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Matador Cantina

Matador Cantina

Mexican Restaurant, Lounge, and Bar$$$$
Downtown Fullerton, Fullerton
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  • Ranked #2 for Mexican restaurants in Fullerton
  • Heather M.
    "Great taco Tuesday & a super great happy hour taco every other day."(13 Tips)
    Philip F.
    "Try the Jalapeño martini & fried shrimp tacos on Taco Tuesday!!!"(3 Tips)
    Shaun B.
    "bacon wrapped street dogs are one of the best things"(2 Tips)
    Matador Cantina
    "Excited to be named OC Weekly's Best Taco Tuesday for 2013!"(2 Tips)
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  • Kiki J.
    Kiki JonesJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Matador is where my husband and I fell in love. Over a steak quesadilla.
  • Heather M.
    Heather MacKenzieOctober 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great taco Tuesday & a super great happy hour taco every other day.
  • Heather M.
    Heather MacKenzieFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch! Happy hour!
  • Cynthia P.
    Cynthia Patricia 🎀October 15, 2014
    Shrimp taco is gross, but Cadillac Margarita is simply delicious.
  • Todd W.
    Todd WhiteSeptember 1, 2014
    Amazing drinks. They win all sorts of awards for food and it is great but the stuff from the bar is really amazing!
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MarquezAugust 10, 2014
    Wonderful taco Tuesday tacos
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IAugust 8, 2014
    Decent happy hour. Good atmosphere. Decent Mexican food. Good beer menu.
  • OC Weekly
    OC WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    A massive bar with solid attempts at high-end Mexican food. The queso fundido, melted cheese mixed with chorizo, will make you forsake its Tex-Mex brother forever. Read more
  • Shaun B.
    Shaun B.May 3, 2014
    Very Slow service, but the bacon wrapped street dogs are one of the best things I have ever eaten in my life!
  • AlGhamdi A.
    AlGhamdi AliJanuary 18, 2014
    Amazing taco , and friendlily staff specially Erika. Wonderful girl and helpfully.
  • Matador Cantina
    Matador CantinaOctober 23, 2013
    Excited to be named OC Weekly's Best Taco Tuesday for 2013! Read more
  • David B.
    David BenetAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    All you can drink mimosas for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Shreyans P.
    Shreyans ParekhJuly 21, 2013
    Great vegan options here using soyrizo.
  • Dan F.
    Dan FarrJune 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best salad so far this summer . And there food is so fresh and its our favorite place to dine :)
  • Channell W.
    Channell WilsonMay 8, 2013
    Taco Tuesday and happy hour can't go wrong
  • Victoria B.
    Victoria BuckelsApril 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the David Beckham with a spicy rim and you will have the night of your life!
  • Tim M.
    Tim McGrawMarch 30, 2013
    Across the street at la farolito jr, the enchilada sauce is muy malo.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LawrenceJanuary 23, 2013
    Taco tues. Cheap beer. Cheap tacos. Cheap shots of tequila!
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TangSeptember 21, 2012
    Bathroom attendant...to make sure you wash your hands no doubt. Huge selection of spray good stuff.
  • Alex ~.
    Alex ~23June 12, 2012
    Waitress was in a bad mood. A mood killer. And on top of that this place or at least she didn't accept my Mexican government ID. So I drank water. Horrible experience.
  • Claire T.
    Claire ThompsonMay 31, 2012
    The Chicken and Green Chile Quesadilla Is Amazing!
  • Geo s.
    Geo sMay 28, 2012
    Get the short rib burrito with BOTH red & green (aka Chistmas). Best o'both worlds!
  • Cutspark
    CutsparkMay 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything here is delicious!
  • MrDJ M.
    MrDJ MysterioMay 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Always ask for the Large Beer!!
  • orangecounty.com
    orangecounty.comMay 1, 2012
    On top of Happy Hour (2-7p.m Mon-Fri) they also have a $5 late-night menu from 10 p.m. to midnight Read more
  • Robb L.
    Robb LejuwaanMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Lilly Blossom here at the Matador. You'll love it.
  • Cutspark
    CutsparkMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    All dishes can be made vegetarian!
  • Ray P.
    Ray PilapilMarch 9, 2012
    Let Jimmy make you an "Old Fashion".
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WalkerFebruary 28, 2012
    Kevin is a good bar tender - great tequila shot pours!
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WalkerFebruary 24, 2012
    Margi's seem lite on tequila to me
  • Jane C.
    Jane ChoFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Brunch Torta is a bit meh. We could only taste beans on the burrito.. Sticking with steak n eggs and omlettes! They are amazing :)
  • Nathaniel M.
    Nathaniel MuñozJanuary 28, 2012
    Dude! Margaritas and Narnia. Gotta do it!
  • Mike V.
    Mike VasquezJanuary 16, 2012
    Checkout The Loose and Lazy Podcast on itunes or just go here www.looseandlazypodcast.podomatic.com
  • Christina A.
