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About 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!

6920 Macleod Tr. S
Calgary, AB T2H 0L3
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Brazilian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - last seating 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday 5:00pm - last seating 10:00pm
Dinner: Saturday: 4:00pm - last seating 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch 10:00 - 1:30
Dinner: Sunday 4:30pm - last seating 9:00pm
Holidays: 4:30 pm - last seating 9:00 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 259-3119

Website:
http://www.bolerocalgary.com/

Public Transit:
The #81 Macleod Trail stops just in front of the restaurant (both heading North and South) and we are also within walking distance from Chinook Station.

Executive Chef:
Gary Hennessey

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Love is in the air. Book now as space is filling quickly.

Bolero Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (65)
Good for a Date (50)
Good for Birthdays (49)
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Good for Anniversaries (47)
Good for Groups (46)
Cozy (38)
Fun (38)
Worth the Drive (35)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Romantic (28)
Authentic (28)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Tasting Menu (23)
Casual (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Business Meals (13)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Hot Spot (11)
Disabled Access (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Healthy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food! I was surprised at the wide range of selection of meats that were served. The bacon wrapped chicken was my absolute favorite - didn't come around to our table as much as I had hoped, but that may also be a good thing. LOL. Delicious food, excellent salad bar to boot. This was my first time to Bolero and I will definitely be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing as always! You never leave there hungry. Great food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 7 days ago

It was absolutely amazing. I’ve been here once before a year and a half ago, and nothing has changed! Will definitely be back!

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great evening out & lovely food (take your expanding pants!)

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing as always! Nice cozy seat by a fire place in a booth, secluded but not forgotten! Great wine pairing reccomendation from our knowledgeable and witty server, Promt and polite service by the gouchos carving the meat, treating us with a great description of the oh so delicious meats! As well as some friendly banter, the tres leche was to die for! We wish we got an other to take home.

Tags: Disabled Access, People Watching, Healthy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Would have been a great experience but we were aimed at a very large table filled with children and babies and we were there for my grandparents 50th anniversary and after the table had been cleaned the mess on the floor was still there so it was kind off-putting in the end.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was okay, the mashed potatoes were amazing and so were the pineapple, lamb and Cheese...the rest was mediocre.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Thanks for everithing....Thanks for everithing.........Thanks for everithing............Thanks for everithing.......................

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We have been to Bolero a number of times and it never disappoints. It is a meat lover's dream!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Reservations were @8:30 they were short on supply so we had salad bar until 9:30. Otherwise it was good

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I've been here many times before and everything has been wonderful. This time that wasn't the case. While our main server was great, the other service was seriously lacking.
We had a reservation for a group of 6 of us. Unfortunately, I didn't request a table closer to the kitchen. I will know better for next time.
We were seated on the opposite side of the house from the kitchen. We had to ask numerous times to have the meat come to our table, as it seemed like the servers with the skewers would overlook us, or had run out by the time they got to our table. On top of that, most of the beef was overcooked, more along the lines of well done as opposed to rare or mid rare. The meat was also cool, if not cold by the time it got to our table. This made it tough, hard to chew, and digest for a few of us.
I was incredibly disappointed with those two aspects in particular. I definitely don't feel like I got my money's worth this time around.
I really wish we could have had a better dining experience for our yearly tradition.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was the first time we have been to Bolero for the brunch. We treated some family members who were visiting town. We had reservations for 1:30pm. I read the brunch only goes till about 2pm but thought since they had such late reservations that the brunch would keep going. When we got there for our reservation a lot of the buffet foods were empty or near empty and to my surprise didn't get replenished. There wasn't a lot of meat selections and not everything on the menu was available. Usually you have 2 hours per seating and about 45-60 minutes after we arrived we were told it was the kitchens "last call". Overall I was disappointed in the brunch and will not be returning.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This place is usually pretty good, so I’ll be forgiving in this review. Every skewer of meat that we got was burnt. Even the bacon wrapped meats were burnt. Burning bacon is a sin, right? Tsk tsk

