West Seattle restaurants: Matador to close March 9-14 for remodeling

February 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle restaurants | 6 Comments

If you’re a fan of Matador in The Junction, mark your calendar: They just announced plans to close for remodeling starting Sunday, March 9th, until a scheduled reopening at 4 pm Friday, March 14th. The announcement says, “The interior will be redone with reclaimed barn wood accents and new metalwork will be added to the decor. There will be more seating added, including several new booths and an expansion of the fire-pit area, and a completely new floor. Owner Zak Melang will be hand-crafting all new tables, and a new bar top.” Matador will mark its 9th anniversary in West Seattle this summer.


  1. Look forward to seeing it, it’s already really nice in there. Are they ditching the old tables? I bet someone would love those.

    Comment by Alkidoc — 5:34 pm February 28, 2014 #

  2. I hope the new remodel is going to allow kids to come in during family hours!!! We would go there more often for sure!!

    Comment by Weatseattleite — 6:59 pm February 28, 2014 #

  3. Couldn’t agree more with Westseattleite – we went to Matador weekly before kid and we miss it dearly.

    Comment by Ditto — 7:07 pm February 28, 2014 #

  4. Actually, I like their kid-free atmosphere, and I’m a parent. It’s nice to have a grown-up place to go to.

    Just one person’s opinion but I think we have enough kid-friendly places in WS.

    Anyway, kudos to the Matador! Hard to believe its been 9 years already …

    Comment by Betsy — 7:48 pm February 28, 2014 #

  5. everything betsy said +1.
    i like having 21-and-over places to retreat to[sic].
    but, yeah, i’ve always thought that the space could be re-flowed. (re-flown?) the fire pit is awesome, but it would be nice if it was more like a backyard fire pit, e.g. with more seating around it.

    Comment by redblack — 10:08 pm February 28, 2014 #

  6. Keep Matador 21+ all times. Find a babysitter if this is the place you want to go to

    Comment by JD — 7:45 am March 3, 2014 #

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