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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tapas” (159 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (21 reviews)
“pan con tomate” (12 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3205
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21 - 30 of 425 reviews

Reviewed July 30, 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 July 29, 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
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Lots of interesting and different food combinations, although I can't say that I loved all of them. My son did love the food, though, especially the steak tartare, fried potatoes, and a crab/rice special. All of it was beautifully presented and was brought to the...More

Thank RobinL270
Reviewed July 23, 2017

I was visiting my son in Durham...three of us going to a performance at DPAC....go early...open at 5 pm...gets very busy. Waitress was well informed on every menu item...multiple choices..we shared a number of dishes...all very good..a litlle on the expensive side but delicious...simply a...More

Thank hcohn31
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

The food is decent but is not spanish food. Spanish tortilla with no onion, really? This is why your tortilla has no flavor. Serrano ham?, i think not. May i suggest sending your chef on a fact finding mission to Spain. Food is fresh and...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Absolutely delicious and very authentic spanish tapas. On the expensive side (think 3-4 tapas pp at $5-10 pp) as portion sizes are small but the food is consistently excellent and it's a fun place to take friends.

Thank Anasoma
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Who doesn't love ordering lots of different yummy plates for the whole table to share? Add in a high energy atmosphere and creative adult beverages (cheerwine sangria anyone?) and you have a great night out in downtown Durham! Queso (cheeses with almonds, peach preserves and...More

Thank CarsonsMommy
Reviewed July 13, 2017

My wife & I decided on Mateo for a rare dinner date (sans child). The food is incredible. If you are a foodie, you will love the variety of plates. Below are some recommendations to get the most out of your experience. - Do not...More

1  Thank Jared K
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Mateo is superior in every way, fully deserving of the accolades they continue to receive. Service is professional and efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. The food is superb: croquettes are always a good choice, the duck rice is succulent, and a simple green salad will be...More

Thank Alia_loves_travel
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

We've gone once. Full disclosure. We're foodies who don't drink alcohol. We thought it was good but,overpriced so haven't seen the need to go back.

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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
Romantic, Bar scene, 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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