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About Zolo Grill

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.

2525 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

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

Cross Street:
Between Folsom Avenue (25th St.) & 28th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(303) 449-0444

Website:
http://www.zologrill.com/

Catering:
Zolo Grill offers off site catering services to fit any budget. We will work with you to create your perfect event!

Parking Details:
Zolo Grill is surrounded by ample parking. For easiest access, please park right in front!

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us for Valentine's specials, enjoyed A la Carte or as a 4-course Tasting Menu for $39. Reservations recommended.

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.

Zolo Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
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Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
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Local Ingredients (4)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Authentic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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Great Beer (1)
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Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 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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·Dined on January 14, 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.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 4, 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have gone to this restaurant several times before and have never had a problem. This time our waiter approached us about 30 minutes after we had ordered and told us there was a problem with our order and it needed to be redone. He was extremely apologetic. After our food finally arrived, the manager came to our table to apologize and he comped our meal. This was an extremely gracious thing to have done. Obviously, it is better if there is no problem, but the way this was handled was worthy of a lot of respect. I certainly will continue to go to Zolo.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Zolo was my favorite Boulder restaurant and my first stop when I came to town. This time we were disappointed. The food was ok, not outstanding as in the past. Service was poor. Our appts and mains came out together. We waited a long time for the empties to be removed. And while we noted a special occasion in the reservation, there was no special attention given. I believe the waitperson was not informed. Overall, we did not love our experience this time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our food and service were excellent; the tamales were as good as they looked on the menu.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had a “buy one entree/get one free” for brunch coupon. The issue we had was the 8 dollar appetizer was ridiculously small. Not at all worth the price and fairly uninspired as far as flavor went. The rest of the food was pretty tasty and the service was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

The restaurant was SWAMPED on a Tuesday and so service was not good at all. I had made a reservation and the staff was friendly but very unavailable to our table so that was disappointing. The food was delicious and it was a festive atmosphere so it was still ok.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Lunch before a close by football game was quite good - as always. Well trained staff.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were a fussy group, and we stayed forever, and we got nothing but love from the staff. The food, as usual, was great! How this place has kept to this level of quality for so many years is beyond me. Love it here!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Zolo has been in Boulder for 22 years and there is a reason why, its awesome. Service was great and food is always on point.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 8, 2016

I met a colleague for lunch mid-week, and had a reservation. The place was almost empty when we arrived at 11:40 am and I was seated at a table in the highest possible traffic lane. Every member of the wait staff passed by, yet it was ~15 minutes before we were offered a beverage. The food was okay but nothing special. More customers came in around noon, but it was never crowded (and there was never a visible reason for us to be seated in the 2nd worst seat in the restaurant).

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Excellent service and hospitality!! :) Very delicious food and timely service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2016

I have gone to Zolo for years and have never ONCE been disappointed. The food is outstanding! Summertime on the patio is stellar too! By far one of my top 3 restaurants in Boulder!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Menu always has something "new" or a "twist" on established items. While there are "standbys" the menu has a nice rotation to it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 17, 2016

One of my favorite places and I never miss an opportunity to go. The cheese dip with chorizo is always great and the specials are always great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2016

They were extremely accommodating . Five of the six diners had special requests and our server, Amanda, was fabulous. Fish, both Trout and Salmon, was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Went to Zolo for our anniversary on July 3. Made a reservation, because we figured things would be very busy with the Dead show nearby. And, yes, it was very busy, but the place seem appropriately staffed to handle it. Our food came out before our drinks. Not sure if that was the fault of the bar or our server, but it was pretty lame.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2016

My only disappointment was that I made the reservation through Open Table. We had to split our group of 4 into two two-tops and hope we'd be able to be near each other. Also, the only opening, even then, wasn't until 9:15 pm. We walked in and found 3/4 of the restaurant had available tables and were told this scenario was because what Open Table has available to them is limited. Really wish we'd thought to call the restaurant directly. Lesson for next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2016

This visit was disappointing. The chicken enchiladas was bland at best.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Zolo Grill never disappoints. Six of us dined there for a combine Father's Day/Birthday celebration. The smoked chicken enchiladas are amazing. Their signature banana cream pie is big enough to share with the table. The zoloritas are really great house margs. The ambiance and the service are top notch. It's a gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Great serving staff! Excellent food and drink selections.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2016

We were very pleased, especially with the food. It was all delicious. Our new favorite restaurant in Boulder.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Great food - we have only been for lunch but was delicious. A new spin on some classic Mexican dishes.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 18, 2016

Good standard mexicanish in a nasty strip mall. Parking is a nightmare.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 9, 2016

Casual atmosphere with tasty food and great service. Some dishes unexpectedly spicy, so remember to ask if heat is an issue.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch from appetizers to desserts. We started with guacamole and churros. The atmosphere is wonderful with many open doors and windows. The artwork is modern and provided a beautiful backdrop for our celebration photos. Alec our server took great care of us too which was the icing on the cake.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 27, 2016

The food was good and so was the service. Nice place to sit and visit over good food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Every time we have dined at Zolo, we have thought the food was very tasty and that the servers were very attentive and careful. My partner has celiac disease and is very sensitive to gluten-contaminated foods -- the chefs and servers are all very knowledgeable about safe gluten-free options on the menu (beverages and food) and each time, they have taken extra care to inform us about cross-contamination issues in fryers and on grill surfaces. The gluten-free options they have are just as delicious as the gluten-full menu options, so we both leave with happy, full stomachs!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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