Boulder >Food & Dining > Mediterranean Restaurant
1002 Walnut St, Boulder, CO | Directions 8030240.016321 -105.281880
Neighborhoods: Central Boulder, Downtown
Great Restaurant – This is one of the best restaurants in Boulder but the line is usually out the door. They have Italian, Greek, and Spanish food which gives you a taste of everything. I'd recommend it if you can find a spot!
the best mediterranean restaurant ever! – oh sweet baby jesus, this is the freshest, most deliscious middle eastern food i have ever had the pleasure of eating! yum yum. the black bean hummous is fab, as is the gyros, lamb and falafel. Try the sampler salad, too. The service was excellent, friendly and quick. Prices were very reasonable.
Not bad, not great – It's not at the top of my list when I go out for a meal (which is often). The food is mediocre and it can get very loud. It's big with the happy-hour & college crowd.
Yum – I love this place. It's got the down home favorites I grew up with and don't turn down suggestions. If you're hankering for paella though, don't get it here, its not good and they said it would be enough for two, but anyone who has been to/lived in Spain knows what paella is, and the Med. does not have it. but other than that everything is amazing and super yum and awesome and TRY THIS PLACE!
service needs work – Great food & atmosphere. The service could use some work. I just hate it when you have to ask for a drink refill. Other than that- great experience.
Poor service, terrible food. – This place had been highly recommended to me by several people so with bright eyes and and empty stomach I entered the Med on a Monday night with much enthusiasm. After a lengthy wait we were greeted by a server presenting us with indifference and inedibly stale bread. After a short wait we were delivered our tapas order, which turned out to be dull food served in undecorated cafeteria-style bowls and plates, hardly what one would expect from tapas. What followed was even more unimaginative entrees served with sides of slimy wilted salad topped with a very ordinary vinegrette, a terrible disappointment. We hardly had the courage to stay for dessert in this culinary disaster. Needless to say, I have no intention of returning to the Med.
Best Date I've had since moving to Boulder in July – I would first disagree with the review before mine. Our server was personable, and recommended a great shrimp Tapas to go with our bread, which came right at the start of our meal without asking for it...As in the title of my review, this was the best dinner date I've had in Boulder, since moving here about 5 months ago and visiting many of the local "hotspots." Drinks were tasty, and my GF ordered something called "Orange Blossom," I think, which was very nice - quite strong, but lots of flavor for a drink with that much booze! How often do you get a strong drink that actually tastes good? My Dark & Stormy was tasty as well.
The food was delicious! Shrimp, Lamb Skewers, Fried Artichoke, Tuna Tartar, Carpaccio(?) were a treat, the only thing leaving a bit to be desired was the black bean and cilantro hummus, but this hardly put a damper on the meal. In addition I am a food connoisseur and was raised on my family's authentic French cooking, so I do have some basis for comparison. Overall great service, got a table in 10 mins (it was later on a Thursday), and awesome food, I will be back again and again, and tell everyone to go here!
Horrible Service – The Med had been reccomended to me by two people. However, when my fiance and I went there for dinner on Sunday we received horrible service and lousy food. The calamari was incredibly bland and soggy. The pizzas were OK. We didn't receive any bread and when I asked the waitress about this, she replied that they only served bread when asked for at the beginning of the meal. However, there was no mention of this on the menu, so only regulars would know that you had to specifically ask for the bread. To make the evening even worse, the service was slow and the manager berated quite a few of the servers in front of us. That doesn't make for a pleasent meal. And the place was over staffed so all the servers hung out on the patio and were incredibly loud. Again, this all added up to a very dissapointing meal.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE!!! – The Med is always on my list of places to visit when I return to Boulder to visit my family. I hang my hat in Houston but my tummy calls out for those tapas each and everytime I come home! The beautiful Walnut Street location, gracious customer service and a menu you can always count on for variety never disappoint! Make this your tradition...Maybe I will see you next time I am in town!
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