Boulder >Food & Dining > Mediterranean Restaurant
Over-crowded 'hot spot'. The Med has always been a decent choice based on food alone. Their happy hour menu and of course the tapas are a sure-fire way to start your evening in Boulder. Be prepared to push through a crowd just to get the hostess to acknowledge you - no matter what time of day you visit. Mistakes have always been promptly remedied, prices are average for Boulder - outdoor patio area is beautiful and the only place to sit in the summer. Overall The Med is too trendy and full of itself to make it a favorite, good place to take visitors in town.
Great food and drinks!. The mojitos and margaritas were excellent! We ordered and appetizer from the tapas portion of the menu, dinner and dessert and it was all wonderful. We were in Boulder for a week and this was by far the best restaurant we tried. We had a 6 year old with us and she had pizza. They have a good children's menu and they give kids some raw pizza dough to play with while waiting. That sounded weird, but it was like play-dough and she really had fun with it.
Terrible Customer Service. I normally am very pleased with this restaurant however, the last time I ate there I was over charged $800 dollars. The general manager has been extremely unapologetic and has let this go on for over 4 days! He is unwilling to call my bank and help solve this gross mistake. I think that potential customers should be aware that this can happen to you because he's admitted that this has happened to customers in the past.
From tapas hour to the primo patio, it's no wonder this is one of Boulder's most popular spots..
The restaurant is bright and spacious, with vivid tiles accenting white walls, a full bar and a lush patio tucked away from the street. Tapas hour brings in the after-work crowd, and a wait is inevitable on weekends Try garlic-marinated lamb skewers, spicy shrimp, or any of their vegetarian options. For a main course, options include roasted chicken with pancetta and goat cheese, pasta packed with shrimp, mussels and calamari, and vegetarian paella.
Best Overall in Boulder.....
I can't even count how many times I've been to the Med and it is NEVER a dissapointment. Everytime, the service is great, the food is amazing and reasonably priced. Its my fall back restaurant - whenever we can't decide where to go, we always end up at the Med!
The fresh bread is great, for tapas (small appetizers) try the calamari, the mussles, and the Blanco hummus
Try the salmon - excellent flavor and presentation,
and the pastas, the pizzas are also great.
Creme brule is a great finish.
Staff is knowledgable and professional every time.
boulderspeak. The children's entrees came out quickly. Too bad they came out before their salad. One adult salad arrived 10 minutes later. The second adult salad arrived 60 minutes after that. One adult entree came out about 30 minutes into the meal. Tapas and other adult entrees arrived 90 minutes after sitting down only after the manager got involved at the WAITRESS'S request. Tapas were lousy as were the salads. Only the pizza was good. The manager comp'd the entire meal including drinks. Inconsistent food and bad service aren't worth it, even when it's free!
If It's What You Want. This place is perfect for a relaxing lunch on a nice day. Don't go if you're in a hurry, it's too hot or cold outside. I've never been for dinner... just lunch. The service is relaxed. Some dishes are great, others not so. It's a hit 'n' miss sort of place. I like it overall, and will continue to stop in when strolling around Boulder.
Love those tapas!.
The Med is a very popular, loud and crowded venue for dinner. If you can't handle that, you may have a bad time, but if you can handle it you're in for a treat. Tapas are king at the Med. Try the brie, the sauteed mushrooms, the lamb skewers, the spicy fontina cheese profiteroles (was a special last night), even the almonds are good. All are very affordable.
The individual brick oven pizzas are also tasty. They are prepared in an authentic mediterranean style. Try the grilled chicken, red onion and avocado (special).
Skip the paella (it was just okay) and desserts (good, but not worth the calories), and instead order more tapas! Wash them all down with a bottle of Spanish Albarino or Rioja (or both as we did last night).
The Best? No Way!. The Med has consistently provided each of my visits there with poor, unattentive service, as well as decreasingly adequate food. The last time I went there they made me feel bad for sending back my immensely salty meal. I will not be returning
Talk about Greek. Here you get a flavor of Italy and Greece nicely packaged, in a full service restaurant.
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