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Where to Eat: A Dining Guide for Boulder by restaurant type.

AMERICAN|BREWERIES AND PUBS|CAFES AND BAKERIES|CARIBBEAN|CATERING|CONTINENTAL|DELIS|FRENCH|INDIAN AND NEPALI|IRISH|ITALIAN|MEDITERRANEAN| MEXICAN AND LATIN AMERICAN|MIDDLE EASTERN|PACIFIC RIM|VEGETARIAN/VEGAN|

American

ADO’S KITCHEN & BAR
1143 13th St., 720-465-9063;
www.span-ishatthehill.com

Arcana 909 Walnut St., 303-444-3885; www.arcanarestauarant.com. Upscale American cuisine with international influences. Open for lunch and dinner Tues-Sun and weekend brunch.

The Bitter Bar 835 Walnut St., 303-442-3050; www.thebitterbar.com. Relaxing lounge atmosphere with outstanding cocktails. Open daily; happy hour Mon-Fri.

Blackbelly Market 1606 Conestoga St. #3, 303-247-1000; www.blackbelly.com. Locavore dining, butchery and bar. Open daily for happy hour and dinner; see website for market hours.

Black Cat 1964 13th St., 303-444-5500; www.blackcatboulder.com. Sophisticated farm-to-table cuisine. Open for dinner daily.

Blooming Beets Kitchen 3303 30th St., 303-443-3479; www.bloomingbeets.com.  Grain-free, grass-fed, local and organic foods. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner Tues-Sun.

Boulder ChopHouse & Tavern 921 Walnut St., 303-443-1188; www.chophouse.com. Offers steakhouse favorites as well as locally inspired dishes. Open for dinner daily, lunch and brunch Fri-Sun.

BOULDER CORK
3295 30th St., 303-443-9505; www.bouldercark.com. Local steakhouse with Southwestern options and fresh-baked desserts. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat and happy hour daily.

Bramble & Hare 1970 13th St., 303-444-9110; www.brambleandhare.com. Farmhouse kitchen and pub. Dining room, bar and private-room seating. Open daily for dinner and late night.

The Buff 2600 Canyon Blvd., 303-442-9150; www.buffrestaurant.com. Traditional and unique menu items. Open for breakfast and lunch daily.

Café Blue 5280 Spine Road, 303-530-4345; www.cafebluegunbarrel.com. Options range from chicken piccata to Cajun-spiced calamari. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Fri and dinner Sat.

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL
900 Baseline Road, 303-440-3776; www.chautauqua.com.

THE CORNER
1100 13th St., 720-398-8331; www.thecornerboulder.com. The “healthy choice on the Hill” offers breakfast items, salads, soups and sandwiches. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

THE CORNER BAR
2115 13th St., in the Hotel Boulder­ado, 303-442-4880; www.boulderado.com.

Dark Horse Bar & Grill 2922 Baseline Road, 303-442-8162; www.darkhorsebar.com. Gourmet burgers, jumbo wings, chicken and vegetarian dishes. Open for lunch and dinner.

Dot’s Diner 1333 Broadway, 303-447-9184; 2716 28th St., 303-449-1323; 20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland, 303-258-8368; www.dotsdinerboulder.com. Huevos rancheros, sandwiches, Nepali food, homemade biscuits and espresso drinks. Open daily for breakfast and lunch.

Doug’s Day Diner 2400 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-4733; www.boulder.dougsdaydiner.com. Tex-Mex, sandwiches and burgers. Open daily for breakfast and lunch.

Element Bistro
6315 Lookout Road, 303-530-5400; www.elementbistroboulder.com.

Eureka! 1048 Pearl St.; www.eurekarestaurantgroup.com. Modern twists on American classics. Open daily for lunch and dinner, brunch Sat-Sun.

Foolish Craig’s Cafe 1611 Pearl St., 303-247-9383; www.foolishcraigs.com. An eclectic menu with plenty of hearty American food. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fresh Thymes Eatery 2500 30th St., #101, 303-955-7988; www.freshthymeseatery.com. Organic meals, desserts and quick bites. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat.

THE GREENBRIAR INN
8735 N. Foothills Highway (U.S. Highway 36) at Lefthand Canyon Drive, 303-440-7979;
www.greenbriarinn.com.

