Zolo Grill

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Southwest
Declared by 5280 as “Absolutely the hottest restaurant in Boulder,” Zolo Southwestern Grill has delivered award-winning cuisine with superior service since 1994. Our intention is to treat you to flavorful & soulful food that is served in an unpretentious and relaxed environment. The open dining room, intimate bar, private dining space, and gorgeous patio are all yours for the taking. Open for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and weekend brunch, there’s always an experience to be had. Awaken your senses in the warm and inviting atmosphere of Boulder’s one and only, Zolo Southwestern Grill.
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KF
Denver
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, outstanding food, healthy options

ES
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant
The food has been amazing every time I have been. Service is great as well

SP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as ever. Never a bad meal at Zolos. Have been going there for many years and never disappointed.

Zolo Grill
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Stan, Wow what an amazing compliment! Thanks so much for the feedback on the food being consistently great! Appreciate you taking the time to let us know, we will definitely share with the TEAM! See you again soon. Cheers! Heather ZoloGM

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DM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and not noisy! Parking is a pain but so is pretty much all of Boulder! Wish you had a restaurant in the Niwot/Longmont area!

Zolo Grill
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Donna, Thanks for visiting over the VDAY weekend. Happy to see you had such great food & Service! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Always nice to see we are wanted in other communities, I will put in a good word. We do have a Post chicken restaurant in Longmont, but that is a different concept! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers Heather ZoloGM

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DB
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was excellent

Zolo Grill
Responded 4 days ago

Wow, it looks like we really delivered on your recent visit. Thanks for taking the time to review us! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Heather Zolo GM

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VS
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had dinner on Valentine’s Day and the tables were stacked so closely there was only 12 inches between our table top and the table top next to ours.
This was true for the entire two rows of tables in the back.
The food seemed of less quality than normal. I believe due to the large numbers of people. But the banana cream pie was flawed because it had large pieces of brown banana in the cream. By large I mean a quarter of a banana sized pieces. There were 3, pieces of a quarter banana in the single slice, and they were all brown. We didn’t finish the slice but dissected it instead. This was very unusual since the banana cream pie has been a favorite for years, not sure what went wrong but overall a bit disappointed compared to our normal experience at Zolo.

Z
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service! They continue to update their menu.

Zolo Grill
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to Zolo Grill, we really appreciate your business! Hope to see you again soon. So nice to see we consistently show you a good time. Appreciate you noticing the seasonal menu ingredients and highlights! Cheers! Heather Zolo GM

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food. The best in Boulder.

Zolo Grill
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to Zolo Grill, we really appreciate your business! Hope to see you again soon. Very please to see you have consistently great food & service! Cheers! Heather Zolo GM

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine! Great service! We drive down from Fort Collins to ear here. It’s worth the trip.

Zolo Grill
Responded 4 days ago

Wow, it looks like we really delivered on your recent visit. Thanks for taking the time to review us! Hope to see you again soon. What a nice compliment that you come to see us from Ft Collins. Cheers! Heather Zolo GM

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K
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Their salsa is the best I’ve ever had.

Zolo Grill
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Karen, Thanks for the compliment on Food! Happy to see you enjoy our salsa! We just added our Salsa Sampler back to the menu to highlight some delish peppers and fiery flavors. Join us this weekend for National Margarita Day! Cheers! Heather ZoloGM

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K
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Zolo for 20 years, it’s authentic and is always consistent, recently remodeled and looks fantastic. You cannot go wrong with Zolo.

L
Jackson Hole
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A little cold draft every time the front door was opened. And I don't mean beer. Server was right on top of things, but without being a pest. Five-star chicken salad, and other things were very good, not quite knock-your-socks-off good.

Zolo Grill
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi Larry, Thanks for this feedback. We are looking into solutions for that front door draft. Thrilled you loved the Smoked Chicken Salad! That is a keeper. If there is any other feedback you are willing to share, we love to get better for our guests! Hope to see you again soon. Kindly, Heather ZoloGM

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Z
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eggs Benedict with salmon cakes were superb. Fine coin margaritas.

