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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)
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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 February 19, 2017 via mobile

Mateo has received a lot of great reviews and I agree the tapas selection is excellent. The sweetbreads, marrow bone and the Brussel sprouts were standouts among the half dozen small plates we tried. Both the sweet potato hand pie and banana pudding (with pecan...More

Thank dgrogers2016
Reviewed February 19, 2017

While we live in a semi foodie town in the southeast, we do not have access to a spanish tapas experience. Authentic? Nothing to compare it to other than Rick Baylee's in Chicago. But we enjoyed the evening in this hip young restaurant. DId we...More

Thank Mtnbrookie
Reviewed February 17, 2017

We had a great meal at Mateo on 2/15 prior to seeing a show at DPAC. The food was outstanding. We shared small plates that consisted of dates stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon, roasted brussel sprouts, beet salad, bomba rice with duck,...More

Thank slc3271
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

This small restaurant gets great reviews from critics but I am underwhelmed. Tapas dining which I love, but didn't think the food was that good, portions were small for the price. I thought it was expensive. The clincher - handed us a dirty and badly...More

Thank banmelk
Reviewed February 13, 2017

My wife is gluten-free, and sometimes eating at restaurants can be challenging - but no such trouble at Mateo, the waiter was very well educated on the menu, and which items were gluten free and which could be modified. Happy to say we both enjoyed...More

Thank Dlevine122
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We had dinner with another couple and sat at a high top table. The selection of food was great with the menu "posted" on a big chalkboard behind the bar. I believe many of the selections change daily and based on the season. Along with...More

Thank Ernie S
Reviewed February 12, 2017

We were in Durham for a Duke BB game and went to Mateo's based on internet research. The good reviews were right on. This is an excellent tapas place. We were a little pressed for time because we were going to the game. Our server,...More

Thank Bluedevilstan
Reviewed February 11, 2017

My wife and I went to Mateo in downtown Durham on a Friday and thought it was one of the best restaurants we have ever been to! We sat upstairs, which has a more date night feel, while downstairs is better for groups and a...More

Thank OK-NC
Reviewed February 3, 2017

We knew nothing about this place and found it here on Trip Advisor. You directed us well, Trip Advisor community! We got there at 5:00 for way early dinner before a concert. Probably a good thing. This place looks like it gets crowded fast. Our...More

Thank travelviapurple
Reviewed January 27, 2017

This is a great small plate restaurant in Durham but like many of the city restaurant establishments, many tables are crowded next to a wall providing very close dining with other parties and little privacy. I have awarded the four rating to Mateo. If you...More

Thank Burtdol
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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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