Centro Mexican Kitchen

4.5
241 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Online ordering for alley pick-up, our very own delivery service, and outdoor dining. Centro is locally owned and operated and serves soulful, Baja-inspired Mexican food. And check out The Tender Project, a pop-up kitchen coming out of Centro offering double-dipped bougie, all-natural chicken tenders and thigh fries with the best sauces you could dream up. Stay safe, stay strong, and stay smiling. Thank you for supporting restaurants!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 241 people are saying
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stuckinoc
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

My daughter ordered the kids' churro and she loved them so much!!

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carolw
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great coin margaritas, chicken enchiladas tasty and a great waiter.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded 5 days ago

carolw, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Centro here on OpenTable! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your margarita and enchiladas! We hope to have the opportunity to host you in here again soon. Thank you, again, for your business and support!

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rebeccaevagabriella
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy enchiladas!

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viplindam
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SOOOO yummy! We went there four years ago, didn't like it and never went back. Tried it now on a whim and it was so much better. Great food, service, atmosphere, everything. Maybe with the influx of new Mexican restaurants in Boulder in the past couple of years they upped their game? In any case, highly recommend.

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CarlaDC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The taco boards were awesome! Get the chips and queso.

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vipKelleyM
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were able to sit socially distanced at the bar area which was SO nice. The sever/bartender was nice and somewhat attentive. She seemed to be the only bartender for the entire restaurant during lunch/brunch so when she got backed up you could tell. Kind of felt bad for her. The food was yummy! Enjoyed the pork taco plate and the build your own situation. A little pricey for tacos, chips, and guacamole. The margaritas were also great. We would go back!

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on March 25, 2021

KelleyM, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Centro Mexican Kitchen. We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your tacos, margs, and time with us! We appreciate your feedback, business, and support during these times. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again soon!

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PhilG
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious. Service excellent!
Thank you for making our evening special.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on February 27, 2021

PhilG, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Centro here on OpenTable. We are so glad that we cold make your night special! We hope that you think of us again for your next special occasion!

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thelocalscene
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Centro Mexican! Friendly and fast service, delicious food and a very cool vibe.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on February 27, 2021

thelocalscene, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Centro here on OpenTable. We are truly appreciative of your business and support and hope to see you back in again soon!

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Patty
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the spicy Margaritas! Kinda surprised at the limited menu for entrees. Wished you could mix and match the tacos. What we ordered was very good and the presentation was nice.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

Patty, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Centro Mexican Kitchen here on OpenTable. We truly appreciate your feedback and support. We hope to host you in here again soon!

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CindyV
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I would absolutely recommend Centro! The food was so good and the Bloody Marys excellent!

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

Cindy, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review of Centro Mexican Kitchen. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here and loved the food and drinks! We hope to host you again soon!

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vipCharlesM
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid, comforting Huevos Rancheros...will return for another meal.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on January 26, 2021

CharlesM, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your Brunch experience here at Centro! We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your Huevos Rancheros. We look forward to hosting you again!!

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vipHoney
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on January 26, 2021

Honey, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Centro here on OpenTable! We appreciate your constant support of the restaurant and the team here. We hope to see you in here again soon for our newly launched Happy Hour! Cheers!

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CatherineR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Centro. They've done a great job at heating their outdoor patio if you prefer the outside dining option. The queso is amazing and we love the coin margs. All of us enjoyed our tacos (fish and chicken). We will be back!

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on January 18, 2021

CatherineR, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review of Centro Mexican Kitchen! We truly appreciate your business and support and hope to see you again soon for our upcoming Happy Hour beginning on January 25th!

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vipHoney
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVE Centro! The best coin margaritas ,food, ambiace but aboce all the welcome and customer service is like no other! Bobby, Katie, Brooke, And all the ataff, all of them, try go above and beyond all the time. Coming from a customer service background, i really see all their hard work and always with a smile. The taco boards, tostada, everything is so yummy

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on January 15, 2021

Honey, Thank you so much for your kind words regarding Centro Mexican Kitchen! We truly appreciate your business and constant support. We look forward to seeing you guys in again soon!

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WinterW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Such a fun lunch, loved the posole and the guac. We will definitely be back!

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on January 7, 2021

WinterW, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience here at Centro Mexican Kitchen. We value your feedback and truly appreciate your business and support during these times. We hope to see you in here again soon!

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vipHoney
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Centro is definitely the place to be during these crazy times. The service, the food, the staff go far above and beyond anything ever. Delicious food and plenty of variety.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on November 25, 2020

Honey, Thank you so much for your incredible feedback! We greatly appreciate your business and continued support. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipHoney
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Centro! Its our favorite place to go. Delicious food and amazing margaritas. The staff , Brooke, Bobby and everyone, are simply the beat! Support them snd order food to go!

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on November 25, 2020

Honey, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience here at Centro! We can't wait to see you again here soon!

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vipHoney
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LOVE centro! Its my fatplace in town. The food, ambiance and service are the best! Bobby and his team are just amazing and simply the best. Their margaritas are so det!! ❤️❤️ Their sweet corn soup is so yummy!! Perfectly seasoned

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on November 18, 2020

Honey, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Centro here on OpenTable! We truly appreciate your business and continued support. As always, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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TimothyG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food was great! Indoor/outdoor dining was well heated.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on November 18, 2020

TimothyG, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know here at Centro how we are doing. We truly appreciate your feedback and are so glad to see that you enjoyed your time here with us! We hope to serve you again soon!

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KariP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the guacamole, salsa trio and queso to start off. We were starved and so we were very happy that these came right away. They were fantastic and original - the chips were unique, cruchy and delicious. Our entrees were all enjoyed but I would say the taco platters were the favorites.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on November 18, 2020

KariP, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience at Centro Mexican Kitchen here on OpenTable. We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed your food and overall time with us. We hope to serve you again soon!!

