Permanently Closed - Zolo Grill

4.5
1006 Reviews
$30 and under
Grill
This restaurant is permanently closed. Get your ZOLO favorites before Thanksgiving, because after 26 years in business we are closing our doors on November 25. Thank you, Boulder and beyond, for all the true ZOLOlove over the years. We will miss you. Stay safe, stay strong, and stay smiling.
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Zolo Grill is a celebration of Colorado cuisine crafted with authentic, regional ingredients. Our menus represent a confluence of flavors of the Greater Southwest and Centennial State ranches and farms.

Since 1994, our chefs have looked to the bounty of nearby farms as inspiration for our seasonal specialties. We take pride in cooking simple, scratch-made food every day.

Consistently named one of the best restaurants in Boulder, you can always expect warm hospitality, delicious food, and mindfully crafted cocktails from our bar. Come and feel the Zolo Love!

Support Permanently Closed - Zolo Grill during COVID-19

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
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EvaM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Zolo Grill. It has been a favorite of mine for a long time! The patio is a lot of fun!

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vipBluebomber
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great meal. So sad that the restaurant is closing.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately just an awful dining experience that took two hours, not even the offer to comp a drink plus my stomach hurt all
Night .

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vipSharonD
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We normally love Zolo!
Food was excellent but our experience wasn’t great this time. Our order came out in pieces, soup was cold so my husband sent back. My meal came out with his soup so I waited for the soup to be warmed took a long time so then my meal was cold. So they took it back which was good, then brought out his enchilada. Then my meal came back a while later. Just was clunky service this time. We so appreciate that they’re there so we tipped well, just wasn’t great service especially given we were there early and restaurant was sparse? Still love Zolo and we’ll be back, just wasn’t up to par this time.

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vipSinger
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Margarita was excellent. Fairly good Tequila selection for my friends who had a few shots.
Really missed their fabulous tableside guacamole as their menu has changed. I had Colorado trout, which was excellent. Chicken enchiladas were quite good. Mushroom tamale must have been great because it disappeared before I could get a taste! Finally the flatiron steak was very nicely prepared & tasty.

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vipSusanG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zolo is always a favorite, with great service and food. Love the new menu additions and the old standbys, though now that the weather is getting colder, really miss the tortilla soup.

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Ellteetee
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't write restaurant reviews very often, but Zolo was exceptional so here I am. This was my first visit to this restaurant, and the thing that really stood out for me was just how fresh the food was. The vegetables were gorgeous, and the food was delicious. The food wasn't super "heavy" but instead felt closer to how I might make it at home if I was this good a cook on this type of cuisine. Service was also really really friendly. We sat outside and it was lunch time, so it was quiet and very relaxing, but I don't know what it's like indoors at night in terms of noise. Overall, I would DEFINITELY recommend this restaurant, and I'll be back!

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Karen
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new menu, served with love by staff. a great experience. While restaurants suffer from limited seating, I highly recommend we keep this one open by dining in or out.

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DonnaW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best enchiladas in town. Just sayin.

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vipclassy23
Jacksonville
35 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love zolo. Even after the changes with covid. Food is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The whole menu has changed leaving a rather boring menu to choose from. We have eaten here for about 13 years and really disappointed.

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Sterl
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken enchiladas were awesome! And the mole was off the chain! I wish they would package and sell it by the jar it is best I’ve ever had.

TG
TeresaG
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and the staff were very friendly and efficient. We felt very reassured and safe that all guideline for COVID were being followed. We will return.

MR
MandyR
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just lunch with an old friend, but the wonderful wait staff made it special. Food was fantastic - we split cactus & corn fritters, an out-of-this world relleno, and delightful enchiladas. Everything was split on separate plates for us. Service was friendly and attentive, but never intrusive and followed every safety precaution. In the midst of this beastly pandemic, Zolo provided a little oasis of pleasure.

RK
RK60
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sad that the menu has changed. We had a late lunch so not many people. Our lunch took a little longer due to a misunderstanding of my order, how hard is Christmas salsa on an enchilada?
This was my very favorite restaurant for the past 15 years, I’m sorry to see it change, hopefully it will find its footing and be great again! Also—it’s COVID time so not easy for anyone.

