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Restaurants in Boulder

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Boulder restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Boulder restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Boulder to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Boulder restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Boulder.

  • Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    In the heart of downtown Boulder, Centro Latin Kitchen serves up gourmet versions of Latin cuisine typical of the open-air markets of Central and S... More
  • El Taco Loco

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This tiny Mexican restaurant looks like a mini-Mission with archways and a curved bell wall above the entrance. A lemon-yellow sign perched on the ... More
  • Frasca Food & Wine

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson’s Friulian menu features hand-cut pasta and pork in half a dozen forms, while the wine list of co-owner (and Maste... More
  • Sushi Tora

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Seldom seen (on these shores, at least) varieties of nigiri sushi, augmented by perfectly composed Japanese appetizers. More
  • The Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This comfortable lounge above The Kitchen has a terrific selection of spirits (like Leopold Bros. Absinthe Verte) and hosts a daily “tasting hour” ... More
  • West End Tavern

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    An updated American tavern, the West End offers an amazing selection of bourbons at its antique wooden bar and on its rooftop patio overlooking the... More

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