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Matador Mexican Cantina - Oakhurst, Decatur - 26 Reviews - 350 Mead Rd, Decatur, GA - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (404) 377-0808

Matador Mexican Cantina - Oakhurst, Decatur

350 Mead Rd
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-0808
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Matador Mexican Cantina - Oakhurst, Decatur - Decatur, GA



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Matador has great prices, drink specials, and a friendly neighborhood vibe (Oakhurst). I live in the neighborhood, and love the fact that there's a spot where I can get a margarit...


The management of this place is TERRIBLE, the poor guy looked like he had no idea what was going on, he certainly was not in control and it showed in the service which was horribl...

common Mexican joint 6/30/2010

It's a nice Mexican restaurant, but no different that any of the others in the area. The dishes just didn't stand out, you can find them at any Mexican joint. So and so service more

Best Little Tex Mex Ever 3/8/2010

Matador has great prices, drink specials, and a friendly neighborhood vibe (Oakhurst). I live in the neighborhood, and love the fact that there's a spot where I can get a margarita anytime, even friday or saturday nights, with no wait, no hassle. Pros: Can get a seat even on Saturday night at 8 more


Had lunch with my wife and kids. Both my wife and I were extremely sick after this meal. Never in my life has ANY restaurant made me feel so horrible so fast. Something was wrong in Matador's kitchen today. I won't take a chance there again. Pros: nice location, quick service (today) Cons: made me VIOLENTLY ILL more

Tasty food and attractive drink specials 12/21/2009

I have eaten at both the Decatur and Oakhurst locations for Matador several times. It is a great place to get a few friends together for dinner and drinks. The prices are very reasonable and there are usually a few unique drink specials to try each night. Pros: Great location, laid back atmosphere more

Good place for drink and cheese dip 7/20/2009

We've eaten here about 8 times b/c of its location -- a quick walk from our house. The meals are just average and twice they were not good. I would skip the entrees and enjoy cheese dip and chips on the patio with a drink. more

Some of the worst mexican food I've ever had 3/18/2009

I'm a native texan so I realize I have high standards. however, I've tried Matador twice now, and the second visit ended with my entree in the trash. I ordered Fajita nachos. A simple dish. Usually involves nachos with fajita meat on it. What i was served, looked and tasted more like stir fry on top of tostito chips. Ridiculous. And a side note--the ""Texas"" taco makes no sense. Texas BBQ is made from BEEF. And no mexican menu should have ""cabbage"" on it in any way. Pros: quick service, cheese dip ok Cons: inedible entrees, ridiculous menu more

mmmmm tacos!! 1/19/2009

I decided to try out Matador Mexican Cantina and I am SO glad I did! Happened to go in on a Wednesday - $3 margaritas! What? And these were not ""$3"" margaritas. They were strong and delicious! Taco menu is terrific too! Texas Taco, Carne Asada tacos! Tilapia Tacos! Lobster Tacos! I also tried potato enchiladas with zucchini and parmesan cheese - yumm! The service was great - friendly and attentive. And the salsa was delicious too. I will be back. Pros: Good value - yummy food - great drinks Cons: maybe more vegetarian options? more

Hot, Spicey and gooood..... 8/6/2008

Great Ritas and Carnita Tacos. Pros: Hot waitress Cons: Awful Italian place next door more

Great for Parties! 5/12/2008

Jason, one of the owners of Matador, and the staff are tremendous. I just had my graduation party there and I was so impressed with their commitment to service and excellence. My guests were delighted and it was generally a great time. I totally recommend Matador for private parties and for catering. They are so in tune with the needs of their patrons. The margaritas were awesome and the food tasty. **I especially recommend eating their guacamole. It is delicious!** Pros: Awesome Staff, Great Margaritas, Fun Atmosphere Cons: Not a thing! more

great experience on a very busy night 5/5/08 5/9/2008

I was very pleased with the service considering it was probably the busiest day for any Mexican restaurant. The staff was friendly and attentive. They lived up to their claim of having the best margarita in ATL. While waiting for a table the bartenders were kind and quick considering the volume. My family and I will definitely return. I highly recommend the carnitas. Delicious! Anyone who says otherwise is crazy. Pros: drinks, staff, food, value, supporting a local business Cons: i ate too much more

