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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.
Boulder, CO 80302
Southwest, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
Hours of Operation:
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Mon–Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
Between Folsom Avenue (25th St.) & 28th Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Zolo Grill offers off site catering services to fit any budget. We will work with you to create your perfect event!
Zolo Grill is surrounded by ample parking. For easiest access, please park right in front!
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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