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Zolo Grill

4.3
645 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southwest
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Declared by 5280 as “Absolutely the hottest restaurant in Boulder,” Zolo Southwestern Grill has delivered award-winning cuisine with superior service since 1994. Our intention is to treat you to flavorful & soulful food that is served in an unpretentious and relaxed environment. The open dining room, intimate bar, private dining space, and gorgeous patio are all yours for the taking. Open for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and weekend brunch, there’s always an experience to be had. Awaken your senses in the warm and inviting atmosphere of Boulder’s one and only, Zolo Southwestern Grill.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southwest, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(303) 449-0444
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Zolo Grill offers off site catering services to fit any budget. We will work with you to create your perfect event!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Folsom Avenue (25th St.) & 28th Street
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Parking details
Zolo Grill is surrounded by ample parking. For easiest access, please park right in front!
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Public transit
The Boulder bus system operates the "Jump" bus every day of the year. Zolo Grill is located on Arapahoe Avenue between Folsom Avenue (26th Street) and 28th Street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

For your next event treat your guests to a customized menu and skillfully crafted cocktails in Zolo Grill's unique space. We can accommodate parties of up to 40 guests seated, cocktail parties of up to 50 guests, or the whole restaurant for up to 100. We have packages to fit every budget.

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What 645 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We’ve been going to Zolo since it opened twenty years ago, but it’s really gone downhill in the last year and I don’t think we’ll be going back.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Would not recommend this place First I ordered and the waiter came back 5 min later and said they ran out so I order another dish they were out of that so I ordered another dish and he said they were changing that entree, Ugh the waiter took forever even to bring us our drinks. The food took a good 45 min after we ordered the waiter was a jerk. The food was average at best worse Margs ever. Only good thing about this place was the manager who apologized profusely and gave me a card for a free entree. He was great everything else not so great

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We are regulars income at least once a month or once every other month and new fish tacos was not a hit we definitely prefer it made and brought to the table rather than all in separate bowls

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome Easter Buffet. We’re going back for Dinner. Great real restaurant with real people that care about food.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food and service were both awesome!! We will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great service and food. The waiter helped me with selecting gluten free entrees. Great experience every time!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

What a great experience, great management and staff. AS a business owner I appreciated the involvement of management in a new dinning experience and the waiters were great too warm welcoming and eager to make a great night for their guests!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We always enjoy zolos. i did notice some changes on the menu. The queso, which is a must have for us, has changed. It's creamier and not as spicy. Have to say I'm not a fan. The service was excellent, as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Prompt service and follow-up with me about when the table would be ready. Attentive, friendly and expert server. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Still the best. And, oh, that tart cherry marg.

Don't tell me how many characters I have to type.

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1.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Extremely poor service. Got forgotten as far as getting a table. Had to ask the hostess for table. No menus give it to us. Ordered entrée and then was served somebody else’s desert by the same waiter took the order.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I really want to like this place. The food is relatively good. It is way to crowded making it a gymnastic or yoga pose just to squeeze to your table. More importantly, it is way, way too loud. You can not talk to your table of 4 let alone a larger group. So why in the world would you come here? I left.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We all three enjoyed our meals of Crab benedict, chicken enchiladas, and huevos. Good service and nice sunny window with amazing views of Flatirons! We were able to make a reservation too, which was great as other places had a wait and we were trying to get to International Film Festival show. We'd all recommend this place as a nice convenient place to get some very good food!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

It's been 20+ years since we last visited Zolo Grill. It hasn't missed a beat - still a great choice. Excellent food and impeccable service. We won't wait another 20 years to visit again.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We eat here often and it’s always great. Creative riffs on familiar southwestern dishes. Great drinks.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Been here many times. Everything was way too spicy this time. The same enchiladas ordered by different people at the table came out inconsistently; one being crispy and dry, while the other was overly drenched in sauce. My wife couldn’t get through a quarter of her meal and the server didn’t ask if anything was wrong. Unfortunately, it sounds like she can’t be convinced to come back again. Zolo, what happened? You used to be solid.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I haven't been to Zolo's in quite some time since i moved from Boulder, but i had a nice lunch with a friend.

The food has always been consistently good over the past decade or more... always a friendly staff and a good selection.

