Matadora

4.4
466 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Wood-fired steak & spanish tapas
A modern, Spanish-inspired steakhouse with flavorful cuts, exemplary wine and bold drinks. Within a dramatic setting, Matadora blends unique Spanish dishes with classic staples for a unique, bull-stopping dining experience.
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JOHNM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! So glad to have this place back up and running. Amazing food and service in a really cool setting.

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vipsusanf
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great to have this favorite restaurant back after a lengthy pandemic closure. Menu is shorter than before but they are expanding menu and hours by late August or early Sept. We ordered one of every Tapas menu item and it was plenty for 2-3 people. Such a variety of foods, all very good.

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vipNataliyaT
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and the food and drinks are great!
Our server also was so nice and the top! Thank you for the nice table and dinner!

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denises
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

nice atmosphere. very friendly and caring staff. food was good but not great as pre-covid. menu is smaller but that's ok. choice of music was out of place for a Spanish/tapas restaurant. I'd prefer something to fit in with the theme of the restaurant; Spanish and or ethnic music. plus the volume was too loud

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vipAttention2details
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This location is hot and vibrant, very inviting. However, the menu is very limited. Pictures of dishes served are outdated. Paella and octopus are not being served. They advertise as if they are up and running, their not. With so much potential, it was sad to see an establishment of this caliber fall super short. I suggest you take a few more moments carefully and find a different location to have a meal. If you’re accustom to a menu that will blow you away, this is not the place for you. Good luck.

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vipKGAA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was incredible and outdoor seating was great. All the food was exceptional.

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Ariel
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing, great ambience and customer service!!
Oliver was great to us!

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AdamC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails, and excellent service.

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vipSKEP
New England
46 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

My daughter, son-in-law and grandson were up from DC visiting and one of two restaurants they wanted to visit again was Matadora. They were closed for quite awhile and I will assume they are trying to get their groove back. Or was it just an off night for our server. Although, I am not convinced of that. Rule one, do not blame another party for lack of follow through on service. We were prepared to spend a longer night but felt better to count on next visit for the experience we were accustomed to. Yes, we will be back. Oh yes, to make up for the off night the manager gave us a $20 gift card.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The quality and selection have declined since before Pandemic. This was always one of my favorite tapa places but I was very disappointed this time.

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Rick
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Always a good experience with great food.
Great service was never the hallmark of this restaurant and it was especially slow and disorganized last night.
We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, limited menu

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vippaulm
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Sangria too sweet

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vipScottP
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipFab50
New England
39 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious tapas and such a friendly and attentive staff. We sat outside on a nice warm summer night. So relaxing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There was no menu or food available. It was the hotel buffet breakfast. I am appalled that I was even able to make a reservation through Open Table when there was no food available. The menu on the restaurant website was not available upon arrival. After settling for the dried out, poor quality buffet food, I was charged over $20 per plate for the plate of awful food. Terrible experience for what was supposed to be a joyous breakfast celebration with a friend.

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vipandreac
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Great as usual…. No AC, though. Thanks to the host who seated us in front of a fan.

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vipArthurS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but did great job having less to choose

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RCSRCS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would you recommend Matadora to a friend? Yes I would. Good Service.

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vipRobinM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Matadora is inside the Hilton, so its menu is very limited (at least at this time), with 4 entrees. The steak fritas was very good, both the hanger steak and the french fries, though the chimichurri sauce was more sharp than herby. We ate outside, which was actually nice with the shade, though it's overlooking asphalt. The waiter was great.

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RobertS
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A pleasant surprise! The staff was delightful and the food was creative and delishous!

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vipRobynG
New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matadora had just reopened after being closed for 15 months due to COVID. The food was amazing, service was great and an overall wonderful experience!

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Diane1070
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration
First time at this restaurant

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SusanF
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful food in a big open space. Great for conversation.

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JennaM
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here, have been coming since it opened. Food is always great, love the atmosphere, live music. Server, Adrian, was fantastic, attentive and personable. Manager/Bartender, Zach, was super friendly and informative. Definitely try the burger, has a crust but is moist, sweet caramelized onions, buttery brioche bun. Arugula and mushroom salad with goat cheeses outstanding. Street corn is delicious!

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vipJuliah
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I did not realize this restaurant is in a hotel, in an open area just off the lobby. It is a cavernous space -- very high ceilings. We found the room to be so cold that we ended up putting our jackets on (even though the hostess said she'd have the engineer turn up the heat). We theorize the heat was all going up into the vaulted ceiling.

