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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” (159 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (21 reviews)
“pan con tomate” (12 reviews)
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Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3205
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in North Raleigh. The food here at Mateo is better than the food we had in Spain this year. It is made with care, it is original, and it tastes great. Must try the devil eggs, camarones. I had a lunch sandwich once...More

Thank 746alex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read the rave reviews, but I agree with the most recent posts. Restaurant is very loud, with tables close together. Service was OK. Order two different beers, both ended up being out. Huevos Diablo were good. Bistec de Carne (brisket) was good - but completely...More

Thank jenniferh795
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a so so mix of tapas, including a small piece of brisket that they charged about four times what it was worth. Drinks equally over-priced. Not a good dining choice.

Thank jamesbstowe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us had dinner on a weeknight before a Broadway-Series show. Mateo is a great location for dinner before a show. They have quite a varied wine list, and we appreciated the guidance from the waiter to find something to suit our palates. We...More

Thank hsbvim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to go to Mateo's regularly but stopped because of the noise and service. Thought we'd give it another try, but left very disappointed.

Thank ConstantTravelerNC
Reviewed 11 October 2017

an enjoyable evening to be sure. Had my salt intake for the month, however! Lovely new manager, staff seemed to be in a better mood than last couple of times that I've been in.

Thank pphunn
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I have a crazy food allergy caused by a tick bite. Everyone here went overboard to make sure that I was safe. The food was delicious!

Thank Tami M
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We ordered 5 different tappas dishes. Only one was descent. More fat than meat for the high end ham plate. Olives were marinated in a sauce that was way too bitter. We were excited to try the place and were very disappointed, to say the...More

Thank OHK62
Reviewed 30 September 2017

After a terrible experience, I returned to have a working meeting lunch and even though the result was quite better than the last time, I do not consider it to one of the best restaurants at Durham. When you base your restaurant around a concept...More

Thank Andres V
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We went for dinner and enjoyed everything we had. We asked our server to recommend some options and that was a good call, because the names and descriptions of the items were not very helpful and quite honestly a little off-putting. One of the last...More

Thank lmty2014
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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