Boulder

Pizzeria da Lupo

This Boulder hotspot offers simple Italian fare in a funky space (think hand-tiled mosaic floor and chandeliers). Order the saliche pizza: fennel sausage, rapini, ricotta, and house-made mozzarella.

Basta

This wood-fired eatery offers straightforward flavors and good wine. Try the "cart-driver" pizza with house-made sausage, rapini, mozzarella, fennel pollen, and chiles. Save room for the chocolate-hazelnut bread pudding.

Centro Mexican Kitchen

The Mexican-inspired menu is straightforward: corn, chile, meat, shrimp, veggies, chicken—and it's spectacular. Enjoy authentic dishes such as Tijuana street-style tacos and poc chuc (grilled, marinated pork). 

Arabesque

Sip homemade chai tea while sampling Middle Eastern delights—such as hummus, shawarma wraps, and baba ghanoush—in this charming, sun-filled lunch spot.

Cantina Laredo

An upscale Mexican restaurant that utilizes quality ingredients to make tasty plates like brisket tacos and enchiladas made with artichoke hearts and avocado. 

 

Cantina Laredo (Boulder)

An upscale Mexican restaurant that utilizes quality ingredients to make tasty plates like brisket tacos and enchiladas made with artichoke hearts and avocado. Be sure to try their Sunday brunch. 

 

Boulder Baked

Get your sugar fix at this bakery, where you can choose from more than 28 baked-to-order cookies like chocolate chip and ginger doodle. If you're in the mood for something savory, go for tomato soup and a grilled-cheese sandwich.

 

Frasca Food and Wine

A respect for honest ingredients coupled with innovation and technique helped skyrocket Frasca chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson to one of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs. That was in 2005, but the accolades continue to pile up with nods in Bon Appétit, Gourmet, the New York Times, Esquire, and James Beard. Master sommelier Bobby Stuckey and his gracious staff charm diners in the elegant, understated dining room.

Arugula Bar e Ristorante

This upscale Boulder restaurant serves natural, contemporary Italian cuisine. Try the Colorado bison Bolognese with orecchiette pasta, fresh herbs, and shaved Grana Padano. 

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