I have frequented Matador since it opened, and have watched the massive decline ever since then. More often than not, the decline has been caused by the callous owner. The owner, "Boring Borat" constantly has a dumb grimace on his face and usually points to his watch when he feels its time for you to buy another overpriced cigar from his dried out inventory. All the nice people have gone back to TP's or joined Carltun in the Park. Everyone is sitting around watching Mel turn purple when he laughs, hoping for him to stroke out or just have a heart attack and be taken away for good. I have never met a more jealous and vindictive worm as this guy. You make friends here but they all snipe behind your back. We got a guy that brings food for everyone, plays pool and chess, a really great guy, a marvelous guy, but he wears a horrible toupe. The minute the guy walks out the door everyone from Borat on down starts cutting the guy down, make several "rug" jokes: one guy said, "you never have to worry about him getting hair in the sauce". One windy day last month they had a pool going to bet on when his wig would fly off. You come in to relax and you leave miserable, overcharged, and sniped on by guys you thought were your friends. I paid $100.00 for a locker to store my cigars and plan to leave at the end of this rental.
Pros: Decor is FABULOUS, FABULOUS!!!
Cons: Overbearing, money hungry owner and phony friends.