Matador Ballard

The vibrant Ballard neighborhood with its hardworking, seafaring history has been a happy home to the Matador restaurant since 2004. As the neighborhood keeps growing, with more and more independent and creative businesses adding to Ballard’s revitalization, the Matador — with its big see-and-be-seen windows open along Ballard Ave NW — remains an anchor, offering consistently great Mexican-inspired food, happy hour cocktails, and service.

& Hours

Our restaurant is located on Ballard Avenue NW in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.

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Sun - Thurs: 11am - 12am

Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am

Happy Hour: Daily 4-6pm and 10pm-Last Call

5410 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 297-2855

  • 21+ for Dine-In
  • Daily Happy Hour
  • Cocktails To Go (Pick-up Only)
  • Family-Style Meal Kits

Private Events

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.

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We are always looking for passionate people who want to help us create an extraordinary experience for our guests. If that sounds like you, you’ll love it here, and we want to meet you.

Follow the link below to tell us something about yourself below, or just call or stop by one of our restaurants to set up an interview.

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