The food was fine. We had calamari and the mushroom-cheese-salad tapas. Both were good, but it is a misnomer to call either tapas, as each one was a mound of food -- each came with a rounded serving on a platter that was at least 12"x6" (which explained the surprisingly high price for the tapas). It was so much food we had no room for additional tapas.

This was a Friday evening. The guitarist-singer wasn't bad, but seemed to take longer breaks than he played.

We think most of the patrons of the restaurant were staying at the hotel.

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This would have zero stars if it wasn't for the manager coming over and taking care of us after we HAD to complain about the terrible (and I mean TERRIBLE) service. Not once did we get asked how our food was. Mine was good hers was terrible. She didn’t even touch her meal. After 35 min sitting there with empty drinks, no water, and no server in sight the waitress came over and took our plates not even acknowledging the fact that her plate wasn’t touched. Never asked if I wanted another beer since the first one I received. Finally my gf asked to speak to a manager. He took care of us so it wasn’t a complete waist of time and money. However, we had to go elsewhere after this place to actually enjoy a meal and drinks together. I’d recommend it still to a friend because my food was good and I believe we just got a crappy waitress who was just a miserable person.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best paella and most delicious tender olives I’ve ever had !both are not to be missed!

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JeffP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service was great. The food was a bit so-so. The paella came out like a soup and had too much pickled onion and cilantro in it. The shrimp toast was quite good though.

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SaturdayPartyof8
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 8. Melissa, our server was Amazing! She was just so attentive and her recommendations for food and drinks..even the non-alcoholic ones were top notch! Our evening from beginning to end was just outstanding. We'll be back for sure!

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vipVvthree
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

My husband and I have dined at Matadora before and were very pleased the first time we dined. We live in the area and were very happy to have such a great place to dine within a short drive. This second time we dined on Valentines Day and were less than impressed. The steaks we had were good but were not worthy of the $44 and $48 price tags they carried. My potato and vegetable were both cold, and the potato was not mashed well at all, it tasted as if it had been sitting for a while, further by the look of the vegetable on my husband's plate as well as the potato, his appeared to be cold as well. We were seated by the window of the restaurant and there was a draft blowing in right above my head which considering, as cold as the evening was outside didn't really help matters. The sparkling rose cava that we were served was ok, but did not warrant the $13 per flute. My thought is that it was Valentines Day and that the restaurant didn't have it all quite together. The atmosphere was energetic and lively and the dining room was full, we'll give it another try at some point but this past Friday was lacking which was unfortunate.

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KimberlyE
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location. We were able to sit and eat without constantly being bothered and enjoyed the music. It felt like we were in Spain. Food and service was fantastic. It was a pricey place so we may only go for special occasions.

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Ciena
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

When you enter the rotating doors towards hotel, the restaurant is openly to your left side. Its open inside the lobby, however still tucked away where you feel your dining out. Surrounding up top are hotels balconys & some patrons were out. It was a unique setting. We had a serving of Pan con tomate tapas which were very yummy. Then wood grilled chicken & a Matadore burger. The meals & drinks were served timely and cooked very well. The menu is short & selective, best to check online to get a feel before going. Some families checking into the hotel came to dinner also, with children maybe ages 5 to 7, etc, unsure if they have kids menus as overall dining vibe is geared towards adults. Beautiful iron bull in lobby, host took pucs of us there. Highly recommend!

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vipnancye
New England
31 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice experience. We love the variety of tapas. Great cocktails, terrific service. A delightful escape with an extremely talented guitar player and singer.

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vipjmjmd
New England
33 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Not crowded, but service slow
Ordered sangria which took a very long time to come (had to ask again and it arrived with the entrees) and was very watery
Entrees not as good as the tapas: stick with the small plates
I have been before; this was a disappointing visit

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We tried a variety of tapas options from the marinated olives (which seemed like they were straight of the jar, disappointing) The shrimp toast, mussels, papa fritas, flaming chorizo and the octopus were amazing. The e drinks were sensational and the churro was delicious.

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vipKARENM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Tapas...try the mussels!!

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Soto
New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Our party of 4 had Paella which was too hot, spicy and salty. Could not eat it, it was impossible. Our waiter was excellent, replaced with other dishes that were good. Bad experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

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Mark
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server must have had too many tables to tend too which may explain the long wait times. She did look tired too but the manager should have taken action on this.

The cheese platter was not that great. We had to ask for bread given we had cheese and jams on it. We wanted a second order of calamari but we were told it ran out.
We were also advised that dessert was going to take long so we decided to pass instead.

FAQs

Matadora offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 904-0658.

Matadora is rated 4.4 stars by 466 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.