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350 Mead Rd, Decatur, GA | Directions 3003033.760515 -84.303337
common Mexican joint – It's a nice Mexican restaurant, but no different that any of the others in the area. The dishes just didn't stand out, you can find them at any Mexican joint. So and so service
Best Little Tex Mex Ever – Matador has great prices, drink specials, and a friendly neighborhood vibe (Oakhurst). I live in the neighborhood, and love the fact that there's a spot where I can get a margarita anytime, even friday or saturday nights, with no wait, no hassle.
MADE ME DREADFULLY ILL – Had lunch with my wife and kids. Both my wife and I were extremely sick after this meal. Never in my life has ANY restaurant made me feel so horrible so fast. Something was wrong in Matador's kitchen today. I won't take a chance there again.
Tasty food and attractive drink specials – I have eaten at both the Decatur and Oakhurst locations for Matador several times. It is a great place to get a few friends together for dinner and drinks. The prices are very reasonable and there are usually a few unique drink specials to try each night.
Good place for drink and cheese dip – We've eaten here about 8 times b/c of its location -- a quick walk from our house. The meals are just average and twice they were not good. I would skip the entrees and enjoy cheese dip and chips on the patio with a drink.
Thanks for coming out. We would love to hear from you next time you are in to see what we can do to improve.
New school tacos meet old school Mexican staples. – In Short
Situated among the smattering of restaurants and bars in the Oakhurst neighborhood, Matador dishes out typical Americanized Mexican fare to neighbors out of their small dining digs. The pride of the menu (aside from their Citysearch award-winning margaritas) is their tacos. The carnita is interestingly stuffed with tomatillo marinade and cinnamon while the Texas nicely melds barbecue pork with pico de gallo. While not exactly on the level of El Taco or Taqueria, the price point is similar (most are between 3 to 4 bucks) and they are worth it if you’re in the hood. The rest of the menu goes El Azteca-style and sticks to traditional Mexican standards, making it an easy-peasy pick for those looking a convenient dinner
Some of the worst mexican food I've ever had – I'm a native texan so I realize I have high standards. however, I've tried Matador twice now, and the second visit ended with my entree in the trash. I ordered Fajita nachos. A simple dish. Usually involves nachos with fajita meat on it. What i was served, looked and tasted more like stir fry on top of tostito chips. Ridiculous.
And a side note--the "Texas" taco makes no sense. Texas BBQ is made from BEEF. And no mexican menu should have "cabbage" on it in any way.
Thanks for the feedback-
mmmmm tacos!! – I decided to try out Matador Mexican Cantina and I am SO glad I did! Happened to go in on a Wednesday - $3 margaritas! What? And these were not "$3" margaritas. They were strong and delicious! Taco menu is terrific too! Texas Taco, Carne Asada tacos! Tilapia Tacos! Lobster Tacos! I also tried potato enchiladas with zucchini and parmesan cheese - yumm! The service was great - friendly and attentive. And the salsa was delicious too. I will be back.
We love you too!!!!
Hot, Spicey and gooood..... – Great Ritas and Carnita Tacos.
Cheese dip rocks
Service was great but what happened to the hot waitress that worked Wednesdays? That Mario Bros. fella just doesn't measure up
Great for Parties! – Jason, one of the owners of Matador, and the staff are tremendous. I just had my graduation party there and I was so impressed with their commitment to service and excellence. My guests were delighted and it was generally a great time. I totally recommend Matador for private parties and for catering. They are so in tune with the needs of their patrons. The margaritas were awesome and the food tasty. **I especially recommend eating their guacamole. It is delicious!**
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