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Restaurante Bolivar

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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful Lunch!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
claire s
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Winter Park, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Winter Park, Florida
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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2 reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 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
78 helpful votes 78 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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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: 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?