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The Matador

2221 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
Cuisine: Mexican / Tex-Mex
See, be seen, and eat nachos at this Ballard watering hole.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


The Matador Restaurant Review:

The Matador’s sexy vibe and seductive lighting are as much a draw as its menu, which offers inventive Tex-Mex dishes and first-rate cocktails. Starters are sharable, such as the 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 popular entrées. For a sweet finale, don't miss the molten chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream and a rum-caramel sauce. The dimly lit bar --- check out the tequila selection --- is a welcome destination for a quick after-work drink. Summertime sidewalk seating extends the good feel.

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