El Matador

$ $
1768 Newport Blvd (W. 18th St.)
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
11:00am - 9:30pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 9:30pm



  • If you love your margaritas try out the margaritas at El Matador! Listed as OC Weekly's Best Margarita of 2012 this place is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Orange County.
  • Voted Best Margarita by OC Weekly's Best Of 2011 Readers! Order the must-try "Ultimate Margarita". Click the link to download the Best Of app and view more winners!
  • Great spot for taco Tuesday! Good food, drinks, and services what more could you ask for from a Mexican restaurant!
  • The Chili Verde Burrito is the best and even better wet with green sauce!
  • Take advantage of the lunch specials! Chicken tacos are a good go-to.
  • noite tranquila
  • Food is good. Service is sketchy
  • This place has 190 different kinds of tequila! Get yourself a couple different kinds!
  • Tacos are great!
  • Taco Tuesday is awesome there! Try the pork ones!!!
  • Tried a few soups. Very salty. I like most everything on their menu. Wet Carnitas burrito us yummy!
  • Thanks, Foursquare, for helping me find El Matador. Great, traditional Mexican food! The enchiladas are superb and the margaritas very tasty!
  • Generous portions. Breakfast all day!
  • The margaritas are stiff
  • El Matador, with its scaled-down Olvera Street interior, boasts 24 combination plates and a 30-weight mole sauce of chiles, chocolate and whatever that will make you reflect.
  • Nice tables in the back and love how clean the restrooms are. Oh, and the food is great. Little pricey
  • Really great old school Mexican food.
  • Fajita's are HUGE and delicious!
  • Green chicken enchiladas are good. Service and food good.
  • The best Flautas I've ever had anywhere. Mixed drinks are good too. Try a Strawberry daiquiri.

Nearby places

1830 Newport Blvd (btwn Broadway & Harbor)
1734 Newport Blvd (Cabrillo St)
114 McFadden Pl (at 21st St)