The Matador

5 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
80% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
2221 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

Top Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Please note, they said everything was cross contaminated so we didn’t actually end up eating here. I would avoid if celiac

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Server was very helpful with ensuring no cross contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The do have GF options here, and my server was helpful and knowledgeable. However many of the items on the menu that are noted as GF are NOT GF because the shared fryer. My server helped me pick out items that are actually GF and double checked with the kitchen. Food was pretty good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Bar
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant

Photos


Add a photo

More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Celiac friendly for sure. Just not the best Mexican food I’ve ever had. Not a terrible place, but not my top 5 for Mexican food even.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Seemed celiac friendly with some options and the waitress was very knowledgeable about what to inform celiac customers but unfortunately they only have one frier so simple things like chips were not gf for celiacs (super sad bc the nachos looked great).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Not that many options for celiacs if you’re being careful about shared surfaces.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


soo good. server knew what to avoid

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


WOW! I ate here last night for the first time and I can't tell you how impressed I am with my server, manager and chef. All worked to make sure my food (I have celiac disease) was safe and delicious for me. I will definitely go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Love that they have many GF options on their menu. The GF quesadillas are delicious!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


so very tasty!! absolutely a great spot will continue to go back.. GF menu is large, food is fresh and flavorful. They say they are Tex-Mex and I had avoided them for years because of it (not a tex mex fan!) i would never think of them as Tex Mex as much as just foodie/gourmet mexican. grab some friends and head over there now!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Overall Rating

Review


I like when I say celiac and they know exactly what I mean. Many item are gf or can be made gf Menu has good labeling

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Went here and the menu has many items labeled as gluten free but these items are NOT actually gluten free. For example the nachos are labeled as GF but they are fried in the same fryer as wheat/gluten items. The waiter said they would not be able to serve me because the kitchen it too small and they were too busy. I didn’t even ask for anything special just what would have the least amount of cross contamination. I wasn’t able to eat anything safe there.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Labeled menu for GF and staff is knowledgeable about celiac. There are many great options. For celiac - stay away from the chips. They’re made in a shared fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Our favorite things here are carnitas and the jalapeño poppers ordered with habanero sauce. Great margaritas. Good cal/Tex style mexican and fun for date nights. You might get.

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Loved their food before diagnosis however they list items as gluten free in their menu but then they share the same fryer as the breaded items. Even the non fried items that are naturallg gf such as street tacos can easily be cross contaminated. Staff was very knowledgeable about the kitchen and we both decided that it was not safe for me to eat there.

Celiac friendly?

No

More Info