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Restaurante Bolivar

#764 of 7,267 Restaurants in Madrid
#811 of 7,481 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Malasana
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Calle Manuela Malasana 28, 28004 Madrid, Spain
914451274
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Today
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent price quality ratio

take the menu degustation, a nice variety of entrees, mains and deserts....including wine and welcome drink for less than 40€...... attentive service

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
Michihamburg
Good for:
  • Families with children
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Antwerp, Belgium
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This restaurant is slightly out of the tourist center of Madrid, but in a very lively neighbourhood full of pubs & restaurants frequented by locals. Our experience supports the Bib Gourmand Bolivar got for 2015. The food is delicious. No extravaganza on the menu just plain good Mediterranean inspired food. The bream in salt was so fresh, my tuna perfectly... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We went on a weekday at 8.30 which is apparently a bit early so we were first there but it livened up lasted. Food was excellent with complementary cava and tasters this was one of the best value meals I've ever had.

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Winter Park, Florida
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Elegant decor, professional, caring service combined with high quality food made for a terrific lunch. My Madrid relative has eaten here and as usual everything was wonderful. We had the course menu and all the food was excellent. This restaurant deserves it's Michelin status. As we left all tables were full of locals..all enjoying the great dining!

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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

take the menu degustation, a nice variety of entrees, mains and deserts....including wine and welcome drink for less than 40€...... attentive service

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NYC, NY
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203 reviews 203 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We chose to dine here based on the Michelin guide - a bit off the beaten track but worth the trip. We had an excellent meal and the staff is very friendly and nice - definitely a local place not many tourists (which is what we prefer). Worth a try for sure. We did not do the menu, the menu... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Bolivar features fairly traditional Spanish food, expertly executed using high quality ingredients. The predominantly white decor is simple yet elegant, and the service is pleasantly professional. We had the tasting menu for 36 euros which featured 7 superb courses accompanied by 5 very good wines; clearly, this is one of the greatest restaurant values I have encountered anywhere. A true... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

88 Euros for two people including service, coffee and wines with each course. The food was excellent and the service was very efficient. Pleasant room - perhaps not the most interesting but then the food was very good. Overall, worth a visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We had a very memorable and surprising dinner experience in this restaurant. The quality of the long menu was extremely high, at least that evening; in fact, it stands comparison with Michelin-starred restaurants (it is in the Michelin guide but as a Bib gourmand). The small room is perhaps not very impressive, but all the courses were excellent, some outstanding,... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I invited my parents for dinner as it has figured within the Michelin guide. What a mistake! Service was pretentious and rude. When you pay a certain amount of money in a restaurant, you expect something better, with category. Food was bland, not worth what you pay (you can eat much better in Madrid for less money) and really none... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Dinner in Spain begins late; we came at 8:45 and were alone in the restaurant with champagne and the starter course, but didn't mind because the white walls and drapes keep everything simple to focus on the food which is extraordinary. By the time we left around 11pm, every table was taken and we didn't hear any English spoken in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Manuela Malasana 28, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Malasana
  • Neighborhood: Malasana
  • Phone Number: 914451274

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 52
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Malasana

Neighborhood Profile
Malasana
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair, narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents, and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as many other parts of the city, but this only adds to the Malasaña edge. Shops and bars here range from hippie-crunchy to upscale trendy, and on weekends, the streets are bustling around the clock as the nightlife progresses from dinner to bar to disco to late-night food. On the west side of the neighborhood is the subdistrict called Conde Duque, named after a large pink fort in its center that has been converted into a cultural center for exhibitions and performances. Prettier yet just as edgy, this intimate corner of Malasaña is home to a young international community.
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