The Mediterranean
The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://themedboulder.com/
  • Phone: 303-444-5335 x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily at 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Kelly Kingsford
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: *max 100 persons for seated event; max 200 for mingling event
  • Private Party Contact: events@themedboulder.com 3034445335x
  • Special Events: The Mediterranean restaurant is quite simply Boulder’s best venue for your private party, business gathering, rehearsal dinner, wedding or special occasion. Uniquely designed and equipped with an experienced and dedicated event staff as well as a menu ideally suited for events of any size*, occasion or budget.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 9th St. and 11th St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Downtown parking validated.
A word from The Mediterranean
The Mediterranean is a casual, energetic, everyday restaurant located in the heart of downtown Boulder, Colorado. Known for our tapas and the town’s best outdoor dining, we’ve been offering exceptional food at a great value for over 20 years.

Our diverse menu features tapas & paellas, artisan pizzas from our Italian wood-burning oven and fresh seafood just to name a few. We also feature a world-class wine, beer and spirits program beautifully complemented by our signature cocktails.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Mediterranean reviews from OpenTable diners
197 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (98)good for groups (96)great for outdoor dining (88)special occasion (71)hot spot (62)neighborhood gem (60)great for lunch (44)romantic (43)vibrant bar scene (34)kid-friendly (32)notable wine list (29)great for brunch (16)late-night find (10)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Love the Med
    Ivebeenherebefore
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great food, many choices, and terrific service by Tahoe Dan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BroomfieldBilly
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The Med never disappoints, always the best pizza....anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service from hound waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have been here several times and it is usually a favorite. Sat night the service was poor. That is very different than usual. We had a very young seemingly inexperienced waitress. We only ordered a few tapas and drinks and moved on...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday girl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Good thing the local gins were so good, because we were seated next to a group with two screaming pre-teen girls, and inattentive parents. Tapas were delicious, and everyone in the group enjoyed their entrees. It would be nice if groups of adults could be seated away from children - especially when reservations are made in advance. It would be a nice option to enjoy food and drinks without children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I love everything about The Med. It's in a great location, the food is amazing, and the ambiance is perfect. Favorite restaurant in Boulder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be prepared for noise
    ElectraVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This happening boulder hot spot is busy, lively and noisy. Dates, families and small groups abound. Be ready for a hub bub that often eclipses conversation with food that is good, not outstanding. Locals live this place with lots of tasty tapas.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Option, Reasonable Prices
    GluttonMe
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was our first time to the Med. My fiancee and I live in Longmont and were looking for an "off the beaten path" option with local flair. I cannot say we saw options pertinent to Boulder, CO, however we had every option of meat available to us from the tapas menu at reasonable prices. Hangar steaks, taziki sauce, and mussels stole the show. Definitely a gem to this city with so many options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh, nothing special.
    FoodieLady
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The service was especially mediocre here, to the point of almost being bad except I've had way worse elsewhere... The guy just didn't care. And the paella was AWFUL!! Bland, flavorless and dry/gummy and mushy. I didn't think it was possible to have paella this bad but they managed it. We went here because we had had decent food here before, either it really was an off night or they've seriously gone downhill...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding service!
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I went here for my birthday the other night and although many of the party members didn't show up, the Med staff was very accommodating. They made us all feel welcome and special nonetheless. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere lovely as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jake
    Jake
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent service. We had many questions about the menu and the server knew all the answers. I am a chef and appreciate the knowledge he had about the reduction sauce on the menu that my wife didn't understand. I can say that the menu could be simplified or have an alternate English menu. My son's girlfriend only orders the same thing because she can't pronounce some of the orders. Overall, great experience and value for food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two nights in a row!
    snjjz
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Everything was wonderful. Our only issue being a bit older was the noise level. We were there on a Thursday and Friday evening so lively is to be expected. The food , many choices and quality were consistent and top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for everyone!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had eight in our group, with very varied tastes and food interests. We each ordered at least one item from the Tapas menu, which we found to be delicious, nice size portions and reasonable prices. I'm from out of town, and I will definitely return to "the Med" next time I'm in Boulder. Thank you, also, to your very kind and patient wait staff :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great flavor with everything we ordered and we ordered a lot of tapas and entries
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite
    dfblank
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My wife and I go to the Mediterranean at least a few times per month. We usually try to make it to the happy hour tapas menu. We love trying all the different dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jayz
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    An oustanding restaurant! That says it all. The food, the service, and the ambiance at this wel-known Boulder eatery were exactly what we expected. Had a great time and look forwqrd to returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always great
    Jeff
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    They always do such a great job here no wonder they're a Boulder institution. Large group had no issues and we were happy
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    MamaEats
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I've enjoyed The Med for many years. Plenty of delicious options on the menu and they are quick to accommodate any food sensitivities. Make reservations if you can. Dinner time is often quite busy. When it's nice out, be sure to check for outdoor seating. The patio is lovely and a little quieter than inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredibly noisy
    Anniv
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food & service were excellent but it was so noisy we could hardly talk. Not a great restaurant for a romantic anniversary dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Good Company
    AmyinBroomfield
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Took my parents and friends here for dinner. As always the food was great but this was the first time I'd been seated inside (the patio was closed due to weather) and I couldn't get over how loud it was. Even sitting across from people it was difficult to converse. But everyone had an enjoyable time. Additionally, for 9 of us the bill wasn't that bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very nice happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Sangria hanger steak and blackened snow peas were very good- very good happy hour prices and ambience
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious!
