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Mateo

1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-7766
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Ranked #68 of 499 Restaurants in Boulder
Price range: $30 - $80
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 19th
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Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stopped by for lunch today, and was pleased by the delightful Moules Provencal, accompanied by frites. The mussels were ample in quantity, and wonderful in quality. The broth was also delightful. My major criticism of this restaurant is that it has only very expensive wines, which is unusual for a bistro. There are enough delightful light white wines available in... More

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St. George, Utah
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Mateo is a classic French-type bistro for steak-frites and all the kind of food associated with bistro food. But what struck me as much as the outstanding food (if only we had a place like this is Utah!) was the crew at the bar. The barman provided a show wiith perfectly executed drinks, while two very skillful assistants kept him... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Let me start by saying that Mateo's had excellent food, worthy of a foodie. However, our experience started with a newbie waiter who was not on his best game. Our appetizer and dinner came out in a random order, bar drinks were late, and special requests on food items were disregarded. We new we would not come back. The manager... More

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Golden, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Mateo is hands-down one of the best all-around places in Boulder. Consistently great service and food. Matthew and his staff do a tremendous job of making you feel comfortable in this relaxed casual environment. My wife and I frequently dine here for dinner and a few times for brunch. I entertain clients here for lunch on a regular basis as... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A pleasant dinner. Menu is brief but offers a range of choices. A bit noisy even on a Wednesday evening but not overwhelming. If weather had been better we would have tried the patio.

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Boulder, CO
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We've eaten dinner at Mateo in the past but our first Sunday brunch was this past Easter Sunday. The menu if terrific and the tastes outstanding. The porc hash was unique, perfectly portioned and wonderful. My wife and elderly mother both had the Mateo breakfast with eggs perfectly done, fantastic potatoes and thick, crispy bacon. But what really stands out... More

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Louisville, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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