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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

5
4
3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (62)
Good for a Date (48)
Happy Hour (46)
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Good for Groups (42)
Casual (40)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Special Occasion (37)
Good Vegetarian Options (34)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Fun (28)
Authentic (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Business Meals (22)
Tasting Menu (22)
Healthy (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Romantic (15)
People Watching (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Vegan (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Scenic View (4)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Great dining experience! Very busy, would recommend reservations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Always can count on "The Med" for good food at a decent price in Boulder...

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

The med has reliable food and a menu that anyone can choose something from. It's good for business meals as the price is moderate and there is enough seating for larger groups.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

My friend and I had lunch here and it was fantastic!!! My friend had the Med Sampler Salad and she absolutely loved it!!! I had the pizza and it was also fantastic. The servers were very helpful and knowledgeable. I recommend eating outside, weather permitting of course, wonderful place outside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

I had not been to The Med in a number of years, as I had been working outside of Boulder. It was a nice treat to visit again and enjoy a delicious meal with my colleagues. The menu offers a great variety and our server was lovely! I look forward to returning soon!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Friendly wait staff and attentive but doesn't interrupt. Great food and atmosphere. I enjoy this place because of its vibrant feel and the decor. I would highly recommend this for a romantic night out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is my second visit to the 'Med', and the food was just as tasty as the first time I went. GREAT tapas, with a rich variety to choose from. We had a corner table so the din of others' conversations wasn't as overpowering. The service was OK - our waiter was all business and it would have been lovely to enjoy an easier, more spontaneous side of him. No harm in that! All-in-all, I really enjoy this restaurant, and will return the next time I'm in Boulder!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent experience. The staff and chef were very accommodating. Although it was a special occasion lunch we asked the chef to prepare eggplant parmesan from the dinner menu and he easily accommodated us. We had prosecco to toast the occasion. We had two delightful wait staff persons helping us. The food and bread were both delicious. We often go to the Med when in town and have never had a bad experience. There are many delightful tapas too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Lovely atmosphere - love the tapas- good service

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We enjoyed a late afternoon delicious tapas meal. We had not been to The Med in quite some time. We will certainly be back soon.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Very nice restaurant with a good selection of beers and food. Well decorated, and excellent service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We always enjoy our meals and happy hour here, but this was the first time that we had to wait over an hour for our entrees. We ended up being there for almost 2 hours and it was more than we had counted on.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

great food, wine list was a little weak (like i'm an expert, LOL) and it was a little loud, but we had a good time.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food and amazing service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was very good, but our waitress had too many tables to manage and therefore, service was very slow. We were a party of nine and it took a long time to get our check and be able to leave. Food did not all come out together either. I felt sorry for our waitress, but feel this needs to be addressed by the management.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The salmon special was outstanding. Tapas were all good. Wine and beer were reasonable. Chicken was excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a wonderful meal, vibrant restaurant with great service

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was recommended to us as a top restaurant of a relatives. The food was good, although very overpriced for the quantity. Main entre did not include a salad and was small portions. Very loud! Hard to really carry on a conversation.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is our “go to” restaurant for a friends get together meal. The hot and cold tapas during happy hour (before 6:30) are great, with a varied menu of foods from the Mediterranean region. The prices are mostly in the 4-5 dollar range and 3-4 tapas per person are adequate. The food is delivered as it is prepared so that you aren’t overwhelmed with a table of food at once. There’s a nice balance of meat and vegetarian dishes as well as a basket of their freshly baked bread for the table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Used to be great. Won't return. The Med was disappointing in every category.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My family enjoys the Med whenever we are in Boulder. The menu is varied and always interesting choices. I thought the restaurant was understaffed when we were there - night before Thanksgiving. That was unfortunate because it detracted from the experience.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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