The eleventh incarnation of Seattle-based Mexican restaurant and tequila bar chain The Matador will arrive at Downtown Summerlin later this year. They will drop into space W5, close to Andiron Steak & Sea and within the same structure as the under construction Crate & Barrel store.
Created by owners Nate Opper and Zak Melang in 2004, the Matador menu serves their spin on a Tex-Mex menu, including enchiladas, "street tacos," tortas and entrees like a grilled ribeye or carne asda dish, plus dozens of tequila choices.
Each location features distinctive ironwork created by Melang himself, who also cuts and designs each bar and table top and is in charge of corralling local artists to decorate mounted bull skulls, the decorative mascot for the brand.
The Matador offers popular happy hour options and the Plaza De Toros Club, a rewards club for repeat customers. Matador operates in Seattle, Portland, Boise and Meridian, Idaho, Denver and shortly, Fort Collins, Colo.
Downtown Summerlin already hosts Pancho's Mexican restaurant on the southern end of the outdoor mall. The Matador is officially described as "coming soon."