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Carol
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Zolo Grill delivers excellent food and service. There was no issue getting a table for 6 at lunchtime. Every employee in the restaurant says hello and greets you. My friends from out of town raved about the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their outdoor dining with a view of the Flatirons. Food and margaritas are always top notch and service is friendly and professional.

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virginiam
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have loved Zolo for many years. This is the first time we've been back since Covid. While we sympathize with all restaurant owners and workers during this very difficult time, we were quite disappointed. They are taking this time to "change up" the menu and go with a different theme. Very upsetting since right now those of us who go to restaurants want the things we love about a particular restaurant before this horrible virus.
What, no more chips, guac and salsa??? Zolo's salsas were always so delicious. We tried one of their other dips. got 3 crackers with it for 4 adults. Had to ask for more. Entrees came out wrong. Chicken in the veg enchiladas. The server was very helpful and the manager also apologized and gave coupons. Overall things just weren't as excellent as we always have experienced at Zolo. We'll give it another try, I guess, but then not sure we'll go back. This makes us very sad.

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FrancescaT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really delicious dinner and great wait staff! They brought us complementary corn bread that was amazing. The avocado dip was also excellent... Definitely recommend

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vipmsre
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For a Thursday lunch, Zolo was a good choice. We were seated on the sun porch where the service was excellent. We began with nibbbles of a complementary loaf of delicious cornbread, followed by the special appetizer of crab dip with pickled vegetables and toasts. I had an excellent chili cheese burger and my husband had the lamb dip. We took lots of leftovers home because the portions were generous. The only thing we didn't like were the potatoes that came with the lamb. We had not been in Zolo for quite a while and are happy to be reacquainted. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the patio which looks directly at the Flatirons.
Beautiful evening.
Great food.

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drew
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful and delicious

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Nice
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed lunch on the patio. We had the green rice and beans and a choke salad. Both were great. Good service to top it off.

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CharlesD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Zolos! The service is outstanding! The food is excellent! The setting is perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an a combo anniversary dinner and flying in to see our niece. This restaurant was a great introduction to Boulder and Colorado cuisine. It had unique flavors, impeccable service, and set the standard for our trip.

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vipUptown
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great weekday lunch--some old Zolo classics and a new item or two. Everything was well-prepared and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since reopening and new menu and everything was delicious! They were accommodating to my ridiculous allergies and the drinks were spot on. Great experience, a Boulder staple you must support!

DW
DanW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were incredible! I think this is our new fav in Boulder.

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TiffanyR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! And the safety practices are the best you'll see. We will definitely be back for the chicken enchiladas and banana cream pie!

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Deb1
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the menu! This restaurant never disappoints, have been eating here for the last 18 years!

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JelenaW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Some of the food was a little bit overcooked for my taste, but the atmosphere and our server Madi made it up for it! Will be back😊

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RichardD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful food as s as always. It appeared as if there was a staff shortage as our server was running all around and had quite a few tables to take care of. Usually much more attentive. We arrived exactly when they opened up at 4P with reservations and only one couple in front of us. I suspect this was a problem for that day, Sunday the 30th

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gromit
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good variety of food. Mexican and more tradiotional like ribs and fish with a mexican twist. Peach grumble great, for desert, very small slice of chocolate cake so that portion not good value, But overall very good value and xorn bread to start wonderful. Service started off great but when it got bisy inside sort of forget about us. We collected plates and out them at the end of our table, had to go in to ask about deserts also had to go in to ask for the bill. I think they were short staffed.

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vipNancyP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The shrimp appetizer and chicken enchiladas where delicious!!! Home made corn bread was really great as well.

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RachelG
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great restaurant- have gone there for years. It is loud so we do sometimes go elsewhere if we need to talk a lot. But that’s my only complaint.

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vipRickR
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service and nice change to the menu to use more locally sourced ingredients in the recipes.

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SarahVP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As I've come to expect at Zolo, the food and service were well above average. We shared the corn fritters and I had the chili salad, both were delicious. As was the complimentary cornbread, fabulous! Only wish I'd had room for banana cream pie. Next time!

MD
MsDorisC
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the refreshed menu options. The Cactus & Corn Fritters, Pan Seared Colorado Trout, and House Mojito are not to be missed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Out of everything

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