Jax Fish House 928 Pearl St., 303-444-1811; www.jaxboulder.com. Fresh fish and excellent happy hour drinks and eats, including happy hour oysters. Open daily from 4pm.

Jill’s Restaurant
900 Walnut St., in the St Julien Hotel & Spa, 720-406-7399; www.jillsdining.com. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch on Sundays and vegan lunch on Fridays.

The Kitchen 1039 Pearl St., 303-544-5973; www.thekitchen.com. Contemporary American, French and Italian food. Open Mon-Fri for lunch, Sat-Sun brunch,
dinner daily.

The Kitchen Next Door 1035 Pearl St., 720-542-8159; www.thekitchen.com. A contemporary community pub serving casual lunch and dinner daily.

KT’s Real Good BBQ 7464 Arapahoe Road, 303-786-7608; 2660 Broadway, 303-442-3717; www.ktsbbq.com. Memphis-style, hickory-smoked meats with traditional accompaniments. Open Mon-Sat for lunch and dinner. Breakfast Mon-Sat at Broadway location.

Le Peep Restaurant 2525 Arapahoe Ave., 303-444-5119; 1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., #116, Longmont, 720-652-6680; www.lepeepbreakfast.com. Baked treats, fruit smoothies, egg dishes and espresso bar. Open daily for breakfast and lunch.

LICENSE NO. 1
2115 13th St., downstairs in the Hotel Boulderado, 303-443-0486; www.license1boulderado.com.

The Lounge 2028 14th St., 303-998-9350; www.bouldertheater.com. Craft cocktails, beer, wine and small plates. Open at 5pm Tues-Sat and on event nights.

Lucile’s 2124 14th St., 303-442-4743; 518 Kimbark St., Longmont, 303-774-9814; www.luciles.com. Creole café open daily for breakfast and lunch.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que 675 30th St. 303-440-4227, www.moesoriginalbbq.com. Award-winning barbecue includes pulled pork, ribs, wings and more. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Murphy’s Grill 2731 Iris Ave., in Willow Springs Shopping Center, 303-449-4473; 657 S. Broadway, 303-494-7626; www.murphysboulder.com. Salads, sandwiches, soups and entrées. Open for lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun.

THE NORTH END AT 4580
4580 Broadway Unit #D-1, 303-448-1500; www.restaurant4580.com.

Oak at Fourteenth 1400 Pearl St., 303-444-3622; www.oakatfourteenth.com. Local and seasonal new American cuisine. Open for lunch Mon-Sat, late night Thurs-Sat and dinner daily.

The Rayback Collective 2775 Valmont Road, 720-885-1234; www.therayback.com. Boulder’s first food truck park has a beer and wine bar, eclectic cuisine options and yard games. Open daily for lunch and dinner with a rotating truck lineup.

Riffs Urban Fare 1115 Pearl St., 303-440-6699; www.riffsboulder.com. Locally produced bounty offered in small-plate, appetizer and entrée portions. Open daily for lunch and dinner, happy hour Mon-Fri.

The Roadhouse Boulder Depot 2366 Junction Place, 303-443-6100; www.roadhouseboulderdepot.com. An eclectic menu and flashy decor in refurbished Boulder train depot. Open for lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun.

Rueben’s Burger Bistro 1800 Broadway, 303-443-5000; www.ruebensburgerbistro.com. All-natural beef, chicken, buffalo and veggie burgers and more. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

Salt The Bistro 1047 Pearl St., 303-444-7258; www.saltthebistro.com. Locally sourced ingredients meet innovative thinking. Open daily for lunch and dinner, brunch Sat-Sun.

SCOTTS ON ALPINE
1265 Alpine Ave., 303-442-6100; www.scottsonalpine.com.

Shine 2027 13th St., 303-449-0120; www.shineboulder.com. Organic, gluten-free cuisine with lots of vegetarian options. Lunch and dinner Mon-Fri, brunch and dinner Sat-Sun.

The Sink 1165 13th St., 303-444-7465; www.thesink.com. Boulder’s oldest restaurant and bar serving burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and salads. Open for lunch, dinner and late night daily.

