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Mateo Bar De Tapas

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109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3205
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (192 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (21 reviews)
“pan con tomate” (13 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3205
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Went here after a long day at work. Food was good, but small portions. Price was a little high for tapas, but they did not disappoint. Go for the drinks and appetizers with plans for food later. Great visit and fun atmosphere

Thank 771donaldl
Reviewed March 11, 2018

The food is good but the service could use improvement. A waitress (Giselle) quickly grabbed the check and came back and scolded us because she wasn't satisfied with her tip. I've never experienced anything like that before. I am a fair tipper and she seemed...More

Thank sach c
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Dined here at the recommendation of our son. Easy walking distance to the DPAC Theater. Portions are small but don’t be fooled, 4 tapas between us were plenty. The daily menu board has no prices so, if concerned, best to ask ahead of time, they...More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed March 8, 2018

We showed up before the doors opened. We were third in line and told there would be a lengthy wait. The bar was first come for serve so we sat there. The food was very tasty but very overpriced. We ate 40$ worth of food...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Everything we had was fabulous, the salads (one with olives and artichokes, one a Spanish take on a Caesar), the ribs and the octopus. The highlight, however, was the first dish, the chorizo deviled eggs, delicious!

Thank tammy1365
Reviewed March 1, 2018

I'm super disappointed. I wanted to love this place like the other tapas restaurant in Durham but this was not good. We had the Chicharrones and they weren't bad probably the best thing we had though. We also ordered the Iberico jamon which should be...More

Thank brandy1co
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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