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Ox and Angela Restaurant
Ox and Angela Restaurant

Ox and Angela Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oxandangela.com
  • Phone: (403) 457-1432
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Monday - Friday | 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Saturday & Sunday | 10:00am - 2:30pm

    Sunday - Thursday | 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday | 5:00pm - Midnight

    Open 7 days a week at 5 p.m. We hold half our seats in the lounge for walk-in guests.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Moore and Stephen Smee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 4th Street & 5th Street SW
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have 20 paid parking stalls directly behind the restaurant. Parking after 6:00pm is a $5.25 flat rate through IMPARK. Street parking is also available for free, 7 days a week after 6:00pm, as well as on Sundays and holidays.
A word from Ox and Angela Restaurant

Ox and Angela is a Spanish inspired restaurant and tapas bar that is dedicated to the easy, good food and dining attitude of Spain.

We use local, Alberta product as much as possible and change our menu seasonally.

Come for a custom or classic cocktail in the bar before joining us in the dining room.

We are open seven days a week for lunch, dinner & drinks, and Saturdays & Sundays for brunch at 10am. Please refer to our website for a current menu and upcoming special events.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Ox and Angela definitely a go to restaurant in Calgary. The food is always great and this time around our server was beyond excellent, he probably was our best server yet. Made our dining experience a great one! A lot of the servers are just ok at Ox and Angela but this server actually stood out and showed great enthusiasm and knowledge of the menu. He made us feel very welcome. And those are the people who make you want to keep coming back! Best service yet. And of course the food is always delicious. Would always recommend this restaurant first in Calgary, you won't be disappointed!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Every cocktail that everyone at my table ordered was excellent. The service was top notch. It was way too loud, my fiance actually lost his voice at the end of the night, it almost ruined the experience for me actually. The food was good, though I have had better at other tapas bars in Calgary. All in all, a nice evening, but wouldn't be my first choice."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food and service was wonderful, highly recommended best place for tapas."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was our first time here. I mentioned to the waiter that we were celebrating my friend's birthday. He remembered and put a candle on the dessert. The food was very tasty, fresh and well presented. It was a very pleasant experience overall. The mojitos were classic. I will definitely be back to try other items on the menu or for brunch."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Only one issue with the food where we found a fly in it.. UT our server was amazing took it back compt it and gave us another order of bread. Other then that the service and food was amazing :) Such a great way to catch up with good friends"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "These guys are amazing! I planned a surprise birthday party for one of my closest friends here and wanted to ensure down to the last detail that everything would run smoothly the night of the party. I chose Ox and Angela because I knew it was one of her favourite restaurants and it wasn't long before I discovered why. From making the initial reservation, the staff was friendly and helpful. The real above and beyond moment for me was the effort they put into custom making a birthday cake in house for us the day of the dinner. It was a gluten free cake similar to black forest (my friend's favourite) and as per my special request, loaded with cherries. Thank you for making that night so memorable for us!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Went for Sunday brunch. Had the tasting brunch - 6 or 7 tapas style "courses". Everything was delicious! Service was friendly, good but not quite up to the level of the food. There was also an unwelcome visitor from the street at one point. Awkward - but I will be back!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Great service, delicious food and ambience was great!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We love the variety of food and the family style so that we can try different dishes. It is a really fun dinning experience. We also love that Ox and Angela has tons of options for people with food allergies and vegetarians."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at the restaurant. The ambience is very warm and welcoming - the decor is very stylish and eclectic. At first the noise level was a little overwhelming for intimate conversation but, it improved as the night went on. The food was divine, stand outs were the scallops and the salt cod croquettes. Only the patatas bravas were slightly disappointing, being a little over cooked/fried. The pitchers of sangria, delicious as it was, should only be attempted on your own if you're a seasoned dtinker. Can't wait for out next visit - trying the wagyu steak is top of the list. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "While the food was good, the unbearable volume levels on what I was informed was an average evening for sound volume were punctuated by the high pitched screaming from a group beside me. While I would have considered looking at the desert menu and having a latte after dinner, the splitting headache I'd developed drove me out the door. All in all it was an unpleasant experience."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I've dined at O&A many times and have never had a complaint. The food is excellent, the service is pleasant, and the atmosphere is lively. It's a great spot for brunch, lunch, and dinner and it's at the top of my list whenever I'm looking to dine in the area."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We had a great experience at Ox and Angela. Our server pointed out some great recommendations when I asked what was "un-missable", and was very helpful with our gluten free needs. The lamb sausages and mushrooms with truffle are outstanding. Start the night with a blood orange margarita and you are good to go!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Incredible fine dining quality tapas in a casual, comfortable setting. Two of us ordered about 6 different tapas that we spaced out over 2 hours.(except the meat balls! we ordered them twice!). It was a lot of delicious food.....and the dark chocolate tart with almond crust was the perfect finish (especially since I am very particular about chocolate/dessert). Also appreciated the variety of great gluten free dishes/bread on the menu. The service was well paced and responsive (ie:variety of staff bringing, removing used dishes) without being intrusive. Our server listened to my range of wine comparison/pairing questions, described them accurately/simply and ensured that we were happy with our choices."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The food is special, delicious, lots of choice, love the presentation and great combinations of flavours. The Flatiron steak and cauliflower are a must but the scallops are still my favorite. Can't beat the service! All round ... just great!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Really enjoyed being there early evening before it got crowded. Very relaxed two hour sampling of the various tapas on offer and a good bottle of wine. It picks up in the evening and has become quite the see and be seen place."