Mateo is a great time - the food is amazing, the staff knowledgable, and nice atmosphere.
What really stood out for me was our waiter. He was so great! I had a salad (watercress with hazelnuts - amazing) but my boyfriends entree (lamb i think) came with mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes are my favorite, so I tried some of his. They were some of the best mashed potatoes I'd ever had - the waiter noticed that I liked them so much, and that my boyfriend was getting a little frustrated at me eating them all off of his plate - and brought out a little plate of mashed potatoes for me on the house! That really made an impression - great staff, great food!
Boulder's Best Restaurant.
The atmosphere in this small restaurant is alive and exciting--paticularly on friday and saturday nights. Staff is amazingly knowledgable and the wine list is both diverse and full of great values (we noted a few wines that we had seen at other restaurants--but at far lower prices). And then there's the food. Sublime. Delecate, fresh salads, an array of creative entrees and desserts second to none (not to mention the cheese tasting!)... GO NOW and Go often!!
Also a great place for visiting friends and relatives.