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Mateo Bar De Tapas

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Mon, 2/18
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent menu and service. Two of us couples ordered numerous plates for the table and just tasted everything. Food was great, as were the cocktails. Highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jpperry77
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Not really our type of dining but still an enjoyable experience. I thought the wine list could be better. The tapas we ordered were good but not great in my opinion. With so many dining choices in the area we may not go for a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Darren S
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Great date night spot before a show at the DPAC! Make sure to make reservations, as this venue is usually booked weeks in advance! Great food, tapas. My wife and I order usually 4-5 plates to share between us, and that usually fills us up!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank shirlz28
Reviewed December 6, 2018

...in Durham. The atmosphere is great. Lively bar, tables along the wall. Great service. The tapas are an interpretation of things from Spain. The jamón is the real deal and worth the price. I enjoyed everything I ordered, which was a range from patatas bravas...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SanNic44
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I looked for restaurants close to DPAC as we were going to see Hamilton on opening night. It was a short walk snd well worth it. Service was fantastic and quick ( Thank you Cassidy). Cassidy was knowledgeable and shared his restaurant favorites. We trued...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank timmU1781BB
Reviewed October 1, 2018

My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we chose to go to this restaurant impromptu. They found good seats for us and our food was delicious. The atmosphere was humming, warm, and appropriate to our celebratory mood. The service was great, and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bunmi M
Reviewed September 18, 2018

I took my sister to Mateo for her birthday. We ate upstairs, which is quieter than the very busy and active area downstairs. One dish that stood out was (I'm sorry I can't remember the name) a pasta with crawfish-the pasta was in short, somewhat...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Deb C
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We’re visiting from Chicago and stumbled upon this gem for a long lunch and were so impressed with everything! From the deviled eggs, tomato bread (like a bruschetta) appetizers, to the fried chicken and ham sandwiches, this place delivered on all fronts. So impressed w...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vkentrissmith
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Originally from Barcelona, spent a semester abroad in UNC and had to try this Spanish restaurant. Ready to be disappointed I was surprised to see that Mateo is the typical tapas bar you could easily find in Spain. Their tapas are amazing and super well...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 897jordic
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Tapas are a fun way to enjoy many different dishes and Mateo’s was wonderful. We had great food servers, got excellent advice on which wines were to our taste, and every single dish we ordered was delicious. We ordered seafood dishes, as well as vegetables....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jane w
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