The Mediterranean

4.4
2573 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
The Mediterranean is a casual, energetic, everyday restaurant located in the heart of downtown Boulder, Colorado. Known for our tapas and the town’s best outdoor dining, we’ve been offering exceptional food at a great value for over 20 years.

Our diverse menu features tapas & paellas, artisan pizzas from our Italian wood-burning oven and fresh seafood just to name a few. We also feature a world-class wine, beer and spirits program beautifully complemented by our signature cocktails.
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fcguest
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at the Med on one of the last nights of dine in service prior to the COVID19 shutdown, and even though there was a ti=one of uncertainty, all of the staff were "on their game". We especially appreciated the friendly and engaging service from our waiter, Casey.

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ChrisV
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Haven’t eaten here in quite awhile and I have to say the food was terrible. Not like I remember. Pizza had way too many red pepper flakes. My wife’s hanger steak was burnt to a crisp. My sons Paella was very average. Service was outstanding and the only saving grace. Kitchen needs some help.

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vipbeakir
Denver
55 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grest service and delicious food.

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Foodie22
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a cool, relaxed feeling. The service was attentive but not overly so. The food was wonderful. We shared a variety of Tapas and each of us (5) ordered a full meal. The filet I ordered was amazing. Everyone in our party loved their meal. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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vipTimS
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites for tapas menus! Bring back the pastilles please!!!!

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KellyM
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom’s weekend for my daughter’s sorority.

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StefanieH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and interesting! One of my favorite meals ever....I will be going again!

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BernardS
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel, our server, was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was great.

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2foodies
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined with our granddaughter and her fiancé to catch up on their lives and to discuss an up coming trip together. We were seated immediately though the restaurant was quite busy. We ordered drinks on the happy hour menu; the red and white sangrias were especially delicious and refreshing. We ordered over a dozen dishes from the hot and cold tapas menu and shared everything. What a wonderful variety of flavors and textures. Our waiter carefully spaced the delivery of each group of dishes so that we were never overwhelmed with too many at once, giving us plenty of room to pass dishes while sharing and to be able to savor the wide range of flavors and textures. We spent over two hours chatting and enjoying both the company and the food, never feeling rushed by the staff. I highly recommend The Mediterranean for convivial get-togethers with friends and family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour tapas!

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LeslieC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner before a show at Boulder Theatre!

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CUBuff
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie our server was OUTSTANDING!!!
Food was so delicious as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great GF options and amazing appetizers for happy hour!

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LillyT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy our is a blessing!! We were able to try so many things without it costing too much! Great food, great service. Super happy!!

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BoisE
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First, we had a group of 11 people and were pleased that The Med would allow us to make a reservation for a large group. Our table was ready when reserved. The Med allowed us to run separate checks for each couple. Some in our group required gluten free food or vegetarian food, and both were accommodated nicely. Everyone in our group enjoyed their food selections, and the desserts we tried were very good. The special February dessert was exceptional! Overall, we had a great meal together at The Mediterranean and would definitely return the next time we are visiting Boulder.

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KathyM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love The Med!

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vipCher
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was not very good. Came in on a Saturday night and waited about 15 minutes with nobody coming over to our table. Finally we got somebody's attention and a server came over to our table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived much earlier than anticipated and ended up choosing bar seating instead of our regular table. We had fantastic service, the food, as always, was so good, and, while there was plenty of boisterous conversation all around, we were still able to chat and catch up and enjoy our evening.

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WeEatToEnjoy
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go to the Med for the Tapas. The tapas menu changes from time to time, but the food is always good. This time it seemed even better than usual. Everything was outstanding.

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HayleyH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was average. Ordered ribs, ahi tuna, steak, cheese board, and an entree. The ribs were overcooked (burnt actually) and the ahi tuna was not fresh. It had a dull grey color so we were not interested in eating it. The server was awesome, but for what we paid we wish the food was better especially for Valentine's Day.

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Kathy
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was good. Nice spot for a Valentines celebration with friends. Food great. Service even better.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For Valentine’s Day one would probably expect some sort of extra wait for food but everything came out in a very reasonable time and even looking at other tables near us no one seemed to wait very long for either food or drinks. I love this place!

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GlendaC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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RobertaR
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The rice in the paella was a bit dry, lovely other than that!

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HenryL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us ordered a large assortment of tapas and made a dinner of them -- they were excellent, as usual.

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grahamg
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable dinner during HH. Shared delicious small plates. Split a pasta special - it was ok, not as good as the tapas. Service and value were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas were absolutely incredible and the Happy Hour menu was on-point. Our service was also impeccable and overall we had such a great time! If we hadn’t made a reservation we would have been a bit bummed to have to wait so long (it was a 90 minute wait when we arrived) but with just a little planning ahead we had zero issues.

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Nancy
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. Fun atmosphere close to St Julien

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HardyB
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent, attentive service, and a great atmosphere.

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Glenn
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. It was awesome

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David
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Too loud for a not very busy Sunday night.

Food was good and server was good too. He was out of our face which was very appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Made the reservations on behalf of my parents for a birthday meal, called in to pay for the meal, and the manager made sure they had a phenomenal experience. Great food, reasonably priced, and stellar service. Would definitely recommend for casual meals or a special event!

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Michael
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Manager went out of her way to get us a special table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was a nice setting, the waitress was a little to abrupt.
Overall the food and experience was good.

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thomasm
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I hadn't been to the Med in a year. This used to be a very good restauarnt. Not any more. The service is still good. However the food is fair to poor and pricey. 20$ for two scallops that were mediocre. The Paella was dry and tasteless. Lamb tasted as if it had been sitting for awhile and was dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a nice table with 10 guests. We shared so many wonderful tasting tapas & enjoyed our evening.

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vipNB1140
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Granted, it was a busy Saturday night. That said, I think visitors will much prefer lunch here - I know we will be back for lunch but never again for dinner. It was manic in the restaurant. Servers barely stopped at the table as they hurriedly dropped off food. Very loud. Food was really just OK - you could tell everyone was hurrying to get through service. Plating was sloppy. Just "meh" all around. At lunch they do a much better job of presenting nice plates in an enjoyable manner.

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Truthteller
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The names used to be great and reliable. Now they barely try.
Sad to see an old Boulder gem on its way down hill.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I had a horrible service with experience at this restaurant! It was my birthday and I notified the restaurant before making the reservation and the waitress didn’t wait until after she was slow, mean, and rude to say “sorry I just noticed that there was a note that this is a birthday”. She was rude and extremely slow the entire time. Whenever we asked her for silver wear or more water in our empty classes she was mean and disrespectful. We left satisfied with the taste of the meal but frustrated with our waitress and her utter rudeness, truly that woman was not a nice or personable person that I would never consider hiring.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food has really gone downhill! Very disappointing

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