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Bolero Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bolerocalgary.com
  • Phone: (403) 259-3119
  • Hours of Operation: Buffet Lunch(December only): Wednesday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Dinner: Friday 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Saturday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch 10:00 - 2:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian
  • Executive Chef: Gary Hennessey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We are a 10 minute walk from Chinook L.R.T.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bolero
Located close to the corner of Glenmore and Macleod we are Calgary's first Brazilian BBQ style restaurant. At Bolero the customer is in charge of the timing on our wide selection of churrasco(skewers) to be brought to your table by our Gaucho Chefs. Green means go and Red means stop. A perfect setting for any festive occasion as we offer a wide range of different, cocktails, wine, and beer. Dining with friends and family was meant to be fun, the Brazilian way!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Five million stars!!!! Best service and food I've ever had!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was excellent the price is very good, the service was also very good. Will be going back !"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Bolero is a nice place to go for any occasion. The food is very fresh and delicious. Specially, I liked very tasty desserts. Thank you so much for high level of service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My husband and I visited for his birthday after hearing great things from friends. The waiter assigned to our table lack energy, but brought us drinks timely, and was fine at first. The salad bar sides were delicious, and the meat started to come at a good pace. After about 25 minutes of good food and service, everything stopped. We didn't see another meat option or our waiter for over 20 minutes. My husband tried to wave down a couple servers, and tried to find our waiter, but no no avail. Finally, after 20 minutes of no service, we left. It was a disappointing ending to what started as a great night. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "If you love meat and want to have it in the Brazilian bbq style, this is a very good place. But if you are Brazilian and want to have other Brazilian foods from the buffet, you're not going to fins many options."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Love Bolero's! Probably the best Brazilian Steak House I've been to in Calgary! Service was amazing. Food was to die for. Definitely a place you need to go to hungry!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I brought my friends from Malaysia and they like the ambience and the uniqueness of serving the food. Our favorites include grilled pineapple, coconut rice, smoke bacon wrapped chicken, lamb shoulder and garlic parmesan steak."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This is my third time dining at Bolero!!! The food is always wonderful and there are lots choices!! It's not an all the time restaurant but great for special occasions"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "When i booked via opentable, i requested any special gestures towards our anniversary and Our waiter made us feel special throughout the night. So great job on that!!! Food was great except a couple of items but overall it was a great night out."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It is a great place for meat lovers and for those who don't want to be bothered by a server every single minute!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "M5 favorite restaurant. Great food, buffet style. A must try experience. Go with an empty stomach."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our waiter was actually very nice when attentive. Left plates on our table and was hard to flag down. The Service of those bring the meat around was frustrating. If your table isn't in the main 'track' you will be ignored. We asked repeatedly for them to send whom ever have the grilled pineapple and a few others, everyone said sure but no one came. Other than the pineapple, the rest only came to our table by accident. We never got pineapple. If it was my restaurant, I would have those carrying the meat have some personality and really make you want it. Overall, is was disappointing due to the service. If my food had just been dropped off, I would have been very happy as it was delicious."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Every time I come here it's always amazing great service excellent food!!!! Every should Atleast try it once"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were a group of 4 and we arrived at around 7 and Bolero was relatively busy. As we sat down we were approached by lots of men offering us lamb to steak. The food was honestly better than any meat I could find at Moxies, or Sakana Grill - I enjoyed it this much. Typically when I go to Moxies or any other steakhouse I order a relatively large steak with mashed potatoes on the side but I leave with some hunger in my stomach. This place is honestly so good I wish I could come here every day. The grilled pineapple is so juicy and delicious, it has a Smokey taste to it that everyone at my table enjoyed. Our waiter was helpful and knew the desserts as if he personally made them. This place is great, I am definitely going to come back here."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My wife and I discovered the Smugglers Group a couple years back and we love it. Bolero has become one of our favorite restaurants to eat at, the food is always amazing and you never leave hungry."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food was good quality and hot when the servers came to the table. The visits to the table started at a good pace, but unfortunately deteriorated as time went on, eventhough our table marker indicated we wanted more. We were seated close to the cold buffet and grill, but seemed to keep getting bypassed by servers as they rushed off to other tables right next to us. We finally needed to stop servers and call them over. We did ask our waiter for two items that we were not able to get and he was able to bring them over. Unfortunately a few of our party left still hungry, which shouldn't happen at an all-you-can-eat, but we were already there over 2 hours and were tired of waiting."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We stumbled upon this place and figured why not try? The service was amazing I loved the hot/cold salad-food bar you start with. Gare nteed you will not need to go back and only take a small amount! You are spoiled with amazing cuts of meat until you say no more. Have to say the bacon wrapped chicken is my favorite!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is our third visit and still love this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food is going down hill, seems like they are using cheaper cuts if meat. Sadly was my favorite place but now not so much. We will not be back. Not worth the price paid!