Matador Room - The Miami Beach EDITION

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1215 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
At Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Matador Room, classics are reimagined. Latin cuisine, drawing on Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors, is crafted with local, seasonal ingredients, and small and large plates encourage sharing and socializing. The historical dining room recalls the glamour of 1940s supper clubs with an original chandelier, and the ocean-view Matador Terrace allows guests to dine beneath a trellis covered with climbing bougainvillea.

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Daily 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service is lacking. Waited 30 mins for our second drink. The menu is about half of what is posted online and on OpenTable. Mostly fried food.

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AB
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Matador is a great place to dine.
We have been often.
The staff changes all the time and never provides excellent service.

We normally consume 3 to 5 bottles of wine but the wines here over $ 100 makes it impossible. So we only do one.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The lobster was amazing. The snapper was adequate. I was disappointed with the charcuterie and cheese tray- they literally gave us ONE type of cheese.

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MF
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the tasting menu and the food was absolutely incredible. The service was impeccable and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening out. We will be back !

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DC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Room, while historic, was a bit severe. Substantial mark up on wine. Up to 5x.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation with family

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Chicago
264 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was fantastic and we could have easily ordered many other items since everything looked so good.

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F
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Generally speaking, this is a high-end restaurant that serves well prepared meals. The lobster and tenderloin we ordered were both excellent. There were a couple of hiccups with respect to an appetizer (the braised short rib tacos), where we had asked that the habanero sauce be placed on the side, and the kitchen failed to do so. When we brought this to the server's attention, he graciously took the dish back to correct the issue. However, when the dish was returned to us, the habanero sauce was completely omitted, rather than made available on the side. At this point, we didn't bother with trying to correct the issue.

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s
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service and food which also looked pretty !

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B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great ambiance

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service!

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GF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service, drinks, and food were underwhelming to say the least...

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RM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing.... service was excellent, Maya and Murat were awesome and the food was delicious.... soooo good

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TL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was recommended to go to the Matador Room plenty of times and I finally came with my boyfriend! The food was incredible & the service was wonderful. I can’t remember our server’s name but it was a female who was wonderful & on top of everything.

We loved it so much were going back tonight!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for brunch

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GR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Service wonderful! Pretty setting. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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SS
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating an anniversary and the experience was wonderful. The Matador room is a treat to the senses especially taste. Everything we tried was exceptional and the service was outstanding. As with anything on the Beach lately however, it is a bit pricey.

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HF
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Miami Beach for a birthday celebration weekend and the Matador did not disappoint. Service excellent and they accommodated our request for a 30 min later sit down as we were in the bar enjoying a cocktail. Honored our request for a window table. Explained the menu and made good recommendations. Tuna Tartare and the shrimp dish excellent. Lovely bread and a tasty homemade habanero sauce to brighten up the oil. Filet perfectly cooked, ample size for two and mushroom side excellent. They surprised me with a fabulous birthday dessert after inquiring what sweet flavors I like. Everything just excellent.

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was tasty, highly recommended. Guacamole, red snapper and octopus were standouts.

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SR
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

What a disappointment dinner. It was supposed to be a birthday dinner. Felt like it was a speed train- with the food being rushed in in a very bad order. Bread was never brought... . We were urged to take too much food... and all was delivered in 50 min. Such a rushed dinner- no birthday

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GF
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, great service, and great ambience on the terrace.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend all the vegetables, black truffle pizza and chicken rice. Cocktails are also great.

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m
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely setting in the garden . We shared all of the appetizers and enjoy each our own entree. My snapper was very well cooked and the potatoe purée was very nice . Will definitely come back

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FF
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let’s just say they black truffle pizza will blow your mind . It was amazing can’t wait to visit again . It was a little hot outside maybe they can get some standing fans to help cool down the place . Food and atmosphere was very good aside from the heat . Had a few iguanas stroll by lol

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buena comida y atención

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s
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great service. Food was incredible and moderately priced.

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EC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I understand this is tapas but 20 to 30 minutes between dishes is a bit excessive. Had to ask for the check 3 times. To make up for the bad service they brought out guacamole and a dessert but it was at the end of the meal when we a) were full and b) would have just preferred to get out of there. They should have comped a couple dishes instead. Overpriced for the bad service. Also, it was a Friday night and surprisingly empty so there was no excuse for bad service. Won't return.

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PA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food quality has decreased a lot. Menu need a uplift.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was exceptional.

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Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue. We were seated outside and the weather was perfect. Our waitress was attentive and always on top of our needs. If you have a large appetite, ask about the sides and options as the main plates are great but don’t come with a huge side (beer tenderloin). Good wine list and pricing was in line with what we expected to pay for this type of venue.

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RJ
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was surprisingly delightful. I've been to the Matador Bar several times at happy hour time and at night, but brunch certainly offers a different ambiance and experience. Both the goat cheese omelet and the coconut pancakes were divine. I want to slather lavender maple syrup on everything, including myself. One note: I did not know that seating for brunch is only outside--it does get quite toasty in the summer, even with the fans and in the shade. But if you're lucky, you may spot a celebrity or two ;)

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G
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Very tasty and innovative food. Very much suitable for an occasion. The ambiance is very pleasant and the decor is really great. We order various tapas and asked to receive them in the recommended order. Evrything was absolutely great.

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n
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

We went for a birthday. Took almost an hr to get drinks and overall were disappointed by the service.

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PM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The patio ambiance was so amazing especially while it rained. The food was exceptional and the service was fabulous. Very unique dishes and beautiful flavors.

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e
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting and excellent food, great service, nice location, extensive wine selection, great desserts, expensive. A little difficult to select from menu, confusion about small plates, whether they were sized to share and main courses.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience and would recommend this restaurant in the future and would return on my next trip to Miami. Kudos

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and price point. Both inside and outside are spectacular.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon stepping into the Matador Room you immediately feel transformed, relaxed, and coddled. The sunken floor makes you feel ready for whatever your taste buds you were going to experience. The seats are cozy, and the angled place mats made facing your dining partner a more natural posture. The presentation was clean, and the portions perfect. The fish taco is probably the best I’ve ever tasted. The Arroz Con Pollo is a great interpretation of the original but the crispy skin added such complexity and depth that would also make it unforgettable. I truly enjoyed this meal, and will surely come back soon.

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O
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Excellent service by Cara !

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