Bolero

4.5
3198 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Brazilian
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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!
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Will definitely go again

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B
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I heard many great things and decided to try Bolero for our wedding anniversary. We were floored. We had some of the best service we had ever received and the food was phenomenal. I ordered a Sex on the Beach cocktail, something that I have never received correctly since moving to Canada, and it was simply amazing. The food was exceptional, from fresco bar to dessert. What really made the night was our server. When we sat down, I asked if any other items aside from the pineapple had cinnamon on them. He immediately asked if I was allergic and to what extent, to which I explained that it affects my breathing. From that point forward, he was on top of it. Cinnamon is a pretty rare allergy and most places I've been tend to dismiss my concern as something minor and always question me about the validity of it ("really? Cinnamon?" .... No, I made it up because it sounds like a fun allergy to have...). This was the first time that a server has even taken it so seriously, and it meant the world to us. He found out all the items on the menu that had cinnamon, made sure all the staff were aware and washing their cutting boards, and he even brought out a set of ribs that were salt and pepper instead of covered in BBQ sauce. I normally don't leave reviews, but I can't say enough good things about Bolero.

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LK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have eaten here several times over the last few years, and I recommend it to people all the time. We come from out of town for appointments and stay to eat here. The food is amazing, the staff are attentive, and the dessert is to die for. The Tres Leches cake would be my last meal on earth if I got to make that choice.

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C
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Great place to get together with a bunch of friends for an evening out. Small portions meant our eating experience was 3 hours long (which we were absolutely fine with) and we had lots of time to visit. Place wasn't too loud and the service was great. Food was just ok and pretty pricey.

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T
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

The food was ok however there was too much that was undone. Lamb not cooked properly and beef over cooked and dried out. The only thing that was good was the grilled Pineapple. As for the other food at the buffet... Needs work and imagination. This place for 45$ a plate was more like an overpriced golden coral. It could be so much better with the food that comes from the kitchen if the service was done better and the buffet was better with more creativity and better tasting dishes to accompany the other things coming from the kitchen.

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PS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Come hungry! So much food to try. Service was awesome. We found it a bit chilly at our table, but they turned up the heat without us even asking. Love it when the staff can read our minds!

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l
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant. One of my fave ib Calgary 🤗

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and the service was excellent.

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B
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The staff is very friendly and approachable.foods are great, and also the dessert are good too.

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GF
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The food was outstanding as usual. Absolutely love the Brazilian BBQ. The issue we had was with the gentleman that was serving us. There was a menu item that they were out of(who doesn't have a menu favorite on a Saturday evening??) and when the bill came one of my guests joked about getting a discount for the missing menu item, the gentleman serving us quite snarly responded "too bad, you'll have to come during the week". Well that went over well and then the manager/owner?? came over to apologize. When you have 18% added to your bill automatically and your tab is nearing $1k, a response like that is amazing. Sad to say but we will take our business elsewhere from now on. There are other Brazilian BBQ establishments in town that will gladly take our $1k outings.

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AM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our go-to brazilian steak house out of all the ones in Calgary. Great meat selection including grilled pineapple and parmesan garlic steak.

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G
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Always great!

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PC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a good time.
Waiter was there when needed.

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is specifically for meat lovers. That's what they specialize in and they do it well. There is a salad/veggie bar with rice and mashed potatoes too, but that's not why you come here. It's basically a steak house, but instead of ordering an entire steak, you taste samples of different cuts of steak and other meats. And the meat is not disappointing. All of it was toasty warm, moist, and seasoned enough to add flavour but not cover the natural flavour of the meat. The one disadvantage is because you just have samples of all of their meats instead of ordering a single dish, every time you come here is going to be the same. Every time you come here the food will be the same; you can't keep variety by simply trying a different dish. So I will certainly come back, I won't come back as often as I would to other restaurants. But whatever you do, come!

