26747 Van Born Rd, Taylor, MI 48180
Phone: (313) 292-0635
Phone: (313) 292-6365
Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, Latin American
Price Range : Below Average
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I'm a woman. I went to Matador Restaurant yesterday afternoon. I was by myself, and craving some of the wonderful food that I had grown up eating there. We used to take bottles to Halls Party store, right next door, and go to the Matador window and order taco's to go. I was told, "just one, oh okay, seat yourself, I'll be right with you." I went to the back of the restaurant, as I was reading a book and wanted to be away from conversations, and was anxiously awaiting some hot chips and salsa, followed by the combination dinner. Two men walked in about 5 minutes after me, they were told by the same waitress to seat thereselves and she would be right with them. Five minutes later, she goes to the table with the two men, bringing them chips and salsa and waters. They are only two table in front of me. I say, "excuse me", could I get, and she walks away. She never acknowledged that I was there, so I got up and left the Matador for the very last time. Its too bad that someone who grew up on Hampden Street, 2 blocks away, that also helped the Matador expand over the years introducing may people to their wonderful service and good food, taking clients in for lunches, etc.., was treated in such a discriminating way. So sad.
Is there a way to give this a negative rating.
Don't waste your time here!!!! Owner is the worst ever. Doesn't deserve our business ever again. Horrible service, food was wrong, bill was wrong and owner acted like we did something!!! They couldn't get it together no matter how many times we told them what WE ordered.
02/05/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Do not even take into consideration the negative reviews left about this restaurant. If you are a vegetarian, don't go to a Mexican restaurant, go to Ann Arbor. This is the best Mexican food around. I have been to Amigos, Mexican Gardens, Xochimilco's, and Taco Especial. They do not compare when it comes to good food. The Matador's food is full of taste and very modestly priced. It is as close to authentic as you can get in Metro Detroit. I love the atmosphere and the staff. They are very nice and you get your food in a timely manner. Their salsa is excellent and different than anyone else and I can't get enough of the numerous amounts of tortilla chips that you get. (They bring out more every time you finish a bowl.) The Botana is to die for as well as their Enchiladas. They even have some awesome American food. Their chicken tenders are the best I've ever had. They also have excellent burgers, fries, and cheesesticks. I love this place and will recommend it to anyone who likes good food.
06/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I'm only giving this place a one star rating because I can't give it no stars. I'm a lactose intollerant vegetarian. So, I ordered the bean burrito no cheese. Thinking that the bean burrito would have some whole beans mixed with refried beans and veggies or something. No, this was a lump of microwaved refried beans from a can wrapped in a tortilla. My mother agreed that her taco's were terrible as well. And that was with a half hour wait time.
While we were there, there was a birthday. I couldn't believe that someone would want to spend such a wonderful day eating such horrible food.
05/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I grew up in Dearborn Heights and my father brought tacos home once in awhile when he worked late which was my first experience with Mexican food of any kind. It was only a counter and I believe a couple tiny tables at the time. The owners closed for part of the year to return to Mexico every year. The tacos were my my first love of Mexican food and still to this day, when I visit my mother, who still lives at the old place, I still try to get my favorite tacos. It's been about 40 years now and I still love them like no other!! Service is great too by the way!! Not sure where the other comments came from. I've never ever had a problem there.
I've been eating here since I was a kid. The tacos are the best! I love that they put parmesan chese on them-unusual and delicious. The restaurant is small and it can get smokey, so I like to order to go. The prices are reasonable and the family-owned restaurant has very friendly people working there.
03/27/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The food is just awful. Those looking for anything resembling decent Mexican food will be very disappointed. They put parmesan cheese on the tacos, mozzarella cheese on the burritos, and a weird tasteless ""chili"" sauce on nearly everything else.
The refried beans are canned. The chicken is tasteless. The salsa has the texture and appearance of tomato juice. It's completely liquid with no solid particles in it -- that's right, not so much as a tomato seed or bit of onion. The tortilla chips are served in a 4 ounce bowl.
05/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Went to Matador's for dinner last night with my family. The restaurant was not that busy. After patiently waiting a half hour for our nacho and two tacos, we noticed that three other customers that had came in after us were getting their food. I asked our waitress if our order had gotten lost and pointed out that other diners were being served before we were. Our waitress explained that our order will be out shortly. WELL IT NEVER CAME..... After seeing the third customer get their food before us, we got up and told our waitress that we were leaving. All she said was ""sorry""..... No, let me check on your order......No, let me see if I can speed things up back there..... No, is there anything I can do to get you to stay.......... Sorry Margaret and Ray, but that's just poor service........
02/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I bought the 2008 entertainment book.....I love buy one get one free or 50% off......in the book was a coupon for the matador so I took my husband for his b-day. The food was great, and my husband is hard to please. The enchiladas were some of the best I've had. They also gave us a complimentary fried ice cream that was awesome....I am giong back even without a coupon so it has to be good!!!!
05/23/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Don't look for Tex-Mex, Taco Bell or Heaven forbid ChiChi's-they serve dishes that don't exist in any culture!
Look for REAL Mexican food. Not hot-unless you're the type to eat a pure jalapeno with your meals! Not ""Spicey!!"". It's just plain, good homecooked Mexican food.
After living in Texas and California-we did afterall get them from Mexico-I looked forward to going to Mi Casa in Southgate. Soon discovered why the food was no longer pure Mexican...Tito (Red) Garza sold his share.
So, Downriver no longer has to travel into the city. We have our own ""Mexican Kitchen""
05/20/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Matador is absolutely the WORST immitation mexican food i have ever had. I ordered tacos. Simple huh? I got some nasty shredded dried beef that resembled beef jerky in a tortilla with Parmasean Cheese! Not regular Cheese, but cheese used in Italian restaurants..it was horribly disgusting. Save yourself, Taco bell is more authentic!