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The Mediterranean

1872 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Tapas (53)
  • Good for a Date (38)
  • Happy Hour (35)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Mediterranean, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Open Daily at 11:00am
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Phone number
(303) 444-5335
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kelly Kingsford
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Cross street
Between 9th St. and 11th St.
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Parking details
Downtown parking validated.
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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.
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1872 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

Carter (Denver)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Growing up in Boulder I thought it would be great to celebrate The Med`s 25th anniversary & also take Mom out for Valentines day at the same time.

Upon arrival the Hostess had our reservation but rushed us to the back of the restaurant to sit in a dark corner even though at 1:45 the restaurant had few people.

We asked for a table with more daylight. She seemed annoyed we would even ask & then disgruntedly marched us to the bar area to an incredibly small 2 top. Even though many other tables were open. Slapping down the menus & running off to the hostess station where no one awaited her exuberant return.

Our waitress finally showed up 15/20 minutes later, giving us no name & seemed equally as rushed but only having 3 tables including ours at that time. We ordered drinks & stated we`ll order food when she returns. Much to our chagrin even those took another 15 minutes to deliver, Bar also not busy.

We ordered appetizers & proceeded with our hurray up & wait experience. Our entertainment became Watching the Chef or Sou Chef hand deliver every entree to 2 young women sitting at the table next to us. At first we thought how professional to make sure the patrons are enjoying the food. Only realizing he never did make it to any other tables becoming obvious he was either dating one of them or a sadly cheeky attempt to do so. Being as one of them declined a filet Mignon's he brought, not even having ordered it.

Meanwhile our appetizers grew cold sitting on the bar, within view but sadly without a server to deliver them to their destination. Finally the waitress dropped them off & was on the run again. Luckily before she was out of ears reach we called to please bring some bread.

The entrees arrived 45 minutes later which would have been acceptable had it not been both were entree salads requiring very little prep time. All in all it took 2 1/2 Hrs to complete our meal. Leaving a lasting but unpleasant aftertaste to a restaurant once exceptional.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was amazing for Valentine’s Day

NicoleM (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipLuvdiningwell (Los Angeles)
3.0  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.

BoulderFoodFan (Denver)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  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.

HeresMyReview (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Skydoggirl (Denver)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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!