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Mateo

1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-7766
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Ranked #87 of 494 restaurants in Boulder
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 19th
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English first
Louisville, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Mateo is a gem on East Pearl St in Boulder. We felt like we had wandered into a small cafe in Provence. It has a warm, inviting atmosphere that is not loud or pretentious. The staff were friendly, attentive and knew their wine and cheese. I recommend the frommage cheese plate and any of their fresh salads. Also, the chicken... More

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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

First off, I think the food at Mateos is excellent. Some of the best duck liver pate you will eat. Main courses are fabulous, their specials always terrific and the wine list is truly impressive. It was for all these reasons that I took some friends there for my wifes birthday. My gripe on this visit was the table we... More

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Boulder Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We've had several celebratory meals for 6-8 people here as well as enjoyed couples meals. Fresh food well presented, lighter fare as well as heavier croque-monsieurs and steaks. Great frites, innovative cocktails, outdoor patio when it's warm enough. Sunday Brunch available also.

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Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is a pleasant bistro that serves excellent food, although the desserts don't measure up to the rest of the menu. The lobster raviolo is incredible. However, the dining experience was marred by poor service: inattentive, inept, slow. This is hard to understand, since the restaurant was only half full on the night we dined there. One would have thought... More

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Lyons, Colorado, Usa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Mateo does it right; great food that is full of flavor but not huge portions; the way quality should be. The wine selections are well designed and the service is great. I love the small local atmosphere. Fine choice for lunch too.

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Boulder, CO
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

I have enjoyed fine Bistro style dinners at Mateo before, but was pleased that they also do brunch. Four of us enjoyed a great after church meal on a pleasant, sunny day. Outdoor dining was possible in a covered courtyard, but the sun was so bright we chose to eat inside. From traditional buckwheat pancakes to more unusual "eggs in... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

...that's dubious honor. A little more notoriety would serve it well, but I hope they are thriving all the same. The food is excellent, our service by Emily was outstanding, the wine list is very interesting, and the ambiance is very pleasant. We plan to return often.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Went with family on advice, and it was wonderful on Halloween night. Great wines with a very astute bartender who knew his wine. Met the owners who were sitting next to us and who warmly introduced themselves. Congrats to them--what a gem. My wife had the duck, while me and my sister in law had the steak special which was... More

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Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I have to start out by saying that Mateo's comes almost between very good and average. Only because each time I have been here the food is overly salty. My husbands the same. Having said that some people don't mind this. You can tell the Chef takes pride in what comes out of the kitchen, plating presentation and for that... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Great place, great service and great atmosphere sitting outside. Food was very good -- we had the scallop special and the risotto with a bottle of wine. Very friendly staff too. A bit pricey for what you get, but we would go back.

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