The place was mostly empty until well after 10am. This was not terrible but the music kept stopping and the silence was noticable. The food was good, although the quiche portion was quite small. The wait staff was kind and attentive.
Mateo is one of my favorite places. However the lunch menu has become boring and looks more like a breakfast menu. Our food tasted like the cook had become bored with making it. I'll wait until the menu is refreshed before returning for lunch.
The valentines special was really expensive considering the number of courses and portion sizes.
Made the drive from Denver to Boulder for Valentines. Solid cocktails and meal options!
It took an hour and 25 minutes to get our main course from when we ordered on
Valentines Date night.
Couples on both sides came in after us. One finishing dessert and the other couple gone by
the time we recieved our main course.
We had to ask what was wrong shortly before our main course finally came. Our
waiter said our food had been served to another table. This was never explanined
to us when it happened.
The waiter was unattentive and was not apologetic for the mishap leaving us
perplexed. Not a good experience.
The food was amazing; everything we ordered was excellent. The service was attentive, although we had to ask twice for a couple of things (but it could’ve been the 3-4 different people who were helping out). Everything came out in a timely manner, on Valentine’s Day, when they had two different menus. Couldn’t have been happier.
This was our third visit to Mateo in the past year. Each time we have enjoyed an outstanding meal!! The unique cocktails are always fun to try as well. Both my husband and myself agree that it is the consistently excellent food that brings us back and we shall return again. Our service was very good too, but could perhaps improve a little bit; a little more polish, I would say, would do it. I overheard one server describing the evening's specials to another table. When a second server arrived at our table, her version of the menu & specials were much abbreviated. Given that little glitch, Mateo is, perhaps, our second favorite restaurant in downtown Boulder.
Food was good, service was underwhelming. We got in and the hostess took quite a while to seat us, in part because some of the staff was busy talking to random people that seemed to be just hanging out in the restaurant. Once seated things were extremely slow, which was surprising given that the restaurant was half empty on a weekend evening-- they should have been much faster, given how few people were present. The staff is friendly, the food is good, and it's a nice restaurant. I just get the idea that the staff was distracted or disorganized.
The absolute best mussels I have ever had. All of the food was great. Excellent attentive service.
What a great find...parking was easy and restaurant quite and calm. Our service was good and the food was great. I would highly recommend!