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1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302 (19th)
(303) 443-7766
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 7
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely dinner with old friends

We love the simple walk from our home and a very good menu. The staff are good and the food is reasonably priced. We especially like the salad choices. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Ellen G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We love the simple walk from our home and a very good menu. The staff are good and the food is reasonably priced. We especially like the salad choices. Well worth a visit.

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Boulder, Colorado
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Mateo has recovered its coveted status as the best burger in town, plus the amazing chicken frites. Great arugula/spinach salad, reasonably priced wonderful wines. The restaurant is loud and energetic and the artwork is superb. I am happy to be a loyal customer once again.

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Alyson G, General Manager at Mateo, responded to this review

We are happy to have you back! We have been working hard at always improving and we really appreciate this feedback. We hope to see you again soon, have a lovely week! More 

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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a wonderful bistro that has very reasonable prices and bountiful offerings. Had the Eggs Benedict if are in Boulder this is your brunch. The staff do a great job and was very friendly. All the plates that came from the kitchen look amazing. This is Boulder's best kept secret. I guess I just let the secret out.

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Alyson G, General Manager at Mateo, responded to this review

We're glad you let the secret out! Thanks for your review, we are glad you had great food and service. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I LOVE this place! The food is fantastic -- brunch, lunch and dinner (amazing benedicts for brunch and for dinner you must try their signature poulet frites!). They have an extensive wine list and amazing cocktails too. The service is outstanding and the atmosphere is lively but not too loud. Mateo is one of my favorite go-to restaurants for happy... More 

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Alyson G, General Manager at Mateo, responded to this review

Hey there, thank you for your review! We are always trying to better ourselves and it's always nice to get great feedback. Come and see us again soon & enjoy your week ahead! More 

ISSAQUAH
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I had a hard time choosing from all the mouthwatering offerings. Chilaquiles are one of my favorite dishes, and yes I know it was created to use leftover tortillas. The excellent chorizo on top and the perfectly cooked eggs made it the best. My spouse had eggs benedict and said they were superb, which means the hollendaise sauce was perfect... More 

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Alyson G, General Manager at Mateo, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review, we love making brunch so we appreciate you joining us! Happy to hear you both were happy with your choices. Come back and see us when you want great food and don't have to wait in a long brunch line! More 

Denver
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a fantastic restaurant for anyone, but in particular, they do an amazing job for groups. I had a large group dinner and we were able to do a buyout for the entire restaurant. The service was fantastic and I got such great compliments on the food and atmosphere. They were one of the easiest restaurants I've ever worked... More 

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Alyson G, General Manager at Mateo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We love feedback and we are so happy to hear your event went well with us, we love hosting private parties, reach out to us for your next one! More 

Davis, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It's never a guarantee that when the order is for Steak/Frites, that what comes out of the kitchen makes you think you've been transported to Brussels. That's what happened at our recent visit to Mateo in Boulder, Colorado. From the moment we walked into Mateo, we were treated like special guests. The service could not have been better, the dishes... More 

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Boulder
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is nice small restaurant, and has a small but wonderfully varied menu. We had the burgers for lunch with Greyere cheese the first time went. I have to say, this was the best burger I ever had. It is $15, but it is worth it, since most burgers elsewhere are just average. We are gluten free, and have tried... More 

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Colorado
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Additional Information about Mateo

Address: 1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: (303) 443-7766
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $80
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
    (19th)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: (303) 443-7766

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $80
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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