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The Matador

4546 California Ave. SW Send to Phone
206-932-9988 | Menu
Tex-Mex fare and a sultry vibe at this neighborhood hot-spot.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner nightly
Open late

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4.0 rating over 4 reviews

The Matador Restaurant Review

: Moody lighting, dark wood and large rustic wall decorations give this spot a sultry vibe (it's for the 21-and-over group only). The dimly lit bar area --- check out the tequila selection --- is a welcome destination for a quick after-work drink. The reliable Tex-Mex fare includes shareable starters such as grilled stuffed jalapeño peppers, mushrooms sautéed in white wine and chipotle-garlic butter, and butternut squash quesadillas filled with caramelized onions and goat cheese. Braised pork shoulder and enchiladas verdes are among entrées. For a sweet finale, try the molten chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream and a rum-caramel sauce.

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