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Restaurante Bolivar

#523 of 8,244 Restaurants 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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    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
Best NYE dinner

We went here for NYE and were really taken aback by the delicious food we were served! The meal was a set meal and included drinks, but the most memorable dish was the scallops with the foie gras. It was like it melted in our mouths. The staff was very attentive, however most of them do not speak... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Si Z
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We went here for NYE and were really taken aback by the delicious food we were served! The meal was a set meal and included drinks, but the most memorable dish was the scallops with the foie gras. It was like it melted in our mouths. The staff was very attentive, however most of them do not speak English so... More 

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Thank Si Z
Copenhagen
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This restaurant is absolutely the best restaurant in town! The menu is so fantastic that I have flown directly in from Copenhagen just for one reason; to have dinner at Bolivar. I really do not understand how they can make a dinner so good for so low prices. I will be back ...

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Thank Mads E
Manchester, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

I was in Madrid for a long weekend, and this restaurant appeared on the upper section of a number of websites. It offered a good range of classic Spanish dishes at relatively high cost, but it also offered a menu at €38 promising highlights of the kitchen. It being closed between lunch and dinner, I made a phone reservation for... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

This was a great experience but made easier by the presence of a friend who lived in Madrid to assist. The staff are charming and the good here is exquisite. We accepted the recommendation of a local Madrid wine Licinia. It is difficult to overstate the ability of the chef here. I promise myself that I will return here one... More 

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Thank RMP1958
Kortrijk, Belgium
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97 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This restaurant offers a tasting menu at an amazing price. We had 6 courses, with coffee and a brandy, all wines included for 86 euros! But what's more important: every plate was very well presented/beautiful and very delicious. Also the staff is very welcoming and friendly. We had a super experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Went here for dinner last night with my old man, went for the 36 euro taster meal. Superb value, I think we had 7 courses and wine with each main dish. Great value. The waitress didn't speak great English but helped as good as possible. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Rmc M
Chatham, New Jersey
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141 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a pleasure to dine at this congenial neighborhood restaurant! Starting with the cava that was served just as we were seated and followed by a chef's appetizer encased in puff pastry, the dinner at Bolívar was one where we were treated as guests and experienced excellent Spanish cuisine. My Bolívar Salad of tuna and anchovies was tasty and a... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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147 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Margaret B
Winter Park, Florida
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214 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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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 40 - 53
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish
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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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