Great Place 5/7/2008

Went for Cinco De Mayo. Party was great! It did take a long time to get a table but I guess thats what I get for going on Cinco. Anyway once we were sat server was very nice, busy but very nice. The owner came by to thank us for our patience on their busiest night of the year. Margaritas were great, good cheese dip and a great taco menu. Will go again!!! Pros: Taco Menu Cons: Busy more

bad drinks service and food 5/6/2008

The management of this place is TERRIBLE, the poor guy looked like he had no idea what was going on, he certainly was not in control and it showed in the service which was horrible. The margaritas were the worst we ever had, and we've had a lot, best stick to beer. The sign over the door said best margaritas, what a joke. The food was bland and I can get better cheese dip at the grocery store. We were really hoping this place would be good as we love mexican food and it's right in my family's neighborhood. Huge disappointment. Pros: parking Cons: bad margarita low quality food more

How does it measure up? 3/19/2008

First, I should say that Matador is in my neighborhood so that makes it a more likely destination than many many other Mexican restaurants in the Atlanta area...that being said... more

Bad Service - Not Family Friendly 2/26/2008

Charged me for my childrens meals and the waiter refused to fix the check saying that they no longer did that despite adverts (including on this site) that say kids eat for free from kids menu Mon - Thu 3PM - 7PM with purchase of adult entrees. With service like that I cannot recommend them no matter what the food tastes like and it makes them guilty of false advertising. Hope that the extra money they made off of me was worth this bad review. Cons: Bad service more

YUMMMMM! 8/28/2007

went to matador for the 1st time last night. at first, the service left a little to be desired - the waitress didn't even look at or speak to us for almost 10 minutes. but i guess it was just because the place was busy. when she did greet us she was super friendly and attentive. Pros: great variety, good prices, authentic taste, fast orders Cons: a bit crowded, slow-start service more

Quit reviewing yourself... 8/16/2007

First of all, guys, when you are writing reviews on yourself, try not to use ""the staff is hot"" in all of them. That said, This place is in my neighborhood and I go there all the time. As a former waiter and restaurant waitstaff manager, I can say from experience that the staff isn't fabulous but you get over it cause hey are nice. Also, I have a hispanic friend who loves the place so whomever said it was not decent Tex-Mex needs to get a grip. Loev the burrito, my mom who is picky as hell loves the lobster taco. Haven't had a bad meal yet. more

Good eats! 8/9/2007

This place has great cheese dip! The food is always consistent, and comes out of the kitchen quickly. Some of the staff is a little flighty, but that comes with the territory. Pros: Cheese Dip, Cheap Margaritas Cons: Parking more

Margaritas!!! 8/6/2007

Food was good, went mid week and they had a Margarita special. $2 per glass. Yeah, enough said. I am a huge cheese dip fan and theirs passed. more

Great Food, Great Pices 8/6/2007

Great Spot!! Food was great portions were generous, took a party of 5 and the bill was alot less then we thought it was going to be. Will go back. more

Is there a chef in kitchen?? 7/5/2007

I was at Matador, which is right next to my house, for the third time and I have to say that the food is about the blandest Mexican I have had. As a chef, I cook alot of different foods and Mexican is one of my favorites so I was very disappointed to once again have very plain food from this place. Is there a chef in the kitchen? If so he should be fired and replaced immediately. I know that most Atlantans might not know what real Mexican food tastes like, but it ain't this. This is just bad Tex-Mex. The staff is usually attentive and the prices are average. I don't think I will be going back any time soon or ever again. Sorry guys, I don't know if opening a Mexican place was the right choice. Get a good chef. Pros: Stumbling distance from my house Cons: Mediocre food at best more
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Menu for Matador Mexican Cantina - Oakhurst, Decatur

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Owner Message

  • Matador is Oakhurst's neighborhood cantina serving an authentic Mexican menu for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Choose from favorites like fish tacos or tamales or enjoy one of four flavors of margaritas, including peach, mango, strawberry and traditional.
    Be sure to come out for Live Music on Mondays and Teen Trivia on Thursdays!


Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun-Wed 11:30am-10pm Thu 11:30am-11pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-12am
  • Payments:

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