MATEO BAR de TAPAS is the first solo venture from chef Matthew Kelly of Vin Rouge, 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 a Southern inflection. Accompanying the food is a robust Spanish wine list as well as one of the largest sherry offerings in the country..

Dinner $25

choice of three

  • choice of three $25

    marinated Spanish olives

  • CHICKEN CROQUETA

    espelette honey, aioli

  • HUEVO DIABLO

    Spanish deviled eggs

  • BOQUERONES

    pickled Spanish white anchovies & potato chips

  • PIQUILLO PIMENTO CHEESE

    hoop cheddar, toasted baguette

  • MATA Y GELATINA

    baguette, house made farmers cheese, espelette pepper jelly

  • COSTILLAS de PUERCO

    pork ribs, espelette pepper jelly

  • QUESO FRITO

    fried farm egg and manchego, black truffle emulsion, roasted mushrooms

  • GAMBAS AL AJILLO

    shrimp, olive oil, garlic, guajillo chili, lemon, parsley

  • CALAMARES FRITOS

    semolina encrusted calamares, piquillo tartar sauce

  • SAUTEED PEA SHOOTS

    toasted garlic, red chili, lemon

  • PULPO

    pulp la plancha, smoked mussel vera cruz, black garlic aioli