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Santo

4.5
4.5
554 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Santo is inspired by Chef Hosea Rosenberg’s childhood home, Taos, New Mexico. A full-service restaurant serving his spin on seasonal, modern Northern New Mexican fare; Santo brings to life the vibrant eating and drinking culture of the region with authenticity. Written in collaboration with Chef Arun Moghe, the menu combines classic cuisine - regional spices, chiles and techniques - with a local and all- natural approach to sourcing meats and produce.

Santo features a warm dining room, outdoor patio, lively bar, and an open kitchen. We are able to accommodate parties of up to 8 guests. Please contact the restaurant if you have a larger group. Patio tables are available on a first come first serve basis, but may not be reserved in advance. We will do our best to fulfill requests upon your arrival.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturdays and Sunday 9:30am-2:30pm Happy Hour: Daily from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Thursday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Breakfast Burritos: Monday - Friday to go off of our patio 7:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Phone number

    (303) 442-6100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Hosea Rosenberg

  • Catering

    Party packs available for corporate and private events. Please contact Please contact our GM at ashley@santoboulder.com for details!

  • Private party facilities

    Santo features a beautiful, open dining room, capable of hosting up to 70 guests and a patio space that can accommodate up to 30 guests for private events. Please contact our GM at ashley@santoboulder.com for questions and bookings.

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Parking details

    The Public lot allows for up to 2 hours free parking. Street parking in the neighborhood is available as well.

  • Public transit

    Broadway & Alpine on Skip

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 554 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. A

    Amusebouche

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We like Santo. The service is excellent. The food choices are superb. ON our night there, our entrees had too much salt.
  2. k

    kristir

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Santo was delicious ! Everything was very fresh and the food didn’t taste super heavy. I highly recommend the enchiladas !
  3. d

    dravocado

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad I stopped by here during my short visit in Boulder. Highly recommend!
  4. SK

    SKY1

    Denver

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We love Santo and usually love the service and great food. This particular time the server was off her game and the kitchen was missing a few beats. No posole in the the posole and no carne adovado as ordered? Food delivered to wrong table and no one really asking if food was satisfactory. They did comp the posole but we hope the off day is an exception to this place.
  5. BO

    BryanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Santo is not inexpensive but you get what you pay for. The food menu is short and to the point. Covers New Mexican cuisine very well. Enjoyed the paella with a fried egg on top. Really well seasoned and tasty. Chips and multiple salsas are fantastic. Enjoyed Tommy margarita as well. Recommend for sure!
  6. P

    Patty

    Denver

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were outside, so I can’t speak to the noise level inside, which is generally pretty loud. . Our server was great. Love the food s d the summer drink menu.
  7. t

    tobyandoak

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had an awesome meal! I had the corn enchiladas and my husband had tacos. They were amazing! The green rice was really wonderful side as well. Server was super attentive and friendly. The tables are close together so on a Friday evening it was a bit challenging to have a conversation but we'll go back and either opt for outdoor seating or a quieter time.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    In the past Santo has been very good....this time “just ok”...to many choices here in Boulder to return
  9. KL

    KaraL

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love coming to Santo! Great food, great people!
  10. P

    Paul

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside as inside was loud - chicken enchiladas, guacamole, green salsa with chips. Yum!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had wonderful appetizers and completed our meal with happy hour tacos. Everything was well prepared.
  12. B

    Becki

    Western NC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Our server Myles was so wonderful! The food is unique and tasty.
  13. WB

    WindyB

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience!!!
  14. s

    sweetcbb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As new residents we'd taken off on a Saturday bike exploration with nowhere in particular in mind. Once we had a destination (Wonderland Lake) we headed west. We soon decided to grab a bite to eat & drink before heading home and searched for nearby places. Santo came up and was a close ride toward central Boulder and we were interested in putting directions together from our biking perspective. As it turns out, we'd driven by the plaza Santo is in twice (once by accident) without even knowing. It was meant to be that we landed back there! The food was great, the service was wonderful, the beer was cold and the view (I was facing south) was just what my heart desired! We will definitely be back.
  15. IL

    ILoveLafayette

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful food. Thoughtful, well seasoned, interesting ingredients. Just love this place. Service does them proud as well—almost as good as at Blackbelly, and they’ve had five years to figure it out.
  16. L

    Lulu

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is excellent and the food is delicious! They have a great happy hour. The craft cocktails are fantastic. Love it there!
  17. BB

    BryanB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat at Santo every chance we get and I've tried most dishes on the menu, including specials. Santo is one of the few restaurants where I've honestly never been disappointed. I certainly have my favorites, and have dishes I like more than others - but even my least favorites were thoroughly enjoyable and I walked away satisfied. Also great value for the quality and service is always outstanding.
  18. AS

    AlinaS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Don’t believe the hype. The food is bland, bland, bland. Super disappointing.
  19. E

    lukeE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, waiters were kind and attentive. They even gave us free dessert since it was our anniversary! Only drawback is that the seating was not very private. All seating was in two rooms and there were no full booths.
  20. JS

    JayS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Presentation was fantastic, service was great, but unfortunately food was really lousy. I really like good food, and don’t mind paying for it, but food was just not good. Five of us ate dinner and all five ordered something different from the menu and none were even close to great
  21. DH

    DanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Imaginative food and great service! Hosea has created the ambiance and flavor of New Mexico for sure.
  22. SX