Snarfburger 2000 Arapahoe Ave., 303-444-7711. www.snarfburger.com. Burgers, sandwiches, “frings” and frozen custard. Open daily for lunch, dinner and late night.

Snooze 1617 Pearl St., 303-225-7344; www.snoozeeatery.com. Twists on traditional breakfast and brunch items with local, natural ingredients. Open for breakfast and lunch daily.

South Mouth Memphis Hot Wings 1650 Broadway, Unit A, 303-449-9464, www.southmouthwings.com. Memphis-style hot wings. Delivery, lunch, dinner and late night daily.

SPRUCE FARM & FISH
2115 13th St., in the Hotel Boulderado, 303-442-4880; www.spruceboulderado.com.

Tangerine 2777 Iris Ave., 303-443-2333; www.tangerineboulder.com. Open daily for breakfast, brunch and lunch made with fresh, seasonal ingredients from Colorado farmers.

Thyme on the Creek and Coaches Corner Sports Bar 1345 28th St., in the Millennium Harvest House, 303-443-3850, www.millenniumhotels.com/boulder.

Wild Standard 1043 Pearl Street, 720-638-4800; www.wildstandard.com. Menu features seasonal, fresh fish and locally sourced ingredients and award-winning cocktails. Open daily for happy hour and dinner and lunch Wed-Sun, brunch Sat-Sun.

WEST END TAVERN
926 Pearl St., 303-444-3535; www.thewestendtavern.com

Yellowbelly Chicken 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Unit E-1B, 303-532-4596; www.yellowbellychicken.com. Gluten-free fried chicken. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

Zeal 1710 Pearl St., 720-708-6309; www.zealfood.com. Organic menu and juice bar, extensive gluten-free options. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Zolo Grill 2525 Arapahoe Ave., in The Village shopping center, 303-449-0444; www.zologrill.com. Southwestern and  South American cuisine with many vegetarian and gluten-free items. Open for lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun.

Breweries and Pubs

Asher Brewing 4699 Nautilus Court, Suite 104, 303-530-1381; www.asherbrewing.com. All-organic beer, with tap room, small bites and free tours. Open daily.

Avery Brewing Co. 4910 Nautilus Court, 303-440-4324; www.averybrewing.com. Large tap room with upscale pub fare and guided tours. Open daily.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse 1690 28th St., 303-440-5200; www.bjsrestaurants.com. Deep-dish Chicago-style pizza. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St., 720-328-8328; www.bohemianbiergarten.com. European beers, full menu and happy hour daily.

BOULDER BEER
2880 Wilderness Place, 303-444-8448; www.boulderbeer.com. Boulder’s oldest craft brewery. Full menu. Open Mon-Sat.

Bru 5290 Arapahoe Ave., 720-638-5193; www.bruboulder.com. Hand-built ales and carefully crafted food. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

FATE BREWING COMPANY
1600 38th St., 303-449-3283; www.fatebrewingcompany.com. Craft beer and gastropub dining. Open for lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun.

Finkel & Garf Brewing Co. 5455 Spine Road, Unit A, 720-379-6042; www.finkelandgarf.com. Childhood snacks, handcrafted beer and games for kids at heart. Open daily.

J Wells Brewing 2516 49th St., 303-396-0384; www.jwellsbrewery.com. Nano garage brewery with eight taps and intimate feel. Open daily.

Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill 1346 Pearl St., 303-440-3355; 3100 Village Vista Drive, Erie, 303-664-5299; www.thelazydog.com. Open daily for lunch and dinner, happy hour Mon-Fri.

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery 1535 Pearl St., 303-546-0886; www.mountainsunpub.com.  Pub fare with vegetarian options. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

Sanitas Brewing 3550 Frontier Ave., Unit A, 303-442-4130; www.sanitasbrewing.com. Craft beers and large event space. Taco truck on side patio. Open daily.

Southern Sun Pub & Brewery 627 S. Broadway, 303-543-0886; www.mountainsunpub.com. South Boulder location of popular Mountain Sun brewery. Handcrafted beer and American dishes. Open daily for lunch and dinner, brunch Sat-Sun.