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I made the reservation to Bolero for my boyfriend's 25th birthday.. He had been to the restaurant a few times previous but it was my first visit. We were quite impressed with the selection of steak and the salad bar was good. We were excited for the crab legs, but they were very hard to crack because there weren't any crackers readily available. Our server Ian was great. He was attentive, very pleasant and professional. I had made our reservation online and had written in the comments that it was my boyfriends birthday.. He had forgotten but when we mentioned it he apologized and brought us a dessert free of charge. It would be nice if there was a more strict dress code, but would we return to Bolero in the future? Definitely. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food here was on par with the numerous other times I have visited Boleros, and although it's pricey for what you get, the atmosphere and social experience make up for it. However, the service was horrendous this time. We were greeted by a very rude gentleman and were asked to wait at the bar for 25 minutes even though we had a reservation. The majority of the food servers were very rude and seemed miserable. We tried to be jovial and friendly to all, but it didn't help. Boleros normally has a fun environment that makes celebrating special occasions exciting. However, this time the staff made the experience stiff and cold, and I would not recommend anyone go here to celebrate anything."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My second visit to Calgary and Bolero's was the top of the list of places to go back to. Anniversary dinner with my husband and our son. Great food, service was excellent, the staff coming around to the table were friendly, knowledgeable and were fun. Thanks again and we will be back."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Bolero is always a fun place to go with a group of friends. The buffet and variety of meats keep things interesting and interactive as the meal progresses. The staff memebr are friendly and provide good service. As an added bonus, eating at Bolero with food allergies is relatively easy."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This would be our 5th time to Bolero. Service was great and food was wonderful. Didn't have to wait long for a skewer to come by our table. Waitress was great, was around when needed but not annoying. Overall a great experience once again. These guys and gals know how to cook and run a restaurant. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We took our son out for a fun dinner to celebrate his high school graduation. That meant we had to feed four big lads plus the rest of us. The environment was fun, the salad bar had a large delicious selection and the endless supply of meat of different variety was great. Service staff was attentive and we got our food promptly. The variety of meat offerings was generous and prepared nicely, and we especially enjoyed the bacon wrapped filet and the italian sausage."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "For a meatatarian this is the place to go. This was our second time there but it will not be our last."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I took my daughter and friends here for a milestone birthday. We had an excellent server/host who was super accommodating, did not become annoyed or frustrated at all at any time. He was relaxed and friendly and seemed genuinely happy to have us there. Honestly, he was great. The food was wonderful, as always and it was a VERY enjoyable and unrushed evening. Boleros has become our new family favorite place for celebrating occasions."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Bolero is one of my favourite restaurants in calgary, the food is always amazing and cooked to perfection and there is a great selection. Service is so nice and friendly"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was good although a couple of the sirloin dishes were somewhat chewy. Service was good but we were early diners and restaurant was less crowded. The interior is somewhat dark and with unevenness on the floor there is a sense of losing one's balance. Having spent some time in Brazil was extremely disappointed in the classic caipirinha drink. Certainly no taste of the cane sugar liquor and made with ungodly sweet lime cordial or similar."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I took my family for dinner. Our waitress was very friendly, and the servers were very nice. We enjoyed our meal and will return for sure. The only thing I would say was the restaurant was very chilly."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Bolero was a very nice inimate setting for our birthday dinner our waiter was very nice and helpful and when he was busy there were other people to help us.food was excellent , very hot and they were fast coming around the whole experience was nice and we will definately going back again"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I had a very good time at boleros. I loved the coconut rice, the dining experience was different and enjoyable. My only complaint would be that we were at a table for two and some of the servers did not come to our table, I am not sure if the waiters/waitresses have sections but there was one waiter who never came to our table but frequently went to the tables behind us. After we visited the buffet it took a while for the good to come around even though we had put our marker to green and I feel that our waiter had noticed this and he went and started bringing food to us, our waiter was very good! Overall good food and an enjoyable time. Also making a reservation was very easy."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We had guest from the Maritimes and took them to Bolero's to experience the Brazilian Barbeque. Our server was fabulous but the skewers were extremely slow. We only saw 6 meats in 2 hours and had to request lamb and pineapple. Disappointing as we had a table of 6 that we took to experience this."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I wish I could afford the evening prices, but the Sunday brunch is worth driving across the city or country for!! It is more special when you don't go for awhile and have really missed it and appreciate how outstanding the service, food, etc. really is!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Delicious selection for brunch. Lots of "standard" brunch fare (bacon, bennys, hashbrowns, cereal, omelettes...) as well as choices from Bolero's dinner spread (salads, cheeses, veggies, seafood) and a large dessert table. 10 items on skewers to choose from, including (in my opinion) the two best cuts of sirloin they offer. A great value at the price point and something for everyone (except maybe vegetarians). Service very nice although our waitress was super awkward, though attentive."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was our first time at Bolero's this is something everyone should try. The food was amazing we had lots to eat for a good price."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Service was excellent by all staff. Very friendly atmosphere. There was so much food to chose from. Everything we tried was delicious. I would definitely recommend Bolero to my friends."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Super friendly staff. Very accommodating to my family that includes a 6 year old and a very fussy and picky 1 year old. Wife and I love the food and the place. Kids enjoyed the sword meat. Very good time."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We planned our parents surprise 50th anniversary, service was great food was awesome, the only thing I was disappointed with was that as a group of 20 they had to put us at 2 tables; we could not sit all together. I thought about it after we left we should of put the 2 tables together."
    Dined on 6/13/2014