    Christina AcostaDecember 29, 2011
    Almost as awesome as Rockin taco
  • Carmen P.
    Carmen PalumboDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place! Everything is delicious! The staff are all amazing , the service top rate! Great Food Good Times! Gracias Matador Cantina..
  • OC Weekly
    OC WeeklyNovember 21, 2011
    Voted Best $4 Taco in OC Weekly's Best Of 2011 Issue! The carne asada, carnitas, and chicken are super tasty and fresh. Click the link to download the Best Of app and view more winners! Read more
  • Nick C.
    Nick CruzNovember 9, 2011
    Tuesday, $1.25 tacos and $3 beers. Not bad. Check it out.
  • Eileen H.
    Eileen HungNovember 2, 2011
    Taco Tuesday!
  • Chase R.
    Chase RichardsonOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't let them sit you in one of the corner booths right behind the hostess table. You have to crawl over other people to get in and will be knocking knees all night.
  • Roderick R.
    Roderick RomeroOctober 22, 2011
    French Toast is made with Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Mike B. N.
    Mike B. NelsonOctober 5, 2011
    Taco Tuesday $1.25 tacos til midnight! Asada, Chicken, Carnitas, Vegan.$2 Fish, Shrimp, Fried Calamari tacos. $3 Lobster & Short Rib tacos.
  • Neil
    NeilSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best Hangover Huevos Rancheros known to man
  • insideFullerton.com
    insideFullerton.comSeptember 2, 2011
    Monday Night Football specials, Taco Tuesday, Wednesday $5 drink specials and more can be found at this popular downtown Fullerton spot!
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MaggardAugust 31, 2011
    Best steak tacos for taco Tuesday.
  • Justin S.
    Justin S.August 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Taco Tuesday=Happy Times
  • Cutspark
    CutsparkJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The street dogs are AWESOME!!!
  • Gary G.
    Gary GravesMay 3, 2011
    Get the sweet potato fries...
  • Matt B.
    Matt BorgeltApril 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    WARNING: Free appetizer with 5th checkin.. if you are in a group they will discreetly charge you for the appetizer. Double check your bills!
  • Ali R.
    Ali RiolaMarch 25, 2011
    The steak a la plancha was really good!
  • Kari T.
    Kari ThuneFebruary 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Tip kristen well. She's fricking amazings.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BarrazaJanuary 12, 2011
    I feel bad for Marike if this is thee best steak she ever had. If you party in fullerton as much as I do you'd know not to eat dinner at the restaurants/nightclubs.
  • Marieke H.
    Marieke HenselJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Their steak is the best steak I ever ate in Fullerton!
  • Janel P.
    Janel PaceDecember 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Their fall "seasonal" desert is pumpkin cake. It's delicious!! We discovered it on the last day they were selling it but they were kind enough to offer to make us our own that we could pick up the n
  • Joel M.
    Joel MarkNovember 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the curry goat cheese with chicken quesadilla
  • Ray B.
    Ray BullardNovember 14, 2010
    If you get david for a bartender you're gonna be well taken care of!
  • Original Penguin
    Original PenguinNovember 9, 2010
    Just outside Newport Beach, in Cosa Mesa, lurks the best Mexican in the Inland Empire. The decor ain’t much to look at but adds to the place’s run-down charm. The food is downright excellent.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackOctober 27, 2010
    Free wifi! Password is margarita.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackOctober 27, 2010
    Don't order the Taco Tues margarita.
  • Dru B.
    Dru BarriosOctober 13, 2010
    F this place. I got my drink taken away and kicked out for some bullshit.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CalhounOctober 9, 2010
    Get the house Margaritas!
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WhitmoreSeptember 23, 2010
    Try the Vegan tacos! So bomb.
  • Debbie M.
    Debbie MSeptember 5, 2010
    Get the Sangria.. trust me!
  • Philip F.
    Philip FloridaAugust 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Jalapeño martini & fried shrimp tacos on Taco Tuesday!!!
  • David R.
    David ReynosoAugust 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Jalapeño martini and fried shrimp tacos perfect combination on Taco Tuesday! BOMB!!!!!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieJuly 1, 2010
    Try the mango martini! It tastes like those spicy mango suckers, but with a hint of vodka. Very, very tasty!
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LasmanMarch 10, 2010
    Taco Tuesdays! 1.25 tacos 3 buck Coronas.
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PeltonMarch 6, 2010
    Tue Better than full price Fridays!
  • Francis
    FrancisFebruary 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Taco Tuesdays rock!!
  • Robb L.
    Robb LejuwaanJanuary 31, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The Jalapeno Martini is awesome here.
  • Hikaru K.
    Hikaru KimuraJanuary 27, 2016
    Muy rica comida mexicana. Las albondigas son deliciosas.
  • Alejandra G.
    Alejandra GsSeptember 16, 2014
    Puuuuus dicen que es mexicano, pero de mexicano no tiene naaaaada!
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