Twisted Pine Brewing 3201 Walnut St., Suite A, 303-786-9270; www.twistedpinebrewing.com. Beer-infused menu and 24 beers on tap.

Under the Sun Eatery & Taphouse 627A S. Broadway, 303-927-6921; www.mountainsunpub.com. Craft pizzas, bites, dinner and beers daily, Sat-Sun brunch.

Upslope Brewing 1898 S. Flatiron Court, 303-396-1898; 1501 Lee Hill Road, 303-449-2911; www.upslopebrewing.com. Larger brewery with canning operation, rotating food trucks and live music. Open daily.

West Flanders Brewing Co. 1125 Pearl St., 303-447-2739; www.wfbrews.com. Local brewpub with diverse menu. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

Cafés & Bakeries

Alpine Modern Cafe 904 College Ave., 303-954-0129; www.alpinemodern.com/cafe. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Amante 1035 Walnut St., 303-546-9999; 4580 Broadway, 303-448-9999; 2850 Baseline Road, 720-612-7901; 1275 Alpine Ave, 303-448-9999; www.amantecoffee.com. Espresso bar with coffee imported from northern Italy, pastries, panini, gelato, and Italian beer and wine. Open daily.

Caffè Sole 637-R S. Broadway, in Table Mesa Shopping Center, 303-499-2985; www.caffesole.com. Coffee shop does lunch, espresso, smoothies, pastries, wine and beer. Full dinners and live music Fri-Sat. Happy hour Mon-Sat.

Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe 1203 13th St., Suite A, 303-495-3303; www.innisfreepoetry.com. Offers Conscious Coffees and breakfast items. Open daily.

Kim & Jakes’s Cakes 1641 S. Broadway, 303-499-9126; www.kimandjakes.com. All gluten-free cakes, breads and cookies. Open Tues-Sat.

Ku Cha House of Tea 1211 Pearl St., 303-443-3612; www.kuchatea.com. Teas from around the world. Open daily.

The Laughing Goat 1709 Pearl St.; 1720 Pleasant St., in Norlin Library; 2907 55th St. www.thelaughinggoat.com. Coffeehouse with nightly music, poetry and other events. Open daily.

Lucky’s Bakehouse 3990 Broadway, 720-596-4905; www.luckysmarket.com/luckys-bakehouse. Breakfast, baked goods, specialty cakes and ice cream. Open daily.

Lucky’s Café 3980 Broadway, 303-444-5007; www.luckysmarket.com/luckys-cafe. Breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, salads and soups. Open daily for breakfast and lunch.

Moe’s Broadway Bagel 2650 Broadway, 303-444-3252; 3075 Arapahoe Ave., 303-442-4427; 3267 28th St, 720-406-9000; 675 S. Broadway, 720-287-0317; www.moesbagel.com. Bagels, spreads and sandwiches. Open daily.

Ozo Coffee Co. 5340 Arapahoe Ave., 303-440-0233; 1015 Pearl St. 303-645-4885; 1898 S. Flatiron Court, 303-396-0302 (weekdays only); 1232-A S. Hover, Longmont, 720-600-6689; www.ozocoffee.com. Freshly roasted, handcrafted coffees. Open daily.

Pekoe Sip House 1225 Alpine Ave., 303-444-5953; 2500 30th St., #100, 303-444-4207; 1125 18th St., in ATLAS Building at CU. www.pekoesiphouse.com. Loose and packaged teas, specialty drinks, pastries and sandwiches. Open daily. (ATLAS location weekdays only).

Seeds Library Café In Boulder Public Library Main Branch, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., 720-884-6372; www.seedsboulder.com. Light local foods, pastries and coffee. Opens daily with library, closes 5 pm.

Sweet Cow Ice Cream 22628 Broadway, 303-447-3269; 669 S. Broadway, 303-494-4269; 637 Front St., Louisville, 303-666-4269; www.sweetcowicecream.com. Handmade ice cream daily.

T & CAKES
1932 14th St., 720-406-7548; www.teeandcakes.com. Freshly baked pastries and cupcakes, coffee drinks, custom cakes. Open Mon-Sat.

Trident Booksellers & Café 940 Pearl St., 303-443-3133; www.tridentcafé.com. Croissants, pastries, teas and coffee drinks. Open daily.