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TW
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love how good they are at gluten free foods! It makes it an easy choice for my wife and I to attend. We brought 7 other friends with us on New Years Eve

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L
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing we love Bolero and always have.

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always Boleros qas fabulous. We always get great service and great food. I always leave extra room for the grilled pinapple. Cant wait to go back.

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RG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service from our Waiter, Good food, Great Energy, Fantastic Food Experience!

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A
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing staff!

Wish they came around the table more with food.. server was great tho!! Supper nice!!

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m
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff, love the ambiance, and they keep track of all the meats your table has had and they make sure you had the opportunity to try everything at least once

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Our experience was poor at best. The meat was mostly over cooked and not much flavour other that the crust. The chicken wings were so dry they were not edible. The lamb was all over cooked to a med /well done and not pleasent to eat. The pork was not much better and while the beef was less cooked it was of poor quality and flavour. The food from self serve bar was displeasing to look at and did not taste any better. The beets and roasted pineapple were the best food of the evening. The service was slow though the servers were pleasant. Will not return. The meal for 4 was over $250 and not worth the money.

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RE
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time and I enjoyed my time at Bolero. Will definitely go back.

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KM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant a few times however alot of the meat this time had quite a bit of fat on it or was extremely dry.

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KG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Mix up on our reservation, didn’t seem to really care we were hungry and they made no effort to correct it. Overall great food and service.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The varieties in salad bar and meats were good. Although there was a lot of pork varieties which we don’t eat, they managed to serve us good amounts and quality of beef, chicken and lamb. Overall the service was good but sometimes slow. We waited extended times between servings, compared to other rodizio style restaurants we have been to in the USA

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Service was excellent, Phil knows what he is doing, however the meats lacked flavor. I have enjoyed brazilian bbq at other places, that are more reasonably priced and much better flavor.....up the seasoning and marinades this isnt a seinors home.

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M
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was great, attentive, friendly and officiant. The food was tasty perfectly cooked and came by frequently. We came out very pleased and our friends were happy at finding a great restaurant they can enjoy

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SM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, our waiter, Mark, was attentive and professional, top-notch, he was great! Food was good but compared to previous visits it was not the high standard that I was expecting. My experience with Bolero is always memorable, so although mildly disappointed, I do intend on returning in the future because of the service we received and the goodwill this restaurant has given us in the past.

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A
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really good food, service friendly and quick. First time dining there, excellent selection and prepared perfectly 👍

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always!

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AH
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and staff are such a delight. They always handle my allergies with ease.

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sydney was awesome and deserves a raise. Recommend drinks

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Way two busy for just two people, definitely a restaurant for large groups. Super noisy and it takes forever to get your meat and it’s almost always cold when it gets to your table. Lots of people hype it up but I wouldn’t recommend.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner here was great as usual. Love the variety of meats and that they keep bringing it until you’re full.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Holiday cheer

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EB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meat is delicious and it is a neat experience getting served at tables with skewers. Great place for a special occasion.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

The selection of sides would have been good if there were any. They had run out of mashed potatoes at 6:15 and no more were brought out at all even till 8:00. They had run out of many sides at the buffet and were very slow to replenish. This wouldn’t have been an issue if the meats brought to the tables was quicker, most times it was 10 minutes between bite size pieces being served. The meats brought to the table were good however of the selection offered that evening we had only seen 5 different kinds of the 13 available. The stews looked tasty but you need a spoon for this which could not be found and servers are difficult to track down to ask for assistance in the buffet area, they must have been in the kitchen waiting for the potatoes...

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JC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Everything was really good except we waited a long time for our drinks order, in fact one beer was brought out but the cocktails took about 20minutes! Not acceptable at all! Katherine was great apologizing constantly about the delay

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

This Sunday the service was extremely slow....meat were arriving every 20 minutes!
Desserts and fruits at the end of our lunch 2,00pm were all gone!

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CH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This visit felt very different. We felt like we were being rushed the whole time we were there. Normally when we are at bolero it is very relaxed. This time not so much

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