Time to eat where the locals eat. Chic, downtown restaurants have their place, but when you want to cozy up to the more intimate side of Boulder, make the off-the-beaten-path trek to these neighborhood restaurants. You'll also have a much easier time getting seated on a Friday or Saturday night without a reservation!
Although Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant
is just off the Pearl Street Mall
, its subdued exterior keep it well-hidden. But its cozy, classy ambiance and delicious, unique cuisine make it well worth the divergence from the path.
Other spots popular with locals are truly off the beaten path because they're in strange locations around town. Efrain's, for instance, is in East Boulder
in a section of town that is largely devoted to storage units and industrial warehouses. Likewise, Tibet Kitchen
can be found next to a Subway in the tiniest strip mall in existence.
2010 16th St.
Conscious dining for vegetarians and omnivores alike... read more
1630 N. 63rd St.
Authentic, family-owned Mexican off the beaten path... read more
3070 28th Street
Moroccan food with great ambiance... read more
2111 30th Street
2805 Pearl Street
2845 28th Street
Interesting and unusual Mexican fare... read more
2359 Arapahoe Road
Quick, tasty Tibetan fare with outdoor seating...
Authentic Thai with reasonable prices and sizeable portions... read more