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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 #24 of 838 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Lawton, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Awesome place. I would rate it a lot higher if they hadn't, as it made me feel, scammed me on their Groupon. Only reason we went there is because of Groupon. Got there ordered two drinks a piece, which was the price of one because it was 1/2 price happy hour. So only spent $6 + $8 added onto the... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Finally, a restaurant that says "fusion" where it doesn't mean fusion with American/western cooking. In very fine fashion, Bolivar fuses Columbian, Chilean & Argentinian styles. Offering small tapas plates (heavily laden), large entrees . . . and the best mojitos around (speaking as one who has had many mojitos). As others have mentioned, try the tapas garlic shrimp, as well... More

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Paris
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Good taste, the "Parceviche" was really tasty, and the "picanha" brazilian steak really good..they propose specialties from latin america. The staff is really friendly, this is good place to have dinner listening to salsa music..and dance, they also have salsa classes on friday.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had a delicious dinner here. We ordered an entree with steak, sweet plantains, and blood sausage. Really yummy. We also ordered some tapas. Some were hit or miss, but definitely a great spot for some South American fare.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We got caught in the rain one night and happened to run in this place for a quick drink to beat the rain. We were greeted by a friendly staff and live entertainment. Such a blast! Our served Ceaser, not sure I spelled that right, but he was so nice. Even gave us 2 free drink cards. We went back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Really enjoyed our late dinner here. I recommend their paltter where you can try lots of different flavors. And their tostones with meat were delicious.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I had a delicious meal with friends here while visiting Miami last week. The food is delicious and the drinks are strong and amazing! The wait staff was excellent and courteous. They offered us complimentary tapas which was a great introduction to the feast that we were about to enjoy.

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Chicago
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1,225 reviews 1,225 reviews
817 restaurant reviews
543 helpful votes 543 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and I stumbled upon this place after a quick search on Tripadvisor to find this highly rated place. Bolivar is a Colombian restaurant that specializes in Brazilian, Venezuelan, Argentinian, Ecuadorian, Peruvian, and Chilean foods. It was some of the best South American food we ever had in Florida. Awesome atmosphere, phenomenal food and genuine and personable service. If... More

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Tienen, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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