Zolo Grill
Zolo Grill

Zolo Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zologrill.com/
  • Phone: 3034490444x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Nightly at 4:00
    Happy Hour Daily 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Southwest, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Justin Goerich
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Zolo Grill offers off site catering services to fit any budget. We will work with you to create your perfect event!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Folsom Avenue (25th St.) & 28th Street
  • Public Transit: The Boulder bus system operates the "Jump" bus every day of the year. Zolo Grill is located on Arapahoe Avenue between Folsom Avenue (26th Street) and 28th Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Zolo Grill is surrounded by ample parking. For easiest access, please park right in front!
A word from Zolo Grill
Declared by 5280 as "Absolutely the hottest restaurant in Boulder," Zolo Southwestern Grill has delivered award-winning southwestern cuisine with superior service since 1994! In the kitchen Chef Justin Goerich skillfully defines modern southwestern cuisine while bringing the best local, seasonal and organic ingredients to the table.

Behind the bar delicious margaritas are handcrafted and over 150 varieties of tequila are available. Zolo is the perfect place to enjoy a margarita or bloody maria pre-CU game or post movie. Awaken your senses in the warm and inviting atmosphere of Boulder's one and only, Zolo Southwestern Grill.


Online reservations for any size party. Walk-ins always welcome!
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Zolo Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (35)great for outdoor dining (31)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (20)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (9)special occasion (9)scenic view (7)late-night find (4)notable wine list (3)romantic (2)Show More
  • stuartmckenzie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This a great restaurant. I love Mexican food. This has the best Mexican food I can imagine. Would like you to open shop in Irvine, California. I would be there every week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This restaurant has been one of the most consistently good ones for so long. So long I don't even want to say for fear of exposing my ages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service!
    KAnder
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We love Zolos as a place to take family from out of town to experience unique southwestern fare. The only challenge for us is communication over the noise level inside on a Friday night! It is lively and fun but those people with difficulty filtering conversation out from the noise are challenged on a busy night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very good Mexican fare. Would go again in a minute
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JMEsfoodreview
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Always great. Duck tacos were exceptional. On a tight schedule, service was fast and courteous. Everyone was very friendly. I go to this restaurant every time I'm in Boulder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fair
    lizbVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Limited menu, Chips where stale, nice enough staff, but for the price I could have had much better food some where else in Boulder.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gourmet and gluten-free!
    canteloupe1
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Nowadays, almost all the items on the menu are gluten-free, so I had a great time choosing. I had a wonderful prime rib, crispy perfect pork ribs as an appetizer and corn and poblano tamales that all of us loved. We were there at four pm on a Sunday, so it was very quiet and we had our choice of the outdoor patio, the covered patio or the restaurant. We chose the covered patio in case of rain and had the entire patio to ourselves. Our wait staff were so courteous and helpful; we had a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zolo Review - Sat, Sept 20
    grad
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food and atmosphere were good. Service was slow -- had to wait long time for server to come by, for drinks to arrive, for dishes to be cleared at end, for check to arrive. Restaurant had many open tables so inexplicable what was causing waiter to be so slow from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for two
    Bearnbeyner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Zolo Grill is located in a shopping center off of Arapahoe. It is a casual & friendly. Good service. Not too loud. Focus is southwestern. We had the chips and salsa and the coho salmon apps. The salsa was more sweet than spicy, but hit the spot. The salmon was presented smoked salmon style, with dabs of mustard sauce, sprouts and red peppers. An almost perfect appetizer. We had the tamales and the tilapia tacos for dinner. The tamales couldn't have been better, well-seasoned/spiced. The tilapia tacos rated very high on my list of all time best fish tacos. Both entrees were filling. The red jaw breakers at the reception desk are very spicy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very attractive venue
    rchapman
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Four gorgeous hostesses…a very hot bartender…several hot waitresses…I highly recommend Zolo Grill, especially Table 51, Seats 3-4. Oh…they have food too! That was also quite good: slightly unusual Southwestern fare, a few interesting cocktails, a large selection of tequilas. I would definitely return if I were nearby in Boulder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably delicious
    Montrachet
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food is always wonderful here--from perfect guacamole through chicken enchiladas to sell your soul for to delicate Colorado bass. It is a great place to take out-of-towners and portions don't leave diners feeling hungry but just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, okay service
    EricaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The kitchen did a great job providing a custom and tasteful meal for me accommodating a number of food allergies. Our waiter however had zero personality and list a dessert order because way too long passed before he came back around to check on us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    bizmeet9
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The restaurant didn't look overly busy while we were there, but our waitress was slow to respond to our table. She had to be asked several times for straws, menus, etc. The bench we were seated at was small and uncomfortable. The food was good and service poor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Good food, served in a timely fashion (important for lunch).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food and service.
    Shanchin
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Zolo's never fails to disappoint and we had great food and the service was great. Glad you can finally make reservations at Zolo's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I lived in southern Arizona for over 20 years, and my wife most of her life. We loved the food!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen was great; bar, meh
    EmptyNestDiners
