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Mon, 5/21
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Bolero

4.4
2990 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Brazilian
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  • Good for Birthdays
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brazilian
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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
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Phone number
(403) 259-3119
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gary Hennessey
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Neighborhood
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2990 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
service
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great. A bit pricy, some of the meat is quite grisly. BBQ cheese and coconut rice are my favourite.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

It's a great restaurant to go to, food is good. They come to your table many times and you can eat as much as you can, but on the other side, it's a bit pricy, $250.00 is nothing for a couple of four.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very good food, enjoyed very much, great staff, cozy atmosphere

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

It was amazing and the service was immaculate . We were there for mother's day and all the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Best restaurant ever in the city. Second time at this restaurant, same feeling to keep coming again & recommending to friends and family I know

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

food has changed a lot since I was there last, all the food was good and cooked well but 7 different cuts of sirloin? it was all the same stuff over and over. somethings we didn't even get to try

As for service Greeter at door was great! Even wished my mom a happy mothers day, Our waitress was good and very nice. There was an issue with one of the meat servers... 4 times she came to our table (Table of 3) She would skip my mother, we watched for it happen again 2 more times, by the 4th time my mother had to half stand up to make contact so she could get some meat... pretty disappointed it happened to her on mothers day

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had our Mother’s Day brunch yesterday.
I was trying to explain to the reception when we got there that we’re 15 mins early and the reception states “ who are you” with an attitude, I said to her “ are you okay? You look tired! “ She response “ yes I’m tired!”
I know it’s early morning on a Sunday 1030 hrs. Me and my family are excited going there and spend time together and to celebrate Mother’s Day, but being greeted like that is disappointing.
I would suggest to put a “happy person “ in the reception and maybe greeted “ Happy Mother’s Day “ to all or most of the mom whom she seated.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My family loves Bolero. We've been to other restaurants in the city with the same theme but after trying them for the first time we never went back. Bolero is our go-to steak place.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Arrived early, seated right away, prompt server. Described the process, drinks up right away. Food service was timely, meal was delicious. Enjoyable dessert, pleasant evening.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

My sons birthday. It was fabulous. We had great food, great service and a great time.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great service, incredible food! We always have a great time.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Cool, fun Goucho restaurant. All you can eat meat and a salad bar. Food came by ata torrid pace to start but as the place got busier we had to wait longer for more meat. To their credit the server asked us for requests and the manager even got involved and brought us meat! The grilled pineapple and pork ribs were a real favourite.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The brunch was just as good as the dinner service. This restaurant make you feel special. The service and food are top notch. I have been coming for years and I have never been just ok with anything, it's always been outstanding. Every time. Thanks to all the staff from the dishwasher up to the owner. Every one in this restaurant shows their true commitment to the guest experience and it shows.
Gary/Patti Burton

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Has gone way down hill from last visit. Servers with the meat rarely came around. Same selections over and over. Paid for the full experience however only got half. Restaurant was hardly full so that wasn’t the issue. Some selection were dry and tasteless. Not worth the price.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The food was great like always. I would love to go back for another full dinner and looking forward to dining there soon.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Favourite place to eat for special occasions and big gatherings/family

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had an absolutely wonderful dining experience! Thank You Mike!!
Some of us had the Full Rodizio and others, the Seafood Platter. Highly recommend either one.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Absolutely outstanding as always!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Excellent service, excellent food (maybe a little overdone, but not a problem); pleasant surroundings and friendly staff. Basic meal @ $45 was acceptable, but when drinks, coffee & dessert were added in, it was a little pricey ... but still accep0table.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We have been coming to bolero since it first opened. We have never been disappointed. The Sunday brunch was excellent. Would go back and take the kids as well.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent food
Excellent atmosphere
You will arrive hungry and leave full

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Overall great experience, the food was tasty, the drinks were flowing, and when we asked for something the staff was outstanding, all over it.

With this said, my friends and I noticed that there was a major lull once we'd seen all the selections pass by once. For those not familiar with the style of this restaurant, the servers cruise around the place with skewers of the various offerings of cooked meats. They're pretty much all delicious, and you can take as much or as little of each as you want. Anyway, we felt like we saw the full lineup once through, rapidly, and then they, whether intentionally or not we can't say, slowed right down, often we watched as servers with skewers full of tasty meat pass by our table en route to another.

I completely understand that we were not the only people in the restaurant and they have to make an effort to serve everybody everything, but it was noticeable and worth a mention.

To summarize, still a good experience and one I would recommend to others. Frankly, you probably would, most times, be ok with once through the lineup anyway and what I mentioned above would be immaterial. If you're looking to gorge yourselves like we were that night, well, just expect it to slow down a bit once you've been there for a while, or at least, that's what it seemed to us.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Full Rodizio!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Always a huge fan of Bolero, great food, friendly service. Make sure you try the pineapple!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Our first time there, Dean made us feel welcome and explained the meal process to is. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. If you like to eat a lot of meat, then this is your place to eat.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great service. Loved the grilled pineapple.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went for my birthday dinner and it was amazing as always. Took my dad for the first time and he loved it! He said it was not only great food but a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The service was professional and attentive, and the food is delicious. This is not a place to come and snack, this is a place for serious eating!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Overall one of my favourite places to dine in Calgary especially for birthday gatherings or romantic dinners and anniversaries. I usually request a quiet romantic booth and get a lovely spot every time. Absolutely awesome food!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Good food and service

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We come here for every birthday and absolutely love it. Our waiter, Mark, is excellent! He seems to always be our waiter and we love it!
One thing we noticed this time was several of the meats were dry and over cooked. Not sure why. It has never been our experience in the past 4yrs.
Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The service is so good it is outstanding. Food is always great and this is my favourite date night spot

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We have been to Bolero many times and have never been disappointed. The food is amazing, the servers friendly and the atmosphere is very comfortable.
I'm always looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our server was the best. Food was great. Food came out slowly but wasbusy Sat night fir them.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Thank you for the great dinner. We had something to discuss as a family and Easter Dinner no one really was up to cooking so Bolero's was our choice. We have been there 5 times now and have even brought friends from BC there and they fell in love.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing food as always! This was my 3rd visit, and it did not disappoint. I love the meat that comes around, I can’t pick a favorite, it’s all so good. But I can tell you that the Tres Leches Cake was still to die for. Mmm. It’s still on my last meal on earth list.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Two out of the 6 had been to boleros prior. Everyone enjoyed the food and service. The other 4 were still talking the next day about how great boleros was!!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This was our third visit to Belero. The food was fantastic. The only complaint we had is that the servers didn't stop by our table quite a few times even though our block was still on green so not sure why that happened. We would still recommend Belero to others though as the food is always outstanding.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Delicious food as always!! My fave part is the pineapple.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I absolutely love food, so to have someone walk around every now and then with a different food item is like a dream come true! I absolutely love this place because their food is always delicious and well...I love my MEAT! Their pineapple is also something I always look forward to! No better place to celebrate my birthday. I highly recommend this place for group occasions. Expert tip...skip a meal to fully enjoy this experience. If you haven't skipped the meal prior to the time you go to Bolero's...don't bother going. You will not eat your money's worth, let alone enjoy the full experience.

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