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Matador - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Matador - San Francisco

4.5
4.5
72 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 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

What 72 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Mexican

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great happy hour menu!
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good place to mingle
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. K

    Kcfan

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. AD

    AlexisD

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Service was perfect.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excelente servicio!!!
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 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.
  20. 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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome awesome awesome. All around.
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. z

    zowacite

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

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

    John

    Cleveland

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Quesabirria tacos! That’s all you need
  26. 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.
  27. 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 :/
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. PT

    PaulT

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food! I loved the quesabirria tacos.
  31. NC

    NataliaC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is very good and the customer service great. On our staying in San Francisco we went there 4 times to have dinner. Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  32. V

    Volunteer13

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING GOOD
  33. T

    Tracey

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Don’t skip the churros. They were so fresh and crispy. These are a little crunchier than a typical churro. They come smothered instead of being able to dip them. The cheese birria is amazing! There is something slightly different with the margarita and it was delicious!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and authentic Mexican food. My favorite was the pozole rojo with all the fixings.
  35. A

    Amyaaa

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We were seated outdoors near a non-working heater. Half the table got food, the other half had to wait 30 minutes for theirs, including the two children in our party. We ordered a bottle of wine and got a glass, and two other items in the order were incorrect. Never going back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We love this spot for date night. Great vibe. Good tequila selection and great food.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was good, was expecting spice but there was not too much (or any). The hostess was SUPER nice! Willing to answer questions and even took it upon herself to pack our to-go items. The margaritas were delicious and the happy hour price was great. Will say, definitely hard to flag someone down to take our order. Waited almost 20 minutes and took a significant amount of time to catch someone’s attention to order more.
  38. k

    kspw

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Nice server. We will be back.
  39. CK

    CristenK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing find and a great value in the city. The salsa is not my favorite, but everything else we had was amazing!!!
  40. SQ

    SQF808

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This was our first time dining at Matador and it did not disappoint. Service was friendly and fast, the food exceptional. I would definitely dine at Matador again and highly recommend it!

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 4.5 stars by 72 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 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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