Walnut Café 3073 Walnut St., 303-447-2315; 673 S. Broadway, 720-304-8118; 2770 Arapahoe Road, Suite 116, Lafayette, 720-328-9208; www.walnutcafe.com. Waffles, omelets, huevos rancheros, daily specials and pies. Open daily for breakfast and lunch.

Caribbean

 

Catering

 

Continental

BOULDER DUSHANBE TEA HOUSE
1770 13th St., 303-442-4993; www.boulderteahouse.com.

Flagstaff House 1138 Flagstaff Road, 303-442-4640; www.flagstaffhouse.com. Upscale Continental and American cuisine. Open for dinner daily.

Delis

Cured 1825 Pearl St., 720-389-8096; Cured West, 2019 10th St., 720-389-8096 ext. 2; www.curedboulder.com. Cheese, wine, gourmet items, sandwiches and salads. Open daily.

Dish Gourmet 1918 Pearl St., 720-565-5933; www.dishgourmet.com. Sandwiches and sides made from fresh, local ingredients. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Sat.

Lindsay’s Boulder Deli at Häagen-Dazs 1148 Pearl St., 303-443-9032; www.lindsaysboulderdeli.com. Ice cream, baked goods, soups, salads and deli sandwiches. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Naked Lunch 3301 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-4647; www.nakedlunchcolorado.com. Hot and cold sandwiches and salads. Catering available. Open for breakfast, lunch and late afternoon Mon-Sat.

ORGANIC SANDWICH COMPANY
1500 Pearl St., at the corner of 16th and Pearl, 720-693-3986.; www.organicsandwichcompany.com. All-organic and local sandwiches and soups. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options available. Delivery on request.

Salvaggio’s 2609 Pearl St., 303-938-1981; 1397 Pearl St., 303-545-6800; 1107 13th St., 303-448-1200; 1335 Broadway, 303-448-1200; www.salvaggiosdeli.net. Classic Italian deli serving hearty sandwiches and homemade soups for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Snarf’s 2128 Pearl St., 303-444-7766; 5340 Arapahoe Ave., 303-444-3404; 645 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303-774-1441; 2130 Mountain View Ave., Longmont, 303-702-1111. www.eatsnarfs.com. Subs made to order.

French

BRASSERIE TEN TEN
1011 Walnut St., 303-998-1010; www.brasserietenten.com.

L’Atelier 1739 Pearl St., 303-442-7233; www.latelierboulder.com. Artistic French cuisine. Open Tues-Sat for dinner, lunch Tues-Fri.

Mateo 1837 Pearl St., 303-443-7766; www.mateorestaurant.com. Bistro and Provençal-style food. Open Mon-Fri for lunch and happy hour, Mon-Sat for dinner, and Sat-Sun for brunch.

PMG 2018 10th Street, 303-786-8585; www.pmgwine.com. Wine bar with French bites, dinner plates and dessert. Open daily for happy hour and dinner.

Indian & Nepali

Curry n Kebob 3050 28th St., 720-328-4696; www.currynkebob.com; Northern Indian cuisine and Bangladeshi food. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

Jaipur Indian Restaurant 1214 Walnut St., 303-442-0999; www.jaipurindianrestaurant.com. Traditional Indian fare. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

KATHMANDU RESTAURANT
1964 28th St., 303-442-6868; 110 N. Jefferson St., Nederland, 303-258-1169; www.nepalidining.com. Nepali and Indian buffet and cuisine open daily.

Mandala Infusion  4479 N. Broadway, 720-370-5800; www.mandalainfusion.com; Tibetan bistro serving organic and locally sourced ingredients. Open at 3:30pm daily.

Mt. Everest Cuisine 4800 Baseline Road A-107, 303-499-0469. Authentic dishes of Nepal and India. Open for lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, lunch Sat noon-2:30pm, dinner daily 5-9pm.

Nepal Cuisine 4720 Table Mesa Drive. C100, 303-554-5828; www.nepalcuisineboulder.com. Fresh, authentic food for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat. Vegan lunch buffet Mon.

SHERPA’S ADVENTURERS RESTAURANT & BAR
825 Walnut St., 303-440-7151; www.sherpasrestaurant.com.

