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Tacoma’s Matador restaurant and tequila bar

Staff Reporter

Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012 16:04

Butternut Squash Quesadillas.

Photo By Randy Bekken

Butternut Squash Quesadillas.

Walking into the Matador, you are immersed into a hip and modernized Mexican restaurant. Sitting down, the décor was rich with reds and browns. Throughout the restaurant, you could see the clear theme of bull skulls on the walls.

The food was great; there were lots of choices of your everyday expected Mexican dishes on the menu, such as burritos, enchiladas, tacos, and quesadillas. I decided to go with an appetizer and an entree. The appetizer was their Butternut Squash Quesadillas. It consisted of Monterey Jack cheese, nice chunks of butternut squash and caramelized onions all between two flour tortillas. It was the perfect appetizer because it was light, creamy and had unique flavor; an awesome twist on your everyday quesadillas. The entrée I decided to go with was their Matador Burrito with shredded chicken and mild roja sauce. It was rich and smoky from the roja sauce and had the perfect amount of heat (you can chose your level of spiciness).  All the other ingredients from the melted jack and cheddar cheese, the black beans and the guacamole played an important role in how awesome this burrito was.

Overall, the experience at the Matador was great and the prices were just as good. I paid $8.50 for my starter and $9.50 for my entrée, which I found to be very affordable for the quality. This place would be perfect for going out on a date or having dinner with your family or friends. If you would like to try the Matador for yourself, their hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. everyday. Their Tacoma address is 721 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402.

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