Boulder Journals

Ethnic Eats in Boulder

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A travel journal to Boulder by lcampbell

Mataam Fez – Moroccan cuisine Photo, Boulder, Colorado More Photos
Quote: Since the town we live in doesn’t have an impressive restaurant selection, at least in our price range, we often head down to Boulder for some good eats. We usually end up in an ethnic restaurant.

Ethnic Eats in Boulder

Overview

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There are so many restaurants to choose from in Boulder, Colorado – I haven’t even started to scratch the surface in my culinary exploratory adventures. Because the town I live in (Estes Park) does not have a good selection of restaurants, and the ones they do have are overwhelmingly of the burger-pizza variety, my husband and I often venture to Boulder to get our fix of ethnic eats. Also included in this journal are a couple places that are not in Boulder, but are nearby (mountain towns within 30 minutes of Boulder). I will try to add to this journal as I try different restaurants in the future. For now, here are a few of my favorites. Quick Tips: Because we travel from about 45 mi...Read More

Mataam Fez – Moroccan cuisine

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Restaurant

Mataam Fez – Moroccan cuisine Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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Mataam Fez is by far the most interesting place I’ve ever eaten. Expect to pay $25 per person plus beverages, but it is definitely worth it – there is a five course meal and plenty of entertainment. Plan to spend at least 3 hours for dinner. When we walked into the restaurant, we were directed to a coatroom and instructed to take off our shoes. I’m glad I wore clean socks! The dining room is decorated in rich fabrics and colors; seating is on cushions on the floor around low round tables. I thought this was great, but it might be a challenge for folks who are not very flexible. Before the meal we were given a blessing of rose water sprinkled over us – it smelled great! Then our server cam...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 13, 2002

Mataam Fez – Moroccan cuisine
2226 Pearl Street
Boulder, Colorado
(303) 440-4167

Ras Kassa's

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Restaurant | "Ras Kassa’s Ethiopian Restaurant"

Ras Kassa's Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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A friend of mine tried Ras Kassa’s Ethiopian Restaurant out first, and said we had to try it. I went with her and three other people on a weeknight – and it was packed - make reservations. We were seated in the dining room on backless stools around a masab, or basket table. I guess we would figure out the table later. There is also seating (at normal tables) on a creek side patio, although it was a bit cool the night we were there. The whole place was decorated in African décor, although I’m not sure it was limited to just Ethiopia. My favorite piece was a colorful mural hanging high on one wall. Shortly after we arrived, a young man started playing an instrument, that I ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 13, 2002

Ras Kassa's
2111 30th St
Boulder, Colorado 80302
+1 303 447 2919

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Nederland is a small mountain community about 17 miles west of Boulder at the junction of Highway 119 and Highway 72 (Peak to Peak Scenic Highway). The elevation in Nederland is 8240 feet and the population is 1099. I like the "hippy" atmosphere that Nederland has, without the invasion of the "rich yuppy" folks (like in Boulder). There are numerous bars and cafes that feature live local music, and there is a Bluegrass festival every year called Nedfest. Also nearby is Eldora Mountain Ski Area. One interesting tidbit that I found at Peaknet, is as follows: "Perhaps Nederland's most famous resident is Grandpa B...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 13, 2002

Kathmandu – Nepali and East Indian Cuisine
1 West 1st Street
Boulder, Colorado
(303) 258-1169

Millsite Inn

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Attraction

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The town of Ward is an interesting place, located 13 miles north of Nederland on Highway 72 (Peak to Peak Scenic Highway). Ward was established when Calvin Ward discovered gold there in 1860. It grew and became a major mining hub – it’s most famous discovery being the Columbia vein with $5 million in gold. The town still has the original jail, firehouse, and railroad depot with part of the town being a National Historic District. But, unlike other old mining towns, Ward is not a tourist destination. I believe that this is by the choice of the residents, who seem to do everything possible to repel tourists. There are no places to stay, no restaurants, no Visitor Bureau. The town is filled with j...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 13, 2002

Millsite Inn
44365 Highway 72
Boulder, Colorado 80481
(303) 459-3308

Pearl Street Mall

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Attraction | "Pearl Street"

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Pearl Street is a pedestrian-only area in Boulder that is known for it’s nightly street entertainment. We often head to Boulder to run errands and shop, have a nice dinner, and then we end the trip with a visit to Pearl Street for some memorable entertainment. Around the perimeter of the 2-3 block area that is called Pearl Street Mall are numerous small shops. These shops are trendy, funky, and often expensive. There are clothing shops, and art stores, and bookstores, as well as restaurants and coffee shops. The only one that is overly memorable for me is the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop…. yummy! I also bought a hacky sack last time I was there that I only used once before giving it to so...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 13, 2002

Pearl Street Mall
Pearl Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302