Centro Mexican Kitchen

950 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
303-442-7771
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Centro Mexican Kitchen +

Cassandra Kotnik

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  • Monday through Wednesday 4 p.m to 10 p.m.; Thursday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • $$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Metered Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
Not only is Centro a beautiful restaurant, a casual restaurant and an undeniably cool restaurant with a bar that pours some stiff drinks, its food is good, smart, original and stubbornly uncompromising. It's nominally a Mexican restaurant, with a menu listing bocaditas of chips and salsas and rellenos; simple carne asada and enchiladas and carnitas are among the mains. But on almost every plate, something extra has been added, something that muddies the dish's origins; these innovations, taken altogether, make Centro's menu less Mexican comfort food and more a fusion of taquerias around the world.

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