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Bolivar Restaurant and Lounge

661 Washington Avenue, South Beach Area, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Flamingo / Lummus)
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Ranked #28 of 838 restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $6 - $40
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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89% Recommend
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Northern New Jersey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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

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

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were in South Beach celebrating our anniversary and I booked a table and mentioned that. What happened after that was incredible! We were were greatest like visiting royalty. Everyone was so warm and welcoming. They made a huge deal over us and we had a terrific night. I sure hope guests leaving my home feel even... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was a great experience for us and our taste buds. We went there for an early Dinner & Happy Hour :) and just had to come back for Lunch. Very friendly, warm service! Servers take their time explaining the menu and warning about spices. Presentation was exceptional. Everything was served with love. Very tasty food! The best Sangria ever!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had dinner at Bolivar R & L, which was located right across our hotel on Washington avenue. Service was great (thanks to our server Cesar!), and the food awesome! On the menu, the origin of the dish is written next to the dish name; we thought that was really cool. Plus, at 8pm, there was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wanted to get away from Lincoln rd commercial husle and bustle... Found a gem, with dedicated and professional staff and a fun menu with loads of options. Enjoyed ceviche, crab cake, churrasco and other typical south american dishes. Wine list could go up a notch, too much emphasis on th house brand. Nonetheless, a fantastic place with great music, charming... More

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Norfolk Island, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We arrived for dinner having made a booking the day before and was greeted very warmly by our waiter for the evening and shown to our table. Our waiter did a very professional job of explaining the menu and even gave us a few recommendations which was great. We were really taken by the cosy & slightly funky Latin American... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have never been in such a restaurant like Bolivar, but we were pleasantly surprised. Very friendly people, nice atmosphere (you really feel like you're in South America) and nice and tasteful food! The prices were also reasonable, even including a nice bottle of Pinot Noir (Chile). Thumbs up for Bolivar!! Keep up the good work.

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