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Mateo Bar De Tapas

109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3205
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (145 reviews)
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Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3205
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice mixture of authentic Spanish tapas (bravas, olives, etc.) and Spanish inspired tapas with Southern influence. While it can be pretty noisy in the restaurant, it does have a nice bustling atmosphere (it is tapas, after all). They have 3 oz pours available for...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am really happy for this restaurant's success and am loving the continual ascent of Durham. There are many respectable qualities of Mateo, for sure--and it's a sharp-looking place. Two things have prompted me to write after having visited this past weekend for what I...More

Thank Badmash66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Matteo's is within walking distance of DPAC and well worth the walk. We hit it in restaurant week before a show at the DPAC but. The food and service was still "on-point". Overall the food was good. There are many options. I highly recommend the...More

Thank BillBfromNC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here after our tour at Duke thanks to the recommendation of our tour guide. It was delicious, and we stumbled onto their Tapas Tuesday deal where you get two tapas items and abroad appetizer for $10. We loved all of our items but...More

Thank kqbj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were guided to this restaurant when we were visiting friends in the Research Triangle. We were able to sit immediately without a wait on what appeared to be a busy night. The first thing I noticed was the size of the place, it is...More

Thank sndansby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really liked the food and rate it a 4... prime rib, exotic ham, deviled egg with chorizo shell. But service, at least for us, was a 3. Things like not telling us prime rib took an hour, no familiarity with wine, not clearing dirty...More

Thank qmiller1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A delicious meal! It was Spring on several plates! The fiddlehead fern special was well balanced with raisins and pinenuts and no bitterness. The fideua featured perfectly tender crawfish, fava beans, peas and arugula vermicelli. Bocquerones are always a treat as is the octopus a...More

Thank liketogo99
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Mateo is a very popular tapas place in Downtown Durham. You definitely need reservations because it fills up quickly. We were there on a Saturday night with reservations and were seated on the second floor. We were happy about that because the second floor is...More

1  Thank Madeline G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Had dinner here prior to a show at the DPAC. The food is amazing. If you've never dined tapas-style, make sure you let your waiter explain the concept. The more people you have in your party, the more delicious plates you'll get to sample! Everything...More

Thank D9975ATstevens
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Really cool spot, old downtown Durham renovated with cool vibe. Ordered off the menu 3 dishes(three cheese sampler, Gampas, and roasted beets with whipped goat cheese) that were all excellent. Sat at the bar due to last minute planning and a show to catch and...More

1  Thank Rmose
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$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
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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