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Mateo Bar de Tapas


109 W Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 530-8700
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Photo of Ana Rodriguez Ana Rodriguez
Aug 6, 2023 3

The food was underwhelming. The steak arrived cold and dry, you can even see this in the picture. The bone marrow was subpar, and topped with a brisket that was like warm. The octopus was room temperature. The only freshly cooked/ hot thing we got was the garlic shrimp.

Photo of I. M. I. M.
Jul 16, 2023 5

amazing dining experience! we had the pan con tomate, the chicken croquetas, the calamares and the patatas bravas. to drink we had a pitcher of cheerwine sangria which was super tasty! all the dishes were tasty and well seasoned. the calamares were fresh and piping hot. we LOVED the pan con tomate with cheese, i swear i dream about it. we could've done without the patatas bravas but they were still tasty and also very filling. i would definitely go again and try some more new dishes!

Photo of Megan M Megan M
Jul 16, 2023 5

Staff were all lovely and worked together like a well-oiled machine. It made our experience feel seamless across almost a dozen courses. Xander's drink choices were on point every time and the food was absolutely delicious. You will spend a pretty penny, especially if you are with friends, but - you will get every ounce of what you pay for.

Photo of Leif Wombwell Leif Wombwell
Jul 6, 2023 5

Our server Lauryn was very knowledgeable and helpful and even helped us with our allergy restrictions so that we enjoyed one of the best gastronomic experiences in a long time! Thank you 🙏 we travel a lot but rarely feel inspired to write a review but tonight I am.

Photo of Melissa Garrison Melissa Garrison
Jun 23, 2023 5

5+++ star experience at Mateo Wednesday night. I worked with Rachelle to reserve their private dining room for a team dinner - what a phenomenal experience! The service was exceptional (thanks Jake!), the wine was superb, the atmosphere and space were stunning, and the food blew me away. Everyone on my team was raving about the experience the next day. Thank you Mateo, for such a rich dining experience. I am already looking forward to my return visit!

Photo of Jonathan Hart Jonathan Hart
Jun 9, 2023 5

We Loved Mateo Bar de Tapas! Food was Amazing, Music was Chill and the Desserts are Top Shelf. Don't sleep on this place it's a hit. We paid for parking in the back super cheap and close too. Get Anything off the Menu " It's all Good"

Photo of Ignacio Solano Ignacio Solano
May 11, 2023 5

It is a great place to go, share a good wine, and enjoy great Spanish Tapas, which are small appetizers. We loved the food! For 3 of us we ordered the stuffed Dates that were nice and sweet but not so sweet that you fell you're eating dessert, Mata cheese and bread; Octopus that was not the best it lacked grilling and it was a bit rubbery; Albondigas (meatballs garnished with an amazing sauce) and were super tasty; Papas Bravas (dices potatoes with paprika and tomato sauce) that were amazing; Pan con tomate (bread garnished with tomato and an addition of serrano ham) super delicious; Gambas (large shrimp in an olive garlic sauce garnished with dried peppers; and a bottle of Spanish red wine. OMG, I am now salivating just thinking about this amazing meal. What a great place to taste all sorts of small dishes, each with its own distinct flavor. Even though the octopus wasn't great, it deserves a great review.

Photo of Robert Campbell Robert Campbell
Feb 13, 2023 5

Fantastic food, great service and a good time. This is a great place to dine, you need to visit them! Vegetarian friendly with a nice selection of dishes for everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner here and can't wait to return!

Photo of Paul Nounderson Paul Nounderson
Feb 6, 2023 5

High energy and fun with great tapas. The paella is as good as you can get outside of Spain or a Jose Andres spot. Huge selection of Sherry and fun cocktails. I like the modified Moscow mule with bourbon, Ferdinand . Menu changes frequently but highlights are always Brussels sprouts, paella, cheese, crispy rice deviled eggs and the ham. Turnips with cheese outstanding. You can't go wrong really. Desert menu is expanded with 7 options. Knowledgeable server helped us with the specials of which there were many. Can be hard to get in without reservation though bar seats available they are usually full.