Bolero Tapas Bar & Restaurant

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Westfield Shopping Centre Albany,
219 Don McKinnon Drive,

(09) 444 0213

Bolero Tapas Bar & Restaurant Information

Bolero Tapas Bar & Restaurant serves Latin, Mediterranean & International Cuisine and Cocktails in a fun, sophisticated and accessible environment. Bolero is a family owned restaurant that prides itself on great, authentic paella, tapas and sangrias.

Come tuck into a superb paella which is the envy of any Valencian kitchen, Manchego cheese from the central La Mancha region or seafood like spicy gambas pil pil which infuses fresh Andalucian flavours with heady Moorish spice, all prepared under the supervision of chef and co-owner Joewi Hoerijanto.

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 10:30 - Late
Sat: 09:00 - Late
Sun: 09:00 - Late
Not Necessary on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Avg Food Spend
$$ per person
Food Info
Bar Menu, A La Carte Menu, Breakfast Menu
Drink Info
Cocktail List available
Live Ents
Bolero Tapas Bar does the occasional Salsa Night!
TV Screens
Children welcome

Kids Menu, High Chairs
Outdoor Area
Private outdoor area overlooking the lake.
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets

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Reviewer Knight100
This restaurant looked busy and inviting and staff welcoming were friendly. Service was good but disappointed with meals. Fish of the day was drowned in sauce and too salty. Broccoli was not fresh. The spaghetti marinara was mostly spaghetti with two mussels and two clams. Not good enough
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I was in Auckland few months ago and went out for Tapas and Sangria at this place.... Being a Chef myself loved the atmosphere and the location which took me back to a traditional Spanish setting... Menu combination is fantastic and well balanced.. Taste, Texture and the presentation of food is Michelin star quality... I would go here again and the best Spanish dinning experience I had in my Auckland 2013 trip.....

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Reviewer Julie King584
It is unfortunate that I have to rate this restaurant poorly having been to Bolero's before and had a great meal and good service. That was about 2 years ago. This particular time it was appalling.
I ordered a chicken salad and the chicken breast was raw. Seared only. It would have been fine if it was steak but chicken...!! A sure way to get food poisoning.

After I brought this to their attention they offered to replace my meal. I then had to wait 20 minutes for a replacement. I felt that wasn't good enough given that my dining companion was half way though their meal when I brought the problem to their attention and then they had to wait until I had finished my replacement meal. Not nice.

When I came to pay the bill I was then told they would give me 10% off my meal.. I felt that was not good enough and asked for 50% and got it. My reason... my whole dining experience was sullied by a raw chicken salad and a long wait for a replacement. I really shouldn't have had to pay at all. I was concerned that I would have food poisoning as well..

If you have a chicken meal at Bolaro's I recommend that you check that the chicken is cooked before eating any.
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Reviewer dinkles
Great place to pop into for some tapas before a movie. Eating outside is also great for people watching and everything here is very well cooked and finger licking good!
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Reviewer snowyte
They have friendly staff, and their tappas, salads and steaks are to die for.
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Reviewer pdaddyaucks
Dropped in after the movies last night, Bolero, perfect, staff, perfect, friendly, chatty, professional, atmosphere, warm, not too loud not too quiet, wine, great. Well done.
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Reviewer vanillabean
Dropped into Bolero for brunch Sunday, must say it was very pleasant. Sun was shining, staff friendly, Westfield Albany wasn't that busy overall, had eggs benedict, when is someone going to realise that adding spinach makes it eggs florentine and bacon + tomato makes it eggs blackstone - NOT ALL LUMPED TOGETHER ON THE ONE PLATE, GRRRRRRRR!!!Anyway, calm now, nice coffee, had 2, must mention Massimo across the courtyard, they had a lovely woman playing piano accordion which I could hear perfectly, nice touch.
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Reviewer theTeacher
Dropped into Bolero after watching Thor at the Albany Event cinema. Three pieces of advice for you - firstly the best thing to accompany your tapas is a bottle of the Rioja, secondly don't watch Thor, and thirdly don't watch Thor. (The second point was so valid I said it was worth repeating!)
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Reviewer PipBarling
Headed to Bolero on the outside of the Albany Mall with friends last night and had a really great time - the tapas was authentic and tasty whilst my wife's pasta dish was top notch. Definitely recommended.
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Reviewer chalkie
Popped in for desert after the movies - and as per usual great service & lovely food!! Must try the churro....
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Reviewer struethruth
The work crew dined at Bolero last week and had a really great experience. A few of the lads are porkers (in a nice way) and were pretty impressed by the size of the Steak that they got their hands on.
I went for a few of the tapas options - very mourish (sp) and a good chance to try a variety of food without being too full (or too much in debt!).
To top things off - they brought around's worth a visit to Bolero for the churros alone!
Looking forward to my next visit!
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Reviewer Anonymous
Great Tapas, all very authentic, fast and efficient service, enjoyed sitting out in the sun people watching. My only complaint would be no Spanish beer on tap, or even on the drinks menu - they only has Stella! Where's the San Miguel???
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Reviewer Anonymous
Top marks all round:Very tasty food with great variety of flavours, nice ambience, prompt service and fantastic staff! I had the misfortune to experience a health issue whilst dining and the Manager assisted by an employee immediately responded with great advice and assistance with the minimum of fuss and pure professionalism. I work in an industry where I often entertain guests and although I live on the Gold Coast I would absolutely recommend this venue for a function or business meeting! Top marks, I look forward to returning on my next visit.
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Reviewer Wiremu
Exceptional Food, Bolero exceeded all expectations! Great spot to enjoy quality food on their outdoors area on the weekend!
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