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Centro Mexican Kitchen

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950 Pearl Steet, Boulder, CO 80302-5109 (10th St.)
+1 303 442 7771
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:30 - 23:30
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Boulder, CO
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On Saturday afternoon around 1, we took a table on the covered patio, ordered drinks and food. The drinks — mercifully strong enough to mellow the irritation that followed — were more or less promptly delivered, but when it came to food, we waited and waited and waited. One adjacent table turned over completely, but our food was nowhere in sight... More 

Thank TravelRealtist
Sheridan, Wyoming
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived and traveled all over the US, and these are by far some of the best tacos that I have had! Definitely will be going back!

Thank Wyomingchap
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Centro Mexican Kitchen is located right on the pedestrian mall and we had a great dinner there on a busy Saturday night. Centro has a great mix of indoor and outdoor seating w/ overhead eating. The menu features a great variety of $5 tacos. The chips are served toasty warm.

Thank Don D
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Sunday night is special at the Centro as your meal is accompanied by live Latin music and dancing. It appears to be so popular that dancers extend out to the sidewalk. The music and dancing create a backdrop to some great food. I had all three of the Perrones and they were excellent. My wife had the goat cheese-zucchini stuffed... More 

Thank boxster12
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The guacamole is GREAT as are the mojitos and bloody marys! As for a dish, juevos rancheros are deeelicious. Side note - as someone that doesn't care much for chorizo, I will say that they have the best non-greasy chorizo that I've ever had. Super nice wait staff and bar tenders!!

Thank Morgan0711
Dakar, Senegal
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Three of us ate out four nights in Boulder and this was easily our best meal. We had a good selection from the menu and everything was excellent: the avocado salsa flight, stuffed poblano pepper, three tacos, and carne asada, plus margaritas and beer. The outdoor, sidewalk seating area makes the scene lively and fun. Highly recommended.

Thank Mike4252015
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Good mexican eatery with friendly service. We had a booth on a Thursday evening and it was fairly busy. A little loud at times but that was due to the free flowing drinks at the booth next to us. In the heart of Pearl Street with all the shopping and eating, this is a nice place to take a break... More 

Thank photocpin
Tokyo, Japan
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

In the area needed to stop for lunch. Picked the place only because it sounded acceptable to both of us. My husband had the green chili cheddar biscuits and chorizo sausage gravy. He said, "That was amazing and a very unique way to have biscuits and gravy." I had the Centro Cazuela, and it was a delightful culinary mix. Both... More 

Thank lacey_dean
Rainier, Oregon
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809 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stopped for lunch and drinks, along with our 6-week-old Golden Retriever puppy. The margaritas were great, the patio was pleasant (pup enjoyed it), but the food was average, at best, and pretentious. As others have suggested, go for drinks on the patio and dine elsewhere.

Thank Kalamariverrat
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Best mole enchiladas ever! What more could you ask for? A wonderful outdoor dining experience, amazing guacamole and kick "a" margaritas! Please go!

Thank Sashive

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 Pearl Steet, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
    (10th St.)
  • Public Transportation: Public transportion is available at our doorstep, as well as taxi services a half block east of our restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303 442 7771
Centro, in the heart of downtown Boulder, is the home of soulful and delicious flavors and plates of northern Baja. The kitchen prepares solid Mexican cuisine while mixing your favorite margaritas, pina coladas, and frozen daiquiris. Come enjoy Boulder's best patio location all year round and remember: Monday is happy hour, all night long!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?