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.
choice of three
served with pan con tomate
slow roasted beets, orange, black olive, lime crema
smoked NC trout & caviar, saffron yukon gold & sweet potatoes, peas, aioli
local greens, crispy artichokes, pistachio, olive tapenade, lemon vinaigretta
COLES de BRUSELAS CATALAN
brussel sprouts, pinenuts, sherry raisins, saffron yogurt
fried potatoes, two aiolis, spicy tomato sauce
NC shrimp, olive oil, garlic, chili, lemon, parsley
semolina encrusted calamares, piquillo tartar sauce
COSTILLAS de PUERCO
pork ribs, espelette pepper jelly
fried rice, chorizo, peanuts, slow cooked egg, anchovy
VIEIRAS de BAHIA
buttered bay scallops, saffron rice grits, chorizo, sofrito
20% gratuity will be added to parties of 5 or more.
*These items are served raw or undercooked, or may contain raw or undercooked ingredients.
Eating raw or undercooked fish, shellfish, eggs, or meat increases the risk of food borne illnesses. Please let us know if you have any allergies or aversions.