    SusanXJ77

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    While the food was good it was severely overpriced. I love the idea of locally farmed food and I want to support that but even with that in mind it seemed too expensive. The server was a bit more hands off than I was looking for. Would go again, but only if I didn’t have to pay $8 for 3 tablespoons of guacamole.
  23. JR

    JayR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was good, not commiserate with the price though. The potatoes that came with the main dishes, taste and texture, made me think they were reheats from the previous night. The queso was amazing.
  24. KM

    KrystalM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch cocktails, incredible food. This restaurant cares!
  25. DD

    DiegoD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The place is good, the service too, but the food is WAY too spicy. Unnecesarily spicy on my opinion. If you are not used to that level of spicyness, it becomes hard to eat
  26. ML

    MaryL

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a birthday dinner at Santo and enjoyed the taste of northern New Mexican cuisine. As native southwesteners, we are familiar with the menu items; the tostaditos were very crisp and tasty, the beans were a bit tough, the lengua taco meat was excellently prepared. The starters left a lot to be desired: the jicama was just a stack of sticks with a small sprinkling of a red powder - the taste was indistinguishable. The meal was enjoyable and we liked our waiter who was personable and responsive.
  27. VF

    ValF

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Terrific cocktails (their mezcal margarita!) and bar program. Wait staff very accommodating and wanted to ensure we had a great evening. Fun, lively scene
  28. JH

    JaniceH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere, great bartenders, and buzzing energy. Really enjoyed the food!
  29. P

    Paul

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    First time having brunch at Santo after several excellent dinners. Very disappointed. Bloody Nary was served without vodka and had to be corrected. No idea how this happens?? Despite restaurant not being busy food took a long time to get to the table. And when it did it was not worth the wait. Blue corn waffles were soggy, posole arrived lukewarm at best, maple syrup not heated. On the plus side Enchiladas and omelet were both quite good. Overall not worth the wait or price. Overrated brunch. Will stick with dinner only.
  30. JC

    JennyC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We had the worst service. Drinks took over 30 minutes. Staff had an attitude. We won’t be returning.
  31. IG

    IlseG

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an Australian visitor who likes good food and knows little about SW American cuisine. We were all delighted.
  32. JS

    JamesS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We came on a Sunday night. The service was outstanding. Very attentive and helpful without being intrusive. We liked the location and setting, with a nice view of the Flatirons. The food was good, overall, but I found the Bluecorn Enchiladas only ok. The seasoning was inconsistent and parts of the bluecorn tortilla were either soggy or alternately crunchy. Seemed like it might have been sitting in a warming oven or under a heat lamp for a while. We will come back.
  33. w

    wrom

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Since I only give 'outstanding" to unique, high-end restaurants this place deserves an excellent rating for its cocktails, appetizers and all four entrees ordered. Service was informative/well explained to any questions that were asked, the server gave us plenty of time to decide, and though the place was bustling we did not feel rushed. Definitely worth a revisit the next time in Boulder.
  34. B

    Berky64

    Minneapolis

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing Sunday brunch at Santo. The smashed potatoes with tongue were delicious. The fry bread Benedict was outstanding, especially the hollandaise with Christmas chilis!
  35. MD

    MiaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, delicious food, and unusual but delicious drinks! They probably (unexpectedly) have one of the best burgers in boulder. We also had the half chicken, hanger steak, chips and queso and long ham special. Everything was delicious. We're definitely coming back.
  36. DB

    DBW14

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had the enchiladas and they were wonderful. Everyone in our group of 6 was extremely pleased with their dinner. Excellent experience.
  37. W

    Wallegirl

    Denver

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had a really nice evening at Santo - we arrived early so we could have a drink and the bar staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. The food was excellent, the service a bit hit and miss, everyone was very nice but they seemed a bit stretched and it took a while for our food to come. I would go back without hesitation - the menu was really good and I would like to try some of the other dishes.
  38. JM

    JoeM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Santo has quickly become our favorite place to eat in Boulder. Previously we'd frequent Mateo, Brasserie, or the Med. The food is as authentic as New Mexican food can get (and it's really good), the servers are well trained and take great care of you, and the environment is nice and relaxing. With the warmer months coming around, we very much look forward to dining out doors on their large patio which has a great and unique view of the Flatirons.
  39. SB

    ShannonB

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    We didn’t get our server for a long time but once we did she was great ... food was ok except for mine I got the ribs and everyone at the table said they had absolutely no flavor ... I love the location and the menu but in general I’m almost always disappointed either by the surly inattentive bar tenders or the slow initial service or the food :((
  40. J

    Jenny

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Professional, personable, and attentive server (Brice), vibrant atmosphere, and consistently delicious food. Best veggie burger in Boulder and Livin la Vida Rita is a great cocktail! Mushroom enchiladas were also a hit

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Santo is rated 4.5 stars by 554 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturdays and Sunday 9:30am-2:30pm Happy Hour: Daily from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Thursday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Breakfast Burritos: Monday - Friday to go off of our patio 7:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    The Public lot allows for up to 2 hours free parking. Street parking in the neighborhood is available as well.

  • Public transit

    Broadway & Alpine on Skip

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Hosea Rosenberg

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 442-6100

  • Catering

    Party packs available for corporate and private events. Please contact Please contact our GM at ashley@santoboulder.com for details!

  • Private party facilities

    Santo features a beautiful, open dining room, capable of hosting up to 70 guests and a patio space that can accommodate up to 30 guests for private events. Please contact our GM at ashley@santoboulder.com for questions and bookings.

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