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Mateo

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1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302 (19th)
+1 303-443-7766
Today
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
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Longmont, Colorado
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429 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The right place to select for the NYE party with festive balloons galore! The fries are fantastic - world class actually. The chicken was done perfectly. Extensive wine list and great desserts...a great Boulder getaway.

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Thank Mark107
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mateo is a gem. The food is wonderful and the menu changes just enough to keep you coming back. Staff is friendly and engages at just the right level - meaning if you want more you get it, if not, they will be invisible.

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Thank FishingPhish
Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Winter dining -- be prepared for noise. The young people gravitate towards these "lively" restaurants, but if you want to have a conversation, go elsewhere. Compared to other nationally known Boulder restaurants, the food here is B+. Spare me the fries! Summer/fall is a different story: their outdoor seating is so pleasant, you can have a real conversation.

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Thank ColoTraveler2001
Boulder, Colorado
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This is not a burger place per se, but if you are craving a fantastic burger at lunch time, this is the best in town. Served with excellent fries and a variety of toppings. Other lunch options are fantastic as well. (Haven't had dinner here in a long time.)

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Thank RBTRAV
Marblehead,MA
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

My son moved to Boulder recently and Mateo is one of his favorite restaurants. We dined there when visiting. The ambiance was good. Even though the restaurant was full on a Saturday night, the noise level (high ceilings) enabled us to converse easily. The wine steward was outstanding! All but myself (a pescatarian) had the highly rated burger which came... More 

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Thank msmermaid38
Boulder, Colorado
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We enjoy sitting at the shared table by the window, sharing multiple plates. The mussels are the best in Boulder! A fun, low-key but pretty place with friendly, professional service and yummy treats..

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Thank Mallika M
Boulder, Colorado
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185 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This is a great French restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They have a lovely outside courtyard when the weather is nice. I always prefer to be inside where the tempeture is always nice; and, in summer cool. They not only have great french food; but, they have an outstanding list of French wines, sparkling, blanc, rose', and rouge. They... More 

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Thank eddiethea
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

My friends from France got their anniversary celebration at this restaurant. They had great expectations as the reputation and price were high. They both ordered rabbit and veggies. The water was delayed and so was the food. When they got the rabbit was disgusting, the veggies were like from a can, absolutely flavorless, and the rabbit was scarcely in the... More 

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Thank Cony U
longmont colorado
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Small spot with small patio. We appreciated the very attentive focused waitstaff. Weekend breakfast had yummy thick slices of bacon. Disappointed with potatoes -- one inch french fries. Would have preferred home made hash browns, etc. We tried to book online, but their website stated that nothing was available until 1pm. We stopped by early in the hopes of a... More 

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Thank divianana
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

What a delightful find amidst so many wonderful dining choices in Boulder. The pomme frites are delicious and served with three different dipping options. There are a variety of salad options (all fresh and yummy!!), excellent appetizers (try the beet and goat cheese option) and carefully selected entrees in a wide price range. The wine menu is extensive. Serving staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $80
Cuisine
French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
    (19th)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-443-7766

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?