Bolero
Bolero

Bolero

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bolerocalgary.com/
  • Phone: 4032593119x
  • 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!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bolero reviews from OpenTable diners
260 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (200)good for groups (170)fit for foodies (103)romantic (89)hot spot (44)kid-friendly (31)neighborhood gem (29)great for brunch (22)late-night find (21)notable wine list (19)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (6)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Meat for breakfast?!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We thought that rodizio was great for supper, but it's amazing for brunch!! This was one of the BEST brunches we have had in Calgary! We would highly recommend Bolero for brunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    3scompany
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Awsome food as always, I did miss the fact you took off the creme burlee trio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience to remember
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is undoubtedly one of the best spots in Calgary. If you have not eaten here, then you have not yet had the real Calgarian experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Feast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Green means Go. Excellent starter selection then on to Meat. They come around with the many types of meats regularly with a roast pineapple treat as well. excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Amazing, Loved Every Moment!
    ross
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Could not recommend this place any higher! The food was exceptional and amazing, servers were incredibly friendly and super helpful. The experience was great and trying all the different meats on their list was both challenging (there's alot!) and delightful. If you're looking for a memorable night out for that special occasion, Bolero is a top choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Loved the variety of the different meats...The flavors were amazing everything was cooked perfect for me..The salad bar was good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our server was excellent. The buffet or fresco part had a lot of variety and you could easily make this your meal but I wanted to try all the meat which was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spanish Coffee
    Meatgrabber21
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great meat selection. Great Spanish Coffee Very Expensive Meat sweats
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always
    Pete
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our second visit there with friends we had not seen for 30 years. Outstanding food and drink. The waitress was am absolute blast and really bought into and engaged in our fun ethic. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Quality Could Be Better
    clrc
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Its been a while since we've ate at Bolero and upon returning found the meat quality to be not that great, very fatty cuts and flavor wasn't there, now we are Alberta beef operators and it could be our standard is a bit higher but Im thinking coming from this province they could source out the best and it wasn't the best in our opinion...the Brazillian Steakhouse we attended in Arizona was better unfortunately...although kudos to the salad bar!! YUM...the coconut rice, mashed potatoes are delicious!!
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  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The first time I went to restaurant we didn't get very good service, however that could have been because we were a larger group of about 10 people. I made a reservation for 2, my bf and myself, for his birthday dinner and service was much better this time. Explanation about the type of food that was being served a perfect. I'm not a fan of spicy food myself, they brought over some pork and informed that the pork was spicy. I really appreciated that they informed me. The servers we polite and never seemed pushy. Definitely will be back...but may need to increase the size of my stomach to fit all their amazing food in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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  • Special Ocassion - Birthday
    BearCat70
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The total dinning experience was great. The choices on the menu including other than meats on a skewer provided options worth choosing. But the style of serving the meat at the table was enjoyable. Food fantastic and great service. We will go back and recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good Recommendation
    JustNibbles
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us by an employee of a store we were shopping at. His description intrigued my wife, so she made reservations. Excellent meal. Skewers were good and not overdone. Hot and cold salad bars were always kept full and checked often. I'm not an adventurous diner but I would add this restaurant to my list of repeats. Parking is a challenge.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What an amazing experience.
    Meatsweats
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was amazing. I would caution about the meat sweats due to so much great food that you may consume. Well worth the price you pay for the out standing meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable experience
    puzz
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was a great night out! It was a slower night for the restaurant so food came extreamly fast. Some of the meat selections were a little dry hense the 4 star on that rating however it was a good experience all together and overall the food was great its thr server's that really make this such a wonderful experience.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    DRH1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant to take out of town guests because of the unique character. The food and service were both excellent and it is especially good for carnivores. The Side dishes could be kept a little warmer but they are tasty none the less. The salad is acceptable and the additional items are very good. It is a tad on the expensive side so be prepared
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Fault
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I took a girl I haven't been dating for long here and it was ideal, the service was excellent, all the staff were friendly and outgoing, and the food was fantastic, I'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have been patrons of the smugglers restaurants for as long as it has been open and are great fans. Therefore I was very sad to get undercooked pork and fatty undercooked lamb served to us . Our waiter was excellent and we were greeted and seated rapidly so I have no issues with them. However we were located near the oven and did not get served as frequently as normally . I know they were short staffed but feel the cook should have made sure there was enough meat prepared for the number of diners there and that it was was properly done . I had guests from overseas and found it disappointing as we had touted this restaurant as one of the best in Calgary
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  • Excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Service was prompt, professional, friendly. This was the first time I've had rodizio and it was great. I love salty food but it was a little much after a while. A number of the items which are salty and taste great: prime rib, bacon wrapped filet, sirloin, pork, etc. became overpowering with the salt by the end of the meal. The Brazilian sirloin at the top of the menu was't salty. The side dishes bar was good; diverse, different items from the typical array.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Allways an enjoyable meal. We Never go away hungry.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Meats were bland. They were coated in seasoning but once you get to the inner sides they are bland. Hot and cold choices were really good and so was service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our first time
    luvlots
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Bolero is officially my husband's new favorite. You have replaced a long standing well established restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place to celebrate a happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we brought my sister and mother to enjoy a fabulous meal. It was my sister's birthday and she really enjoyed the meal. service was fabulous and the food was equally as tastey. I believe we tried all the meats and the flavor was so good you kept having more. We all skipped lunch in order to enjoy the meal we were going to have. I have no complaints at all. 'We will recommend your restaurant to others and for sure will come back again. thank you for the wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    eric
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Once again it was a fantastic meal to celebrate with my family. Thank You
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A different dining experience
    Awesomefood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My son and I have been attending Bolero for the past 3 years on special occasions. The staff were excellent, the food a truly unique dining experience. Would and have recommended this restaurant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • A nice treat
    FrustratedinCalgary
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This city is full of pretentious restaurants that command top dollar for (IMO) average food and passable service. Bolero delivered with great flavors, variety and service in a completely different dining experience that doesn't break the bank. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Excellent time
    Lawrence
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great service and excellent food. Waitress and servers was friendly and attentive.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Bolero experience
    GlutenFree
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This was my first time at Bolero and I'm not a huge meat eater, and I also have a severe allergy to gluten, so I was a bit hesitant to go. But I don't regret it. Every single thing I tried I loved and also almost everything they have is gluten free (and marked if it's not). The server was also one of the best servers I've ever had; very knowledgable, professional, and super nice. Would definitely come back!
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left feeling satisfied
    Cashew
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not On Our Return List
    Live2eat
    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.
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  • Terrible experience
    foodieluv
    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.
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  • Always good
    pineappleprincess
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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!
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    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    4evereternity
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Cbc1983
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went to celebrate out aniversary and everything was fantastic.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A++++
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SLOW
    Kmille
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    -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.
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    romantic, vibrant bar scene
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  • Friendly, Calm and Reasonable
    Dragnarok
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh...
    reboot04
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
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  • Great dinner
    Yumsteak
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great dinner for table of 10, everyone enjoyed their dinner and left very full.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.