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Bolero
Bolero

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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "WE HAD NOT VISITED BOLERO BEFORE, BUT WE HAD DINED AT BRAZILIAN RESTAURANTS IN MEXICO AND REALLY ENJOYED THEM; WE DIDN'T KNOW IF BOLERO WOULD "MEASURE UP". THEY CERTAINLY DID "MEASURE UP"; THE FOOD & PRESENTATION WAS COMPARABLE TO MEXICO FIVE STAR RESORTS; EXCELLENT FOOD, WELL PRESENTED. WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE VARIOUS SERVINGS AT OUR OWN PACE AND WE WERE ENCOURAGED TO ASK FOR REPEAT HELPINGS OF ANY SERVING WE PARTICULARLY LIKED. WE WERE NOT RUSHED, BUT IT TAKES A FULL TWO HOURS. PRICE IS REASONABLE."
    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