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Matador - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Matador - San Francisco

4.4
4.4
83 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Matado – San Francisco is a restaurant serving authentic Mexican cuisine. It offers delivery and takeout, and also provides catering services. The restaurant is recommended for lunch and dinner, and has garage and street parking. It is a good place for groups, and the attire and ambiance inside is casual. Matador – San Francisco offers full alcohol bar and the noise level during peak hours is average. The restaurant offers free WI-FI access and has outdoor seating as well. The menu at Matador – San Francisco includes classic Mexican dishes such as carnitas tacos, guacamole, mezcal with pineapple syrup and lemon, house salad with shrimp, salsa, and pozole. The waiting staff is friendly, courteous, and fast in taking orders and serving food.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 525-3557

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Alma Sosa

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Cross street

    Taylor

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 83 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Mexican

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  1. EA

    EATS4BB3

    San Francisco

    314 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    314 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Decent service, excellent food
  2. RT

    RustyT

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Horrible food and probably the WORST service we have experienced. We DO NOT recommend going here. Even after we expressed our concerns with the food and the service, there was no apology, no trying to make it right, just our check dropped off. Overall horrible experience....and they weren't even busy.
  3. KB

    KnuBar

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good tacos, particularly the battered fish tacos!
  4. W

    Willow

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Tacos (veggie and pollo) were excellent. Best churros ever.
  5. P

    Paul

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Horrible waste of my time. The hostess had no idea how to seat a person at a table. Once sat, NOBODY came to my table - like EVER. Half the staff was eating at the bar, not paying attention. I kept trying to get anyone’s attention. I did not even have water on the table. I sat for literally 20 minutes before getting up and leaving. It was absurd and almost comical. Totally useless waste of my time and a terrible vibe.
  6. MR

    MichaelR

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The street tacos were excellent. I should have just had those. Tried the Nachos which were very disappointing- they used some liquid cheese like Velveta. The service was the best part - very friendly and patient. So much that I almost went back the next night - just for the tacos and the amazing kindness of the staff. I’m sure I’ll go again on my next visit.
  7. SB

    SevenBySeven

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food as always, though the price point is slightly above a daily trip it’s easily a weekly trip. The salsa verde is one of a kind, and the bar service is 👌🏻
  8. JK

    JKVictoria

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We all tried tried different tacos and we loved every kind we tried. The meat choices had deep, rich flavours.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food at this restaurant was good, however the service was mediocre. We had to flag down our server to order, they never came back to see if we needed anything after ordering, and they brought us the wrong item along with forgetting one of our items.
  10. PR

    PRO8377

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in an authentic Mexican restaurant. Great staff and atmosphere
  11. NV

    NataliaV

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fantastic. An authentic Mexican restaurant, natural products and well-made food.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great happy hour menu!
  13. B

    Brianr

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It was just okay. Our party would probably not return. The Fajitas had very little taste. The tacos were edible but nothing special. The service was not great.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Too bad the manager could not process both of our credit card when we have been able to use them everywhere in SF!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good place to mingle
  16. TP

    TonyP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food. Great ambience. Friendly waiter. Well priced wine!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this place through OpenTable. Food was delicious. Service was great. The queso fundido, mole enchiladas, flan, and churros were my favorite. They have hand made tortillas which is major plus. I would go back.
  18. K

    Kcfan

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Long wait for drinks. Everything else matches description. Food was okay for the price, but lots of competition makes it hard to make it justified
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Reserved a table for two well in advance. Arrived and was told by an ill tempered server that we should come back later as they were very busy. We were hungry and decided to wait it out as we had a reservation. Staff seemed very flustered and not able to cope very well with how busy it was, multiple customers were waiting at tables to pay their checks. Other customers asking where their food was. It was quite chaotic to be honest. We finally got a table 35 minutes after our reservation time, then waited another 20 minutes for someone to bring us water and ask for our drink/food order. Another 25 minutes of waiting for our order of tacos to arrive. Drinks arrived after the food. The Tacos were great and tasted authentic Mexican but the poor service in this place really let us down. We would think twice before visiting here again.
  21. AD

    AlexisD

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Service was perfect.
  22. PA

    PATRICKL

    Buckinghamshire

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really friendly relaxed meal. Very good value with delicious food and very attentive service.
  23. LG

    LeslieG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! I am Mexican so I’m always critical of Mexican restaurants that have been Americanized but to my surprise the food had so much flavor!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Great food terrible service won’t be returning unfortunately
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excelente servicio!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Overall experience a complete disaster. The worse Mexican I ever eat. The level of noice, the service and the food was terribly. I don’t recomend this place.
  27. VP

    VictoriaP

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Drinks: The margarita and horchata was 100%. Apps: Nachos and ribs were so good. Service: Very slow but we wanted to be understanding since there were only 2 people and it was day time.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Decent value for decent quality. The flavor was average. I like a little more tasty sauces or toppings.
  29. SF

    SFDiner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good, and the cocktails were even better. This is a great place for a casual dinner before an event.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome awesome awesome. All around.
  31. JS

    JasonS

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This was a casual business dinner after a conference. It was all colleagues from our company so we didn’t have any customers with us. The music was way too loud for conversation. That’s my only real complaint. I felt like we were all shouting at each other. Very loud club like music that was at odds with the atmosphere in my opinion. We loved the food but would have like to be able to talk.
  32. b

    bindiyam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loves the food and service. The happy hour specials were fantastic!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We’ve been here once before when we randomly came across it. Very popular place and always busy, which is generally a good sign. Overall a good place If you are looking for something laid back and casual and has good drinks.
  34. z

    zowacite

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service..best mezcal margaritas!!
  35. J

    John

    Cleveland

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Quesabirria tacos! That’s all you need
  36. SF

    SFgirl

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Our dinners were good, with the exception of the nachos. They had a yellow cheese-like product on them reminiscent of nachos you would get at a fast food restaurant. Our server was nice, but lacked experience. For example, right after he set down the food he asked us how it was, when we hadn't even taken a bite yet. After a few minutes we needed hot sauce, but our server was nowhere to be seen. We asked another server for hot sauce and he brought us out habanero sauce, which is as hot as it gets. When I asked if there was something that wouldn't scorch our mouths, he brought out a medium hot sauce. It was like he was trying to get a laugh out of bringing the white girls the very hottest sauce they had without telling us. They had 2 big TV screens projected on the wall but they were playing "Modern Family", which was a little weird and off brand. It's still a good place and I would go there again.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    I’ve been before when the service was pretty good. Today was not the case. The service was so slow and so terrible. There was plenty of servers working for the amount of people there for an awkward lunchtime of 2pm. The servers seemed to avoid us at all costs and kept telling us they would be right with us and make us wait another 10 minutes. We couldn’t get extra napkins, no one checked on us throughout our meal, we were done eating for almost 15 minutes before we were finally brought the check. My sisters meal came out so late (after my grandma and I were done eating). For the price of the food I’m not the sure the service matched. Super bummed, I loved this place the first time I came but not sure if I’d return after our experience today :/
  38. AB

    AshwinB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and drinks, and the sweetest staff members
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The ordering systems got shut down and they had no way to take any reservations. Booked this place a month ago and they could not let us know prior, the systems were down for the evening.
  40. PT

    PaulT

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food! I loved the quesabirria tacos.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Matador - San Francisco does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Matador - San Francisco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 525-3557.

Matador - San Francisco is rated 4.4 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Matador - San Francisco

679 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Taylor

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Alma Sosa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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