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vipHoney
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Centro! Bobby and his team go above and beyond for each customer! Their margaritas are the best in town!

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RyGuy
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

This used to be my favorite Boulder restaurant – for 7 years, my girlfriend and I would go here for weekend brunches, happy hours, and take our visitors out to dinner. Over the past 7 years, the menu has changed considerably, but not for the better. Many of our favorites have left. The prices have almost doubled. The portions are seemingly halved. The food is delicious, but the value has dropped.

I get that there's been a HUGE change to wait staff with COVID - the potential risks, the decreased capacity, etc. We used to eat out pre-quarantine (2-3 times weekly), and have only been out 8 times in the past 3 months. There seems to be a theme in almost every restaurant we've been to in the last month for rushed, inattentive, and unkind servers.

So, I understand that this seems to be the new standard. That being said, we didn't see our waiter for the last 30 minutes of our experience. Dinner was finished; second round of drinks were served. We stood around an outside fire near our table for 20 minutes patiently awaiting a few things - more drinks, deserts, water, the bill. Since we never saw our waiter, we ended up tracking down the hostess and requesting the bill. Left a 20%+ tip, because I know its tough times for everyone now, but for the close to $90 I spent for 2 drinks, and a single dinner and single appetizer, I can't say the price was deserving of the value / portions / service.

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vipHoney
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious! Great service snd ambiance

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on November 18, 2020

Honey, Thank you so much for your continued business and support of Centro Mexican Kitchen. We truly appreicate you and your feedback!

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vipBoulderDave
Denver
56 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Centro is always a great choice. Unique dishes, attentive service. Food is very fresh, including homemade tortilla chips! The special carnitas dish did not disappoint!

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on November 18, 2020

BoulderDave, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review here on OpenTable regarding your visit to Centro! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our carnitas special and your overall experience. We truly appreciate your feedback and support and hope to see you back in again soon!

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JosieU
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

College visit with teens. Food (we had the fish tacos and pork belly tacos) was overpriced, under flavored, and not authentic Mexican.

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vipHoney
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVE Centro - Bobby and his team are simply the best. The food is delicious and there are lots of options on the menu for vegetarians and for healthy eating! Their Margs are the best in town.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on November 18, 2020

Honey, Thank you so much for leaving this review for Centro here on OpenTable. We truly appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again here soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s Birthday Brunch

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you so much for choosing to host your daughter's birthday brunch here at Centro Mexican Kitchen on Pearl Street! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you all again here soon. Wishing your daughter a very happy birthday!

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AndrewK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The previous week we had been to LOLA in Highlands and loved it. As we live in Boulder we thought might as well go to Centro as the menu is identical. How disappointed we were. The menu may look the same but the dishes were way apart with quality, taste and presentation. The service was also lacking with our server very disinterested in providing any sort of service or experience. I was very disappointed in the whole experience which isn't the norm for any of the other establishments part of the Big Red F. Centro, you've lost me.

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vipGoldendoodle
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio brunch, great flavors, and good service. Would recommend.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience at Centro Mexican Kitchen. We hope to have the opportunity to provide you with another great outting here soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the ambiance

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Centro here on OpenTable! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere of our restaurant! We hope to see you again soon and to provide you with an equally positive, if not better, experience than last time!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Door to the restaurant was open, presumably because of Covid. Because of this, there were several flies buzzing our table throughout the meal. That was the only drawback.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Centro here on OpenTable. We truly appreciate your business and continued support. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon so that we can provide you with a more positive experience. We look forward to seeing you!

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BobR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, Quick and efficient staff. Delicious food. I highly recommend Centro.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on October 6, 2020

BobR, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a reveiw for Centro here on OpenTable. We are so happy to hear that you had such a positive experience here with us. We truly appreicate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so lucky to have Brooke as our server! She was friendly and efficient. Incredible service!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was very noisy and hard to hear inside. We asked to be moved outside and they said they were full with reservations. We saw empty tables which stayed empty until we left. Disappointing. We noted it was my wife’s birthday on Open Table but they didn’t do anything to recognize our special occasion. The food was very good.

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Hylahp
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great Mexican food on an outside patio. Margarita and fish tacos excellent Had a hot jalapeño by accident but no server in sight to bring water to douse the fire (in my mouth!)

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on August 28, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here on OpenTable! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Please come and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic brunch, both pre-Covid and now. We stayed at our table for 2 hours until closing and they still brought us water... it's hot. Fantastic food, cocktails and staff. 💖

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on August 28, 2020

Thank you so much for coming out and continuing to support us here at Centro and for taking the time to review us here on OpenTable. We truly appreciate you! Hopefully we see you for brunch again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful summer evening. Sat on the patio. Great food. Carne asada was delicious!

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on August 28, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here on OpenTable! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to having you back!!

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Speri
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super friendly staff and great food. Loved the outdoor/indoor bar.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on August 28, 2020

Speri, thank you so much for taking the time to review us here on OpenTable! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience here. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Staff was super nice. My daughter lost her wallet in the Uber and manager gave her a free drink to celebrate when it was returned with her ID. Guacamole was declared best ever by our Vegan friend. Fish tacos and kale salad were also excellent. Such a fun evening.

Centro Mexican Kitchen
Responded on August 28, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here on OpenTable! We truly appreciate your business and continued support of Centro! We look forward to hopefully serving you again in the future!

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great feeling. Love the new menu items. Distancing is well done.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Centro Mexican Kitchen using the Order Online button. Centro Mexican Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 442-7771.

Centro Mexican Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

Centro Mexican Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bigredf.securetree.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.