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Mateo Bar De Tapas

109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3205
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (196 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (21 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (31 reviews)
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Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3205
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family traveled to Barcelona in October 2017 and were absolutely craving a tapas experience, so we headed to Mateo. The pan con tomate was excellent, as was their albondigas, patatas bravas, and their cheese and jamon selections. There are some Spanish classics as well...More

Thank Stephanie_MEL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We will be returning to Mateo soon! Had the huevos diablos and chicken croquettes for starters with manhattans for cocktails. Dinner was delicious combo of tapas including a pork ribs special, fried rice, green chick peas, pork meat balls. Pork ribs were the best. Will...More

Thank Anthropologist375
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were able to sit at the bar at Mateo before a show at DPAC. We had never had tapas before so my review is not based on many other tapas experiences, however this was a great experience with many amazing wines/sherry...More

Thank jermsshan
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

First time there and we really enjoyed the great tapas and drinks. Fun atmosphere and nice people located near arts center downtown. A must go if you are in the area.

Thank Stallone1
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We took our daughter to Mateo Bar De Tapas for a graduation dinner since she had studied abroad in Spain. Our family has traveled widely and we were thrilled that this restaurant exceeded our expectations. The menu had some of our core favorites and prepared...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Been twice. Good food fun environment. People nice a friendly. Lots of choices to choose from including some good desserts. Will continue to back. The place is hoping

Thank Kent H
Reviewed April 22, 2018

For my last night, my hosts treated me to a truly memorable dining experience at Mateo’s Bar de Tapas. As a retired Concierge, I have been fortunate enough to sample tapas in Spain as well as in my home town of San Diego and Mateo’s...More

1  Thank Susan L
Reviewed April 1, 2018

First visit to this highly recommended tapas place to celebrate a birthday. Great service by Brandi. Cocktails were super size and very good. We ordered six different small plates, three of which were outstanding. The smoked bbq marcona almonds were very addictive as an appetizer....More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

I dined here with my two friends on a Easter vacation. The food was exceptional, everything was extremely flavorful and unique. We made an open table reservation— do it! This place gets crowded. Once inside, you are greeted with a lovely, open, and memorable space....More

Thank Raedator
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Went to Mateo's before a Carolina Theater concert. Had pintxos and tapas, a cocktail and wine. Enjoyed all the pintxos and most of the tapas. One was not what we expected so we were disappointed in it. However, tapas are a great way to try...More

Thank John S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3205
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-530-8700
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