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Bolivar Restaurant and Lounge

661 Washington Avenue, South Beach Area, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Flamingo / Lummus)
305-305-0801
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Ranked #26 of 843 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $6 - $40
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Colombian, Latin, Peruvian, Venezuelan, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
Description: Now OPEN our Side Walk Cafe...where you can enjoy your meal and drinks overlooking at the South Beach Scene!!! LIVE MUSIC THURS, FRID and SAT.
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Tienen, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I had a great experience here. I ordered Patacones, which I never ate before. Really special and delicious. As a main dish they had advised to take the Brazilian steak, which was steak as it should be. The piece could have been a bit thicker though. Also service was very friendly and helpful. My friends who were with me were... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This place is so good that after we went for lunch the first time, we returned for dinner that same night. Everything we have ever had at this place is great, and the service is top notch. Go and try for yourself! The empanadas and picanha steak are a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great little place! The atmosphere is amazing, services was outstanding! A lot of dishes to choose from, loved the multiple choices they have from different Latin country's.

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

South beach can be very tricky sometimes... And not always in the good way. In this restaurant I found what it is almost impossible to find: great food, great price and superb customer care, avoiding all that cheesy environment that you can feel in so many places, this small restaurant has personality. They are honest and humble and they make... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We enjoyed the evening, service, atmosphere and especialy the food at Bolivar's. The staff do a great job! It was like escaping to South America for one evening. That's why we came back already the next evening to taste some other of the delicious food.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Love the atmosphere and the warm welcome of the staff! Eli was super helpful and made our night in South Beach memorable. Plus she got us a great table!

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Northern New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I saw this restaurant while walking down the street and decided to stop in. We decided it share the 7 tapas for$29. Everything was excellent. Especially the grilled shrimp and the artichoke. I never got so excited about artichoke in my life, but I couldn't stop eating it. I'm not sure how they made it, but it... More

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Ashburn
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A smallish restaurant ... low evening lighting but with the decor it suits .... a menu with a variety of South American cuisines. Varied wine and beer list. If you are eating late and want to go light I suggest the tapas menu as you can get a real sense of what they are doing here without risking that beach... More

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Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My Colombian boyfriend was craving some food from his home turf for lunch, and neither of us was disappointed. From start to end great service, very nice atmosphere, and the food - fantastic, and to a very reasonable price. Latino or not, this is a place for everyone to enjoy a great fusion of South American dishes.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The mixed latin fusion cuisine is beautifully represented in this cosy and super friendly atmosphere in south beach. The food is simple but full of taste, and seems to be true to its latin origns. The employees of Bolivar are competent and VERY sweet/serviceminded. We felt spoiled, when we left the restaurant!!! We will definately re-visit this place, if we... More

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