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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:30 PM
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Mateo

4.6
1758 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
Top Tags:
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Spanish Heart / Southern Soul from the crew at Vin Rouge.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm and 5:00 - 10:30 pm; Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm - 12:00 am; Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am and Sunday 5:00 - 9:30.
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Phone number
(919) 530-8700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Matthew Kelly
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
There is a small lot beside our restaurant as well as street parking. There is also a large parking lot located behind Mateo on Ramseur St.
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1758 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Mateo is my absolute favorite restaurant in Durham. The food never disappoints, and the ambience is so chic. I even got to sit upstairs this time! I took my brother’s girlfriend who was in town from NYC and she was so impressed with how it felt like an NYC restaurant, but the prices were so much more reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Service, food and atmosphere was great. We had a party of 6 to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Mateo offered a wonderful venue to casually enjoy the evening.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Best food and environment ever . The service was a little slow, but overall was fantastic experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic food. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I love this place. I love the food and the service. It is by so far one of my favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great Food, Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff, excellent service - will go back soon!

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vipThomasD (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Mateo was great. The ambiance was good and the food was very tasty!

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Wendi (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

What a wonderful experience. Loved everything we had, the calamari, scallops, brisket and monkfish. And the salad is one o will have cravings for! And the desserts are to die for! Will definitely be back when visiting my son at Duke!

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ConvertedOwl (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Very interesting Tapas menu that works well for sharing. Well priced Spanish wine list. Friendly college town service but the staff was knowledgeable. Very lively and loud and clearly the most popular place in downtown Durham on a Thursday night

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RichG (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Awesome tapas. Great vibe. We really enjoyed the layout. Much lager than you might imagine from the outside.

Loved the comfy cushions!

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vipFrequentFoodieDurham (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We had the pleasure of being taken care of by our favorite server, John. He brought over our favorite wine without being prompted. Nice to feel special and have great food also. Best banana pudding ever. Mateo always has great food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, a little bit pricey but maybe because it was Valentine's day.

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vipAdam (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

As always the food was really special !!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Top Notch Establishment!!!

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MichaelC (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing food, though not a place you should go really hungry. Tapas are delicious though quite small. If you go when you're hungry, be prepared to spend a lot.

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