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Mateo Bar de Tapas, Durham, NC

Mateo Bar de Tapas

4.8
4.8
2366 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Mateo Bar de Tapas is the first solo venture from chef Matthew Kelly, housed in the old Book Exchange building in the heart of downtown Durham. Featuring a menu that blends the flavors of Spain with beloved ingredients and dishes of the South. We offer a casual, yet refined, menu of Spanish small plates with Southern inflection. Accompanying the food is a robust Spanish wine list as well as one of the largest sherry offerings in the country!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 530-8700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Matthew Kelly
  • Private party facilities
    For your next event please email us at privatedining@mateotapas.com
  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Cross street
    West Chapel Hill Street & Ramseur Street
  • 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
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,366 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for fine wines

  • Durham

    Hot spot

  • Durham

    Great for fine wines

  • Durham

    Lively

2,366 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mateo's had been our favorite in downtown Durham for several years and keeps impressing us everytime we return. We aren't particularly impressed by the paella or patatas bravas. However, we absolutely love the pollo frita and bone marrow, and we are consistently amazed by how much flavor is in the seasonal vegetable dishes. The vibe is always energetic and fun without being overly loud.

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  2. MadM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food and service - favorite place for a dinner out in durham!

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  3. PMC1

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is simply outstanding!!!! Highly recommended!!

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  4. GtuytR

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yah. Was really fun experience right downtown. Could walk anywhere.

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  5. MarthaW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My son is a real foodie, and the food here passed even his most discerning palate. Really excellent. The service was marvelous, too. A little overly airconditioned and noisy, but food and service top-notch.

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  6. JeffW

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of 6 enjoyed the wonderful food and drinks very much and the service was perfect. It can be a bit noisy but that’s pretty common in an old building.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Tortilla special and bone marrow, deviled eggs tapas all terrific. Very refreshing salad. Friendly service very attentive to food allergy isssues

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  8. JEJE

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was meh... food portions were very small. Wasn't super excited about the whole experience.

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  9. Sclinchy

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve eaten here many times and we’ve never been disappointed. Excellent food and staff, beautiful place. It’s pretty loud, but other than that, it’s perfect.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is by far, my favorite restaurant in Durham! Every time that I dine at Mateo’s, it is even more incredible than the last! Excellent meal, excellent service, amazing attention to detail and the staff is very knowledgeable and courteous…just an all around fabulous dining experience!!

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mateo Bar de Tapas

109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

Additional information

  • Cross street
    West Chapel Hill Street & Ramseur Street
  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Matthew Kelly
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 530-8700
  • Private party facilities
    For your next event please email us at privatedining@mateotapas.com
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