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Black CatBlack Cat
2376 reviews
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Contemporary American | Boulder, Boulder Area

This is simply the best restaurant in Boulder and the Front Range. The service is consistently excellent and the food is always fresh, delicious and inventively prepared. More

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Blackbelly MarketBlackbelly Market
892 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

This is a must visit restaurant whenever I come to Boulder. More

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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - BoulderJax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
1318 reviews
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Seafood | Boulder, Boulder Area

We often dine at Jax in Boulder, particularly on Monday when happy hour lasts all evening. Everything was spot on this time; the Emersum oysters were very good. Billy was an attentive server; he made certain that everything happened to our liking. More

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Flagstaff HouseFlagstaff House
3458 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Amazing! Food, service, atmosphere... impeccable More

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RiffsRiffs
1208 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

I love the menu, the staff is on top of things and welcoming, it's my new go-to place. Think the guests I brought will also be new fans...Thanks More

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Bramble & HareBramble & Hare
426 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Boulder, Boulder Area

I love this Hip and Delicious spot in Boulder! More

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Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderHapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder
396 reviews
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Sushi | Boulder, Boulder Area

Excellent sushi. Sushi chef was not friendly and bordering on grumpy. More

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SantoSanto
453 reviews
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Mexican | Boulder, Boulder Area

Great service, great food More

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West End TavernWest End Tavern
6 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Great food. Great service. However the noise level had us almost shouting to have a conversation More

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ArcanaArcana
504 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

I had a really great experience. The food was terrific. I especially enjoyed the cabbage with carrot chorizo. It was creative and delicious. Matthew, our server, did a really good job of recommending food. The highlight of the evening was Michael, the wine guy. He was so knowledgeable and completely delightful. I can’t wait to return. More

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Japango Sushi RestaurantJapango Sushi Restaurant
544 reviews
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Sushi | Boulder, Boulder Area

Lively atmosphere. Good for special occassions. A few of the portions seemed a bit small given the price, but everything we ordered was very good. We will definitely go again. More

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Via PerlaVia Perla
529 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

We've eaten at Via Perla twice in the last week and were very pleased both times. Great decor with excellent food and service. Austin was our waiter both times and was attentive without rushing us. Our guests commented several times during dinner about the excellent quality of the food. We agree with their assessment! More

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Boulder CorkBoulder Cork
1854 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Always excellent...however, cocktails smaller and less potent...? More

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BRASSERIE TEN TENBRASSERIE TEN TEN
2966 reviews
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French | Boulder, Boulder Area

Great restaurant! Haven't had a bad meal here. One of the top restaurants in Boulder. More

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Wild StandardWild Standard
645 reviews
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Seafood | Boulder, Boulder Area

Very good service, pleasant attentive, upbeat. Food well prepared, very tasty without being overwhelming. Wine for date night menu OK. Overall very good experience, would definitely recommend. More

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Aloy Thai CuisineAloy Thai Cuisine
3 reviews
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Thai | Boulder, Boulder Area

My mom was in town & took my friends & I to dinner! She loved the food (& has travelled all over Asia so she knows good Thai food!!) & so did my friends. Our server was super kind & helped us pick our entrees, explain the menu, & manage my friends dietary restrictions! More

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Carelli's Ristorante ItalianoCarelli's Ristorante Italiano
108 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

A+ all around. The veal Parmesan was the best I’ve ever had. More

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MateoMateo
1028 reviews
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Provencal | Boulder, Boulder Area

I got the poulet frites with the spicy ketchup and the black and white dessert. The food was really good and the service was great, everyone was very professional and nice. I highly recommend this restaurant. More

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River and Woods RestaurantRiver and Woods Restaurant
507 reviews
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Comfort Food | Boulder, Boulder Area

Had a wonderful meal and experience taking my wife for her birthday. The whole group had amazing dishes (chicken fried calamari, homemade ravioli, table-top s'mores) and couldn't be happier with the service. Perfect way to spend the night out. More

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Jill's in the St Julien HotelJill's in the St Julien Hotel
1092 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Boulder, Boulder Area

This was our first time at Jill's and Alex took great care and our steaks were exceptional. We'll definitely be back with family and friends. More

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Centro Mexican KitchenCentro Mexican Kitchen
153 reviews
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Mexican | Boulder, Boulder Area

Such good food and the service was excellent! I would highly recommend! More

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Greenbriar Inn, TheGreenbriar Inn, The
2246 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Our extended family has gone to the Greenbriar Sunday brunch several times in recent years to celebrate our mom's birthday. The setting is always beautiful, the interior elegant and the food delicious. Adults and kids enjoy the Sunday brunch buffet in this lovely setting. We're lucky to have such a gem in our area! More

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The North End at 4580 (fka Restaurant 4580)The North End at 4580 (fka Restaurant 4580)
797 reviews
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Contemporary American | Boulder, Boulder Area

