El Matador

(949) 645-0324 | View Website

1768 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA | Directions   92627

33.640142 -117.919829

Open Hours

Sun - Thu: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri & Sat: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Carry Out, Mexican, Restaurants


Guacamole & Cheese Nachos, Chile Verde & Cheese Nachos, Cheese Nachos, Guacamole Dip, Flour Quesadilla, Corn Quesadilla, Stuffed Quesadilla, Our House Special, Cheese Enchiladas, Cheese Enchilada (1) And Chile Relleno (1)... more

Reviews for El Matador

over a year ago

i miss this Mexican food – I recently moved away from Orange County to Alabama, and I have to say I can't get Mexican food like this where I am now! I miss El Matador! It was a great place for me to take my kids. Sometimes would get crowded, but we would go early and never a problem getting a table. Food was consistently good! When I get back to visit the OC, I'll for sure be visiting El Matador.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Bad food, overpriced and horrible service- definitely avoid – I had been here once before and it was ok, but nothing special. I stopped in again and this time it was horrible- the service was bad, the food was bad, and the quantities were poor. They charge $9.50 for a "Guacamole Salad" which is nothing more than a small bowl of iceberg lettuce with a scoop of guacamole on top, and the drinks were sub-par and small as well. I definitely will not be going back here again- there are an abundance of much better mexican restaurants in the OC.

over a year ago

Awesome Food and Great Service – You can never go wrong with El Matador for mexican food in Newport Beach. Occasionally, you have the wait for a table but they just opened a new bar area so grab a margarita and some chips to hold you over -- this place is definately worth the wait.

over a year ago

Great Food and great drinks – Best Mexican Food in Orange County, maybe the State! I had the Number 1. So much awesome, authentic Food. There was a taco, enchilada, tostada and tamale. It couldn't have been better. My husband had a carne asada burrito that was to die for. We each had a huge Margarita. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My new favorite Place!


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