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1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5518 (19th)
+1 303-443-7766
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
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Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Mateo on two separate occasions while in Boulder. The first was for a late night drink and to share a charcuterie and cheese board. Great experience. The restaurant only had 4 other groups in it, so our waiter was super attentive without being annoying. He had a great knowledge of the wines and the contents of the... More 

Thank Caitlin R
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared to wait a LONG time, with constant apologies from front-end staff, to get your meal. I would not say the wait was worth it, but the food is very good. If they could better organize their back operation, things would certainly improve. If you want to hear your table guests, go early or late. In prime time, it's... More 

Thank DRS69
San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had great hopes for this restaurant, which we visited with our friends who live in Boulder. Unfortunately we seemed to get them on an off night. We had to wait ages to get served and then we had to wait ages to get our drinks. Two of our party got their drinks, but my wife and I had to... More 

Thank Stephen F
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Being french, a friend of mine invited to that place. Nice restaurant, great food, awesome wine list Arancini, mussels are great Cassoulet fully reinvented and I like it very much - coming from the cassoulet country, it is a compliment.

Thank stephlabadie59
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Read the other reviews: Mateo can be your best friend hidden gem, or it can disappoint just when you're looking for a solid meal. Where they're good, they're great: bistro foods like the chicken, mussels, frites, hamburgers (best in Boulder), and some nice simple salads and happy hour specials. When their reach exceeds their grasp, it's frustrating! Then the kitchen... More 

Thank maegabby
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Lovely food and ambiance. The lobster ravioli is exceptional if it is on the menu. Terrific desserts (profiteroles oh my!) and professional staff. One of the better restaurant's in Boulder. Not expensive for the quality. They do a good brunch at the week-ends

Thank Stephen S
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I've known Mateo for along time and I think it's consistently great. This time the smooth, unctious pate appetizer was brilliant, the risotto with peas very tasty, and the cobb salad, once I asked them to toss it all together, was perfect. So was the creme brule. Service good if difident. Lovely space too.

Thank Marc1118
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Mateo is a little bit of the beaten track and doesn't seem to get the notoriety of some other places, but it's really good. Terrific for brunch. Good art on the walls, too. Populated by locals who know a good thing. Visitors should check it out. A real piece of Boulder.

Thank Jim H
Longmont, Colorado
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469 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The right place to select for the NYE party with festive balloons galore! The fries are fantastic - world class actually. The chicken was done perfectly. Extensive wine list and great desserts...a great Boulder getaway.

Thank Mark107
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Mateo is a gem. The food is wonderful and the menu changes just enough to keep you coming back. Staff is friendly and engages at just the right level - meaning if you want more you get it, if not, they will be invisible.

Thank FishingPhish

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 14:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5518
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-443-7766

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