Mateo Bar de Tapas

4.5

109 W Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 530-8700
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Mateo Bar de Tapas

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Photo of John Won John Won
Jun 11, 2019 5

My anticipated visit to Mateo's didn't disappoint. Food was very traditional and well made. Drinks were great too. And it was one of few places in NC that did the "raspa" portion of the paella just right. Can't wait to get back there again.

Photo of Wyatt Bennett Wyatt Bennett
May 13, 2019 2

We had a nice meal at Mateo. Unfortunately, I'm giving 2 stars here because the seating situation was very bad. They placed us at a high top table, literally, at the bottom of a busy staircase and off the hardwood floor of their dining room. It was so far off the dining room, they had the staff station in between us and the other tables. The table placement felt like an afterthought and a way to "squeeze" another table in at the expense of providing patrons with a good experience. I hope Mateo considers removing this table - the food / quality is better than their decision squeeze an extra table in...I'm not a picky guy, but the table placement took away from the experience considerably.

Photo of Ben Hommerding Ben Hommerding
Jun 12, 2019 5

We really enjoyed our tapas at Mateo. We for a variety of different menu items and they were all very good. It's got a funky, fun atmosphere too!

Photo of Kristen Dewey Kristen Dewey
Mar 3, 2019 5

Excellent food and trendy atmosphere. The portions were great (we had 5 people and ordered 10 tapas and we all left stuffed). Prices were reasonable and the service was very professional. This was my first time here and I would definitely come back. Every single thing we ordered was delicious and unique.

Photo of Katie Ault Katie Ault
Jun 13, 2019 4

Went for lunch while visiting. Service was a bit disappointing and absent, and I wish I had been made aware of the specials board before ordering. Nice wine selection. Ordered four small plates and they were good, but nothing out of this world.

Photo of David Kim David Kim
Jul 3, 2019 5

The food is very interesting and I would come here often in special occasions. They have great selections on drinks and food is very delicious. For me, it was a little too exotic since I have pretty simple taste buds. But it was a very exciting experience! It was impossible to be full at this restaurant because the dishes were small...

Photo of Paul Frank Paul Frank
Jun 22, 2019 5

Excellent food! Service is good to great. The knowledgeable wait staff helps you decide if you can't choose from all the great options. Daily specials are usually my favorite. Extensive wine list. Price is as expected for this area. Fantastic desserts. Can get noisy and cold, especially if seated near the kitchen. Bring a jacket, even in the summer.