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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!
Calgary, AB T2H 0L3
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
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bolero Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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