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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

Bolero Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Good for a Date (57)
Good for Birthdays (52)
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Good for Groups (49)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Worth the Drive (41)
Fun (38)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Authentic (35)
Cozy (33)
Casual (30)
Romantic (28)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Tasting Menu (21)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Business Meals (9)
Healthy (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
People Watching (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great Beer (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined on November 20, 2017

awesome experience! Will certainly be back! I don’t often spend $100 for 2 of us... but this was worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We visit bolero quite often and on this visit we found them to be a bit understaffed and very busy. At the beginning of our meal there seem to be quite a delay in having the meats come out and further upon visiting the buffet twice there were no plates. However we enjoyed bolero quite a bit and will return

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

As usual was awesome. Sydney our server was fantastic, ate too much and had a fantastic time!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

If you are a mediator great place to go beef pork chicken lamb the salad bar is good but not excellent you must try the barbecue pineapple goes great with all the meat I have been there many times food is always great

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We visited Bolero to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We heard good things from friends and family so we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Excellent food and attentive service! Definitely worth it especially to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and lovely service.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Delicious, pricey though so not somewhere you'd go weekly

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We love Bolero. We eat here for special occasions and for regular dining night out.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was good but very expensive. Probably won’t go there again.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service, wonderful food selections. The optional 'well done' platter selection brought to our table was perfect!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love going to Bolero. Always wonderful food and service. Will definitely go back again and again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was great, service not as good as the first time I went. The first time the cheese bites came around they were cold. Had to wait 20 mins after we finished with the meats, for our requested dishes to come.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Not what I was expecting for the price. Service was excellent but I found a lot of the meat were very chewy.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a good time at Boleros, with plenty to eat. Was disappointed that some of the meats on the list never made an appearance, such as the lamb and bacon wrapped steak, but that the sausage (not my favourite) was offered several times. Overall a good experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice family dinner with kids. Thank you

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Meats were not very good. Most of it was either burnt or overcooked. Our server basically forgot about us most of the night. The salad bar was a bit underwhelming. The only good thing was the girl that was serving/cutting the meats, she was really nice. The price of 45$ / person for this quality of food is definitely not worth it. Gauchos is by far the better Brazilian BBQ place. This place was highly recommended by friends but I don’t see what all the hype is about.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our server was an amazing girl, she treated us very well and was very attentive. We told her it was our wedding anniversary and received exemplary service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

We have been here many time and love it! Bbq pineapple is the bomb!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of our family favorites, but only for very special occasions. Price being the issue.
Love the Habenero pork and Roasted pineapple. There are 2 or 3 bacon wrapped too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had the sunday brunch - outstanding!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food came out too slow, and when the meat came the pieces are barely enough to last two minutes. Seemed like a giant waste of time waiting 10mins for a every tiny piece of meat.... I appreciatw that they were trying to create an atmosphere of an unique dining experience, however, intentionally pacing the customers isn't good practice when trying to cater a wide variety of consumers.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service and food were absolutely amazing! The staff went above and beyond expectations to fulfill all of our need. Never disappointed whenever we come here.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Bolero is always a great time. It's not just a meal, it's an event. The food is great, sure it's not fine dinning but it's not meant to be. It's a meat fest with a touch of class. Prepare to have great fun and eat yourself stupid! Oh wait, one negative, they need to learn how to make an old fashioned! No no, 2 negatives, there is never enough pineapple!!! C'mon everyone comes for the pineapple!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, great service. Just wish the pineapple come around more often.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Unbelievable food, fantastic service/servers, incredible flavors, and a great dining experience! Comfortable atmosphere, not to loud, I would absolutely recommend Bolero to anyone and everyone! I can't say enough good things...

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went on a very bad day for brunch. The place was full and low on staff. Service was below it's usual attentiveness. Had to wait for dishes to be put out at the buffet and, when they were, they were burning hot from the washer. We were not able to enjoy the full buffet due to the food, especially desserts, were not being put out fast enough. My husband couldn't enjoy the delicious creme brulee or flan.

Our server apologized for the lousy service but did not offer a discount or anything, despite knowing we were customers that have been going to Bolero for years.

We're not impressed and have no intention of returning.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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