We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aji Restaurant

$$
Latin
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1601 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5410
+1 303-442-3464
Website
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Aji is proud to serve cuisine inspired by the rich cultures of Latin...
Aji is proud to serve cuisine inspired by the rich cultures of Latin America. Enjoy a refreshing Mojito on our street side patio, sample one of our fresh ceviche, or indulge in a classic Argentinian steak or Brazilian Feijoada.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 105 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Odd couple: Aji / Leaf

I had two meals at Aji - dinner and brunch. At Aji you can also order off the Leaf menu. While Aji is a carnivore's dream (Elk tacos- ?), Leaf's menu is vegan. A bit of an odd couple, but it works. It was great for our large group of people with highly varied dietary preferences. I enjoyed both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
ZenMind58
,
Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I had two meals at Aji - dinner and brunch. At Aji you can also order off the Leaf menu. While Aji is a carnivore's dream (Elk tacos- ?), Leaf's menu is vegan. A bit of an odd couple, but it works. It was great for our large group of people with highly varied dietary preferences. I enjoyed both meals..... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lyons, Colorado
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The food taste and quality was mediocre. THE SERVICE WAS SLOW and POOR. The wait staff appeared depressed and anemic. The cost was too high in proportion to the quality and quantity of food. They have a good location which is the only explanation for why they may have survived over the years. I ate there 2 years ago and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The best part of this restaurant is that you can order from the Leaf menu (vegetarian restaurant next door). My husband ordered from the Aji menu and his food was greasy, cold, and heavy. My portobello burger from Leaf was fresh, one of the best I've had in town. During another visit during happy hour, I ordered vegetarian tacos directly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited Aji for Happy Hour and sat on the patio. The outdoor seating is nice and it's a great spot to order small plates and share with everyone. My personal favorite was the barbacoa taco.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Aji used to be my favorite restaurant on Pearl Street, but not so much anymore. Most disappointing is their customer service. The last time we tried to eat here, we spent 1.5 hours at the bar waiting for a table for three. We were told our wait would be 45 minutes and at first we didn't mind waiting. There were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
449 reviews 449 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We have lived in Latin America & spent a lot of subsequent time there. The food in Aji tries to replicate Latino food, but falls a bit short. I am guessing that to some degree the chefs are trying to cater to local tastes. The food is rather bland. The arepas bear little resemblance to the real thing. The waitstaff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kona-Hawaii
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great place to hang for cocktails in Boulder. We made reservation, but only ordered heavy appetizers and cocktails, instead of dinner entrees, and glad we did, because it was busy and wait was 45 minutes. Nice menu, quaint place. Referred by hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Erie, Colorado
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Had breakfast / brunch here by accident. (I'm a long-time Boulder resident and wasn't willing to wait 40 mins for a table at a place down the street). It was amazing - had the ropa vieja and ceviche platter - it was delicious. Great service and atmosphere...I know there have been some "iffy" reviews since management changed hands a few... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Dropped in to Aji on a busy Friday night without a booking. Had only a short wait for a table, and for our orders to be taken. The first thing we were served is best described as a small portion of cheese bread, almost like a mini muffin. Delicious, subtle flavour. This was followed by a Caesar salad, large enough... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Orlando
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Happened to walk in to this spot on Pearl Street for brunch. We were more than pleasantly surprised. Service was efficient and the staff was very personable and met any request we had made in a timely and gracious manner. The food we had was excellent.. I had the shrimp and grits topped by an egg done to perfection.. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Aji Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Aji Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1601 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5410
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-442-3464

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Aji is proud to serve cuisine inspired by the rich cultures of Latin America. Enjoy a refreshing Mojito on our street side patio, sample one of our fresh ceviche, or indulge in a classic Argentinian steak or Brazilian Feijoada.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Aji Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?