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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
  • "So good that we already have plans to go back! The pork items were a bit dry, but the pineapple, lamb and beef items tasted great."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Waiter screwed up not one but two drink orders. Hot buffet items were lukewarm, chicken wings were anorexic with no meat, at least two of the beef servings were very fatty. Bacon wrapped chicken was over cooked. Lamb was on the menu but we had to ask for it and when it came it smelled gamey."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Big waste of time and money. We went there for our daughter's birthday party and for the 1,5 hours that we were there only 5-6 at most skewers we were served and we were expecting like 16 skewers?? we felt like we had to call waiters all the time to serve our table. And to top it we left the restaurant very disappointed and did not even slice our cake there. And to top it we paid 18% gratitude as we were over 10 people. Will not go back there."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We don't often go to Bolero, the price makes it a special occasion restaurant. But every time we do the staff is friendly and ensure we're taken care of and the food is always amazing. The pineapple is phenomenal and a personal favourite!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We usually go once every year for a celebration of some kind either anniversary or birthday. This year it was our wedding anniversary. The food and service was great."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We went to celebrate out aniversary and everything was fantastic."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This place never ceases to amaze me, we brought some friends in who were flying back home to Germany and they loved the experience it was not something they had experienced at home before.......this buds for you!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "-The meat was very good, not too salty, not too cooked. the buffet is also nice. -Service slow. We waited and waiteeed and waiiiteeeed, and were not hungry anymore in the end (for a restaurant 'all you can eat"...) Only 6 other tables were though. -They don't bring you the bottle when serving wine. I am pretty sure what they served me was NOT what I ordered. I asked to see the bottle but they never brought it."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Well, being a Vegan, of course I would say that some more Vegan options would be nice, but I won't deny it's a very limiting, not restaurant friendly diet and I won't start blaming other people because I'm a princess. The staff were very personal and polite about it and very eager to help me find a suitable alternative, so in that regard it was still an excellent experience. The food itself was nothing to write home about, but it was appealing for it's purposes. If I was to recommend one thing, it would be a more transparent menu on the website. I felt a bit unprepared for the serving style of the restaurant and I wasn't sure I would be able to find vegan food right up until the server told me. I would have liked less chance with that."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "At the beginning, everything was great but almost an hour through our sitting, all of a sudden they stopped bringing food over to our tables for a good 1/2 hour or 40 minutes. I had to call the waiter to tell him we needed more food. We disliked that a lot. We always had the little wooden stick on the green. The restaurant is no cheap, and if on top of that, you are providing such poor service....I do not think I will be going back...very disappointing..."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Was really looking forward to dining here, having had Brazilian BBQ on many occasions in different cities and countries. Table was dirty (was comp'ed desert for that), buffet was ok (but the warm dishes had been sitting for far too long), and the service was slow. The food was OK but more often than not tended to be overdone. Available portions were less than generous and as a result there was little variability in the cooking - everything seemed to be medium. Desert wasn't much better (i.e. lava cake should have lava in it). Maybe we hit an off day - it was a Saturday night - but not impressed or optimistic enough to recommend or return."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great dinner for table of 10, everyone enjoyed their dinner and left very full."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had a group of 11 including 3 kids. Our server was very attendant to our needs and we were never without something to eat. A good time was had by all. Thank you for a nice evening."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Just a fantastic evening. Our waiter was outstanding, checking in at the right times and filling drinks when needed while also giving us the quiet time we were looking for. The food was amazing, we were never waiting for anything."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "food is always great, fun times! I bring out-of-towners to bolero for an interesting feast"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The first place I've ever had REAL hearts of palm that didn't taste like they were from a tin can. The meat was WONDERFUL and so was the polenta, the gluten-free rolls, the rice... everything, really. Excellent veggies too. We all ate way too much. Would love to go again."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This is such a great dining experience. We have been here three times now and highly recommend it. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere is amazing. You can make reservations online - very convenient."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Hello, I booked a table for brunch online, but once I got to Bolero's that morning the computer had me booked for 8pm. So the wonderful staff changed my booking and gave us a great table. I will be calling for a booking not online. Thanks"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "thought the restaurant was great it was our first time there we went for our anniversary i would reccomend it to people it is a different concept in the food industry and i like it i would go again"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Loved everything about this place. Staff were so great and friendly. Food was amazing. And the tres leche cake was to die for."