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1601 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5410
+1 303-442-3464
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Ranked #78 of 508 Restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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
Cuisines: Latin
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Erie, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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 

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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I loved their guacamole, but felt the rest of the food was average. They offer dipping sauces for their entrees and appetizers, but they just didn't grab me like a good sauce should. The place itself is gorgeous and sitting outside is lovely. Was not impressed with my mojito--it tasted soapy.

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Boulder, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Last year Aji was our "go to" place for a quick meal before going to the Boulder Phil. We went yesterday and were really disappointed. The service was slow and un-attentive, the happy hour portions were smaller than we remember, the red wine by the glass was barely acceptable, and the food was generally unremarkable. Next time we will stick... More 

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San Francisco, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Was there with a large group one night. Service was good. My roast chicken dish was overcooked and dry. Guacomole was good but not enough chips to enjoy it with. The flourless chocolate cake was not good.

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Austin, TX
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52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went for brunch on a Sunday and loved the menu options we saw. However, when we went in, service was spotty and the food was nothing special. Ceviche portion was maybe 2 bites and the eggs a couple of us ordered were cold and overdone. The price was high considering the quality wasn't great. Sangria was really sweet and... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was there on Sept 1st 2014, having previously visited it in July 2013. In 2013, the ceviche was good, with octopus as the ingredient. It was quite good. This year, the ceviche ingredients were an odd lot (tilapia, salmon, shrimp), and the curing sauces were an equally strange collation . Ceviche needs firm white fish or cephalopod flesh, and... More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

They have a nice variety of dishes from different places in Latin America. All our food was delicious. The Brazilian Stew was great and the Carne Asada was very good. You should try the Brazilian cheese bread. Great location.

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was there Friday August 15th with a group of friends. While the other four had meat I went foor the fish; ceviche as starter and a Brasilian fish stew as main course. This night both courses were made with Tilapia that tasted like mud pool. Tilapia is bad in a fish stew, but beyond terrible in ceviche. Especially if... More 

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Additional Information about Aji Restaurant

Address: 1601 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5410
Phone Number: +1 303-442-3464
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Latin

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