Our Story

Independently owned and operated, award-winning Matador Cantina y Cocina is located in historic downtown Fullerton.

The menu, prepared by Executive Chef David Dennis, offers a fusion of traditional and contemporary Mexican-inspired cuisine and has an emphasis on using fresh, high quality ingredients. A diverse drink menu includes signature margaritas and mojitos, bottle and draft beer, and an array of popular and boutique Spanish, Californian, and South American wines. In addition to daily lunch and dinner, Matador proudly offer weekend brunch.

Housed within the city’s oldest building, the cantina’s 120-year-old exposed brick walls, weathered hard wood floors, and chandelier and candle lighting create a decidedly warm ambiance with undeniably unique character and charm.

For great Mexican food, extraordinary ambiance and superior guest service, Matador Cantina y Cocina promises the ultimate dining experience.