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1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5518 (19th)
+1 303-443-7766
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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464 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Winter dining -- be prepared for noise. The young people gravitate towards these "lively" restaurants, but if you want to have a conversation, go elsewhere. Compared to other nationally known Boulder restaurants, the food here is B+. Spare me the fries! Summer/fall is a different story: their outdoor seating is so pleasant, you can have a real conversation.

Thank ColoTraveler2001
Boulder, Colorado
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is not a burger place per se, but if you are craving a fantastic burger at lunch time, this is the best in town. Served with excellent fries and a variety of toppings. Other lunch options are fantastic as well. (Haven't had dinner here in a long time.)

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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My son moved to Boulder recently and Mateo is one of his favorite restaurants. We dined there when visiting. The ambiance was good. Even though the restaurant was full on a Saturday night, the noise level (high ceilings) enabled us to converse easily. The wine steward was outstanding! All but myself (a pescatarian) had the highly rated burger which came... More 

Thank msmermaid38
Boulder, Colorado
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We enjoy sitting at the shared table by the window, sharing multiple plates. The mussels are the best in Boulder! A fun, low-key but pretty place with friendly, professional service and yummy treats..

Thank Mallika M
Boulder, Colorado
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189 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a great French restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They have a lovely outside courtyard when the weather is nice. I always prefer to be inside where the tempeture is always nice; and, in summer cool. They not only have great french food; but, they have an outstanding list of French wines, sparkling, blanc, rose', and rouge. They... More 

Thank eddiethea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?