Seating is adequate for couples or groups - in a great location with plenty of parking.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Zolo is one of our go to places for special events. We noticed some changes to the menu, all good. The butternut squash soup is outstanding and the tamales are excellent, so are the enchiladas. The desserts are also exceptional. We love to share the banana cream pie. Because it's a popular spot, reservations are recommended.

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3.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything was just TOO SPICY! The food USED to be very good with a little spice, but it seems that everything we ordered was over the top (and I like spicy). Even the salad was drowned in dressing. The chef needs to reevaluate his menu.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The chicken enchiladas were super. The tart cherry marg is my new favorite drink. IMO, still the best northern New Mexico restaurant in Boulder. The food is just consistently outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We have been Friday night regulars for many years, and have a standing date with friends when one of us couples returns from traveling. Years ago Zolo's had a blue cornbread with spiced butter on the menu that we absolutely loved. It disappeared during one sad menu change and no subsequent chef would consider bringing it back -- until last Friday when the new chef came out with small cast iron pans of our beloved corn bread! All four of us were thrilled! and convinced us to leave the test pan with us. We demolished it immediately; it was every bit as good as we remember. We love the menu there and hope it becomes a menu staple. We also very much appreciate the community service and involvement of the Big Red F Restaurants, of which Zolo's is a part, from which our disabled daughter and her peers at Imagine! benefit. Thank you on so many wonderful things you do besides just cooking great food.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food! Empanadas were outstanding. Creative nenu.

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2.0Dined on January 24, 2018

They squeezed 5 adults into a boot that should accommodate 4. Very uncomfortable.
Very noisy too, difficult to talk. But mainly it was the boot thing that I found preposterous.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Yum. Brunch is great at Zolo. They have a bunch of brunch foods that would be tough to cook at home & the setting is just right. We’ll go again!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Zolo is the best restaurant in Boulder. Great food and fantastic margaritas!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Every time I visit the Zolo, I can count on quality food and drinks.

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

The new menu is enticing and I am glad some favorites like the chicken enchiladas are still on the menu. I ate with a friend who doesn't like spicy food and she had good options. The flavors are always well-curated and delicious. My salmon bowl was flavorful tho my salmon was a bit ungenerous.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Great spot with wonderful food. Parking is plentiful, unusual in Boulder.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

We have been going here for a long time and always enjoyed it. We almost always start with a margarita, chips and guacamole. The guacamole is always good. You have begun a tableside preparation of it. We preferred having it made however you always made it before and brought out right away with the chips. You make it better than we could ask you to and we'd rather not have to wait 10-15 minutes for somebody to come and prepare it. It's reminiscent of the flaming days of Steak Diane and that era is long gone.

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Not very good salsa with chips. The chicken soup wasn't good - pouring hot soup over cold ingredients = lukewarm soup and the ingredients were huge so it was hard to eat. Expensive, bland, blech.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Quiet on the enclosed patio - a little more lively in main dinning - when making reservation request main restaurant if want to be more social/bar atmosphere.

Wait staff was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Zolo is always outstanding in every respect - food, hospitality, warmth. Love it.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Zolo is a gem that has kept its quality over the years. I like that the menu is constantly being refreshed. We tried the "Zolo Board" and enjoyed it as an appetizer for a party of four. Service is attentive. In a highly competitive Boulder restaurant scene, Zolo proves always predictable in a very positive sense. Easily one of Boulder's best.

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

We hadn’t been here for a while due to the high noise levels, but we were pleasantly surprised that it seemed quieter this visit. The food is unusual and delicious. Our server was outstanding: one of the best we have had in our years of friends getting together for lunch.

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Food was unique, creative and tasted great! Will recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent, really enjoyed the food, from appetizer to desert. Server very knowledgeable regarding celiac. Nice to eat somewhere where I didn’t have to compromise what I wanted to eat.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

zolo grill never disappoints. esp on mondays when the special is the bbq duck tacos. the best tacos all time. chips and guac are good starter. and a Q coin marg on the patio. boulder at its finest.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Zolo continues to impress with their wonderful food combinations and mix of diverse flavors. Very consistent and excellent service.

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Very good food, very good service. It was fairly loud in the restaurant at lunch, but then it was very busy so to be expected I suppose. Will certainly return.

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Zolo is no longer a go-to restaurant for us. The service is slow and the food is mediocre for the price you pay. Disappointed.

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