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The Mediterranean Restaurant

1002 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302-5192
+1 303-444-5335
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (363 reviews)
“paella” (61 reviews)
“pizza” (104 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
All hours
Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1002 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302-5192
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Reviewed yesterday

Honestly I have no idea why this place is such an institution in Boulder. Perhaps that explains why people go, merely because it is an institution and not because the food is any good. Way too salty for my taste and just average quality. I'd...More

Thank pkdesign
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were from out of town and based on TripAdvisor we decided to go to "The Med" as the locals call it. We wee very glad we made the decision to eat there. The restaurant has a nice decor and on warmer...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 3 days ago

A popular place- especially at happy hr. Food is good. convenient location in downtown Boulder. Walk the Mall before or after.

Thank pegrich
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have eaten here a handful of times now, and each time leaves me wanting for more. They have excellent food and drinks, gorgeous atmosphere, and great servers. It's a really busy place, but they take reservations. (Even though I've never done that, as I'm...More

Thank kellzaboppin
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were here with a small group. Restaurant is very nice, busy and good bar. Service was very good; a few of us had tapas which were all excellent. Others had the entrees. I would really recommend the tapas over the entrees although entrees were...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Med has been the go to place in Boulder for years. Whenever you had a large group or people with different tastes there was always some way to accommodate everyone. That said my last two experiences have been awful!! The service is always good...More

Thank dbfuzz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a most enjoyable business lunch here. The food was all excellent, and the service was first rate--especially when they brought more olive bread. Oh, did I mention to try the olive bread?

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the Med for several years. The tapas plates are so fun. So many options and they are always updating the selection. Good wine selection, friendly staff. Outside patio is awesome. Several different seating areas to choose from. Couples, friends and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got the chicken pasta dish. Surface of pasta was dry. Fork and knife was stained. Thick layer of cheese. But taste was ok. Water tasted of chlorine.

Thank Rasmus J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selection of mediterranean fare. delicious and reasonably priced. great outdoor patios. they are also hosting salsa dancing now on some Wednesday's! awesome

Thank jamminChris W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are Dogs allowed on the patio?
6 June 2016|
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Response from dharmabum2016 | Reviewed this property |
The Med restaurant only allows "service dogs" in the restaurant. Boulder County's health laws do not allow dogs in restaurants. Hope this answers your question.
Are Dogs allowed on the patio?
6 June 2016|
Response from Barbsiegogo | Reviewed this property |
No. The patio is indoor.
Gluten free options?
16 May 2016|
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Response from Catherine C | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Boulder is a very gluten free town in general and most restaraunts have options. My partner has celiac and always finds lots of options here and has had no problems with cross contamination
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302-5192
    (Between 9th St. and 11th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-444-5335
  • E-mail