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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (51)
Good for a Date (39)
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Special Occasion (31)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Casual (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Fun (21)
Business Meals (21)
Healthy (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Authentic (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Romantic (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Vegan (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
People Watching (6)
Cozy (5)
Great Beer (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The noise level is absolutely way beyond a comfort level for conversation. I've periodically been to the Med over 20 years but as a spot to allow discourse it's not supportive

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

It was amazing for Valentine’s Day

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

My first time to the Med and they did not disappoint. We got an awesome table. They gave me a rose. We ordered like 10 things off their tapas menu that is super long and affordable. Service was great as well.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I was rather disappointed in where we sat. Here was this new section, and they placed a group who fine dines regularly in front, then next small children. It felt like Chucky Cheese. My food was fair at best. We had a sweet waitress- she may have been the best thing about this place. However, I’m not sure I’ll be dining there again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The Med has been our favorite go-to restaurant in Boulder for all 25 years it has been open. A reliable standby for great tapas and happy hour drinks. Because they extend happy hour prices to 6:30 pm, it's a frequent choice for us. Service is always friendly and almost always prompt. Food is eclectic and excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Authentic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It is such a fun place to go and the food is always great. We had two babies with us and the waiter couldn’t have been more helpful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We went for Happy Hour and the overall service and their food/drinks were very good. Absolutely satisfied.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We had a delightful time. Food, wine and service were excellent. We came for the small plates - a variety of tastes and flavors and had a good selection. It was somewhat noisy, but we could hear each other.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Devin is a wonderful server and was very attentive and extremely accommodating! We had a great experience

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The hostess at the front desk was friendly and helpful. I found the host next to her to be rude and condescending. He told us that our table would be ready at our reservation time. (We arrived 5 minutes early!)
we were just able to order a drink at the bar before we received a text saying to come back to the host station.
The food was not as reliably good as it has been for the past 25 years that I have been coming to the med to celebrate and meet friends. Not sure I would like to come again.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Friday night is perhaps the worst time to try a meal at The Med. It was packed, it was loud, our waiter forgot orders, it took longer than it should have to receive tiny little plates of tapas that were greasy and subpar. It bewilders me that this place received "top date night" and "top lunch" spot in Boulder's free weekly. It's a factory cranking out just acceptable food. Nothing more. But - maybe a great hook-up joint (?) Not great for a few family members getting together on a Friday night, yelling at each other to be heard over the din at a small table. There are so many better restaurants in Boulder - disappointed with the wasted calories.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent meal; great service; noisy but that is always the case.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great as always. Still our favorite restaurant in Boulder to go to and always great to bring friends to. Consistently good, great value, and delicious!

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The 1993 menu was fun. Our server Madison was wonderful. Please bring back spaghetti Del Mar to the menu! It was great to have this dish again. Delicious!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We came for the Med’s 25th anniversary celebration. Still one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The meal, rice and shrimp in a skillet was BURNED BLACK, adhering to bottom of skillet. When mentioned to server, response was "Oh, a little crispy for you" in a patronizing tone. NO, offer to correct it, apologize or take item off our final tab!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The Med was celebrating their 25th anniversary, so we wanted to share in that. We ordered tapas and drinks as well as dessert and had a great time. As busy as the place was, our server did an excellent job!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice waiter and in a timely matter he attended us. Went to celebrate "The Med's" 25th Anniversary since we have dined with them a lot over the last 25 years!

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I love the tapas menu for a casual meetup with a friend, so many things to try. Plus the vibrant but low key ambiance. Reservations are a wonderful option for those of us who come from Northern Colorado, as is easy parking.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tapas, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Supposed to be 1993 prices. Ha. Only 2 glasses of wine at $3

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Loved the tapas style approach to middle Eastern food. Portions were small letting us try out more plates. Definitely recommend this for a casual night out.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I am surprised that The Med has such great reviews on Yelp and Google. I would say it is mediocre - nothing was wrong with our food or experience, but I could have cooked better food myself and the atmosphere did not make up for the lack of food quality.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The Med is one of my favorite places in Boulder. We live in Denver now but make it regularly to Boulder just to go to this place. They always have great customer service, consistency in the taste of food and the best happy hour!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Happy (25th) Anniversary to The Med! Been coming here for a good part of that time and our Happy Hour get together was - as usual - most enjoyable. Food was, on the whole, very good - but not at all sure of the tuna tartare (gulp). The drinks were excellent and pretty well priced and, even though the service was rushed off their feet, everyone was very attentive, helpful, friendly and courteous. The Med in my experience has, over the years, demonstrated continuously very high standards for food, decor, service and ambiance. This visit was on par with the best of them. Will we be back? Absolutely!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The 25th Anniversary promotion was a little misleading. There were only a few tapas priced from 1993. The only deal was the house wine at $3.00 a glass. The tiramisu was unlike any tiramisu I had traveling throughout Italy, disappointing.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent meal on their 25th anniversary!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food and wine were amazing. Tapas are such a perfect, fun way to share a bunch of delicious things and not have to decide on one dish! Lovely service. Always a treat to dine here!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The Med never disappoints. Good food. Fun to try new dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

After making reservations at a different Establishment in Boulder my friend suggested this place! So we switched gears and had our shared birthday lunch at the Med! I'm glad we did! I tried a sampler plate-yum and my friend tried a great looking pasta dish. While the food was GREAT, the service was even better. Our server, sorry I do not remember her name, was very aware of our conversation and did not interrupt as if she was the main attraction-which I really appreciate! Thank you for a lovely meal!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food and service. We always come here when we are in Boulder!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Food was good as always. Love the tapas and happy hour menu

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great service, great food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Small plates are a fun adventure and nicely priced during happy hour.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Uncomfortably loud on a Tuesday evening; both background music and people. Could not carry on conversation without shouting. Will not be returning.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went to The Med for a date night with my husband, looking forward to going to a nice place that offered a variety of dishes, including some vegan options. We arrived a little early for our 7:15p reservations, and they seated us immediately. Our waiter was excellent, he knew the menu and was able to verify which items were plant-based, dairy-free. I ordered the Vegetable Kebabs with charmoula sauce and sugar snap peas sauteed in oil instead of butter. A tasty light dinner. I
was wishing they had a heartier vegan option, like a chickpea tagine or something. Fortunately there was plenty of bread, so I didn't leave hungry. My husband ordered the Filet Gorgonzola and was pleased with his meal. The atmosphere is classy, but still relaxing. We look forward to eating there again soon.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Tapas, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vegan
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

One of the managers, Jason, called me shortly after we had left the restaurant. My friend had left her iPhone on the table. Jason knew to call me and my cell no., because I had made the rez on OpenTable. I just wanted to say thank you to Jason and the staff at The Med. We had a great dinner, awesome service, and a fun time. The icing on the cake, Jason taking the time to call me and leave me a VM. By the time my friend had walked back to the restaurant, her phone was ready to be picked up. #WeLuvTheMed

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The place was so cool however parking was a bear! Dinner was okay but I did dig the fact that it was a local establishment. The baba ganoush was excellent!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The Med is always a solid choice. The food is superb and there are many options to choose from. One of my favorite ways to dine here is tapas at happy hour but that's not to imply that ordering an entree or pizza isn't also a good choice, we're just partial to tapas because they're so fun.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This place was great to eat. Glad we booked using open table as the wait was 45+ minutes.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

They were able to accommodate our seating request in a less noisy area. We for in and out for tapas and happy hour ok our way to an event in Boulder. Service was great, brought all our appetizers out at various times to keep us fed. Love the sangria and cocktails but not much beer selection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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