Matador - San Francisco

4.3
30 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 30 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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vipVanman
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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vipsfgirl
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matador is a gem in the over priced restaurant scene of downtown S.F.. The food is reminiscent of Mexico City, so although there are many standard dishes such a burritos and tacos, the flavors are unique and high end. Think gourmet Mexican food, but without the high price tag. The cocktails were colorful, tasty, and different than standard margaritas.
Our hostess seated us right away although we were early for our reservation, and our waitstaff was attentive without being overbearing. This is our new "go to" when downtown!

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vipSoniaA
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food.. good service.

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vipNetlib
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The noise level was beyond incredible. If you are over 25 think again about eating here.

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vipOc2005
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was great, but the food was on the cheap side. The nachos had the cheese sauce versus real cheese. Guac was watered down. Wouldn’t go back.

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RussC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is very good. We had the guacamole and chips and the esquite for appetizers. Both were excellent. I had the three tacos and my son had the chicken quesadilla with chicken mole. Both the tacos and quesadilla were good. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We had reservations for outside seating, but they were able to accommodate us with an inside table. I asked for a bloody Maria to be made with a smoky mezcal instead of tequila - it was delicious, I wish I had asked which mezcal they used - Would recommend.

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TatyanaK
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best shrimp quesadilla ever!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Was no point in setting a reservation when you were seated 30 minutes later. There was no acknowledgement by the staff of those waiting in line unless you were able to get the staff's attention to let them know you were waiting. Customer service was very poor.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great dinner, very kind and great service. Brought us a few items on the house, which were delicious. Good drinks, and tacos were on point. Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are so friendly and the food and drinks were divine.

JT
vipJTnyc
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Good food. Service was inattentive and frustratingly slow despite the establishment being almost completely empty on a weekday afternoon.

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vipMosieSays
Seattle
120 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food came cold so they took it back and heated it. Great flavor. REALLY nice staff. Place can be quite loud (one night there was a yapping dog, another there were five adults aged 30-50 behaving badly at the bar, staff should have sent them on their way...drinking games, Really shrieking laughing and howling, sudden outbursts that totally startled myself and others. But, again, the staff are ALL really nice.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hosts. Tacos and margaritas were excellent!

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vipHeatherO
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food and attention to detail. The mezcal drinks are perfectly balanced. Food was exactly what we needed.

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kerrig
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The owner must be really cheap because they were so short staffed/ the people working were awesome but there was no way just a handful could serve an entire restaurant. There was a long wait fir a table and they did not honor anyones open table reservation.

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rajhans
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terribly mismanaged. Half the food and drinks didn’t arrive. Enchiladas came swimming in the sauce. We told the staff we are not paying for this meal.

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vipChristiaan
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was truly a nightmare... after making a reservation and waiting for over 15 minutes no one even greeted us ...while we were trying to be seated multiple diners complained for not having received their food having been seated or even gotten drinks...

I appreciate the challenges of the pandemic but if you’re going accept except reservations and serve customers but not be able to give them service whatsoever there’s some thing missing in the quotation... bitterly disappointed in what was an awful experience

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vipProspect
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was fine - nothing fabulous

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ElissaL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

One of our servers was very pleasant, but they got our order wrong and the margaritas were shockingly sweet. :/ Nachos were tasty, though, and the outside dining pace was cool.

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vipThierry
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food at a reasonable price great place for lunch

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed about a block from the restaurant so it was easy to find. The tacos were delicious! Small but very tasty !

I would recommend and would return.

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vipKatelynH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The smell from the restroom floats through the restaurant a bit, but otherwise it’s great!

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vipAlecH
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special treat. As we had not eaten here before, we had no previous experience. We were so surprised at the quality of the food, can’t wait to come back. The hibiscus margarita was the bomb

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vipCALady
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and staff knowledgeable and attentive. Plan to visit again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the food! Server was nice and trying really hard but had too many tables he was dealing with. Helpers from the kitchen were awesome. Enjoyed it though and way overate and will come back!!

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vipLocalgirl
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this place from Dine About Town in San Francisco. The restaurant indoors was open and we were the only ones in there. Majority of all patrons wanted to sit outside. The food was prepared wonderfully and the service was excellent. The variety of sauces for our chips was delicious. The enchiladas was very filling but I made room for dessert. I would come back again to try the other dishes.

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MarcS
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quesabirria was incredible. Such friendly staff and a great outdoor seating park-let. Can’t wait to bring friends for cocktails.

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vipCelinanoel
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cocktails and tacos were excellent! Loved the ambiance and the staff were very kind and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was cold in there !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very cool food for a great price

FAQs

Matador - San Francisco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 525-3557.

Matador - San Francisco is rated 4.3 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.