The service was excellent, as was the food. The noise level also was very tolerable. My one criticism was the choice of rock as the background music. It added to the background noise and didn't fit with the overall ambiance. More

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The MediterraneanThe Mediterranean
2274 reviews
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Mediterranean | Boulder, Boulder Area

The Med is always a treat!! Some of the best service in Boulder! This restaurant knows how to make it's guests feel special and the cuisine is yummy. The noise level is a bit high for conversation and so we tend to sit in the back of the restaurant which is not quite as noisy. However, the noise is all part of the fun. Never dissapoints!! More

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Bacco Trattoria & Mozzarella BarBacco Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar
223 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

We liked our dinner. It was our anniversary and I wrote that in our reservation, but no one said anything during our visit to Bacco. We went on Monday so it was happy hour all night! The service was mediocre, had to wait awhile to order our wine, then it took quite awhile before we received it. We had to hail our waitress a few times to ask her for more wine, etc. All in all it’s a fun neighborhood Italian place with great ambience, good lasagna and appetizers! More

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Boulder ChopHouse & TavernBoulder ChopHouse & Tavern
1648 reviews
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Steakhouse | Boulder, Boulder Area

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Via ToscanaVia Toscana
791 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

I picked this restaurant based upon its one menu item...Rabbit with Bison Ragu! I was NOT disappointed! This was my birthday celebration and I was hesitant to ask my family to pay the price...they were willing so I booked! I reviewed all of the menus of other Italian restaurants in Louisville, but could not find an equal. All four of us had wonderful meals and our server was excellent. Highly recommend Via Toscana! More

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Caprese TrattoriaCaprese Trattoria
303 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

We have been looking for an excellent Italian restaurant in Longmont. Having tried several others, that were "ok", we are happy to have discovered our favorite in Caprese Trattoria. We have had dinner there twice in the past 2 weeks, every dish we have ordered has been excellent. Wide variety on the menu, great flavors and superb service will keep this ranked #1 for us. Prices are reasonable. We recommend you ask for Lo as your server. She is terrific, surprising her guests with "above and beyond" level of service. She found ways to make our visit special, with extra thoughtful actions, we were very pleasantly surprised. More

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SALT - BoulderSALT - Boulder
1601 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Fantastic food and wine. Great service. Highly recommended. More

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Zolo GrillZolo Grill
774 reviews
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Southwest | Boulder, Boulder Area

Sweet Potato tacos are awesome especially with a margarita. More

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Roadhouse Boulder DepotRoadhouse Boulder Depot
315 reviews
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Contemporary American | Boulder, Boulder Area

We had great food and great service. Was a little bit noisy for the “oldies” in our group. Hard to have a conversation. Everyone liked the food though and we would definitely go back. More

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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - BoulderRio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Boulder
416 reviews
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Mexican | Boulder, Boulder Area

Rio is currently at its temporary location as they move to their new location/ complete renovations. While the food and drinks are as always very good, it is very noisy and tight for space. I would suggest making a reservation before going for sure since space is very limited. Overall the food experience is still very good and the staff are really nice. I just wish they can get out of the temporary location soon enough. More

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Spruce Farm & FishSpruce Farm & Fish
732 reviews
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Contemporary American | Boulder, Boulder Area

If I could give more than 5 stars for the food, I would. I started with roasted brussels sprouts and cauliflower, which is some of the best I've had, and continued to enjoy every bite after. I'll definitely be back! More

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ChimeraChimera
110 reviews
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Pacific Rim | Boulder, Boulder Area

Had a great time. Super vibe and lively atmosphere. Great tunes too. Food on point. We will be back. More

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The Post Brewing Co - BoulderThe Post Brewing Co - Boulder
18 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Deliciousness!!! Chicken & Waffles!! Oh! Yeah!! More

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Shine Restaurant & Potion BarShine Restaurant & Potion Bar
215 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Service was thoughtful & sweet for a 90 year olds birthday More

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Hotel Boulderado Special EventsHotel Boulderado Special Events
141 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

A wonderful Christmas Buffet that was the highlight of Our Christmas Celebration at the Hotel Boulderado. More

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Sforno TrattoriaSforno Trattoria
280 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

Excellent date night, family dinner, group dinner restaurant! Seriously, perfect for all occasions. Lighting is a little low, but contributes to the overall atmosphere of the place. Amazing lobster ravioli and pebble chicken pasta! Best canolli in town! Fast service and attentive waiter. Go try this local restaurant out ! More

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Gondolier Italian EateryGondolier Italian Eatery
259 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

Had an eggplant Parmesan sandwich and minestrone soup. Both were excellent. More

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Red Agave Tequileria + Cocina + Calaca BarRed Agave Tequileria + Cocina + Calaca Bar
49 reviews
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Mexican | Boulder, Boulder Area

