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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
The Mediterranean reviews from OpenTable diners
208 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (111)good for groups (100)fit for foodies (85)special occasion (78)hot spot (65)great for lunch (58)neighborhood gem (50)romantic (42)vibrant bar scene (40)kid-friendly (39)great for brunch (27)notable wine list (26)late-night find (14)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Still Fab after all these years!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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 2011
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yummy fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our first time at The Med and it was amazing! We had several different tapas and a salad which was a great way to sample many of their different dishes as well as make a wonderful and interesting meal. The food was superb, the presentation of each dish was beautiful and the service was great despite the large number of diners coming and going. The only non-perfect aspect was the noise level, I suppose due to the tile floors, high ceilings and general largeness of the restaurant. The wait staff was attentive, courteous, friendly and fast! We will definitely go there again and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brianna
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Heard a lot of good things going in but the food was bland, small portioned, and overpriced. Really loud atmosphere and decent service but the food was really disappointing to me.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great family spot
    CatLeeC
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    There were six of us total including my one year old nephew, they seated us quickly and got us a pizza for my nephew within five minutes of being seated. Service was speedy, staff was nice and the food/drinks were delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boulder visit
    bebedine
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Terrific food! We went back for lunch so sampled a number of items - salmone acqua pazza so fresh and delicous, the tapas delicous - loved the beet tapa - not all pizzas are created equal and ours was just delicious. Just super fresh, beautifully prepared dishes. Wish I had this restaurant in my city!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Traveler
    BogeyBob
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I've always liked The Med and usually had a good experience, however, last night was appalling. We had a business dinner for 6 people out on the patio and the meals did not arrive anywhere near the same time. The first meal (hangar steak) came at least 15 minutes before anything else. Then the 3 paella's arrived, but it was an additional five+ minutes before the final 2 meals (eggplant parm, and a pasta dish) finally showed up. No apologies, no visit from the manager, no attempt to make it right with desserts or drinks, na da. Inexcusable for a restaurant like The Med.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant
    CorySVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have been coming to this restaurant for awhile, it's one of our favorites. Some servers are great and some are not. The tapas are to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amigo
    amigo
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We live in Phoenix and visit Boulder occasionally to see relatives. We always hit The Med' at least once per visit. Food is great!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great happy hour
    Karenrl
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I love this place, always recommend it to people visiting Boulder, great staff, awesome food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find
    Moni
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Great outdoor patio, the tapas were different yet flavorful and delicious! Waiter was busy but did his best to keep up with our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something has changed
    BreadloverVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We've been going to The Med for over 15 years and it has always been one of our favorite restaurants. Something was different these past two times when we went though. The bread wasn't as tasty as before; it was somewhat doughy, not the usual excellent texture with a crunchy crust. Their bread used to be so good that other places in town bought from them. And their margarita pizza also seemed quite doughy; it used to be super thin and full of flavor. Please bring back the crunchy bread and pizza!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The perfect place to for summer....
    MoreQthanA
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    On a warm sunny Boulder summer's evening could there be any better place in Boulder to enjoy dinner with friends than The Med? The food was - once again - excellent, the service impeccable, and the ambiance just about perfect. Of course they screwed up the Open Table reservation (which happens A LOT these days); but managed to squeeze us in, albeit with quite a wait. Highlight was the food and the wine, which has to be about the most reasonably priced of the competitor restaurants nearby. (YES! You know who you are, trying to charge $70+ for pretty average reds; shame on you!!). Our waiter (Gabriel) was attentive and personable - but then in my experience all the staff at The Med are (uniformly) well selected and trained. Excellent evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    Vellutini
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great tapas. I haven't tried anything else there because all the tapas look so yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    dfblank
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The Med is a Boulder treasure. I have been to this restaurant at least 20 times. It is definitely my favorite restaurant in Boulder. We usually come during happy hour for the tapas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great night
    joebean7
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food was fantastic and the service was great. It was my first time there but it will not be my last. Very authentic food with a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place to take guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    With the variety of menu options and the excellence of the food preparations the Med is consistently a family favorite, especially if we have out of town guests. The service was very good and the kitchen very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best salad!
    suzyqVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We always enjoy the Med. This time, tapas were good, arugula salad not so much. Too much cheese & could not find the pear. Would not have again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas Heaven
    ItTakesaVillage
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our first visit, and definitely not our last. Menu showcases the full circle of Mediterranean cultures; the food is fresh, skillfully prepared, beautifully presented, and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Friendly and Great Meal
    jhkweb
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We visited the Med for our 55th anniversary. I requested a table in a quieter area of the restaurant (by phone a day before) and was very well accommodated. Our waiter was excellent, and most helpful with suggestions and timeliness in filling our order. In all it was a great experience that we would be delighted to repeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great every time!