Tandoori Grill 619 S. Broadway St., 303-543-7339; www.tandoorigrillboulder.com. East Indian cuisine. Open for lunch (buffet) and dinner daily.

TIFFINS INDIA CAFE
2416 Arapahoe Ave., 303-442-2500; www.tiffinsrestaurant.com. Home-style South Indian fare with many vegetarian options. Open Tues-Sun for lunch and dinner.

Irish

 

Italian

Abo’s Pizza 2761 Iris Ave., 303-443-1921; 637 S. Broadway, 303-494-1274; 1834 Main St. #8, Longmont, 303-678-0111; 960 Niwot Road #B5, Niwot, 303-652-0830; 1355 East Boulder Road Suite C2, Louisville, 303-604-9896; www.abospizza.com. New York-style Neapolitan pizza by the slice or whole pie. Open for lunch and dinner.

Amaro 2785 Iris Ave., 303-443-1365; www.arugularestaurant.com.  The private-dining extension of Arugula can seat 36.

ARUGULA 2785 Iris Ave., 303-443-1365; www.arugularestaurant.com. European, Mediterranean and American favorites. Dinner daily; lunch Thu-Sat.

Bacco 1200 Yarmouth Ave., 303-442-3899; www.baccoboulder.com. Italian cuisine and mozzarella bar. Open for lunch Mon-Sat and dinner daily.

Basta 3601 Arapahoe Ave., 303-997-8775; bastaboulder.com. Wood-fired locavore kitchen serves unique cocktails, small plates, pizzas, and more. Lasagna and other family meals available for pre-ordering. Open for dinner daily.

CARELLI’S of Boulder Ristorante Italiano
645 30th St., in Williams Village Shopping Center, 303-938-9300; www.carellis.com.

Dagabi Cucina 3970 N. Broadway, 303-786-9004; www.dagabicucina.com. Neighborhood restaurant with plenty of free parking. Open daily for dinner.

Frasca 1738 Pearl St., 303-442-6966; www.frascafoodandwine.com. Fine Italian cuisine of the Friuli region. Open for dinner Mon-Sat.

Pasta Jay’s 1001 Pearl St., 303-444-5800; www.pastajays.com. Traditional Italian entrées, including pizza, pasta and sandwiches. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Pizzeria Locale 1730 Pearl St., 720-708-2244; www.localeboulder.com. Contemporary pizzeria inspired by the traditional pizzerias of Naples, Italy. Also offers Italian wine on tap. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Pizzeria da Lupo 2525 Arapahoe Ave., 303-396-6366. Wood-fired pizzas made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana 4670 N. Broadway, 720-565-1050; 489 U.S. Highway 287, Unit 160, Lafayette, 303-661-3030; 5378 Gunbarrel Center Court #1, 720-531-8936; 600 S. Airport Road, Building B, Longmont, 303-485-5000; www.protospizza.com. Celebrated Neapolitan-style pizzeria, also serves salads desserts and cocktails. See website for hours.

Sforno Trattoria Romana 1308 Pearl St., 303-449-1787; www.sfornoboulder.com. Authentic Roman Italian cuisine created with local, natural ingredients. Open daily for lunch, happy hour and dinner.

Street Legal Pizza
3060 Pearl Parkway, No. 112, 303-442-4949. Scratch-made pizzas in thin or thick style, plus other Italian specialties. Open daily at 11am.

VIA PERLA  
901 Pearl St. 720-669-0100; www.viaperla.com.

Mediterranean

Café Aion 1235 Pennsylvania Ave., 303-993-8131; www.cafeaion.com. Tapas and Spanish-inspired dishes. Open Tues-Sat for lunch, happy hour and dinner, and brunch Sat-Sun.

MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT
1002 Walnut St., 303-444-5335; www.themedboulder.com.


Mexican & Latin American

Ají Latin American Restaurant 1601 Pearl St., 303-442-3464; www.ajirestaurant.com.
Pan-Latin dishes. Open daily for lunch and dinner, and Sat-Sun for brunch.

