Mateo

4.4
1077 reviews
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Provencal
Mateo is a casually elegant, bustling, neighborhood Provencal restaurant. The cuisine features seasonal menus with organic fare sourced from local farmers. Mateo offers a dynamic wine list & breathtaking full-service bar.
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Denver
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Mateo! The food was delicious, and our server, Matt, was wonderful - kind, knowledgeable, helpful and he gave us the perfect amount of attention. Highly recommend!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

This is one of our favorite places to eat. Last night, nothing came out of the kitchen right. The pate wasn’t set, the mussels burned the server’s hand, the white wine was served at room temperature, the steak frites came out cold, the chicken came out without the requested sides, and the ahi came out room temperature (who wants to eat room temperature fish?) and the accompanying potatoes were so charred I had to spit out my food. There was no apology or recompense for our experience. After requesting frites to substitute for the potatoes, they came out with no seasoning. Only upon request did we have a salt shaker slammed down on our table.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We sat outside and just as we were ordering our meal there was a strong smell of trash wafting through so we moved ourselves to another table. Our table was near the entrance to the outdoor seating , near the kitchen and the music blaring out of there was like rap music. Not conducive to a nice evening out for dinner on the patio. The food was not good considering the price of the food. Vegetables were hard and undercooked. First time at Mateo and I wouldn’t choose to dine there again

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside on a beautiful summer evening. Accommodating of dietary restrictions. Generous portions. Attentive and genuine service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We made the staff aware ahead of time that we were celebrating a birthday, and even after I brought it up when we arrived and put it in our digital confirmation, there was no mention of it or celebratory cake/ice cream.

The server was rude an clearly didn’t want to be there.

They forgot to bring out half of my father in laws dinner, and when he brought it up, it was a HUGE inconvenience to them.

Terrible experience.

Z
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation, but when we arrived they said the restaurant was closed because of an issue, so we were in troubles since it was friday evening and all good places were already full. The owner could have made a call to inform us, but he didn't. Very disappointing!

J
Dallas
114 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gem of a restaurant! We love Mateo and try to go each time we are in boulder! Love the patio too!

VV
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family brunch food and service was great! Thank you.

JH
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food delicu

DP
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Been going here for years. Food is just so so now. Mateo burger was over cooked. $10 salad had nothing in it but greens and a few beet pieces. The mussels is usually one of our favorite appetizers but the mussels were small and the sauce was bland. . The chicken was pretty blah. We’re going to pass on Mateo until they up their game.

b
Denver
163 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Mateo is not on our Top-20 list of restaurants in the Boulder area; however, we like to go there from time to time in the summer and dine on the patio. Boulder needs more garden-like patio restaurants! The meal was okay and the servers were friendly, attentive and responsive. We both started with the Gazpacho, which was very good. For her main, my wife had the Chicken and Frites, which she enjoyed - especially the sauce. I had the Fromage board, which was okay. Mateo continues to overprice their drinks, but I guess that's their strategy since they've done so for the 11 years we've lived here. I had a couple glasses of a unremarkable Jean Michael Viognier, not worth the $15.00/glass price, but my wife loved her "High Thyme" cocktail. We'll probably continue to visit Mateo periodically, primarily because we really enjoy the relaxed feeling of dining on their patio.

M
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was really good however we had terrible service. We did not get our main course for over an hour and the manager offered to comp our food. The waitress and the manager did not check in with us after the mistake happened to see if we were enjoying the food.

CS
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good experience at Mateo. I haven’t been there for a while and the price seemed too high for lunch, but the food was good!

EL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Jansen has created Mateo's menu and atmosphere with his own personal touch in a manner of the highest quality in food and service.
I would highly recommend Mateo to anyone.🤗

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food, drinks, and service was very good. Glad we tried the place. The price will keep us from going back often.

b
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mateo was great per usual. Really good food and service. I had the Steak Frites and my wife had Lobster Raviolo. Both recommended.

F
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five of us had lunch and everyone enjoyed their choices, especially the new salad with grilled scallops calamari and shrimp. I’m looking forward to next time!

LL
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special lunch with a new friend. The service and food was wonderful.

T
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and wonderful service. I will absolutely be returning and would recommend to anyone visiting Boulder.

DC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Was hopeful to have an enjoyable brunch at this cute restaurant. The ambiance was pretty good. We actually sat on the patio. The table was tiny. Barely big enough to have a water glass and coffee cup with four people sitting at the table.
Food was below average; nothing special. I ordered the french toast and it dry and boring. Not worth the calories. One good thing was the coffee as it was a nice brand that I don't recall.
Would not go here again.

MO
Denver
77 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service at Mateo was excellent. Drove up from Littleton for a Father's Day brunch that was a delight. Hannah (sp?) was terrific. Friendly, professional and engaging.

s
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great happy hour meal of the cheese plate, the mixte salad, "Moules and frites", mussels and French fries. Service was great, and as the restaurant filled, the nose level went from quiet to moderate by about 6:30.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matteo never disappoints. Every time I go, I commit to exploring other places because there are so many options in Boulder. Still, if I want a lovely, quiet and consistently enjoyable dining experience, I know I can count on Mateo. Merci!

PS
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our dining experience turned out to be quite good: good service, good food. Our first seating was by the front door and the noise level was too great for the conversations we were wanting, but the staff kindly moved us outside where we could talk more easily.

C
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good bartender, prices seem to have gone up

K
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The service was awful. Our waiter barely opened her mouth. Literally! And when she did try to utter something, it was just a mumble. When she first came to our table, she just looked at me and my companion. A vague, glassy, slightly questioning stare. We gave her our order (she didn’t ask for it) and the food was terrific. Anyway, did she think she was imitating some quiet, elegant French aloofness? If so, she’s very bad at it. She came across as cold and mean. At one point I saw her talking animatedly with a co-worker. So I know she can talk, and with a bit of spirit even. So what in the world was she doing?

D
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I really like Mateo. Good food, good atmosphere, good service. Definitely recommend for a friends dinner, business dinner, date night. And there’s free parking in back!!

EG
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for brunch; food is great - always just as you ask for it to be done. Servers and staff are all very accommodating and knowledgeable. Can't go wrong at Mateo.

SF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eric was amazing at the bar.

BD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Service and food were fine. The issue is that tables are absurdly small. We had a table for four and our glasses and plates didn’t fit on table. It was so small that plates hung over the edge into our laps.

SK
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The eggs Benedict was awesome, however my husbands croque madame was burned.

LP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful Mother's Day experience. The food was incredible, the service prompt, courteous and friendly and the ambiance was perfect. We were there for the brunch. Best ever.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The cheese board and black & white for dessert were very good. The entrees were nicely put together, a bit underwhelming. Great cocktails. Overall pretty good.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance.

TM
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit loud but food was amazing! Love that it isn’t on the mall. Easy in and out.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, attentive service. We enjoyed a long leisurely lunch and were not rushed. Food was delicious. Would highly recommend.

L
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food , portion size , and service
Will definitely be back !!!

OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a nice breakfast on the patio with a crisp Rose’ wine. Service, food and wine were all excellent.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent and Cassie took great care of us. The only thing that miffed me was the online wine menu was hugely out of date. In reality prices on the night were close to 2x that of online :-(

KW
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always love the quality and creativity of the food and cocktails. The ambiance in comfortable and inviting. Wonderful neighborhood French bistro feel!

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