1768 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • Tel: 949-645-0324


Skinny Margarita

Did you know El Matador Restaurant has one of the best Margaritas in the OC (rated by OC Weekly). Come in an enjoy our latest Skinny Margarita! Made with the purest tequila we have tasted.


Check Out Our Menu

From appetizers, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, and tostadas to Mexican combinations! Come see our amazing Menu! El Matador Restaurant features authentic Mexican food with recipes have been handed down to our cooking staff.


The Tradition Continues

El Matador Restaurant features authentic Mexican food that was created from original family recipes developed especially for El Matador. These recipes have been handed down to our cooking staff since they were inspired in 1966.



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Happy Hour and Taco Tuesday!

Happy Hour 4 - 6 Monday through Friday $2.00 off on cocktails and $1.00 off on bears and wines Taco Tuesday 2 tacos for 3.00 & house Margaritas $4.50 All Day

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Great Reviews on Yelp!

Hear what people are saying! I have been driving past this place for many decades!  Finally because of yelp (and Jerry's Deli closing) I took the plunge and tried the unique ...

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OC Weekly Award – Best Margarita

There is a wall of tequilas in the newer, more bar-like area of Costa Mesa's venerable El Matador. More than 170 brands and varieties are represented, and your goal should ...