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“Amazing service for a large group! ”
Review of Mateo Bar De Tapas

Mateo Bar De Tapas
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Ranked #12 of 804 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

We came with a group of >20 and reserved the upstairs room for our group. Service was excellent and the staff managed to keep track of 10 or so tabs for drinks, and for food we did a shared set menu. Food was good, cocktails were good, and it was an excellent experience for our group.

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Went to Mateo Tapas for lunch. This place is proof that Durham is turning into the foodie capital of the South. Located in a refurbished building in downtown Durham, it is a place that invites you to spend sometime. Tapas dishes were good as was the smoked NC trout salad. Can't wait to go back for dinner and sample their wine list

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Thank Angeldawg
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Mateo's Spanish cuisine and atmosphere were both excellent. They even have pinchas (Basque canapes) with a bit of a southern influence. Patatas Bravas were as good as I'd had in Spain. Great wine and sherry list. One drawback: the bar stools were very uncomfortable.

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Thank Geoffrey S
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We shared five dishes between the two of us and that was plenty. Definitely consider the daily specials; our rabbit liver pate was fantastic. Gambas, potatos bravas and olives were also great. Terrific wine list. Be aware it is very noisy, and bring a flashlight to read the menu.

Thank Foodiehiker
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

This place is great...but would highly recommend reservations. We always end up over ordering because there are so many things to try. I am not a wine drinker but my sister and her husband who live in the area rave about the wine selections. This place does get loud and the tables are very close together...but that is part of the atmosphere. The wait staff is very pleasant and everyone runs food, serves water, grabs empty plates, etc. very well run and great food!!!

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