Great food - very much a "high end" Mexican restaurant. The service was very attentive but the food was slow to arrive at our table - not due to the service staff. I recommend this restaurant. More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Boulder - 29th StBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Boulder - 29th St
7 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

BJ is great for a large group, with kids, families, etc. Everyone can find something they like. Kids love it. They said the pizzas and gluten free pizzas were excellent. We adults weren't that thrilled with our fish tacos, the fish was a bit overdone. Our daughter also wasn't so happy with her burger. But the guacamole was good, and the desserts were excellent. Next time I may try a salad. I think they do better on those. More

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West Flanders BrewingWest Flanders Brewing
108 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Boulder, Boulder Area

West Flanders has good beer and a nice variety of food to meet the needs of a diverse group of diners. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - LongmontTGI FRIDAYS - Longmont
6 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

One of the best restaurants in Longmont! More

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Chef. llc. DBA Totem Post Supper ClubChef. llc. DBA Totem Post Supper Club
1 review
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Boulder, Boulder Area

We are a underground supper club, locations are subject to change. themes constantly change and we are a donation based service and there is never a charge for the food. The price donated is legally considered a contribution, donation or membership fee.More

Gunbarrel Brewing CompanyGunbarrel Brewing Company
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Brewery | Boulder, Boulder Area

Crafted with passion by brewer Jamie Fox and his wife Marie, Gunbarrel Brewing Company is to be located in Boulder, Colorado.


Enjoy a vast selection of craft beer in the spacious taproom or in the pastoral beer garden. Have a blast with your friends playing corn hole, giant beer pong, pool, pinball, giant jenga and so much more in the game room.


Food trucks for lunch and dinner daily. Large selection of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.


Projection football games, livestream concerts, educational events and more. See website calendar or facebook for details.


Book our private event space for your next meeting or party.More

Food LabFood Lab
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Food Lab is a recreational cooking school located in downtown Boulder. Come join us for an evening of hands on or demonstration class, beer and wine. Each class is unique, so be sure to read the class descriptions so you will know what type of cuisine to expect, whether the class has a wine or beer pairing or to see if the class is hand-on or demonstration on any certain evening. Come on in and see what the buzz is about and enjoy and experiential evening with friends and soon to be friends. We are also available to book for private parties. More

Boulder Diners' Choice Winners

Boulder's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Black CatBlack Cat
2376 reviews
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Contemporary American | Boulder, Boulder Area

This is simply the best restaurant in Boulder and the Front Range. The service is consistently excellent and the food is always fresh, delicious and inventively prepared. More

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Blackbelly MarketBlackbelly Market
892 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

This is a must visit restaurant whenever I come to Boulder. More

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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - BoulderJax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Boulder
1318 reviews
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Seafood | Boulder, Boulder Area

We often dine at Jax in Boulder, particularly on Monday when happy hour lasts all evening. Everything was spot on this time; the Emersum oysters were very good. Billy was an attentive server; he made certain that everything happened to our liking. More

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RiffsRiffs
1208 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

I love the menu, the staff is on top of things and welcoming, it's my new go-to place. Think the guests I brought will also be new fans...Thanks More

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Flagstaff HouseFlagstaff House
3458 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Amazing! Food, service, atmosphere... impeccable More

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Bramble & HareBramble & Hare
426 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Boulder, Boulder Area

I love this Hip and Delicious spot in Boulder! More

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Japango Sushi RestaurantJapango Sushi Restaurant
544 reviews
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Sushi | Boulder, Boulder Area

Lively atmosphere. Good for special occassions. A few of the portions seemed a bit small given the price, but everything we ordered was very good. We will definitely go again. More

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Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderHapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder
396 reviews
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Sushi | Boulder, Boulder Area

Excellent sushi. Sushi chef was not friendly and bordering on grumpy. More

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SantoSanto
453 reviews
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Mexican | Boulder, Boulder Area

Great service, great food More

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ArcanaArcana
504 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

I had a really great experience. The food was terrific. I especially enjoyed the cabbage with carrot chorizo. It was creative and delicious. Matthew, our server, did a really good job of recommending food. The highlight of the evening was Michael, the wine guy. He was so knowledgeable and completely delightful. I can’t wait to return. More

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Discover Boulder

With its sweeping landscapes, plentiful sunshine and abundance of great dining options, you'll find something to love in Boulder, Colorado. Not only does Gallup consistently rate this spot as the "happiest city in America," but Bon Appetit also once called it "America's foodiest town." You can sample lots of fresh, organic, farm-to-table meals and local beer in Boulder. Feeling adventurous? Order the Rocky Mountain oysters. Made from bull testicles, these fried snacks taste fantastic and are packed with protein. Vegetarian and vegan meals abound in Boulder; veggie lovers should try the Olathe sweet corn, which comes out as juicy as it is GMO-free. At fine dining restaurants, you can order elegant Colorado lamb with a well-crafted cocktail or a beer from one of the many local breweries.