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1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-7766
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Ranked #79 of 500 Restaurants in Boulder
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Price range: $30 - $80
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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English first
Stamford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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
Top Contributor
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
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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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