6920 Macleod Trail S.E.
Hours of operation: Mon – Fri, 5 – 9 p.m., Sat 4:30 – 10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 4:30 – 9 p.m.
Rating: *** 1/2
Price range: $$$$
Client negotiations: No
Lunch w/co-workers: No
Social Lunch: Yes
Quick solo lunch: No
Time in: 1 p.m.
Time out: 2:15 p.m.
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Low $: Fresco bar & Hot Bar, $20
High $: The Full Rodizio, $37.50
Lunch menu: Sunday Lunch Menu (seven meat selections)
If you’re planning to eat at Brazilian rodizio restaurant Bolero, make sure you’re good and hungry upon arrival.
The all-you-can eat buffet-style restaurant is a meat-laden feast that will challenge even the largest of appetites. We got the Full Rodizo, which gave us access to the fresco and hot bar as well as all of the barbecue options.
The carnage that resulted was a thing of wonder, especially for my friends Tony and Paulo, who took full, gluttonous advantage of the non-stop meat train. I am not a huge meat eater, but I tried a bit of everything. My favorite was the chicken — barbequed legs with just right amount of flavour and crispiness.
The garlic parmesan porkloin and bacon-wrapped filets were other standouts. Another favourite was the grilled pineapple. It melted in our mouths like butter and my friend Sara compared its taste to warm apple pie.
Bolero is a fun dining experience and they do have Sunday lunch available.