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Matador - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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Matador - San Francisco

4.2
4.2
104 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

9:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

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 104 people are saying

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Very slow service at a business lunch. Took almost 1.5 hours for 3 people. Food portions very small.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Chips were delicious and hot, but didn’t love the tacos which is what we went for.
  3. NK

    NapaKGB

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food at very reasonable prices, interesting selection of tacos!
  4. B

    Barb

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food is ok. It lacked flavor but it wasn't bad. They seemed busier than they could handle but they were pleasant. I wouldn't go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to check this place out during New Year’s Eve since it was around the corner from our hotel and it did not disappoint!! The tequila flights were amazing and the food was even better! They were playing such nostalgic music and the service was wonderful.
  6. IL

    IanL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find. Lots of different taco options and levels of spice
  7. L

    Laherbella

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The pros- Salsa and guacamole were tasty. The happy hour pricing was good. The cons- Service was polite but slow, The food was just okay on flavor and came out between lukewarm and cold.
  8. JJ

    JessicaJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Came here before the show at the Masonic and the food was delicious! My mom had the vegetarian enchiladas and the fresh vegetables were amazing and the sauce was delicious, the beans were just OK but the rice was good. I had 3 tacos the Chicken Shrimp and Carnitas which was by far the best do the 3. The guacamole was tasty and the churros at the end but the sweet spot. I will remember this pace for sure in the future when attending something at The Masonic
  9. PR

    PamelaR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was there for happy hour and ordered the steak nachos and classic mezcal make it spicy margarita. Food, drinks, and service at the bar were great.
  10. PS

    PSILUVU

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Interesting and tasty menu. Everything ordered was well prepared and presented. We ate on the parklet which on a night that was not cold and rainy might be more fun. Harry our server was an engaging young man who made the evening fun. Overall highly recommend this place for a satisfying meal.
  11. JM

    JohnM

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matador is a very fun and lively place to have dinner when in San Francisco. The staff is wonderful and the food excellent. We enjoyed first visit there and will return when next in San Francisco
  12. J

    Janet

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Nothing really special about it. Doesn't stand out.
  13. T

    Toodie

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Such a disappointment. First, it is quite small with uncomfortable seating. The food is just average Mexican fare. No wine selection and what is offered is dreadful. The service is haphazard. We will not go back.
  14. m

    melsj

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The flavors were fabulous , the drinks were delicious, and the service was superb. Will definitely return to this gem again!
  15. B

    Banker

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Great food ! A bit loud. Service was fast and attentive.
  16. AN

    AshleyN

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food, and great prices (for SF). The quesabirria tacos are soooooo good!
  17. P

    Planner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very cordial and attentive.
  18. LS

    LornaS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly and efficient service. A great choice for Mexican food!
  19. k

    keitho

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time. It was good! A little more casual than we expected but we will return
  20. B

    Bethany

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. The burrito was NEXT LEVEL.
  21. e

    eatalot

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Popped in for a quick snack. Menu is varied but not overwhelming. Service was quick, ingredients were fresh and flavorsome. Service was crisp. Really enjoyed our food here.
  22. EA

    EATS4BB3

    San Francisco

    327 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    327 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Decent service, excellent food
  23. RT

    RustyT

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 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.
  24. KB

    KnuBar

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

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

    Willow

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

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

    Paul

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    38 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.
  27. MR

    MichaelR

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 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.
  28. SB

    SevenBySeven

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 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 👌🏻
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great happy hour menu!
  34. B

    Brianr

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 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.
  35. BH

    BenoitH

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 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!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good place to mingle
  37. 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!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 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.
  39. K

    Kcfan

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  40. 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

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 4.2 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
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

  • 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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