    Astro364
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went to the Med for our anniversary. My wife ordered a chicken dish and I ordered the seafood Paella which is my favorite disk there. The Med never disappoints and that night was no exception. The seafood Paella was simply delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outdoor haven, vast menu
    FoodiefanVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Enjoyed the last of summer summer on the large outdoor patio--lovely with plants, and in a center courtyard, so no street noise or sitting on a cement sidewalk. Appreciated the happy hour menu, same tapas as the regular menu with lower prices. The bacon wrapped dates were so savory. The baked garlic was aromatic and flavorful. Red sangria was fruity and provided a generous serving. The tender belly pork with moroccan spices and chickpeas was delicious. Seafood paella was a hit at our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experiance
    FoodManDude
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was awesome went there for my 3 year anniversary
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate Here!
    2life
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The Med was worthy of the two celebrations we were having: an anniversary and a birthday. 9 people came, only 2 of them had been here before. Our waiter was exceedingly attentive, helpful, and quick to please! The food delicious …. we tried many tapas … and kept trying more! EVERYONE was pleased. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Foodlover8
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was so delicious. It was my 🎂🎈✨husband's birthday. And he was very happy. We brought our neighbors and they had a great time. The only thing he wished was to have larger chunks of lobster in his 🍝 entrée. I want to try everything on the menu. I'm to tell all my clients what a delicious place this is !👌👏🍴🍷😋
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was just ok!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The service was not great. We had a party of six. We felt that we were being rushed out the door when she came three times in a row to get the order then asked if we wanted dessert when everyone was still working on their entree. The food was good but it was very loud and service was just ok.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Mediterranean was excellent
    IndustriousPerfectionist
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great atmosphere, delicious food, and tasty wine. Make sure to get a reservation; it's a busy place. Reasonable prices..
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, service, will return
    dodgygourmet
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Totally enjoyed a wide range of tapas. Everything was good to excellent. Bacon wrapped dates were unbelievable (just watch the pits). Ahi, carpaccio and the shrimp were extremely tasty. The pineapple toffee dessert was a real crowd pleaser. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic as always!
    Foodiefam
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Med never disappoints. From the food to with drinks. Service is fast and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Fab after all these years!!
    skigirl
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been eating at the Med since it opened and it is always great. A true Boulder gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must go
    Jessica
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    One of my absolute favorites! Gorgeous outdoor dining area, delicious tapas and excellent sangria. I wish I lived closer, but any time I visit Colorado I make a point to stop here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and fast service!
    HockeeVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The Mediterranean is our favorite restaurant in Boulder! Extremely reliable in the quality of food and very good service! Everyone we take there loves it. We went there 3 times this week!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service poor food
    Biff99
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Don't waste your time. Over priced and poorly executed this place is really just a tourist trap. WAiter messed up every part of our order left us hanging and when food finally came it was the pits. I do give the credit for some good tapas but again service ruined it. Entrees were totally pre cooked and warmed over with no style and lousy execution.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service
    Papafoti
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were there during Happy Hour time frame. Seated quickly... We were amazed how quickly our appetizers came, followed by our entrees. Food was tasty. Overall experience was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 8 of us sophisticated diners wowed!
    JJaxx
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service fab, food way beyond expectations--shared 16 tapas and loved every bite!! And Happy hour is such a bargain we thought there been a mistake! Boulder is fortunate to have this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Love love love the happy hour! Sangria and margaritas are amazing and food is always fun and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carolina Wilson
    caralex
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Good experience. We love the tapas idea. We took our kids and It would have been nice to have papers and colors to keep them busy while waiting for the food. The pita bread in several tapas were consistently undercook. They have barely seen the oven.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food always outstanding and presentation excellent. Service was good the only drawback would be the noise level no matter dinning inside or outside it is so noisy you can hardly hear. Don't know what can be done about the outside noise---
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • a gem in Boulder
    JimF
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    A long time favorite, we took a group here and they did a great job for us. Great tapas, great happy hour, love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome happy hour!
    Catherine
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Fabulous happy hour! Good prices on their huge list of yummy tapas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall