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Aimluc - Centro Mexican Kitchen, Boulder, CO

Centro Mexican Kitchen

4.5
4.5
410 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Centro is locally owned and operated and open for indoor and outdoor dining, and curbside pickup. Serving soulful, Baja-inspired Mexican food, your senses will be ignited by bright & bold flavors, fresh ingredients, and unique combinations that characterize our Mexican cuisine.
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 442-7771

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Let us take the stress out of your next event. Centro is the perfect spot for your next private party. With insightful caring service, soulful & inspired Chef’s menus, and custom options to fit any budget, your private dining experience will be perfecto! <br /><br />Catering your party with our service and food at su casa is just as simple too! Tacos for 20 or Cerdo Grande for 400. Your place or ours. Grab & go, light luncheon or pig roast, we take care of everything. Your guests will thank you, guaranteed.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you're interested in throwing a party in Centro, hosting an event at su casa, or renting the whole dang thing, we've got you covered!

  • Private party contact

    events@centromexican.com: (303) 442-7771

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Cross street

    10th St.

  • Parking details

    There is metered street side parking located just in front of the restaurant, as well as public parking structures within a few short blocks. Parking structures are located at 11th & Pearl Street and 11th & Walnut.

  • Public transit

    Public transportion is available at our doorstep, as well as taxi services a half block east of our restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Summertime Live Music!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 410 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Mexican

  • Boulder Area

    Good for Groups

  • Boulder Area

    Hot Spot

  • Boulder Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • Boulder Area

    Most Booked

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  1. TL

    ToriL

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was chewy. Our waitress was nice. It’s a really cute place and presentation of food was nice, just seemed over cooked. Had to rip off half of my tortillas cause they were too hard.
  2. MV

    MVH2021

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was awesome. Will definitely go back!
  3. KF

    KariF

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    The service was a little slow, water glass was empty a few times too long, my husbands food was raw and had to be remade and the amount of flys that were flying around our food and table was very annoying
  4. K

    Kbou

    Denver

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food is delicious here and pretty authentic. I like their cocktails too!
  5. EV

    EV00

    Denver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have to give a huge "shout out" for Centro Mexican Kitchen in Boulder. The manager, I believe Ashley, "blew me away" taking care of my meal because I ate alone due to several other people in reservation not being able to make it. I'm so glad I still decided to check it out! Ashley was so kind to arrange a smaller table for me. She was very attentive in serving me an outstanding margarita and great food. I'd definitely go again. Ashley's kindness was so unexpected and I very much appreciated it. Ashley rocks!!!
  6. SB

    SarahB

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was as creative as promised!
  7. J

    Jjll

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food came out cold. Tacos dry and could use sauce. It was OK, but I would not go back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, Great service, Great ambience!
  9. CL

    CharlesL

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once you have the Birria Burrito you will be hard pressed to find anything better at any restaurant. The house margaritas were splendid and the over vibe and décor are really cool. Skip Bar Taco that moved in next door and go where the cool kids hang!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    The first server that approached was kind of awkward and handled the water glasses without a tray and had his fingers near the rim of the glass. Then he came back and said someone else would be our server. The furniture and decor doesn’t really do much for the space and is worn out looking. The menu didn’t have a lot of options that stood out, and the aguachile I ordered was just served in a soup bowl and the presentation was not appealing. The drinks were good as always, and the staff was polite and checked in often.
  11. a

    aleximo

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The service was seriously disappointing- our waitress gave us our food then vanished. I received the wrong order but ate it anyway because she didn’t come back for such a long time and we were thirsty without water refills. The food was ok but I’ve definitely had much better Mexican elsewhere.. Overall pretty disappointing especially as I read a good review prior to going.
  12. L

    Lacedog

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both food and staff were awesome for our large party of 10.
  13. SL

    SteveL

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to dine in Boulder, recommnend everything on the menu
  14. S

    Sheera

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful server, very knowledgeable about Celiac and vegetarian. Food was amazing!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Food was terrible, third time with the new menu. You use to prepare a seafood medley that was nice.
  16. AH

    AndreaH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Unique style of food. I think I need to travel more to appreciate authentic Mexican cuisine. Nice place, location, friendly staff.
  17. PP

    PeggyPi

    Denver

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Brought a group of 6 to Centro on Saturday evening, one of our favorite places - but the bartender must have been having a really bad night! We had to send back THREE drinks - including two mango margs that were NOT mango margs but some kind of jalapeno drink. My first regular marg was so sour I tried adding two sugars to it, but it was still undrinkable. The server, Luke, was OUTSTANDING - great personality, apologized about the drinks and eventually was able to bring replacements. I say "eventually" because the food took forever to arrive (not Luke's fault!). Also when the food finally did arrive, we noticed there were no napkins or setups on the table! So one of our party raided the table next to ours to bring us the napkins and setups that should have been on the table to start with. It was kind of embarrassing and I apologized to our guests. Really not the kind of evening we usually have at Centro!
  18. KM

