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1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5518 (19th)
(303) 443-7766
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Boulder, Colorado
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175 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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 

Thank eddiethea
Level Contributor
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 

Thank Cony U
longmont colorado
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Thank divianana
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Thank Greenspringer
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Mateo's was one of the first top notch restaurants and, although it has lots of competition, it's hard to beat. Just the right size with a beautiful patio. The seabass and the chicken pom fritte was just right. Our waiter - complete with pony tail and limp handle bar mustache - was a bit of a space cadet but all... More 

Thank Grant R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Took my friend to Mateo tonite the day before his birthday. Great food, great service...highly recommended! Amy the bartender was great, wines by the glass were very good, sit at the bar if you can!

Thank Roger N
Boulder, CO
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122 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Hadn't been to Mateo for several years, so chose it for a low-key anniversary dinner. Able to book online and seated promptly although we were early. Were not asked if we wanted to eat inside or outside. Seated at a small four-top table and very glad we were not seated at one of the tiny two-tops - a little too... More 

Thank marleydog
Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Amazing Poulet frites! Third time having the same dish. Service outstanding without being overbearing.

Thank John R
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

We enjoyed an amazing meal here for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent; I savored every bite. Our server was attentive and punctual. Unlike many of the quality restaurants in Boulder, Mateo was QUIET! This is a huge plus for me.

1 Thank Laurie B
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in Boulder. The service is incredible. We had a delightful salad with a quail's egg on frisee lettuce. Beef cheeks practically fell apart they were so succulent. Dessert was pot du chocolat. So warm, gooey and yummy.

Thank Patricia D
Alyson G, Public Relations Manager at Mateo, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your special evening. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $80
French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5518
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: (303) 443-7766

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