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El Matador




131 W Esplanade #2, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A1
Telephone: 604-770-1717 | Email: [email protected]
Web: www.elmatadorsocial.com | Twitter | Facebook


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The People


Paul Mon-Kau: Chef/Owner
Jeff Murl: Owner
Stephanie Mon-Kau: Beverage and HR Manager
Jeremiah Bjorndal: General Manager
Dustyn Harvey: Sous Chef

About El Matador


El Matador Spanish Tapas is the love child of old-world Spain and modern social dining – a spot that will make you feel like you’ve stumbled upon a hidden culinary gem in the back alleys of Seville. Inspired by the autonomous region of Spain known as Andalusia, the birthplace of bullfighting, flamenco, the world’s oldest cave paintings and some truly good eating, El Matador is as good as the real thing.

With a simple, made-to-share menu, El Matador’s charm is all in the experience. Wood bars span the length of the restaurant, where guests swap stories with old friends and discover new ones – including Spanish beers, a top-notch gin list and lip-smacking sangria. Paired with rustic Spanish tapas, including Grilled Goat Cheese with Salsa Fresca and Chorizo and Quail Eggs, plus plenty of gluten-free options, there’s every reason for you to enjoy. Let us count the ways.

In Spain, tapas are meant to be shared over drinks and great conversation. As they say at El Matador, if you’re not enjoying yourself, you’re doing it wrong.



North Shore News Readers Choice Awards: Finalist for Best New Restaurant (2013)