Zolo Grill
Responded on February 7, 2020

Wow, this is a really nice Brunch reveiw! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. Who was you server? I would love to thank them for giving great suggestions and service. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Heather ZoloGM

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KO
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Zolo is consistently yummy and we always enjoy our dinner and drinks!

Zolo Grill
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi Kim, Thanks for the nice compliment to our food and drinks! Can’t wait to see you again soon! We are accepting Valentines reservations. Cheers! Heather Z ZoloGM

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The new year menu is great! Especially the salmon. My only critiques would be the sweet potato tacos for my vegetarian friend were a little dry and I’d love to see more scoops of ice cream as simple desserts (like there used to be). The overall experience was great. The server was super friendly and helpful.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was the best!! I am so sorry but I cannot remember her name. It was very unique and started with an S. Anyway, my significant other has an autoimmune disease (MS) and to keep his symptoms at bay he follows a very regimented diet. Going out to dinner creates extreme anxiety with me because he gets so frustrated at his very limited options at a restaurant. She made our night so easy. She knew what ingredients were in every menu item and even suggested an appetizer that was fit for him. He NEVER gets appetizers anymore, never. OMG! She was amazing. She has no idea what she did for us. Relieving his frustration and my anxiety - that has not happened for over 3 years. Hats off to her!

Zolo Grill
Responded on January 21, 2020

Sarah, thanks for the feedback, we can’t wait to share this with Sequoia! So glad we could offer a relaxing experience, we love making our guests feel as comfortable as if they were at home. Thanks for thinking of us for your special night out. We look forward to seeing you soon! Sincerely, Angie Manager

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SM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, good for work lunch.

HB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a hard time hearing ourselves. Many of our friends - we're all aging - no longer can go there because the noise is too 'energetic'. We go there in spite of it.

RT
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff. Acoustics are good in here!

b
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of Boulder's long-time best, and among the tops for southwestern food.

MP
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall. It was an enjoyable dinner. The only knock was that one of my guests ordered an entree salad and it was rather bland. She ordered another meal.... which came out very quickly.

Zolo Grill
Responded on January 7, 2020

Hi Mark, We are so thankful for helpful feedback. Would love to know the salad that was bland as we are in the process of changing our menu for Winter seasonality purposes and are very receptive to feedback? Happy to see we got it fixed for you right away and the service stood out. Kindly, Heather Zolo GM

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M
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great happy hour meal at Zolo's. Good Drinks, good food and great service. Lots of Gluten Free options.

Zolo Grill
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for the compliments, really nice to hear you had a great time with us on your recent visit! Cheers to more of that! If there is anything you truly would love to see more of, please don't hesitate to let us know! Cheers! Heather' Zolo GM

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b
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love Zolo's. Not everything was perfect with the food we ordered but they have an interesting menu and a number of great items. Outstanding cocktails. Good value. Highly recommended fom brunch as well. Brunch might be better than dinner actually.

Zolo Grill
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hi there, Happy to see that you have fallen in love with Zolo brunch! It sounds like the service you received certainly took it to the next level which feels great! Thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback. Truly makes all the difference to hear the positive feedback. Cheers! Heather Zolo GM

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MV
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was amazing. Gluten free options are wonderful!

Zolo Grill
Responded on January 5, 2020

Wow, pretty excited to see that you loved the Gluten free options and had high quality service with us! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Heather Zolo GM

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TK
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent New Tears Eve menu!! We also ordered the churros with coffee...oh the whipped hot chocolate was amazing with the churros!!

Zolo Grill
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thrilled to see you loved our New Year's eve menu! And you certainly can't go wrong with the Churros for dessert! Excited to see that you had a great time bringing in the new year at Zolo! Cheers! See you soon. Heather Zolo GM

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GG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Zolo has been our go-to restaurant for years! The food is so delish, great wine and cocktail selection, and I love the upscale vibe that manages to be so relaxed. Consistently terrific choice among a lot of good restaurants in Boulder.