    KayleeM

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We are on the patio and that was a great and the food was good. The service was ok but a little random. The food was delicious though the green rice was not my favorite.
  19. LS

    LSULYNN

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Girls trip
  20. KT

    KarimaT

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The drinks are wonderful!!
  22. n

    nvgs

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a high top table on the patio and received the best service from Luke. Our drinks were refreshing, food was tasty (especially the chips and guac!) and we very much enjoyed our time at Centro.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and excellent service. I had low expectations because we have been to many a “trendy” Mexican restaurant where the food is expensive yet inauthentic and mediocre, but this surpassed all expectations. My hubby is of Mexican descent and usually does not get excited by these places but he was really impressed by the salsa verde, the salsa rojo, and the posole they let us taste. The chicken enchiladas were excellent and the portions were generous. Our waitress was awesome, It was a busy and loud night but she was super energetic, helpful and went of her way to let us try things and checked in many times to see how we were doing. We are not from Boulder but if we travel here in the future we would def return.
  24. CT

    CarolynT

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    They were super busy and the service was okay. He tried. Great food.
  25. f

    fuxan

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Overall really Liked Centro. If there is one thing we'd change its the banquet seating. Even my 6 foot tall hubby found it too deep.
  26. HW

    HeidiW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Chicken tacos super dry, blood orange marg had no alcohol. Enchiladas and fish tacos were good
  27. K

    Karen

    Denver

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good service. Pretty noisy, but after a big party left, it settled down a bit.
  28. s

    susang

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, friendly service from hostess and wait staff. Food was delicious, with fresh ingredients.
  29. K

    Kathym9892

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Wait staff was rude. My daughter did not have.her id, she is 25 . The waitstaff proceeded to watch us through door windows and throughout resteraunt to make sure we did not share our drinks. The young woman manager was rude. We will not return here again, so degrading

    Centro Mexican KitchenResponded on July 4, 2022Hello Kathym9892, I am so sorry your last visit was not what either of us would have preferred. It is our intention to provide a warm, inviting and friendly place and you should not have come away from your visit feeling this way. I apologize that is how it went down. Thank you for respecting our legal requirement of valid ID to serve alcohol, but our approach should have been different. I'll be reaching out privately to learn more...thank you again for your feedback. Adam @ Centro

  30. M

    Marlow

    Cleveland

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very warm inside - loved the tamarin margarita and the calabasitas! Service was friendly. We recommend!
  31. k

    kellia

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great tacos and appetizers, fun outside patio and atmosphere
  32. KL

    KirstenL

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Centro is a long-time favorite restaurant and bar for dates, brunch with friends, and family & professional gatherings. Beautiful with a focused menu and attentive, friendly wait staff. Sit outside if you can.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Brought order out wrong and gave no compensation!
  34. L

    Leanne

    Kansas City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service in this place is beyond belief for a casual Mexican restaurant. Every person we encountered was attentive and friendly, you can just tell they all love working there. We had mentioned it was our anniversary in our reservation and SEVERAL of the servers, assistant manager and hostesses all wished us a happy anniversary. We were so surprised. The positivity reminded me of Trader Joe’s level enthusiasm in a fun and vibrant restaurant instead of a grocery store. The food and margaritas were also outstanding and we will definitely return!
  35. CV

    ChristyV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the lunch offerings. Great service! The open-air dining room is sublime!
  36. LB

    LoriB

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome tacos!
  37. KG

    KariG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salsa sampler is outstanding along with the fish tacos
  38. L

    Landlocked

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, service was prompt. I would recommend you eat here.
  39. KK

    KristinK

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, henry, was amazing and patient and a very down to earth sweetheart of a person and waiter! The hostess found us a table outside and she had to search for that and we really appreciated that. The food was outstanding and we just had so so much fun!
  40. MG

    MichaelG

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved everything! Shared some starters. The taquitos were amazing, and the charred salad was great too. Sadly we didn't save room for dessert.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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 410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Centro Mexican Kitchen

950 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Additional information

  • Cross street

    10th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is metered street side parking located just in front of the restaurant, as well as public parking structures within a few short blocks. Parking structures are located at 11th & Pearl Street and 11th & Walnut.

  • Public transit

    Public transportion is available at our doorstep, as well as taxi services a half block east of our restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Summertime Live Music!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 442-7771

  • Catering

    Let us take the stress out of your next event. Centro is the perfect spot for your next private party. With insightful caring service, soulful & inspired Chef’s menus, and custom options to fit any budget, your private dining experience will be perfecto! <br /><br />Catering your party with our service and food at su casa is just as simple too! Tacos for 20 or Cerdo Grande for 400. Your place or ours. Grab & go, light luncheon or pig roast, we take care of everything. Your guests will thank you, guaranteed.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you're interested in throwing a party in Centro, hosting an event at su casa, or renting the whole dang thing, we've got you covered!

  • Private party contact

    events@centromexican.com: (303) 442-7771

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