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Mateo Bar De Tapas

109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3205
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (153 reviews)
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All hours
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3205
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambience is great and the food is wonderful! The chef is creative and there are many dishes to choose from. We loved everything!

Thank dara f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now, we understand according to TripAdvisor why Mateo Bar De Tapas is ranked #4 of all the 635 Restaurants in Durham. I have never traveled to Spain, but we absolutely love this restaurant. The wine, the food, and everything is written in Spanish; we had...More

Thank Mike100_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not knowing Durham, we hadn't expected a worldly and lively place. What a nice surprise! We had a quick tapas dinner. The service was friendly and the food good. The wines stood out though. Being a lover of Spanish reds, there was a lot to...More

Thank Honky_Richard
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We came with a group that shared small plates, and even though it was tapas, I was surprised at the prices of a few things and how small the portions were, including a dish that featured one shrimp for $5. The flavors of several of...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

The food at Mateo is delicious. I tried both the grilled ham and cheese and the pulled pork and cheese on baguette and both were delicious. Other dishes from the tapas menu looked equally great. The only down side is tat this is not an...More

Thank docnc
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I have reviewed Mateo once before based on my experiences eating there with my husband. So with only two of us ordering our range was more limited. Even with 4 or 5 plates I thought Mateo was great. Now that I've had the opportunity to...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This restaurant is very crowded and seems a favorite with the locals. We shared some small plates (tapas) and a salad. We didn't have reservations, so the staff found us a place at the bar pretty quickly. The food was great and the staff was...More

Thank DeborahFL
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We've been to Mateo a few times, but this visit really stood out. Sat at the bar, had some great beer and wine, and shared 5 different dishes, all were really good, especially the calamari. The gambas and pulpo were also very good. We've been...More

Thank ChuckP440
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Tapas are always a great way to satisfy everyone. We order 3 plates per person and share. Great food a staff!

Thank Brickland
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This is a delightful tapas bar. A very nice selection of beers and wines, I had a really good IPA. We tried several small plates, we both loved the calamari, lightly bread and fried, not greasy at all. My friend had the farmers cheese plate,...More

Thank Wayne D
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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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