$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks
The menu of Mexican and American eats includes a macho grande burrito made with beef or chicken in a 10" tortilla ($9.75), chili-topped tamales made with seasoned cornmeal and pulled pork ($8+), or a four-piece fried chicken dinner with a tinge of honey and side of fries ($8.75). Signature flour-tortilla taco dinners come with choice of ground beef, chicken, or beans ($8–$10).
Back in the 1950s, Ramond Tejada, Sr. and his dad, Alfred, introduced the town of Taylor to its first taste of Mexican cuisine, serving family-recipe tamales, tacos, and tostadas from a drive-in they called the Matador. Though the original founders are long gone, the family legacy lives on in the restaurant's current incarnation, where the fourth generation of Tejada restaurateurs serve sizzling fajita plates, meaty Texas-style chili, and tapas of mini-tacos and guacamole dip. The menu spans across Mexican and American culinary landscapes, with homey bowls of menudo and breakfasts of chorizo and eggs served alongside beer-battered cod, fried chicken, and 1/3-pound hamburgers. Guests can also revel during weekly special events, such as exhibitions by balloon artist Andrew Grosjean or Monday margarita nights featuring buy-one, get-one half off. Birthday revelers will indulge in shared botana appetizer on their special day along with free fried ice cream if they join the email club.