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1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80302 (13th)
+1 303-993-8131
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tapas are always fun, especially to share with friends. Our food was delicious. The tender lamb gyro was my favorite. Fried cauliflower was good and the quinoa salad with apricots was quite tasty. The sangria was less sweet than I'm used to, but the taste grew on me. Our table by the window was nice and relatively private, but so... More 

Thank SeeitAll728
Boulder, Colorado
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been awhile since we ate at Cafe Aion and decided to try it before a Boulder Phil concert. Food was great...carrot soup, tortilla espanola, vegetable tangine, and a great granacha wine by the glass. We were out of there with plenty of time to spare. Very convenient to Macky Hall on the CU campus. Will definitely make it... More 

Thank honestmiguel
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

While the food is excellent at Cafe Aion, I do not recommend going there if you are on any sort of a schedule. We waited almost an hour for our food -- after waiting 20 minutes for beverages. We ended up having to leave before we finished our meal in order to make it to our performance at Macky Auditorium.... More 

Thank Cheryl C
Boulder, Colorado
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We've been several times -- the food can be very good but the service is uneven and we've had to rush because service was so slow we were going to miss a concert

Thank OldNewYorker123
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This was an easy brunch stop after we hiked nearby. It was great for a large group and accommodating for our toddler. Great menu items - don't miss the croissants or the fried to order donut!! We really enjoyed our stop here and had no complaints. My picky brother-in-law even liked the fresh-brewed pressed coffee. The sweet potato fries were... More 

Thank cher303
Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Cafe Aion is a great choice on The Hill, especially if you are headed to the Shakespeare Festival or any of the cultural events held on the CU campus. The food is delicious, the choices varied, and the prices are reasonable.

Thank ainboulder
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We dine here a couple of times a year when attending an event on Campus or at the Fox. The tapas are always so enjoyable! Spanish wine offerings are fun and unique. Service has been spotty over the years - but our server this week warmed up to us nicely :) People watching on this interesting little corner is a... More 

Thank newmoondoc
Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Have visited here about 4 times over last 2 years. Food has been uniformly excellent though complicated. Best service at bar. Last visit was terrible. Could get no info on food, happy hour, drinks. Waited interminably, with no service. Finally simply left (restaurant was quite slow, no excuses for the poor service). Although I've enjoyed Aion in the past, I... More 

Thank johnnyv1954
Paonia, Colorado
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I was looking forward to paella from Cafe Aion at the Wednesday Farmer's Market. After waiting in line 20 minutes for a fresh chicken kale paella I was served a plate of gloppy yellow rice with a scraggly kale leaf on top. And a tiny tiny drumstick was stuck to the side of the glop. It was $11 and served... More 

Thank Julie B
Boulder, Colorado
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400 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Had been intending to try Cafe Aion for a while. Happened to be near The Hill at happy hour so gave it a go. To be honest, I wasn't really expecting anything special. But I certainly was surprised. Had a selection of tapas: oyster mushrooms on grilled bread, patatas bravas, mussels, gambas al ajillo, Moroccan spiced pork sliders and merguez... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Spanish, American, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Public Transportation: There is a RTD Stop 1 Block to the East serving the HOP, SKIP, DASH, AB, B, DD, GS, 203, 204 and the 225.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-993-8131
5280 magazine top 25 restaurants 2011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?