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We were visiting from Ontario....the kids had purchased a gift card for the value of two meals, our party was six. Three of the guests were Calgarians and had not visited this restaurant before. The food was great, the service was fine and our guests said they would recommend it for others who were visiting. When visiting with friends, we appreciated the fact that we could hear each other. A round table may have been beneficial for more "even" visiting as opposed to the three to a side rectangular table."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Friends and I went to Bolero for my birthday. Bring your fat pants because you end up eating so much! You don't realize it until it's too late since it comes in small portions. The food is amazing and the service was great."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "he food in this restaurant was perfect. The waiters and waitresses were super friendly. The atmosphere was awesome. We had a family gathering there and we had an amazing night."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food and service was amazing, I will for sure be returning!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I took my fiance here for our anniversary. The brunch was amazing. But we didn't see any pasta and our server didn't inform us on how to order it either. The grilled pineapple is a must! The ribs and wings were very flavourful the first time around. The wings didn't have any cajun seasoning the second time. The servers with the meat assume you only want a little and leave. You have to ask for more, which I find unpleasant since we are paying for all you can eat. The self serve ice cream sundae is disappointing. There is only a tub of vanilla ice cream, some crushed up oreos and chocolate chips. The seafood station was very fresh. The desserts were also plentiful. I would definitely come back. I just have to get used to asking for more."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I've been to Sunday brunch at Bolero a few times and absolutely love it. There is a huge variety of fresh, often in-house made food - rotisserie meats, cakes (and other desserts), ice cream, fruit, salads, delicious breads and cheeses, eggs and crepes made to order, seafood ...as well as assorted sauces and oils provided alongside the salad bar. The food is also mostly local, organic and sustainable, so if you care about delicious eating that's good for the environment and cruelty-free, this is your place. The service is always friendly and fast. The only down side (and it's such a small thing) is there are no windows. The decor is gorgeous, the restaurant friendly and spacious, it can just sometimes feel a little bit like a dungeon."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I found the meat very good but most of the beef was too rare! Otherwise really enjoyable time!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Bolero was a great place to go....once. I honestly can't see myself going back, but that's not a knock against the restaurant. Their food was great and the staff was very attentive and pleasant, I just can't justify spending $40 on the amount of food I eat. I'm not a big meat eater and I don't eat a lot, so the novelty of the restaurant holds little return for me. If you're a carnivore extraordinaire, then this is your place. If you're the average restaurant goer, you'll probably reserve this place for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was absolutely amazing. Took my boyfriend for his birthday. A bit pricey but worth the experience. Would definitely recommend and go back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband decided he wanted to go to Bolero for his birthday dinner as he really likes it, we have been there twice before for other occasions. This was the first time we had a big group. The other 2 times were a much different experience. I don't think this restaurant is very good at accommodating larger groups. We had a couple tables that were pushed up to a booth which made it very difficult for the people stuck in the booth to get in and out, get meat from the servers and to communicate with anyone but themselves. Our server had a hard time keeping up with us as we were drinking heavily. We had to keep asking for drinks instead of her asking if we needed another one. Despite these frustrations, we had a good time because of our company"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had dinner at this restaurant on Friday evening. We had the full rodizio experience, where you get unlimited access to the salad bar and to the cuts of meat that the servers bring around. The meat was quite good, but the salad bar was disappointing. It was OK, just not as fresh and tasty as it could have been. We had coconut creme brulee for dessert. It was good, but not sure of why it took so long to get it if it was cold (I thought it was going to be warm out of the oven given the time it took to come to our table). Our table for two was in a very dark spot (no spot light right above it) so I had great difficulty seeing my food. This is not a horrible restaurant by any means, but I have definitely been to better ones."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It was a fun night, with great food. Definitely would recommend it."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It was a great place if you love to eat meat. It had other options but you mut go on an empty stomach and make sure to leave room for dessert as it is amazing! I had the coconut creme brulee and tres leches."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a great birthday dinner for my husband with our 2 young children. Service was great, food was yummy and plentiful!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I felt that it was worth trying if you want to get a Brazilian BBQ experience. I found the restaurant to be a 6/10 for me. Nothing specifically wrong with any of it but I have had better Brazilian!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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