the hamburger, which we normally wouldn't do in a Mexican (Yucatan) restaurant. But Mateo buys a whole cow at a time and grinds it himself. It was the best hamburger I've tasted in a long time. The professional quality of the food was evidenced in every course. We enjoyed the table visit from the chef. Mark Swendsen
Excellent food, amazing flavors, great vibes, but it was really hard to understand our waitress, so we couldn’t understand the daily specials, so we played it safe and ordered off what we can read on the menu, she was a bit pushy/ stand-off ish but other then that the night was good. Will possibly return.
Food was terrible. We had to go out to eat after this meal.
Just have the Mateo’s Dinner. Really, that’s all you need to know. Sure, you can discuss food likes and dislikes to make sure you don’t get something you don’t like but trust Mateo on the rest.
Another fantastic family celebration at Mateo’s!
The six of us shared guacamole and roast potatoes with spicy aoli followed by fragrant chicken soup, heuvoes motulenos, Yucatán Beef and Rock Cod Tacos. Service was great as always from the inestimable Mario. When our Colombian family members requested more mild sauce their entres were quickly replaced. Desert flans and ice cream were also perfect.
We booked New Year's Eve at Mateo's for something different and were looking forward to some authentic Yucatan food only to find a box standard farm-to-table menu. If we'd wanted farm-to-table there are dozens of other restaurants we would have considered instead. The worst part, though, was the food wasn't good. The entrees seemed to have the same sauce poured on them regardless of what we ordered. The chicken was very dry and extremely salty, which for $30 for a chicken dish was really disappointing. We also ordered the flan dessert that everyone seems to rave about and found that also overcooked but with milk poured on top so it was a strange consistency of very dense overcooked flan with runny milk in each spoonful. We ordinarily would give a restaurant a break on a busy occasion like New Year's Eve, but there was only one other table seated when we arrived so we can't attribute things being overcooked and salty to a busy kitchen. We'd really been looking forward to trying Mateo's, but after a very unauthentic, expensive meal that wasn't very good, we won't be going back.
one reason we chose Mateos was my daughter was craving their chips and salsa/guac.
was told due to a special event they weren't serving them this night. what Mexican rest. doesnt have in the kitchen? disappointed from the start but the entrees were good.
First time here and we were happy. Came for lunch. Very quiet and we had a lot of attention. The food was good, could have been served hotter (temperature wise). Homemade tortillas were excellent. Tequilla choices incredible.
Lots of words on the menu and by the server to describe the cuisine with very ordinary results.
A few salad ingredients tasted moldy and I had to insist they take the charge off the bill - bad form. Definitely not worth it.
Decided to try Mateo's for a pre wine tasting brunch last Sunday. I am still dreaming of the flan. Not traditional but oh so very good! We will be back!
It was a delightful evening! The ambiance is warm with a beautifully lit bar. We were early for our dinner and had a leisurely time over appetizers and margaritas from the bar. Fantastic ceviche - paper tin halibut sprinkled with pomegranate seeds and diced mango! Perfectly seasoned and flavorful. The tacones are a must! Fun! All the entries were perfectly executed and delicious. The lamb and pork dishes were tender and spiced beautifully, and the fish was equally well prepared. The delicate and butternut squash lobster bisque soup was smooth and very flavorful without being too sweet. Delightful evening and we will return!
Well worth the extra walk.
Mateo’s is a block off the square, but worth it!
The lamb was falling of the bone tender, the dungeness crab super fresh. We will definitely go back.
Delicious food, not to be missed in healdsburg. Gregarious staff, tasty cocktails, too!
We had a delightful lunch out in the patio, mid week, sitting in the shade enjoying the ambiance. Wonderful. Service was very attentive and well timed. Margaritas were delicious as were the Tacones and Tacos! We will be back!
Mateo is an Artist!!!!! Farm to table at it's best!
Amazing food and service. Gave ourselves over to Chef Mateo and his great staff with tasting menu and wine pairings. Each course was tremendous.
chef matteo has a passion for food and it shows, the food tasted looked awesome, kinda short on staff that night but the waiter knew every detail, going back soon!
Amazing food highly recommended, not your run of the mill Mexican food. Not at all chef rj
If your looking for the usual boring Mexican fair you better go elsewhere, however if your ready for an awesome culinary experience featuring cutting edge Latin Food get ready for a dining experience you will talk about For days after. Having Chef Mateo prepare you a meal from the Chef Tasting Menu is the equivalent of asking Picasso to paint you something, you don't know what you will get but you know it will be creative , masterful
And so very worth the time and money .If your in Healdsburg and don't dine here you have missed a true
We have eaten here dozens of times. Some how we never tried Mateo's Chef's Dinner. We will be doing so again soon!
Easily the best meal we've had at Mateo's and amongst the best ever, and we eat out around the world.
Try it. You will not be disappointed.
Come for the tacones but stay for the ceviche. In fact order another plate of ceviche. And can I have one more? Best ever.
Delightful Yucatan luncheon and would go back in a minute - 1st time and highly recommended by friends who live in the area. Enjoyed sitting outside in back.
Customer service & food service was extremely slow. 1.5 hours to receive appetizers. When entrees arrived, they were all cold. Mine had a bug on the squash blossoms. Steak was overcooked, some of the salmon was undercooked. Fish smelled fishy, not like high quality, fresh fish. Discussed issues with chef / owner Mateo who blamed us for having a large party. Refused to compensate for anything and was angry and yelling at my friend whose wife was the one we were there for celebrating her birthday. Would never go back or recommend this restaurant to anyone. Stay away at all costs!
We loved the old Yucatan menu and hadn't been there for quite awhile. We knew French food had entered the picture but weren't expecting the very pricey menu of all French and limited options. My pork elegantly described by our excellent waiter was over cooked and very tough and chewy, it would not have been if cooked right. My husbands very small piece of salmon was very fishy tasting, with just a few rather stringy greens, for over $30 seemed like there should have been more food or thought put into it. The waiter offered to replace my pork with something else but by then my husband was almost done so I declined the offer. Very disappointing. Again the staff and waiters were attentive and excellent, so I would hate this review to be detrimental to any of them.