Agave Mexico Bistro & Tequila House 2845 28th St., 303-444-2922; www.agavecolorado.com. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Traditional Mexican cuisine in an up-tempo casual atmosphere. Serving lunch and dinner Tues-Sun

Cafe Mexicali  2850 Baseline Road, Unit 1, 303-442-5588; www.cafemexicali.com. Fast-casual Mexican fare. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon-Sat and lunch and dinner Sundays.

Cantina Laredo 1680 29th St., Boulder, 303-444-2260; www.cantinalaredo.com.
Modern Mexican food. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Centro 950 Pearl St., 303-442-7771; www.centrolatinkitchen.com. Mexican kitchen and drinks. Open daily for lunch and dinner and brunch Sat-Sun.

Efrain’s 1630 N. 63rd St., 303-440-4045; 101 E. Cleveland St., Lafayette, 303-666-7544; 451 S. Pratt Parkway, Longmont, 720-494-0777;  www.efrainsrestaurant.com. Classic Mexican food and Margaritas in a family-friendly atmosphere. Hours vary by location.

Illegal Pete’s 1447 Pearl St., 303-440-3955; 1124 13th St., 303-444-3055. www.illegalpetes.com. Healthy Mexican fast-casual. Hours vary by location.

Pica’s Mexican Taqueria 5360 Arapahoe, Suite F; 303-444-2391; 901 Front St., Louisville, 720-535-8311; www.picasboulder.com. Family-friendly, fast-casual taqueria serving authentic fare made from scratch. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Rincon Argentino 2525 Arapahoe Ave., 303-442-4133; www.rinconargentinoboulder.com. Empanadas and more, inspired by the natural farming customs of Argentina. Open Mon-Sat for lunch and dinner.

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant 1101 Walnut St., 303-444-3690; www.riograndemexican.com. Mexican food and Margaritas. Open for lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun.

T/aco 1175 Walnut St., 303-443-9468, www.tacocolorado.com. An urban taqueria. Open for lunch, dinner and happy hour.

TACO JUNKY
1149 13th St., 303-443-2300; www.tacojunky.com. Tacos, tequila and cocktails. Open for lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri-Sat.

Tahona Tequila Bistro 1035 Pearl St., 303-938-9600; www.tahonaboulder.com. Happy hour, full kitchen and late-night dancing. Open daily for dinner; lunch Fri-Sun.

Three Margaritas 3390 28th St., 303-998-1234; www.3margaritasmex.com. Mexican dishes. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Verde 3070 28th St., 720-470-4348;  www.verdeboulder.com. A burrito truck turned neighborhood eatery, with fresh ingredients. Lunch, dinner and drinks daily.

Wahoo’s Fish Taco 2790 Pearl St., 303-473-9072; 1087 S. Hover Road, Unit B., Longmont, 303-776-5625; www.wahoos.com. Burritos and enchiladas. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Middle Eastern

Ali baba Grill 3030 28th St., 303-440-1393 www.alibabagrill.com. Authentic Middle Eastern cuisine cooked fresh daily. Open for lunch and dinner.

Arabesque 1634 Walnut St., #101, 720-242-8623; www.arabesqueboulder.com. Family-owned café is open Mon-Sat for breakfast and lunch.

Caspian Mediterranean Deli & Grocery 2607 Pearl St., 303-443-1210. Traditional Middle Eastern food such as gyro wraps, kebabs, falafel, hummus. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Mediterranean Market & Deli 2690 28th St., 303-448-9552. Gyros, falafel sandwiches, salads, olive bar. Middle Eastern specialty market. Open daily.

 

Pacific Rim

Aloy Thai Cuisine 2720 Canyon Blvd., 303-440-2903; www.aloythai.com. Authentic Thai cuisine with a focus on fresh and healthy dishes. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Black Pepper Pho 2770 Pearl St., 303-440-1948; www.blackpepperpho.com. Pho (rice-noodle soup) and grilled noodle bowls. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Buddha Café 2719 Iris Ave., Boulder, 720-565-0506; www.buddhathaicuisine.com. Traditional Thai cuisine including soups, curries and noodle dishes. Open for dinner daily, lunch Mon-Sat.

Chez Thuy 2655 28th St., 303-442-1700; www.chezthuy.com. A Vietnamese mainstay embracing a rich blend of culinary traditions including French, Chinese, Thai and Indian. Open Mon-Sat for lunch and dinner; Sun dinner only.