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was very good -- appys were solid though some complaints about the Sopa "cups" being mealy. Entrees were excellent, tilapia and pork were flavorful and cooked perfectly -- the duck tacos were especially good. Drinks were another story, large complex drink menu when we just wanted a good margarita. Tried one on the recommendation of the server and it tasted like gasoline -- no lime flavor at all. Ordered a different one and it was better but my wife's didn't show up until we were finished eating -- they did apologize and took it off the bill. Nice décor and ambiance, didn't feel noisy or crowded despite being packed. Service was friendly and attentive. Come for the food, not the drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    4dfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went with a group of six, and every one of us ordered something different. Everyone's meal was fabulous, not one was unhappy. Great guacamole and salsa for fresh chips to start. Everyone cleaned their plates, with liberal sampling of each other's dishes along the way. We had a few desserts for the table, and they were all so good, despite our best intentions to only have a bite we basically ate all of them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always love Zolo
    FoodiefanVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I return to Zolo time and time again, and it never disappoints. The chef does amazing food combinations. The Monday night Duck Taco special was tasty. Service prompt. Enjoyed their Red Sangria, and only $5 during Happy Hour until 6.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a great experience
    Elizabeth28
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Came in on a Monday night - half of their listed beers were out of stock, they ran out of the sea bass at 7:30pm (when we ordered)....had to ask for all drinks to be refilled rather than the server being on top of it....I'd check out a different spot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 427 reviews are from the Zolo Grill reviews archive.
  • Great food and good service
    Anne123VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Service was on The slow side, but we had time. The salad was a bit soggy, but all the rest perfect!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Go Zo
    snowqueen
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Terrific wait staff, mediocre food. Lovely to sit outside, music needs to be muted. Decent fish taco and salsa tray. But flavorless ribs and awful salmon appetizer. Pair the staff with a talented chef and Zolo's will be a winner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice menu
    Amudhen
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were pleased with the variety of choices on the menu, service was good, food was excellent. Wish there was more choices on the wine menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually enjoy, but poor service
    jbzrascal
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food here is generally great, and we love the outdoor patio. On this particular visit, we experienced extremely slow service. It took 45 minutes for our drinks to be delivered, and everything was very slow after that. It was disappointing and no apology was made.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at zolos
    Sturg
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I've eaten numerous times at Zolos over the years. I have always been pleased with all aspects of the experience. My first brunch there was no exception. Full menu is available in addition to the brunch menu. All six dishes ordered were first rate . Can't miss .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    Boulder1
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Zolo is one of the only restaurants where I would literally order anything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated and overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I came in b/c I read that it was kid-friendly. $26 steak was awful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food
    Mocktopus
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Don't go here if you want a nice quiet sit down to catch up with long lost friends. That being said the food is delicious and you can really focus on the food since you can't hear others. Drinks are quite strong but delicious.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanks
    Zeroyears
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This was my 70th birthday party, and it was wonderful, except there was so much noise, it was hard to hear each other speak, but again it was friday night, prime time. Food was great, everyone happy, and Zolo brought a birthday desert that was yummy and shared by all of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    pkri
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My kids took me to Zolo Grill for Mother's Day Brunch and the food was excellent. The Empanadas were great. Liked pretty much everything.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The waffles with ham and poblano chiles were awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Southwester/Mexican food
    NYCfeinschmecker
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Good food and good drinks (great tequila menu), liked the guac
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fish toco dull
    Pattydute
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Although filled with lots of fish the fish toco's were pretty dull. Side of potatoes were way too salty. Mixed veggies delicious and the drinks were terrific!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing customer service!
    DebiVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Came for the first time to a Sunday brunch. Not to be missed! Of course, the best part is the great servers. We keep coming back even though Zolos is half hour away! THANKS! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely will return!
    Carlita
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Fresh, unique, delicious! We will come back here for another meal. Had a great view of the Flatirons on a very pleasant spring evening. It was a little noisey for the older gentleman in our group however.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice patio, but that's it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The appetizers were forgetable and our waiter, even though it wasn't busy initially, left us waiting for long periods of time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    tequila
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Have always had great experiences at Zolo - food and staff are the best! over 150 different tequilas to try!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great dinner here
    swoop
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    we love going to Zolo's. The food is always great, and the menu is wonderful. The service is very attentive without being over bearing. We were here for their monthly donation. This month they chose to give to an organization that we support - Voices For Children. 20% of all their proceeds for the day go to their chosen charity. What a wonderful community gesture and involvement. We will continue to support Zolos, and continue to dine here. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Good selection of brunch items and OZO coffee! Great service and fresh ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zolo is reliable
    Sturg
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I am always pleased when we go to Zolo. Moderately priced , good food, friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.