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.
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
1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302 (19th)
(303) 443-7766
Website
Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 74 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Add Photo Write a Review

74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Colorado
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I was expecting a larger menu with more French classics. I chose the 'special' which was a seafood pasts which was disappointing. The pate was great though as were the shrimp starter. Nice wine selection. The A/C did not seem to work which meant we were pleased to leave.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder,Colorado
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Haven't been to Mateo's in years,but that will now change. We were waited upon last night by Adam,the general manager. He helps out when it gets a little hectic. Right away we knew he was not your ordinary waiter. Excellent knowledge of his establishment & old world service. I must admit, enjoyed the food but it was also the total... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pound Ridge, New York
Level Contributor
101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

After reading the highly positive reviews of Mateo on TripAdvisor, we decided to splurge on this restaurant and were largely disappointed. The atmosphere is lovely, both inside and in the outer patio and the waitstaff was pleasant and responsive. However, the food seems overrated. First, it's unusual to eat in a French restaurant that does not serve bread. The next... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Level Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mateo also viewed

 

Been to Mateo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

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: 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mateo 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?