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Mateo Bar De Tapas

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 1 week ago via mobile

First time there and we really enjoyed the great tapas and drinks. Fun atmosphere and nice people located near arts center downtown. A must go if you are in the area.

Thank Stallone1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our daughter to Mateo Bar De Tapas for a graduation dinner since she had studied abroad in Spain. Our family has traveled widely and we were thrilled that this restaurant exceeded our expectations. The menu had some of our core favorites and prepared...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been twice. Good food fun environment. People nice a friendly. Lots of choices to choose from including some good desserts. Will continue to back. The place is hoping

Thank Kent H
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 2 April 2018

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 31 March 2018 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 24 March 2018

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 20 March 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 12 March 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 9 March 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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