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Bolivar Restaurant and Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Peruvian, Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Colombian, Central American, Fusion
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841 Washington Avenue, South Beach Area, Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1 305-305-0801
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:01
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Headed to Bolivar because we had visited about two years ago. They are in their new location. We had some fun drinks and the 7 item tapas. See pics. Absolutely great meal!!! We had the beef chicken empanadas fried cheese beans fried artichoke and the sweet plantains. Perfect!!!!! Service was terrific and my wife and I agreed maybe the best... More 

Thank BrianL7042
Ancaster, Canada
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pleased with their rustic approach to South American cuisine. Right down to the early Peruvian corn scattered across various dishes. Blood sausage was wonderful. Good size portions, great for sharing. It's an expensive area and the prices her are reasonable for what you're getting.

Thank Jules_S_Ancaster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Rey and Susan are great. Very attentive. The food would be deserving of a michelin star if it were in London. Very highly recommended

Thank Luis L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad we found TripAdvisor recommendations for Bolivar! Walked right in on a Friday night and found great service and delicious food. We shared a sampler of garlic shrimp, fried pork belly, shredded beef empanades, grilled vegetables, corn cakes, and more delicious items I can't remember. What I remember was it was all wonderful! Accompanied by a very fine malbec. Plus... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the place sparsely populated on Super Bowl night, but our server was really wonderful and attentive and made great suggestions. We chose a sampler of 7 items which was more than enough for the two of us and we shared the leftovers. Wonderfully seasoned meats, fried white cheese, and beans anchored the plate with empanadas and coconut rice (devine!)... More 

Thank ldarch
Westmont, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked YELP for a local place to eat and taste the many cultures of Miami. Bolivar was the perfect place. We ate out in front on the sidewalk cafe and it was a beautiful night. My husband tried a few different beers and I had the sangria. We ordered the empanada trio for appetizer and each had the Churrasco... More 

Thank ChachaChica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Miami. It looks nothing from outside but decor & ambiance within is fantastic. The happy hour between 5-8 means you can try huge selection of beers from around the world for $3/$3.50 the house Malbec is fabulous quality & only $3.50 during happy hour. The service by the Italian barman was great, he was... More 

Thank GlasgowSuzie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for dinner on my last night in Miami and wish I had found it sooner. Portions were generous, food was delicious (blood sausage starter was amazing). After I had finished eating I went to the bar for a drink and ended up there until midnight drinking a variety of gorgeous rums and chatting to Jesi from Venezuela... More 

Thank Nick H
Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here before in Miami Food Tour , we were impressed and so we came back !!! This time we ordered lomo saltado , churrasco and Pulpo app. The meat just tasted ok , friends not impressed!!The pulpo has nice presentation but it's just bits of pulpo , lots of tomatoes and balls of potatoes in a small plate... More 

Thank Emev88
Plymouth, MN, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal tonight, which included the corn and shrimp chowder, avocado salad, and a traditional pork dish served with fried sweet plantains, rice, and beans. They also brought us some complementary tapas as an appetizer. The atmosphere was just right, not too loud and not too quiet. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Laura S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Peruvian, Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Colombian, Central American, Fusion
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 841 Washington Avenue, South Beach Area, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 305-305-0801
Now OPEN our Side Walk Cafe...Where you can enjoy your meal and drinks overlooking at the South Beach Scene!!! LIVE Music...FULL LIQUOR BAR!!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?