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About The 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.

1002 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily at 11:00am

Cross Street:
Between 9th St. and 11th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 444-5335

Website:
http://themedboulder.com/

Parking Details:
Downtown parking validated.

Executive Chef:
Kelly Kingsford

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Mediterranean restaurant is quite simply Boulder’s best venue for your private party, business gathering, rehearsal dinner, wedding or special occasion. Uniquely designed and equipped with an experienced and dedicated event staff as well as a menu ideally suited for events of any size*, occasion or budget.

The Mediterranean Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (78)
Good for a Date (55)
Happy Hour (50)
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Casual (46)
Good for Groups (45)
Special Occasion (42)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Fun (36)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Good Vegetarian Options (34)
Authentic (31)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Great for Lunch (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Hot Spot (21)
Tasting Menu (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
People Watching (20)
Romantic (18)
Business Meals (17)
Healthy (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Kid-friendly (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Cozy (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Vegan (6)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Spicy (5)
Organic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

There were many things I would have loved on the menu. Our server knew the menu well and was able to answer all of my questions and helped me find the ultimate grill combo - sauce and sides. It was a delicious meal. I hope return next time I am in Boulder. The vibe was great. Clearly, it is a popular restaurant, but it felt like we had enough distance from others to have a conversation. We had a GREAT experience.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Healthy
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our waitress Keeley (?) was great and we had a nice time!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was ok. Not as good as rated by others. My chopped salad was bland and very small for a meal sized salad at 13.50. Others at the table had ok meals but nothing special.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great restaurant and food but noise level wac very loud.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I would be better if they played less abrasive background music

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I've had both good and bad experiences at the Med. This one was kind of middle of the road - I had the chopped salad and a bunch of tapas. The chopped salad would have benefited from less onion and I will remember next time to ask them to forgo the onion. Service was very swift and nicely handled, so no complaints there at all. The food seemed a little lackluster. I have to add that I'm on the hunt for the perfect meal in Boulder, and so far I'm not finding it. I've had dinners in Santa Fe that just make me stop and wonder at the level of artistry in creating amazing food. So far in Boulder, no joy. I would still recommend the Med, and have had wonderful experiences there in the past.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We ordered from the tapas menu, and the variety of cold and hot tapas was amazing! Everything was delicious; we especially liked the ratatouille, the lamb skewer and the tabbouleh. We have dined at many restaurants in Boulder, and the Med remains my favorite!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We always love a meal at The Med! This visit felt like the wait time was longer than usual for food to hit the table, but everything tasted great and our server, Nathan, I believe, was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Casual
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love the Med we go every time we are in Boulder. The food is always a treat. Make a reservation don't wait until the last minute!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always great! Good eats, nice service.
Reasonable prices. Good wine selection.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always love going to The Med. It is a local favorite for good reasons!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our second time eating at the Med and it was delicious both times. Great selection
Of small tapas or entrees. I had the lamb shank and it was perfect. I will definitely be back next time I’m in town.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

great tapas, like being back in Spain.Friendly ambience. We'll be back!! Chuck & JoAnne.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The Med was superb! Just wish we had one in Savannah, GA where we're from! The four of us agreed that our dinner was like a trip to Europe/North Africa. If we ever return to Boulder, it's a don't-miss on our list!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Best spot ever for tapas! Great variety, quality, and tastiness. Great fun for groups who like to share, and the vegetarians are happy too

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had an outstanding birthday dinner at The Med on a busy Saturday night. Our waiter, Sean, was friendly, efficient and attentive. The food was great, and all came out at the same time for 11 people. The Med's menu has something for everyone. The happy hour tapas are the best deal in town, and the menu is creative, with lots of fresh fish, chicken, meat and vegetarian options at reasonable prices. It's my favorite restaurant in Boulder!

