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Restaurante Bolivar

Calle Manuela Malasana 28, 28004 Madrid, Spain
914451274
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Price range: $47 - $63
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
NYC, NY
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Visited this restaurant 07/2013 with two friends. We had the degustacion meny which was around 40 euros including wines. The meny consisted of around 8 courses, all with very fresh ingridients and good flavours. Nothing too fancy, the flavours were the main thing. The restaurant room was modern and also quite simple but intimate at the same time. They had... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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136 reviews 136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

A Michelin bib restaurant, worth its reputation. Great service, excellent food and drink. We had lunch on a rainny day and enjoyed very much the suggestions of the owner. Excellent value for the money!

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Sitges, Spain
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271 reviews 271 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I went alone during the course of a 1-day business trip to Madrid. As a starter I ordered artichokes, cooked and grilled (?) to perfection hearts of artichokes. Pure essence and subtile taste. But the top was the main dish: I ordered red tuna. Grilled, cooked rare to experience its incredible taste, and topped with crispy ibericus ham and escalivada... More

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North Bay
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We visited there in May 2010 for dinner the owner Angel and waiter Richard made us feel like a king. The food was excellent we like it so much that we returned every night for three nights until we left Madrid. Every night was different meal all per with wine everything was just delicious. From fish ,steak, chicken,squid and wines... More

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