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..

$50

(N.C. sales tax / gratuity not included)

PANCON TOMATE
to start
add jamon or manchego + $1.50 OR boquerones + $2
add Duke’s mayonnaise +.50

*20% gratuity will be added to parties of 5 or more.
Please let us know if you have any allergies or aversions

Dinner $50

TAPAS CHOOSE 3

  • ENSALADA VERDE

    mixed greens, apples, candied walnuts, smoked sherry vinagreta, shaved idiazabal

  • COLES DE BRUSELAS

    brussel sprouts, pine nuts, sherry raisins, saffron yogurt

  • GAMBAS AL AJILLO

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

  • ALBONDIGAS

    lamb and pork meatballs, chickpea estofado, butternut squash puree, spiced yogurt

  • ST JAMES SMOKED FISH DIP

    manchego, house pickles, Old Bay crostini

  • REMOLACHA

    citrus roasted beets, golden beet gazpacho, shaved candy cane beets, toasted cashews

  • PANCETA DE CERDO

    black garlic apple glazed pork belly, potato fondue, cider braised cipollinis, mustard greens

  • QUESO FRITO

    fried farm egg and manchego, romesco, lions mane mushrooms

  • ARROZ FRITO

    Carolina Gold rice, chorizo, peas, soft egg, fried peanuts, crisy garlic and shallots

  • CAMOTES TOSTONES

    crispy Lyon's Farm sweet potato, tahini creme fraiche, burnt honey