    Arpad
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I have never had a bad meal here and the service is always wonderful!! The tapas is outstanding! The scallop special was to die for!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Had a business dinner there and ordered chicken kabob. It would be nice if there had been more than two, tiny pieces of chicken. Perhaps they are saving money
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Honestly the whole experience was overrated in my opinion. I thought the place was pretentious and the service poor. The food was mediocre, and being Middle Eastern, I would know. I am originally from the OKC area and we have much better food here. Everything was over priced, even at happy hour. The best thing I consumed was the White Sangria. If you are in the mood for unauthentic, mediocre, over priced food, then The Med is the place to go. The waiter was nice enough, but our service was watered down... perhaps there was not enough staff on duty? I was shocked to see how busy the place was considering my dissatisfaction with the food. However, I suppose the ambience and happy hour is good enough to draw in a crowd.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have been there many times and consistently have superb food and service! It probably is our favorite restaurant overall
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Treatment
    Kitito
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I was looking for a romantic place to take my lovely wife to celebrate our 4th anniversary and was hopeful when I booked with The Med. I made my reservation online then followed up with a call to the restaurant to confirm my request for a romantic table and some acknowledgment when we arrived of our special occasion. When we arrived for dinner I was not disappointed! We were seated at a more private table for two, the wait staff congratulated us on our anniversary and brought us each a complimentary glass of champagne, and I was even allowed to use the little candle I'd used for one of our first dates for our table that night. My wife and I were treated great and loved it. Thanks Met folks, we'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulously Fun
    DancingDew
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Super Happy Hour Tapas with a wide selection of small plates and choices. Tasting the different tapas plates of skewered shrimp, lamb, hummus, mushrooms, flatbreads, and salads created a fun experience. The menu has something for everyone and those that want a full dinner or pizza can enjoy that as well. The wait staff was professional, providing quick and caring service. I particularly enjoyed the sunny outdoor patio with umbrella. The Med is casually sophisticated with a warm engaging atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas for Lunch
    Conference
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I recently took a young friend and her 2-year old daughter to the Mediterranean for lunch. I had taken my niece and her young daughter for Tapas a few weeks earlier. The Tapas menu was also available for lunch, which was fine with me. I love the Tapas choices. But, what I also love about the Med is that children are given very special attention and families with children are treated by the staff with great respect. From the booster seat that came out immediately to a special water cup with straw to taking our picture before we left, our waiter was wonderfully attentive. After two great experiences bringing families with children to the Med, I will think of the Med first in the future when adults and children will be dining together.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    pipereatsVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Loved the Med. 4 of us were able to share/try many menu items, service was friendly and quick, we had a cute table on the patio. Will definitely return next time we're in Boulder!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SO accomodating!
    MountainMama
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We needed a large table so I immediately thought of the Med. I requested outdoors and we got just that. It was perfection!! Until it started raining...our server immediately appeared and asked if we wanted to move. Since its Boulder, we thought it might pass in moments so we asked to wait. It didn't pass and in minutes she was back and said she was already saving a table for us inside so we could move right in. It was seamless, painless and a real joy to reconnect with an old friend and her huge family with such ease. Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable quality and character
    Pound4Him
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We returned to the Med on our way to Estes Park and once again really enjoyed the food variety and quality. Their Tapas portions were great to share. Happy hour menu was well priced, good variety, served hot and lots of flavor. House wine was much better than many places. Staff was friendly, professional and perky. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as always
    BonefinderVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I have been here on a number of occasions for lunch dates. It has always been very good. My last time, I had the most wonderfully delicious entrée. I'm surprised it didn't catch my attention before. It was the cannelloni with chicken. It is not a pasta dish. The cannelloni itself was made from a rolled tortilla. It was absolutely scrumptious. This place will continue to be on my fav list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.