Welcome to the Matador
Come in and be enveloped by our passion for the most daring of spirits. For brave, fresh Mexican flavors, and beautiful scratch-made cocktails. For the people and the culture of Mexico, where we forge friendships with tequila makers, listen to their stories, and bring them home to share with you, as we guide you through your tequila experience.
Choose from the most diverse selection of tequilas you’ll find anywhere—in a space filled with furnishings and fittings inspired by our travels, and crafted by our founder’s own hands. Join us. We invite you to become a part of the journey.
Taste Mexico Reimagined
The Matador uses all-natural ingredients only, and that includes our carne, pollo, carnitas and seafood. We source the freshest, in-season vegetables and fruits available. Then we take those ingredients and cook them up into creative dishes that taste a bit like Mexico, a bit like the local area, and a bit like nothing you’ve ever tasted before.
Please click Order Online to see our current takeout menu, including our Take n Bake dishes, Familia meals, and beverages to go.
Please select your location to view our current dine-in menus.
We Know Tequila
Drinking tequila is like drinking in the essence of Mexico.
The Matador believes there’s a perfect tequila for every person and every occasion, and we love nothing more than helping our guests discover theirs. We’ve curated a collection of more than 150 tequilas that we feel are truly excellent, from all over Mexico. Some are available exclusively at the Matador. We even serve our own Private Reserve Tequila—from barrels we select personally after tastings with the makers in Mexico.
This gives you endless ways to experience the fun of this wild and extraordinary spirit, and the nuances of the different regions of Mexico where it’s produced.
Try a margarita made with our own fresh, house-made sour mix, or one of our many other creative cocktails crafted by our in-house mixologist. Let us guide you through a flight, to discover something new and intriguing. Or just savor a beautiful shot of your all-time favorite.
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At the Matador, tequila is more than a beverage—it’s almost a culture of its own. We immerse ourselves in it. We know the landscape and the people who make a difference within it. We love everything about tequila, and we enjoy sharing our knowledge, to help our guests appreciate it as much as we do.
We serve a menu of scratch-made dishes that complement the nuances of great blancos, reposados and añejos, with exciting preparations that re-think Mexican, always fresh ingredients and creative plate presentations. The restaurant interiors reflect the craft, heart, soul and sense of adventure that live inside every good bottle of tequila.
Step into the Matador, and gain insider access to the world of tequila, the flavorful foods that go with it and the rarified atmosphere of craft, care and pleasure it creates.
Click below to see our outside catering menus. Whether ordering lunch for the office, or a taco bar for a special event, we've got you covered.
Tucked away from the crowd, the Matador offers several unique private spaces for you and your group. We’ll help you with all the details for a perfect event, whether you’re planning a gathering of friends and family, a business luncheon, a professional workshop, or even a tequila tasting seminar.
The Añejo Room
1438 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
A private retreat, filled with the energy of one of Portland’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
Whether you’re planning a private dinner with friends, a surprise birthday party for your loved ones or a meeting luncheon with AV capability, NW Matador has the perfect space for you. Our room can accommodate up to 30 guests, and when the weather is right, the large garage door opens to create a beautiful indoor-outdoor experience. Choose from our many customized menus for sit-down dinners and buffet-style entertaining. We provide one or more servers for every gathering, so you can relax and enjoy the company of your guests, our delicious food and drinks, and the intimate, exciting and fun atmosphere of our NW 23rd Avenue location.
Please note that we are unable to rent out the Añejo room for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Blanco Room
2424 E Burnside St. Portland, OR 97214
A comfortable, beautiful space with indoor-outdoor flexibility
Whether you’re planning a business meeting, celebration, or a surprise event, our private party room in East Portland is a comfortable venue for hosting up to 35 guests, ages 21 and over. Easily accessible for those with physical limitations, this modern, romantic space is an extension of our restaurant’s intimate, yet casual atmosphere. For an indoor-outdoor feel, the room’s large window installations can be opened like a garage door, giving your guests access to the side patio. Whether you prefer sit-down or buffet-style service, our staff is happy to help you plan every detail, from special bar items or individually ordered beverages, to appetizer, entree and dessert options curated by our house chef.
3690 E Monarch Sky Ln #140, Meridian, ID 83646
Heighten the energy of your gathering in this elevated loft-style space
The Casa Del Matador in The Village at Meridian invites you to hold your gathering in a private Mezzanine space, up above the dining area and bar. Artisan-forged metal dividers, Spanish-style wallpaper, brickwork and handcrafted tables define this unique room, illuminated by flickering candlelight through hand-wrought sconces. An ideal venue for business meetings, parties, celebrations, and events of any kind, the mezzanine is above expectations, offering a very special point of view. Enjoy the openness and the view over the restaurant, or draw the curtains and revel in your privacy.
5410 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Whether you’re planning a private dinner with friends, a surprise birthday party for your loved ones or a meeting luncheon with AV capability, Ballard has the perfect space for you. Our room can accommodate up to 60 guests, rain or shine. Choose from our many customized menus for sit-down dinners and buffet-style entertaining. We provide one or more servers for every gathering, so you can relax and enjoy the company of your guests, our delicious food and drinks, and the intimate, exciting and fun atmosphere of our Ballard location.
4111 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97217
The North Williams location is sophisticated, yet casual and welcoming: the warm open fire pits, heavy red velvet
drapes, candlelight and handmade woodwork all make for a unique and comforting ambiance. This spacious room can be arranged to your liking and has the option of being closed off to provide a private setting or left open for a more casual gathering. The room is equipped with a high-definition television that can be turned to the channel of your choice. The Matador is ideal for your next corporate offsite meeting, wedding rehearsal dinner, birthday, sporting event party or any other occasion. Come join us and make your next party one to remember!
Gift Cards & Apparel
Gift Cards from the Matador are the perfect way to give your friends and family an excuse to sample new tequilas or try a new entrée from the Matador.
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