Zolo Grill
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi Gretchen, Love to hear this compliment. Thanks for being a loyal customer! Really appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback, it truly makes it all worth the hustle! See you soon! Cheers! Heather Zolo GM

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PW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zolo remains a terrific Boulder go-to eatery. Great food, great service.

Zolo Grill
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi Patrick! Thanks for the shout out on being a "GO-TO"!! Love it. Happy to see we are serving up some great food & service. Thanks for taking the time to let us know. I will share with the TEAM! Cheers! Heather Zolo GM

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family Get Together. We love Zolo for the fresh dishes and vegan options.

Zolo Grill
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi, What a nice compliment! Really happy to see you compliment the food for freshness. We work really hard to try and source local and prep daily to ensure quality! Hope to see your family again soon. Cheers Heather Zolo GM

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DB
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the guacamole is to die for!! interesting combinations of foods and super delicious!

Zolo Grill
Responded on December 24, 2019

Hi Diana! Thanks for the compliment on the Guacamole and other menu options! We love to make people happy with food! Hope you have a great Holiday and see you soon. Cheers! Heather Zolo GM

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L
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Zolo for the last 28 years and are never disappointed! Food is fresh, coin-style margs superb and staff always excellent!

Zolo Grill
Responded on December 24, 2019

Wow Lisa, This is a really nice compliment to us at Zolo and we love our loyal guests! Really appreciate you taking the time to let us know you love the margs and service! Have a Happy Holiday and hope to see you soon! Cheers! Heather Zolo GM

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely fast service, great food and drinks.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

I usually like Zolo a lot, but this was not a good meal. Let me start by saying that the manager offered to take care of a portion of our meal that was cold and also offered a complimentary dessert, which she did and was very much appreciated and handled so well. Once we realized our ribs were burnt and gristly, and since we had already talked about the cold side dish, we didn't really want to complain more, so we just let it be. I will go back again, but I will stick to the dish I always love and is always good, the chicken enchiladas!

s
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Asked for gluten free entree, they forgot and served us a under-cooked piece of tuna with soy (wheat). They were nice about replacing the dish with their taco entree, which was OK. We would not go back.

BR
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars here and since we keep coming back it’s a good sign. The food is always good. Our server Sequoia was exceptional this time.

Zolo Grill
Responded on December 16, 2019

Hi Bonnie, Thanks for the nice compliment to Sequoia, I will be sure to share this with her. We love & appreciate our loyal guests and really appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Heather ZOLO GM

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KK
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zolo always does a great job. We had a party of 9 and everyone loved it. Thanks very much!

Zolo Grill
Responded on December 16, 2019

Hi Kristin, Thanks for taking the time to share this amazing feedback. Really appreciate you choosing us for your recent celebration! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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GL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had the salmon on a plank- the portion for dinner was very small

Zolo Grill
Responded on December 16, 2019

Hi Gary, I am sorry to see you felt the portion didn’t meet the value for our Salmon dish. I will address this with our kitchen TEAM and make sure they are weighing & everything is consistent to our specifications. Really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with this feedback. Thanks for being a loyal customer and allowing us opportunity to improve for the future of all our guests! Kindly, Heather ZoloGM

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around!

Zolo Grill
Responded on December 2, 2019

Wow, it looks like we really delivered on your recent visit. Thanks for taking the time to review us! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Heather Zolo GM

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Zolo Grill
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thanks for joining us at Zolo Grill. Thrilled that you had a five star visit! See you again soon and thanks for your business! Cheers! Heather Zolo GM

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Carefully prepared, flavorful and authentic Mexican cuisine.

Zolo Grill
Responded on December 16, 2019

Hi! Very happy to see you loved the food & service on your recent visit to Zolo! Please let us know if there is anything specific we could do to elevate the Ambiance? Cheers! Heather ZoloGM

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