Matador, Mexican restaurant and bar, to open in Meridian

The Matador, a popular Mexican-themed restaurant and tequila bar in Downtown Boise, plans to open a second Idaho location at The Village at Meridian in August.

The new restaurant will be called Casa del Matador Agave Kitchen, says Opper Melang Restaurants marketing manager Jon Lakefish. It will have a lighter interior, brighter colors and a kids menu.

“It will have all the tequilas you’ve come to know and love, but with a more family-friendly feeling,” Lakefish said.

Look for it to be on the Fairview Avenue side of the Village Cinema on Monarch Sky Lane across from Lululemon.

The Matador is a franchise out of Seattle with locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and, soon, Colorado. The Downtown Boise restaurant is at 215 N. 8th St.