Staff were friendly. But we left hungry. Who pays > $100 for two and leaves hungry? Unhappy customers, that’s who!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We always love going to Boleros. The food is outstanding!!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. Food was fresh and served regularly.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The meat did not come around very often. Sometimes it was 15 minutes in between servers coming to the table. When we asked for what we wanted we only got it once and then nothing after that. I’m not impressed, this used to be my favourite restaurant.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Enjoyed our meal, servers were very nice. Really miss the filet that used to be on the menue.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our family went to Bolero for my son's 15th birthday and it was awesome - both my sons loved the bbq meats and the service was fantastic. It was a great first experience with Brazilian BBQ for them! Good job everyone!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My father and I went to the restaurant just for a get together over the holidays. He lives in Ontario and neither of us had ever been there before. The staff were amazing, friendly and sociable, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was great. It wasn't too loud that we couldn't chat and catch, but loud enough that we could enjoy the music and atmosphere all at the same time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Awesome brunch with amazing food and lots of choices!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I went with my girlfriend and her two brothers. My girlfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and her brothers were celebrating their own things. Food was good. We were sitting in the back corner so at times we were going 15 - 20 minutes of no one coming with food. If they did come with food it was normally the sausage. It was really good, just wish the service was better.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The meat was fabulous although I was disappointed with the salad bar. I also thought it was over priced

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great place to have a meal and casual visit with friends. Service is awesome as well as the food. Go hungry and try as much as you can, well worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food and service were both awesome. We came to celebrate our wedding anniversary and will definitely be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We usually love bolero but this time was ruined by one of the servers. We tried asking her MULTIPLE times each time she came to our table to cut items in a certain way (and in a way that other servers will happily oblige) and she flat out refused and was rude to us each time. We even went so far as to ask for another server to bring us the item that was causing the friction, and instead she came again in an almost “haha you’re not getting the person you want” and like she was determined to ruin our experience that evening. We mentioned it to the manager as we left, but the evening had a sour taste to it due to this server and I’m not sure we will ever return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We really enjoyed the meal and our waiter was great. The only recommendation I would make is that I had reserved the table with the notification that it was a birthday. I would have liked the restaurant to have made a bit of a recognition of the birthday person without me having to tell the waiter after we had our meal before ordering dessert. It kinda numbs the surprise sparkler in her dessert. Otherwise everything else was great. Thank you

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Selection of food was great, however, the quality of the meats and the service from the carvers is where it lacks.
4 to 5 of the steak and pork dishes were overdone where it was tough to chew.
Some servers would not come around for 5+ minutes and some would walk on by without asking to carve meat while plates were empty and the green sign was up.
Our actual server Phil, was fantastic and took care of us from start to finish. It's just too bad his colleagues weren't up to par with his level of service.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We Visit Boleros from time to time and it is consistently a great experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We go to Bolero often because we love the food and we get our favorite booths by the buffet! We love to come and see our friends at the restaurant. A huge shout out to Amy, Crystal and Andrew! All the staff is always amazing and fun!❤️❤️❤️

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was mine and my girlfriend third time going. Went for our second anniversary and we are absolutely in love with the place still. Everything here is excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our meal as always was plentiful ful, tasty and impressive, the meat on skewers came just at the right time and the hot and cold sides were lovely too, we will be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Kid-friendly, People Watching
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food wasn't that great. The salad bar had a large variety but all the selections were poorly put together and the flavors were bland. The meat was fine but much of it was dry and poorly seasoned, and we were told there were 14 different barbequed meats and things but we only ever got offered 6. It was a nice ambiance, but if you're looking for some top notch barbeque, you won't find it at Boleros.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

By far exceeded my expectations. Service was amazing and the food was spectacular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

A nice place, with good ambiance - but incredibly expensive (overpriced?). Meats were nice and I enjoyed the variety. Buffet was limited in selection and not too hot (temperature). Overall an enjoyable evening, but far too expensive ($287 for a party of 4 with 1 bottle of wine) so I don't see us going back.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 27, 2017

As always the food and service were fantastic
Even going with an empty stomach it is difficult to try everything. The grilled pineapple keeps us coming back

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Amazing food , great service. Made a reservation showed up early and no problem seated us right away . Staff extremely friendly . Would highly recommend

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The table server was good but the individuals cutting the meat were not very skilled. Also, we had to ask our server for meats that never came after 1-1/2hrs of dining (chicken wings, picahna and another steak I cant remember). Server was able to have those brought to us shortly after requesting it, but was unfortunately near the end of our 2-hr table time window for eating. Meats were often overcooked on the outside and way undercooked on the inside.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing experience from start to finish, and the perfect way to satisfy my carnivorous boyfriend. We managed to try everything we wanted. And our special requests were met promptly. So after eating enough to feed a small village, we left extremely satisfied - unable to accomplish anything after for fear of exploding. The lava cake was just average, but shame on us for ordering it in the first place.
All of the service staff was friendly, and the manager came by to check on us, and said good bye as we were leaving. It was obvious that the restaurant encourages a great team environment. A complete all round win from someone in the industry. Congrats everyone for making my boyfriend’s birthday a great one.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Definitely worth every penny!!

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent food and Service. Staff were friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Authentic
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