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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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 (58)
Good for a Date (55)
Good for Birthdays (53)
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Good for Anniversaries (46)
Worth the Drive (40)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Authentic (35)
Fun (35)
Cozy (31)
Romantic (28)
Casual (27)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Tasting Menu (21)
Comfort Food (18)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Paleo Friendly (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (8)
Healthy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Disabled Access (7)
People Watching (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Happy Hour (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and Service. Staff were friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always enjoy Bolero for brunch! Amy welcomes you with great enthusiasm and a fabulous smile!! Andrew is one of our favourite waiters! We are always well taken care of by all of the staff! Food is amazing and lots of choices for everyone!!! We love getting a booth to sit back and relax!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Something new, and different. Totally enjoyed it and our server was super nice !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Never disappointed. The food is great, its a continuous stream arriving at your table. The pineapple is by far my favorite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very good food, meat came out a little to raw sometimes. A little overpriced I thought.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed our meal, it was delicious! I have been to Brizilian bbq before at other establishments and I found it to be far more authentic. However, the service and food quality was worth it.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I love going to Bolero because of the quality of the meat and great atmosphere. I was excited to bring my new girlfriend to experience the Brazilian BBQ that I knew and loved. We were both sadly disappointed with our time there this time. It took about 20 minutes for anyone to serve us from a skewer and we had a few servers say "Sorry, I didn't see you there". We had very sparse service for about an hour. Most of the servers seemed to pass by us, go straight for a large party table, and come back with empty skewers. When servers finally started frequenting our table, one of the more regular ones was very small in stature, in training, and verbalized that she struggled with the meat a lot. We ended up getting mere shavings of charred pieces from her. We felt really neglected and unfortunately did not get our money's worth this time. I don't know if we will be back any time soon.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great place for big groups

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Was pretty disappointed with the overall service. Weren’t told that gratuity was already added to our bills and were given separate bills to maximize the overall tip which was horsecrap. The food was ok. Not great just ok. Definitely not worth the $45/person they charged. Most of the white meat was over cooked and dry and the red meats were either over cooked or completely undercooked. The pineapple was great but not enough of it for sure. The sides were ok loved the park veggies but that’s all. Those weren’t worth the $45/person. Won’t be returning for food. The cocojito was delicious and decently priced but other then that the only thing truly worth eating there is the tres leche cake. That’s it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

I have been to Bolero many times, and will continue to go back. It's an experience - not just a meal! Very impressive! And the atmosphere is perfect - not loud, no kids, cozy with the fireplaces, great architecture to the vaulted ceilings... Love this place ❤

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Terrible service, over cooked and burnt meat. An epic fail for the second time in a row. Overpriced. Will never go back.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent food, lots of meat. Unfortunately they were out of picanha on a Sunday at 6 pm (long weekend). Great service. The one thing I did not understand was that they cut they meat and pineapple at your table and the waiter dropped a piece of pineapple and at the end of the night it was still there although mulitiple people saw it and walked by. Easy thing to slip on.
Great drinks! We had a jug of sangria and it was good!!

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I found the meat quality is going down there. The meat was tough and hard to chew, some was very dry. Not worth the amount we paid per person.

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Boleros rarely disappoints. The staff are attentive and welcoming and the range of meats that come to the table are wonderful. Always a fun place - for 2 or 20.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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