Tags: Vegan, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

As usual, the Med lived up to expectations. The entire staff is incredibly professional and helpful, making every effort to accommodate special requests. The food is consistently good, and the large offerings on the Happy Hour small plate menu make it difficult to make choices. Your really can’t make a bad one.
Consistently, this is one of the best eateries in Denver-Boulder.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We love The Med! The food, wine, and service are exemplary. We always request the patio. What a lovely fall evening it was. We had a great time entertaining our friend from out of town.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We used to love this restaurant , but the last three times we’ve been here the quality and flavor of the food has gone downhill. We won’t be back. There are so many better restaurants in Boulder!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was wonderful ! We loved our food and had a great waiter.there were three of us and we all ordered different things and were all completely satisfied. We're from out of town and this restaurant was recommended by numerous people from boulder and Denver.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Waiter was super busy, it took forever to get any food or drinks.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was maybe my 50th time at this place...my family makes fun of me for liking The Med so, of course, when my friend wanted to go for her birthday, I was in. Unfortunately, just as we were enjoying an appetizer and a glass of wine, I saw a horrified look on her face. Before my brain could process what was happening, I heard a loud crash and , much to my surprise, a tsunami of ice water came down my back, running between my legs and dousing my purse . What can I say, there were shards of glass everywhere and people rushing to see if I was okay. Apparently, an entire tray of glasses had fallen over my head...let’s face it, it was water.. not lemonade and a beautiful, sunny day...I was fine , but resisted running the the bathroom because it looked like I had already missed that opportunity! Bottom line, they paid for our meal and I left our waitress a big tip and life went on...I’ll be back to The Med...but maybe I’ll bring an umbrella just in case! Cheers!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food is ok. Hot small plates are the best. Service has really lagged the last 3-4 times we’ve been in. Once they forget to put a meal into the kitchen. Other times forgot drinks. The last time we had them box 1/2 a pizza and we waited 15 minutes and Then said something. They had just set the boxed pizza to go on a table on a random table and forgotten about it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is my new favorite restaurant in Boulder. This food was excellent. I have a mushroom ravioli dish that was exceptional. The service was professional and friendly and prompt. I like the atmosphere. There is indoor and outdoor seating. Can't wait to go back and try other things on the menu.

Tags: Organic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Quick friendly service, tasty tapas menu and very fair prices. I can see why this place has been so popular for so long.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

For Happy Hour it was good. We had 5 tapas dishes, 2 were really good. Drinks and service were very good. Love the atmosphere. Overall a good experience for the price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We needed to move our reservation to a different time and they were very accommodating! The food was awesome -- our waitress was really friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. It was also very convenient for us -- literally 75 feet from the door of our hotel (St. Julien). We were visiting from out-of-town and highly recommend it for anyone visiting Boulder.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Awesome spot! Will definitely be back

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This was our first time dining at The Med. We got there at 11 am so we could have a quieter time before the rooms filled up. It was perfect in every way: Our waiter, Brian, was an absolute gem; the food was fresh, flavorful, and lovingly prepared; the atmosphere was delightful; the experience was sublime. We live 30 miles away, but will happily return to this delectable spot time and time again!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Awesome as always! The Med has long been a favorite, and it never fails to deliver. We had plenty of amazing food, during happy hour, and we didn't break the bank. Friends from out of state wanted to come back to this specific restaurant as they remembered it so fondly from a few years ago.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great bar and the tapas menu is unique and excellent. Love the chocolate almond tower for dessert.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Absolutely authentic food! The waiter was a wonder. We placed our order and woosh- a dish appeared. We ate every bite of so many delectable foods. They say tapas, we say mezzes. We were six people and the bill was under $100.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Delicious food. We loved everything, but the lamb kebabs amd paella were our favorites!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is a great spot - very lively setting with an incredible menu. We ordered almost everything on the special menu and it was all fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always love this place. The menu offers a wide variety. We had all ages there as everyone was pleased. The chicken was done perfectly. A definite place to go!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Business Dinner, great sever attentive to detail, one entree was returned due to undercooked chicken, other 2 people nearly finished meal before replacement dish was delivered. I have eaten at THE MED for many years and the food quality has deteriorated. portion size on salad was SMALL but salmon fish on top was DELICIOUS.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Having just dined across the street at Brasserie the night before, this place was kind of a let down. Nothing was wrong with it, it's just that nothing was excellent. In other words, they get a B. We went for entrees and appetizers instead of tapas or pizza, so maybe they do better in those areas. The generic ambience doesn't help; it's hard to get a sense of atmosphere in a room the size of a high school gym. But the wait staff are very pleasant and helpful and the prices are reasonable so maybe this is a good place to bring the family (it's loud enough) and let your kids venture beyond burgers and fries.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent food , wide variety. Small plates to entree's, good for sharing. Local ingrediants all natural. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Paleo Friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We’ve been here numerous times and have never been disappointed! Amazing small plates!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We always enjoy the Med! You must get there for happy hour to enjoy the Tapas, and then order the Bolognese... yummy. There really isn't a bad table in the place. I have gone there with one person or 15, always great. 😃😃😃😃😃

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fun
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