Matamoros Restaurant
Reviewed By Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 17, 2006
Matamoros Restaurant
Address: 2322 University Boulevard. W., Wheaton, MD 20902
Phone: 301-949-2929
Neighborhood: Wheaton
Cuisines: Tex-Mex, Mexican, Salvadoran
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 11 AM to midnight, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 2:30 AM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Wheaton
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Guacamole; pork ribs; fajitas; El Campesino platter; pan-fried snapper with olives; pupusas;

From June 2005 Cheap Eats

A low-key bar and convivial dining room give this Latin-Tex-Mex eatery an easygoing vibe. On the Tex-Mex side of things, standouts are chunky guacamole, Texas-style all-meat chili, cumin-rubbed pork ribs, and fajitas. As in many Latin restaurants, skirt steak is a major player. Have it with fried eggs, plantains, and refried beans in a platter called El Campesino, meant for one, but really enough for two.

Smaller appetites can go for the nicely turned out pan-fried snapper with olives. And the kids will love pupusas--pockets of crispy dough with fillings of pork and cheese or squash. Spanish-English karaoke draws Latin crowds on weekends, but most of the time Matamoros is a neighborhood scene with couples and families sharing generous plates of food.

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