The Mediterranean

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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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Denver
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

RR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

HL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

g
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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

OT
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.

N
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. Fun atmosphere close to St Julien

OT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. It was awesome

D
Washington DC
3 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.

OT
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!

M
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
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.

t
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.

OT
Chicago
2 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.

NB
Atlanta
53 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.

T
Denver
8 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.

OT
Denver
1 review
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.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food has really gone downhill! Very disappointing

H
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the Med is our go to place , great for date night or Family night. The menu does not disappoint. Order enough tapas and you will not need an entrée. Restaurant is always high energy , if you can score an outside table do it Their patio is delightful.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The mgr Allie is very helpful and professional. Nice experience

SR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal. It was really great food. I love getting food here. It's the perfect place for a birthday celebration.

EA
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Most of the food was bland except for the lamb which was loaded with so much oregano that I couldn’t taste anything else. The waiter was nice; however once a table of people who I assume were his regulars, we barely saw him.

l
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the paella - it was delicious and not a long wait.

S
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were given a tiny, wobbly table that was pressed up against one of the waiters station so one of the three seats at our table was unusable. we had piles of dirty dishes constantly next to us. Very loud music made it hard to have conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific!

Only bummer is no gluten free bread.

j
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the Med never disappoints! Date night for me and my husband - the service was great as usual and the food excellent . Best Happy Hour around - we enjoyed the opportunity to start with a leisurely Happy Hour and follow with a lovely dinner . We’ll be back!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing, we had a steak plate and a tuna plate and they were both so good! The dessert was also really good, really good experience!

PJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We've been frequent customers at the Med for years. We were disappointed that, despite our reservation, our restaurant table location request was refused. The area in which we were seated was uncomfortably warm and uncomfortably noisy. We were a party of 4 and there were numerous open tables in a less noisy and much cooler section of the restaurant. Unfortunately our experience was negatively affected.

AS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was impeccable and indeed fit the small plate size as stated online. Perfectly done steak, wonderful service, great atmosphere.

RT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter. Very attentive. Wait for food was perfect!!

F
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Boulder has lots of good restaurants but this is my favorite. We’ve eaten here 30-40 times and never had a bad dish. The bacon wrapped dates are a must.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

I love the Med but the eggplant was not good, waitress unattentive . Very poor. I was so dissatisfied for New Year’s Eve.
It was unfortunately.

CO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Positive: Our waiter was kind and attentive.
Negatives: Loud
Expensive
Bad to mediocre food (hummus grainy, falafel dry, vegetarian entree small and drowning in oil, dessert dry and lacking flavor, coffee bitter)
Unclean bathrooms

PW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the Med! We have been eating at the Med in Boulder for years and have never had a bad experience. I am vegetarian but my meat-eating husband and I can always find something on the menu that we love.

CW
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot, good for foodies, family friendly.

TD
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Over crowded with patrons sitting atop one another;
Food has declined significantly since we were there previously;
Noise level made it difficult to hear wait staff and one another;
Service was average;

Overall - disappointing at best.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The chicken parmesan is a lot smaller than it used to be...

A
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Early light dinner. Food prepared well with some exceptions. My soup was supposed to be a squash soup, but it was a tomato soup. Waiter never asked how well I liked it. Bread was terrific. This was my third time and this not as good as previous experience

LM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My husband and I went just for the paella and weren't impressed. It was very dry. We ordered the one with the chicken, chorizo, mussels and shrimp. We were told we can share it, and you could if you wanted to fill up on rice, but there were only 3 or 4 shrimp, 2 mussels, a bit of chorizo, and a small piece of chicken. All the meat/seafood was over cooked. The service was good, and the atmosphere was nice. It's a cute place, I just wasn't happy with what we got. Other food coming out looked good- so maybe we just needed to order something different.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Great menu selection, plenty of GF and DF options. Something for everyone.

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