China Gourmet 3970 N. Broadway, Suite 102, 303-440-3500; 1345 Dry Creek Drive, #A, Longmont, 303-776-6930; www.chinagourmetmenu.com. Traditional Mandarin and Szechwan cuisine prepared without MSG. Open for lunch and dinner.

Five Spice Asian Cuisine 3325 28th St. (fronts on Iris Avenue), 720-565-0707; www.fivespiceboulder.com. Familiar and homestyle Chinese dishes. Open Tues-Sat for lunch and dinner; dinner only on Sunday.

Haoway Chinese Café 1678 30th St., 303-442-5115. Standard Chinese cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat, dinner Sun.

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar 1117 Pearl St., 303-473-4730, www.hapasushi.com. Inventive sushi and Japanese-Hawaiian fusion. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

IZAKAYA AMU JAPANESE TASTING ROOM
1221 Spruce St., 303-440-0807; www.izakayaamu.com. Traditional Japanese food and sake bar. Open daily for dinner.

JAPANGO SUSHI
1136 Pearl St., on Pearl Street Mall, 303-938-0330; www.boulderjapango.com.

Kasa Japanese Grill & Bar 1468 Pearl St., 303-938-8888; www.kasasushiboulder.com. Sushi and yakitori restaurant featuring traditional Japanese preparations. Open Tues-Sun for lunch and dinner.

Khow Thai Café 1600 Broadway, 303-447-0273; www.khow-thai.com. Traditional Thai cuisine served in a casual atmosphere. Open for lunch Mon-Fri and dinner daily.

Korea House 2750 Glenwood Drive, 303-449-1657; www.koreahouseboulder.com. Korean and Japanese fusion. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat.

Lee Yuan Chinese Cuisine 4800 Baseline Road, 303-494-4210; www.leeyuanchinese.com. Traditional buffet, open for dinner daily and lunch Mon-Sat.

May Wah 2500 Baseline Road, 303-499-8225; www.maywah.net.  Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese cuisine. Open for lunch Mon-Sat, dinner daily.

Moongate Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar 1628 Pearl St., 720-406-8888; www.moongateasianbistro.com. Chinese, Thai, sushi and other Asian fusion. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Sushi Bistro Tasuki 1575 Folsom St., 303-447-9718; www.sushitasuki.com. Traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi. Open for dinner Tues-Sun.

Sushi Hana 1220 Pennsylvania Ave., 303-447-9883; www.sushihanaboulder.com. Sushi and Japanese food, Hawaiian dishes. Open for dinner daily, lunch Mon-Sat.

SUSHI ZANMAI
1221 Spruce St., 303-440-0733; www.sushizanmai.com.

Features sushi, Japanese fare and creative dishes by local and Japanese chefs. Open for lunch Mon-Fri and dinner daily. Happy hour daily.

Tsing Tao 607 South Broadway, in Table Mesa Shopping Center, 303-494-6228; www.tsingtaorestaurant.net. Open daily for lunch, dinner and delivery.

Yurihana Sushi Bar 6525 Gunpark Dr. Suite 330, 303-530-0499; www.yurihanaboulder.com.com. Open Mon-Fri for lunch and dinner; open Sat-Sun at 3:30pm.

ZOE MA MA
2010 10th St., 303-545-6262; www.zoemama.com.

Vegetarian/Vegan

Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant 2010 16th St., 303-442-1485; www.leafvegetarianrestaurant.com. Creative vegetarian cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner, and Sat-Sun for brunch.

Julia’s Kitchen 3980 Broadway, Unit 104, 720-389-5578; www.juliaskitchen.com. 100-percent organic, vegan and gluten-free menu. Open for lunch Tue-Fri.

Native Foods 1675 29th St., Suite 1272, 303-442-0213; www.nativefoods.com. Fast-casual vegan menu. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

Thrive 1509 Arapahoe Ave., 720-616-7785; www.thriveraw.com. Superfood smoothies, salads, puddings, porridges and snacks. Specializes in raw, vegan foods. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon-Sat.

 

Dining Guide and Restaurants in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Brent Hofacker)
Photo by Brent Hofacker