Mateo

4.6
938 reviews
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$30 and under
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Provencal
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Provencal, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30 - 3:00
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:00 - 6:00
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:00 - 2:00
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Phone number
(303) 443-7766
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew Jansen
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Catering
Please call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
19th
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Parking details
Street parking also available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 938 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Celebrating my daughter's 12th birthday. The team at Mateo went out of there way to make it a special occasion. Great food, great dribks and great service.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. The last time I had dinner there I thought it was just so-so, but this time it was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be going back again! My only complaint is that the portions were small for the price. A fistful portion of Risotto was $24 - expensive but very tasty.

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DJ
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

It was wonderful!!! If we lived here, this would be one of our go to places. Had the chicken dish which was perfect. Everything about the place was terrific.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Absolutely fantastc service - but more important were the wonderfully presented and super savory dishes. The Moules Provencal appetizer (mussels) were incredible (the sauce could have been an amazing soup). I rarely order chicken at restaurants, but their pan seared Poulet Frites is now on my favorites list. The trout and also seared ahi were also dishes I'd now recommend to friends.

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TM
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

This is one of our favorite Boulder restaurants. We usually begin with a signature cocktail (excellent), and the cheese plate (always great selections), and then we enjoy a main course. I’m a vegetarian, and although there’s usually only one vegetarian selection on the official menu, it’s always a delicious choice, and it’s never the boring pasta primavera of other restaurants with one vegetarian option. Each bite is to savor, so make sure you have time to eat slowly to thoroughly enjoy the whole experience.

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JH
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Incredible service!! Our waiter is one of the best servers I've ever had. We had asked for accommodations and they were honored and we felt respected due to the waiter's kindness. They are able to honor gluten free and dairy free requests. Yay!

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KM
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Fathers day

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DS
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Second time to Mateo, and once we were seated, everything was great. The only odd thing was that us and 2 other parties showed up for 6:45 reservations, and no table were available. They said there were early diners who stayed a long time, but seems to me, that for 6:45 reservations, they simply tried to snake a few people in without enough time to have the tables available. But we did get a free drink and were seated by 7:15. Other than that, no complaints!

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P
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Lovely location for a Father's Day celebration. We went the night before so we could enjoy the delicious dinner menu. Each of us had a different favorite, which is always a good sign.

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OT
3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great atmosphere. We’ve wanted to try this place for years and finally got around to it. Sat out back on the patio... very nice. Service was slow. Took 15 minutes or more to get our drink order. Waitress seemed confused or on something. Disappeared a lot. Back Walters we’re excellent (should be main servers!). Food was good. Not in any hurry to return.

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c
4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I think that prices have gone up and portions have gotten smaller. Too bad. The pasta dish had very little pasta. The chicken was outstanding as usual.

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BB
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Sat on the patio and had a late lunch with a friend. Service and atmosphere was excellent. Food was also excellent. I thought prices were good too. I'd go back for dinner in a second but I imagine it would be a bit more expensive.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

This was my first time ever to Mateo after living in Boulder for 20 years. I had a wonderful meal and the ambience was perfect! Mateo is now in my top five places to go in downtown Boulder.

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J
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This was my second time eating at Mateo and I am excited to return again. They offer a short but wonderful menu and each meal is prepared beautifully. The staff are wonderful and professional. I recommend this restaurant to everyone I know.

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MS
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We celebrated my daughter's high school graduation at Mateo this past weekend. Our waitress was so wonderful and attentive. The food was excellent and we all had an enjoyable afternoon!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Another great meal at Mateo!

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OP
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My partner and I are regular patrons and have been for years. We probably have dinner there once a week. I ordered the steak frites and she ordered poulet frites. The steak was ordered medium and came well done. Mateo usually always serves excellent food. Without any hesitation Mateo took the price of the steak dish off our bill. Needless to say we will continue to have dinner at Mateo weekly. Excellent restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had a great dining experience. It was a very busy graduation weekend but had reservations and were seated immediately. The food, from appetizers to dessert was excellent and all the servers were friendly, and attentive. Thank you for a nice experience. Will definitely be back.

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K
4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Service was okay, food was nothing special.

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KM
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Loved the platter Provençal, the gnocchi, and the poulet frites. Very good service. Went there for our 22nd wedding anniversary. Looking forward to going again.

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m
1.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I made a reservation for our anniversary. We arrived early and got the worst table in the room. Table was so bad, in fact, we couldn’t even fit our chairs at it comfortably. We asked for a different table but were told they were being saved for other patrons. We ended up leaving as this was not the celebration we had in mind.

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J
5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Perfection!!! Everything was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Risotto was the standout. It was amazing.

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MJ
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Consistently great food and professional service. It's a long-time favorite restaurant in Boulder!

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SS
4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food was excellent as usual. Service was poor. The server did not even offer us desert.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The Food was very good. The service was great. The noise level was loud and while they have noise damping panels on the ceiling more needs to be added. My wife had the special and thought it was excellent. I had the Chicken and fries. Plenty of fries a little more chicken would have been nice. The bread was fresh and the best I have had in a local place.

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RR
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was great. The table cloth should have been changed before I had to ask after we were seated. After that we had a lovely Easter lunch. I look forward to another dining experience in the future.

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GP
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Absolutely delicious! Wine pairing was wonderful, We'll be back!

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OT
5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We try to eat at Mateo whenever in Boulder. It’s consistently delicious.

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TS
5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great old fashion and fries!

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LD
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Loved the food and service! We will be back!

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OT
4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Service and food was good. Very noisy for conversation. Small portions.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Dining alone but service at the bar was great and food was fantastic!

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OT
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Mateo is one of my go-tos. I’ve never had a dish I’ve been disappointed with. Highly recommend the steak frites (be sure to ask for some garlic aioli for the French fries). The brunch menu is also incredible, especially the Huevos Rancheros.

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JG
3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My main complaint is the noise levrl. With the bar and tables so close together, it was very difficult to hsve a conversation. The outdoor space is quieter but in cool weather not pleasant, even with heaters.

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OT
4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Mateo is the stalwart of the Boulder dining scene. Consistently very good, like a loyal and trusted friend, it is always there for you and never lets you down. Others come and go but when you need a port in a storm, Mateo is a welcome bolt hole.

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J
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My husband and I were enjoying a rare date night and had a gift card for Mateo. The service was excellent, we were seated promptly and the sommelier came over to assist us as soon as he saw us looking at the wine menu. The food was outstanding- we highly recommend the moules Provençal with frites, the lobster ravioli and the peppered ahi tuna. Sadly we were too full for dessert but it was a delightful meal.

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DS
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The chicken and steak dishes were wonderful, as always. Wait staff friendly and efficient.

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CJ
4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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L
4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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OT
4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The valentines special was really expensive considering the number of courses and portion sizes.

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