If you’re looking for a delicious Boulder restaurant with something to serve up, no matter the size of your appetite, you certainly don’t want to miss The Med. They’ve been serving up one of the finest happy hours in Boulder for over 20 years and remain a go-to destination for locals and visitors alike.
The fare is decidedly Mediterranean in tone, with everything on the menu ranging from tapas to paella and a delightful (and made in-house sangria). Local favorites are the stuffed dates, the always fresh deviled eggs, and the to-die-for polenta cakes (called fariñes).
And if you want a deal on your tapas, you certainly don’t want to miss this Boulder happy hour. Tapas during happy hour are never over $5 per plate (with most in the $3 range) and you’ll find a wide variety of beverages (beer, sangria, wine, and margaritas) all under $6 each.
But why does The Med prove to be one of the standout Boulder restaurants year after year? First, you’ll find that the service is likely to be impeccable.
Even during the restaurant’s busiest times over the weekend, the waitstaff in incredibly attentive and you can always flag down someone willing to grab you just the certain something you need to make your meal perfect. Secondly, the food is always outstanding. Even the pickiest eaters will find something on The Med’s extensive, seasonal menu that suits their fancy. And here’s a tip: ask your server if you’re having a tough time deciding. The staff always has their favorite dishes and will clue you in on their not-to-miss selections depending on your tastes.
Finally, it’s the vibe of the restaurant. It’s not a destination for a quiet, romantic meal, but it is the ideal destination for a meal that’s charged with excitement and where you’re bound to run into a few people you know. The restaurant’s bar scene and happy hour keeps things in the restaurant lively and odds are you’ll leave your meal even more jazzed than when you sat down.
Reservations aren’t generally required, but if you walk in on a busy night, you might be waiting for up to an hour for a table!
The Med Boulder
1002 Walnut Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Happy Hour: daily from 3 to 6:30PM
Open daily at 11AM