Boleo

4.4
227 reviews
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$30 and under
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Peruvian
The cuisine and culture of Latin America make their way to the Windy City in our industrial-chic rooftop bar and lounge, Boleo, where you can find small plates for snacking and sharing, bottled cocktails that can be brought onto the dance floor, and DJs spinning music that will make you want to learn to salsa stat. Boleo is a 21+ venue during all hours of operation.
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SB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous atmosphere and great happy hour deals. Our server wasn't super attentive, which was frustrating when happy hour was about to end and she was nowhere to be found.

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JC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The bar seating was really tight so it felt cramped. Otherwise the drinks and service was great! They had a dj and the noise level was great for 5pm on a weekday. Will definitely be back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service were wonderful. First glass of Malbec was outstanding while the second may have been a bad bottle.

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B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Is listed as Peruvian food but is way to far from the authentic Peruvian food

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ML
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun vibe and food/service/drinks were great. Did get a little loud though.

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DA
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The open roof is adds an outside feel without all the Chicago wind. The drinks were tasty and the food is delicious. A great place for cocktails after work in addition to dinner/parties. Excellent ambiance and service.

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New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love tapas style dining in general and that is why I wanted to eat here for my first meal in Chicago. The food was fantastic, especially the octopus with grapes and pork belly skewers. I also highly recommend their punch and Panna Cotta. The service was fantastic. I will definitely return before my business trip is over.

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D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party and I were so happy with our entire experience. The food was SO delicious & the environment was awesome. We had a wonderful server who was accommodating & gave great suggestions. I definitley would recommend, I think this spot is a hidden gem!

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L
London
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and interesting food/ cocktails. The Open Table price guide is a bit optimistic though.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a great experience here celebrating a birthday. The staff was very accommodating after taking a little bit too long for our drink order and made sure we were well taken care of the rest of our time. I would definitely return.

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IS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Very disappointed in the food. Would not recommend.

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BO
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

I feel incredibly “meh” about this place after being initially really excited to check it out. The bar itself—where I usually prefer to sit, was kinda awful. Felt like a sports bar almost...totally weird and off. The entire space felt poorly arranged. It’s too large a space for the minimal use they get out of it. Instead of cozy, it felt cavernous and bland. They also had a band playing instrumental top 40 hits—so lame. The happy hour skewers we’re pretty great, but if that’s th highlight, don’t settle in a city with so many better options all-around.

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S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Restaurant was loud and we felt we were an inconvenience to our waiter.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem. We were looking for a place for dinner and drinks downtown after seeing a show. This place came up on opentable and we decided to try it. Loved the ambiance and the service was outstanding. Cocktails were delicious, especially the pisco sour and the punch. We tried the empanadas carne, gambas, pollo a la brasa, and the papa rellena. All were delicious, but especially the pollo and the papa rellena. Would definitely recommend!

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

The food arrived with big time gaps from one plate to the other. I ordered the ribs and they had a lot of fat. The arroz chaufa had grains that were not well cooked. I felt I was paying more for the place, instead of paying for the quality of the food. Besides that, the enviroment and the music were really good. The table was ready on time and everything was very clean.

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PD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely revisit.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, delicious food, and tasty drinks

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I hope they include more vegetarian options; other than that, it was great.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HAPPY HOUR IS THE MOVE!!!!

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KW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place! Love our server Nick! The food was outstanding!

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K
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

What a waste. Chef was at Kimpton touting the menu. Ummmm..Chef? Have you checked your front of house? Uninformed, barely trained.I asked for chef to give feedback and, of course he wasn't there. PASS.

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PB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food & drinks.

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BC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was surprisingly disappointing. We enjoy Peruvian food and go to a restaurant in the suburbs that is of much higher quality. I guess this is a place to go for trendy drinks and moderate expectations for tapas.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous experience

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K
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was awful, food was average.

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AG
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic experience all around. The food, the ambiance, and the service was exceptional!

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was busy for middle of the week. I highly recommend getting reservations. Then only down side is that when we sat in the bar area, the round 2 tops were right on top of each other. Music was loud and you really had to speak up over the music and other people. The food was good; ordering a few small plates was perfect for 2 people. I would definitely like to go back when it is nice out so I can experience Boleo with the retractable roof open.

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MS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic experience. Nicholas was our waiter and did an amazing job!! Great venue. Thank you!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and an overall wonderful dining experience.

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c
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, great service

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but with limited choices, long cocktail list

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A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived just before happy hour ended. The food is incredible, cocktails are to die for. Phenomenal friendly service! We had a really wonderful time!

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Peruvian restaurant that ran out of ceviche and octopus. Gave us some plantain chips to make up for it. Excessively overpriced, not worth what we paid for at all. Also had to grab the water pitcher to refill our own waters. Definitely not going back.

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DR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

as others have said. food is not very good. empanadas are the best thing on the menu. the cold quinoa salad was drowning in vinegar. the yucca fries were overwhelmed with garlic. the steak skewers were good and tender. this place is okay for a drink and a snack maybe. ambience is nice.

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m
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting and delicious food, excellent service in a relaxing atmosphere

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CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - creations items - great happy hour - inviting ambience - fun cocktail choices - we sat at a table but lots of variety in seating including excellent bar seating. We will definitely return and can't wait to try it in the summer when the rooftop is open.

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AW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! Valarie was awesome waitress and the music DJ Step was also good!! Highly recommend!

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique dishes and atmosphere perfect for a fun night out or a great dinner before a show. The authentic Peruvian spices and courses were fun and flavorful!

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MU
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit was great! The food was delicious, our server was nice and attentive, the drinks were strong, and the setup is nice wether it’s for a romantic date or a quick bite with friends. Would recommend, however it would be nice if the serving on the tapas was a little more for the money but then again they are tapas so..! Haha would come here again and recommend.

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KW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful. Nice bar. Our server, Nick, did a fantastic job. A good place for dinner for two, but also appropriate for a business dinner.

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