Matador Cantina

I’ve had this place bookmarked for a while and finally had the chance to go last Sunday for Brunch. The interior has a cool, modern feel with the brick, exposed pipes, and dark wood. Plus, they have some really comfortable booths. I’m a sucker for booths… when I get to sit in a comfy, cozy booth with soft cushions it automatically puts me in a good mood, making for a much more enjoyable dining experience. My wife and I were dining with our 3 yr old also and anyone who’s a parent knows that a good booth makes a world of difference when dining out with kids.

Overall, the food was very good. The short rib burrito ($11) was obscenely big, large enough for two and filled with huge amounts of tender and savory short rib beef, black beans, and white rice. It was topped with their mild green sauce, cheese and sour cream.

The enchilada and taco combo ($13) came with a delicious cheese enchilada topped with their red sauce and a carne asada taco stuffed with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cheese. The asada was on the chewy side, but well seasoned. The beans and rice accompanying the dish were good, but nothing you couldn’t find at a hundred other mexican spots.

Our son got an order of pancakes ($5) which was three large, fluffy pancakes — absolutely delicious and not too dense. FYI… they also have a kids menu with quesadillas and other kid-friendly eats.

The service was spotty at best. Our waitress was nice enough when she was around, but she disappeared for stretches when we needed something like refills on water, syrup for the pancakes, etc.

I’d definitely hit this place up again if I’m in the area. The rest of their menu looks good and if the other items are as good as the ones we tried a return visit would be worth it.

4 Stars

111 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-8226

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