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Matador - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Matador - San Francisco

4.4
4.4
154 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

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 154 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

154 Reviews
  1. RogerI

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great evening. The tacos are superb. We'll be back. Could use a few more wine choices, but the Rioja was good. Everyone happy with their plates and service.

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  2. TimothyG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. This is our second time. We will come again. Please consider offering frozen margaritas.

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  3. NicholeF

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience ! The food was great and the staff were so friendly and attentive. Francisco was our server and he was wonderful.

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  4. lbolson

    Tucson

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food had no taste and salsa had no heat. Would not go back again

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  5. SFscot

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on Valentine's Day. Got fairly full. Service was good considering how busy they were. The food we ordered was delicious, especially the quesabirria. Their house salsa was also excellent. I would definitely return.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    such a great experience with fernando! everything was exceptional

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  7. DennisR

    Baltimore

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little place with exceptional service and food. Drinks were strong and tasty

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  8. PamT

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our party of 3 had reservations for 5:30pm on a Saturday evening. We arrived a few minutes early and were promptly seated at a table in a spacious section in the rear of the restaurant. Our waiter came to our table within a few minutes and provided menus. Our drinks and food were served quickly. Prices were very reasonable and everyone liked the food they ordered (chicken tacos, cauliflower tacos, fish tacos, salad) and the service was excellent.

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  9. DianeS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this place. We happened to get there before happy hour so we were able to get a few drinks much cheaper. The food was tasty, the service was excellent. We never felt rushed and it was a lovely evening. The margaritas didn’t have much alcohol. After two pitchers between 3 of us, we felt nothing I would still go back. Prices were extremely reasonable

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  10. Luisa

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    While were were seated right away (arrived 30 minutes prior to our original reservation), it took our server close to 10 minutes to take our drink and appetizer order. It took another 5 minutes once we got our drinks to get her attention to come to take our food order. We were underwhelmed by the flautas we ordered as an appetizer. The chicken was not very flavorful and a bit on the dry side. The garnish on top helped, as it was more savory. Our cocktails were good, especially the mango margarita on the rocks with no salt. Extremely refreshing, even on a cold and rainy evening. My sopa ranchera was delicious, the vegetables were just al dente enough to not be soggy in the soup. I would have preferred the corn to be in individual pieces rather than cut off the cob in chunks and condiments (onion, cilantro, chili flakes) would have been a nice addition on the side. My dining companions were happy with their food (tacos, quesadillas), though we all agreed the music was extremely loud in the restaurant , which made chatting difficult. We liked being able to hear it in the bathroom, though!! :) The flan was AWESOME, and I'm not usually a flan fan. Not too sweet, not to custardy, delicious! Overall, we enjoyed ourselves and the location was convenient to the Marine's Memorial Theater where we were going to see a show that evening. Thank you!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food, best covered outdoor dining with heaters even in the rain

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  12. Smomom

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    great burrito. Food came out fast but then service a little slow. Cold with the door open.

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  13. AndreS

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love! Love! Love! I was in SF for work and looking for places around me for dinner. This was my first visit to Matador. Food was absolutely delicious! Drinks were amazing! -Thank you Jordan! I’ll definitely be back. Overall, great experience! Thank you so much!!! Andre

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    typically Mexican, friendly, great food and very good recommendations

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Matador always has great food, it’s a fun atmosphere, and it’s our go to before the Cheaper than Therapy comedy show!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Puebla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buen servicio y atención Ubicación muy buena El menú rico y diferente a muchos menús de comida mexicana

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  17. MichaelE

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fernando, the bartender as always great service. Great service.

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  18. MichiiB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, good location! Highly recommend the Happy Hour (which they had available on a Saturday!!!!).

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  19. ShelleyT

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Wonderful presentation with all their foods. Really good value very delicious. Very central to union Square. I definitely come back and recommend this to anyone. 

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  20. EvaR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Had outside seating with heaters.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was mediocre, service was poor- appetizers and main course brought out at the same time! No one checked on us.

