The vibrant Ballard neighborhood with its hardworking, seafaring history has been a happy home to the Matador restaurant since 2004. As the neighborhood keeps growing, with more and more independent and creative businesses adding to Ballard’s revitalization, the Matador — with its big see-and-be-seen windows open along Northwest Market Street — remains an anchor, offering consistently great Mexican-inspired food, happy hour cocktails, and service.
Our restaurant is located on the corner of Ballard Avenue NW and NW Market Street in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.Get Directions
**Please note a
change in our Hours due to recent government restrictions.
We are currently closed temporarily for dine-in and takeout until further notice.
We promise we'll be back and better than ever once restrictions are lifted! Thanks to our entire community for all your support.
2221 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
Almost reminiscent of an old-time speakeasy, the private event space at The Ballard Annex Oyster House is an insider’s place. Tucked at the back of the restaurant, a door opens to a stairway that leads you up into the warm, modern, character-filled room, an ideal place to host a rehearsal dinner, corporate event, or any other kind of gathering. The Ballard Annex's event team will work with you to optimize the space for your needs, and customize a menu of local and sustainable fare paired with excellent cocktails and local wines, to fit perfectly with your budget and your vision.
Join Our Team
We are always looking for passionate people who want to help us create an extraordinary experience for our guests. If that sounds like you, you’ll love it here, and we want to meet you.
Follow the link below to tell us something about yourself below, or just call or stop by one of our restaurants to set up an interview.