El Matador Mexican Restaurant

418 Broad St, Bloomfield
(973) 748-1707

Recent Reviews

A. M.

Was in the area looking for a new place to try, and came across this location. Walked inside to a colorful interior and a wonderful scent of food. We were greeted by William, who provided awesome service and excellent food recommendations. The food was flavorful and some of the best I've had. Appetizer: Steak Nachos - Amazing. Heavy with cheese, queso, beans, guacamole, pico, and steak. Every bit was savory and the chips never got soft. Entrees: 3 Chicken Tacos - Simple, yet tasty. Shrimp a la Mexicana - Definitely my favorite on the menu. The shrimp were perfectly cooked, with the onions and jalapenos adding just the right amount of taste and spice. Served with rice, beans, and warm tortillas, making a perfect combination. Steak Enchilada with Green Sauce - Another phenomenal dish. This was recommended by William, and did not disappoint. The taste was subtle, but absolutely addictive. It was hard to not want to have another bite. Would highly recommend this. Dessert: Unfortunately, we were too full to try on this visit, but will undoubtedly get some on my next trip here. Overall, a fantastic place to relax, enjoy the décor, and savor a delicious meal.

Beltkiss S.

I tried the enchildadas in green sauce they were yummy ! I wanted mandarin orange Jarittos, they were out. They called and offered Guava Jarritos, I don't drink anymore but that sounds like it would great with white tequila. The quesadillas and chicken fingers (REAL CHICKEN) nice golden fries. My daughter wanted her FRIES right away. I love this place. I need to eat at their restaurant one day I heard it's LIT.

Steven Jon K.

We really enjoyed eating here. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive and was very familiar with each item on the menu. We had the whole fried red snapper which was cooked excellently, and we also had vegetarian enchiladas with homemade mole sauce made by the server's uncle. The horchata drink was refreshing and not too sweet, while the dessert was a unique combination of flan on top of chocolate cake. We plan to return soon.

Anita D.

Not sure what changed in the past few months but the food is amazing. It's gotten so much better.

Marissa F.

I was in search of really good birria tacos because I haven't had them in a while and was craving them, and this family ran bussiness was the first restaurant that popped up when I searched "birria tacos" in yelp. I can definitely say this is by far my new favorite Mexican restaurant around here WITHOUT A DOUBT! My roommate and I came early on a saturday night and were the only ones in the restaurant so we got our food super fast. The medium tamale with the green sauce was amazing and these were some of the best birria tacos I've ever had. We got a tamale for appetizer, an order of birria tacos and an order of churros for dessert, all under $50!!!! $50!? HOW CAN YOU NOT? The chefs are not stingy at all with their portions, j which is always a good thing, and I was stuffed by the time I left. They only had churros for dessert because they were out of everything else but I'm so glad they were because these were the PERFECT churros! All around this restaurant is great, the ambiance and detail to Mexican decoration is beautiful and the service is great the waiters kept making sure we enjoyed our food. I will 100000000% be coming back here again and am completely satisfied with my experience here


Solid food. Big fan of the shrimp tacos and tamales. Accommodating to gluten free and BYO

Jay L.

I was 1 of the first reviewers when the first version of the restaurant opened up. I gave it 5 stars. I didn't realize that there were new owners when I stopped by yesterday. The staff is friendly but the quality of the food has gone way down. I had a taco and it didn't seem fresh and it was nothing like the homemade-tasting food I had previously. I will not be coming back.

Tori Mitchell

Bring some quarters for parallel parking in front of the restaurant. There is some really nice outdoor seating in the back of the restaurant. The street corn, quesadillas, and tacos were really good!

Kimberly Giang

Delicious! Love coming here for Taco Tuesday. The pulled pork tacos are my favorite. Can’t beat the value or quality!

Kimberly G.

Delicious! Love coming here for Taco Tuesday. The pulled pork tacos are my favorite. Can't beat the value or quality!

Frank Barres

I came here with no idea before, I was just working the area, and man! You should try to eat something here! The guy is very friendly and the Carne Asada was really good.

Karla Mosquera

Love the food here. I would definitely recommend.

Francisco Forgett

I love when my wife-to-be reads me 1 Star ⭐ reviews. *NOTE: *This review is in no way a reflection of this place. I just want my wife-to-be to read me what I wrote because I love listening to her voice since it's like listening to the birds sing on a bright shining morning. ❤️Actually this place is awesome. It deserves ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars ?

Rózsa Ákos

Food and place OK, but the Non-Cash extra charge NOT. This is not right we payed more than $30 and payed tax and Tip plus the extra charge???Thank you for that!

Lesli Jones

My goodness this food was delicious, I ordered the birria tacos and once my husband tried them he had to order his own plate on top of his carne asada. We will definitely be coming back to eat at the patio

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El Matador Mexican Restaurant

418 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) 748-1707