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Restaurante Bolivar

Calle Manuela Malasana 28, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 45 12 74
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (2 reviews)
“tasting menu” (2 reviews)
Open Now
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Manuela Malasana 28, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had passed by Bolivar earlier in the day; it looked interesting, so we decided to book online for 8.30pm (it was a Friday). Of course, we were the first diners to arrive, but we were greeted warmly by the owner, who spoke good English....More

Thank iskaboo
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Pleasant dining room, good staff, interesting food and good value tasting menu. Its has a a bib gourmand in Michelin and deserves it.

Thank notretired01
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Had the degustation menu, we were given our bill by other person than the waiter ? When I got home I understood, we were charged 10% IVA even tough it is included on their web site ( see photo ). Contacted the owner on the...More

Thank Mario B
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a set five course meal with good wines. Although staff spoke little english service was friendly personal and hearthly. Warg recommendations and priceworthy.

Thank Malin E
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We had the tasting menu paired with wines. Beautifully balanced, very tasty, light but plentiful. Discrete but very efficient staff. The fish course hake was succulent and every course was faultless. A great change from the run of the mill tapas style Spanish restaurant's all...More

1  Thank ckadam
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We had lunch with 3 persons and it was nice. We received the bill, paid and gave a generous tip. However, on our way home, we saw that we had been charged tax (iva) twice. I wrote an email to the owner. He apologized and...More

1  Thank dora949
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Had the degustation meal here this week priced at 38 euros per head, quite inexpensive. First impressions, decor was nice, chairs very comfortable, music playing was pleasant and not too loud, cloth tablecloth and napkins. We were given a complimentary glass of cava and a...More

Thank Julsa55
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We booked the place with a coupon to have my birrthday lunch - and were very disappointed. The place itself is nice (not more), but far away to be a noble michelin restaurant. The waiters are really UNFRIENDLY with very limited English - would be...More

Thank MariaSaf
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I was disappointed with this restaurant, which displays a certificate of gastronomic excellence on the wall as you enter. I found the atmosphere cold, the service pompous and intrusive, the space badly laid out, and the food so-so. Two different fish dishes were horribly salty....More

Thank Nikos051
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We chose this restaurant on the basis of favourable Michelin and trip advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent - among the best in Spain so far. The staff are welcoming and delightful, there is an English translation and the owner's English...More

Thank RoxanneBrisbane
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music
venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair,
narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the
center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends
outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents,
and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on
the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as
many other parts of the city, but this only adds to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Manuela Malasana 28, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Malasaña
  • Neighbourhood: Malasaña
  • Phone Number: +34 914 45 12 74
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