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  22. Mini

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. Service was OK. The reason for 1 star is because the server added 6 people on the tab for the party of 4 to automatically add 18% tip. When asked she said we were a big party - the menu clearly states party of 6 and more (not party of 4). 18% tip is pretty common and that was not the issue - it is this attitude where somehow it was our mistake not hers is the problem.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Forced to sit outside, even with reservation that didn’t specify. Won’t be back

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  24. ChristinaG

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat outside in the parklet and the seating worked well for our group. Food was great and I highly recommend the margarita tree - it was perfect for a group of 3. The service was excellent - just really attentive and friendly without being overbearing. I will be back soon!

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  25. ASpicuzza

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly, an amazing, Mexican restaurant. Would definitely go back.

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  26. nyc2vin

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Matador is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in San Francisco. Everything we've had on their menu has been delicious. And we've been there quite a few times, especially for Happy Hour! The guacamole, salsas and chips, chicken tinga and carnitas tacos, potato flautas are among our favorites, but seriously try everything. The Margaritas are very good, if not a bit sweet, but tasty. The staff especially Maira, Tom, Fernando and Anastacia are all very helpful and friendly. Kudos to Leo and Jamie. The ambience has always had a chill fun vibe. I definitely would recommend Matador and look forward to our next visit.

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  27. JamesL

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Regardless pf all the reviews O decided to try this place and I’m glad a I did. Delicious and nice atmosphere :) thank your for a nice dinner

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  28. KaraB

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Loved the spicy margarita Highly recommend

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very bad experience, food was tasteless, poor service

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not the best. Tortilla wrapping the burrito was burned.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat at the bar. Great service. Good food. Enjoyed my experience.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    They were out of a lot of dishes but the food we did get was good. Bathroom was gross, more of a storage/cleaning closet with things jumbled around. A pitcher of margaritas was more of a small carafe than a pitcher and didn’t even fill four small bourbon glasses. Would have been better off ordering four individual margaritas.

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  33. Ctans

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Thomas was top notch. He provided excellent suggestions! The food and drinks were delicious.

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  34. Crocetta

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Quality and quantity/price okay. Pretty wide range of choices, but 2/4 of items we wanted to order were not available. There was a funky, not pleasant smell when we entered and at the table, even though we were far from the restrooms.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Was thinking that this was a good place to stop dor tex mex. The margarita machine was not working. The fajitas were subpar and lacked meat. Most of the tjme when you order fajitas they are hot and sizzling these one did not. The server was great, just a shame the food was very underwhelming and disappointing. I wouldn’t recommend for the prices that they charge.

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  36. Jbell

    San Francisco

    78 reviews

    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Matador is a very underrated restaurant. The boracho 2 tacos: phenomenal. The service: excellent. The margaritas: top-notch. Prices are superb. Definitely recommend.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food at reasonable prices. Really enjoyed our night out here.

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  38. Bijoustein

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The ambiance is kind of cool with the art but the food lacks taste. There were 6 of us and everyone indicated that their dishes tasted bland. I had to ask for Cholula to spice up my dish a bit. We were seated in the back room away from the bar area which was nice because it was quieter. However, that meant our server didn't come to check on us as often as we needed. I would not come back for these reasons. If they improve their food and service then I would consider giving them a second try.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stopped in for lunch. The food was delicious! They make their tortillas fresh and they melt in your mouth! We sat at the bar and the service from Fernando was excellent. We even got a tour of the 2 back rooms that hold larger parties and tequila tasting.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fabulous service by Harrison. House margaritas were excellent, especially the one made with mezcal. The chips and dips were fantastic and the house made guacamole was plentiful and really fresh. Tacos were a bit of a disappointment for me. The masa was a bit thick. My beef taco fell apart as the juice soaked through and then it made a real mess. Some side plates would really help. The borracho shrimp was not as spicy as expected. The deep fried avocado was delicious. The total cost was expensive for what it was but that is the US and San Fran for you. I would come back and try some other items.

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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 154 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Matador - San Francisco

679 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017

Dining areas

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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