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Bolivar Restaurant and Lounge

661 Washington Avenue, South Beach Area, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Ranked #33 of 887 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $40
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
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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Pembroke Pines, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This place is really tiny but it has a nice variety of food and what my family and I've had there so far has all been delicioso! My very, very picky 8yr old who normally doesn't care for traditional Latin fare loves the empanadas and churrasco so much, I was shocked she didn't scrape the chimichurri sauce clean off the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We had the "6 shots of cevice" as a starter. Although it didn't rival the Peruvian cevices I had before, they were pretty good. We had a mix of tapas as our main course (u tapas for 2). I liked them all, especially the artichokes. The corn tapa was OK, but I had better ones before too. The restaurant provided... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped into Bolivar to sit at bar and take advantage of their happy hour ½ price wine and two or three complimentary tapas. It was a pleasant experience with good service from our Italian bartender. We went back at non-happy hour time a few days later and ordered off the menu. Ceviche and selection of tapas did not disappoint.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Came here for the variety of latin cuisines (Venezuelan, Colombian, Ecuadorian, etc.). The appetizers were fantastic (try the tostones rellenos with shrimp!) so we continued with tapas instead of the large entrée options. The fried foods were greasier than expected but the pisco sours were delicious. Oh, you MUST try their 4leches cake. It is spectacular!

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Defiance, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bolivar is long and narrow, with a few tables on the street, also. Service is very good, beer selection is also very good. We dropped in for ceviche and empanadas in mid-afternoon after a trip to the Everglades. The empanadas have a corn meal crust which fries up crisply and come with a Scotch bonnet dipping sauce. The ceviche is... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We came here on our last night in Miami beach and wish we'd found it earlier. We got a sharing platter of tapas to eat and each bit was so good! It didnt look that much on the plate, but it was very filling. I especially recommend the artichoke - possibly the best I've ever had! The waiter was really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

One of the best dinner experience in my life. Atmosphere is amazing. So fast and friendly service. We tried pollo andino (grilled chicken breast with special bolivian sauce) and churrasco (a skirt beef at its best) For drink, they have excellent wines but we took beer (aguila from bolivia and chusque from peru) all were excellent. Aguila is light and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

After reading the excellent reviews, we booked a table. We were greeted with a complimentary starter and we ordered one of their platters and soup. The soup was good but the pl;atter left a lot to be desired for. As an example the wings were too greasy and so was the seafood. It was a mix hence the average rating.... More 

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Bolton, England
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere 'different' to eat during our stay and after a short while on trip advisor we decided to give Bolivar a visit. On arrival we were seated quickly and given some complimentary nibbles while we browsed the menu, we decided to go for the platter of tapas and it was great. Some beautiful dishes to get... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I can't say anything bad about this meal - it was so good! Maybe watch the spicy sauces if you are not into too much spice - I love hot, but the green sauce was hurting (but good!). The flank steak with chimichurri was really good. The raw fish with five sauces was really delightful. And the speciality cocktails -... More 

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Additional Information about Bolivar Restaurant and Lounge

Address: 661 Washington Avenue, South Beach Area, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: 305-305-0801
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 40
Cuisine: Colombian, Latin, Peruvian, Venezuelan, Fusion

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