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had the Spanish table with samplers of several dishes. So awesome to be able to try everything but we were so full by the end as well. Worth every penny"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife and I have heard excellent mentions and reviews from close friends about this place so we finally decided to try it out ourselves. We were absolutely floored with the service by our attentive and friendly waiter to the welcoming host. The food easily surpassed anything of our expectation from the incredible ZFC uniquely fried chicken with kale chips, scallops, tasty olives, to the absolute melt in your mouth iberia ham slices. Special mention goes to that wonderfully baked in house sourdough bread with the in-house whipped butter with the honey! We'll definitely be back to try others and that paella dish!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We love trying different types of food and Ox and Angela met our expectations. The assortment of tapas was absolutely perfect. The waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. Looking forward to another visit."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "First time here and all I can say is service and food were amazing! Get the burger!!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "For years, I walked right by Ox & Angela, thinking it was just another pub. I didn't know until this year what a food heaven it is! Delightful tapas menu, but don't worry about being overwhelmed. There is a Spanish Table that the Chef decides on, with 10 tapas for your dining pleasure. And if you think that tapas are too small for "dinner", think again. Yes, they wee small bites (huge flavour) but by the 10th plate, I was full and satisfied. Can't wait to go back and try the Paella. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The food is always great and the wine list is extensive however our server was less than friendly. We had a long lunch and she paced the table like we were wasting her time. She had no personality and was very curt. The place was a bit on the warm side too because they don't have AC but we just drank more wine!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This is a great tapas restaurant! The staff are well informed and make excellent food & wine suggestions. Excellent food & service!!!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The service at Ox & Angela was great! The hostess was great and accommodating. The food servers were fantastic. But the food was a disappointment. We went there specifically for the paella but it was a big let-down. The serving was barely for 2 people, though the menu says it serves 2-3. It was bland and really lacked the hearty flavour of a Paella Valenciana. We went to Market (simple food but full of flavor!) after our lunch at Ox & Angela because we weren't satisfied at all with our lunch."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Our waiter Dale was excellent and made our evening memorable."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "great experience....delicious food and great service!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I've been many times but this time brought a friend who has been busy raising 2 kids and hasn't had a chance to go before. She absolutely loved it. A great atmosphere to chat and catch up and a menu that contests with the best restaurants in the city!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My favorite was the stuffed dates -- you must try! Lots of little share plates and tapas."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great for anything. Loved the service, drinks and food! Wonderful! Lovely!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Ox and Angela captures and brings back memories of evenings in Spain many years ago. It is also an excellent example of the sophistication in eating experiences that Calgary diners now enjoy."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I went to Ox and Angela for a birthday dinner. In short, the food was fantastic, highlighted by an asparagus dish that is fit for the gods. The only tiny wrinkle was a delay between our second and last courses which was a bit longer than it should have been, but when it arrived the food made us forget about the wait. As a bonus, I had one of the best gin martinis I have had in a long time!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Good food good service, but clearly the place to be seen by others rather than heard by your companions."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is the second time I have been to Ox and Angela where the service was sub-par. This time the server not only forgot parts of our order but really made no effort to make the dining experience enjoyable. She was less than attentive for example standing at the kitchen waiting for food to come out while we were waiting for our bill. This was the same experience we had last time. Disappointing because I do like the food."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "First time at O&A for brunch and was pleasantly surprised!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the family style service, made the evening more conducive to visiting as though sitting in our home serving friends. Bonus, we were served so could just focus on the conversation."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was my third visit to O & A, second time for lunch. I was accompanied by a girlfriend who I might add is very particular and hard to please which makes for many an interesting lunch. We were greeted upon arrival, shown to a lovely table and our wonderful waiter proceeded to swoon us through lunch. Our food was beyond outstanding the blend of flavours defies explanation! The speed at which the tapas arrived was perfect we were not rushed nor were we left waiting for long periods of time. My hard to please friend joked "Wish we could sit here until dinner" this was a good sign and I wholly agreed with her. There's no dining occasion that would not be satisfied at O & A. Sidebar: I am Celiac and 90% of dishes are Celiac friendly."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Ox and Angela. The scallops were cooked to perfection and all other Tapas that were ordered were great. Service was really good as well. Was a good experience."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I had heard good reviews of this restaurant so decided to give it a try. It surpassed my expectations. My husband and I had the Spanish Table which was a great way to try an assortment of tapas. It was just the right amount of food. The food was interesting and well-prepared. There was also a good cocktail/drink menu - tried one of the signature drinks which was very good. The service was well-timed and attentive without being overbearing. We also enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant - the restaurant felt very comfortable - a place were we could relax and enjoy a nice meal and conversation. Overall this restaurant got it right in all areas. Would definitely recommend it to others."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "As a frequent eater at Ox it was only my second time going for bruch and it was amazing. Not only the food was incredible but the white sangria is delicious."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I hate the usual brunch wait time game and I love that you can book a table in advance for such a fantastic spot. Ox and Angela is one of my favorite places for dinner and their brunch did not disappoint. We had the set brunch tasting meal and it was delicious and a great value. The only reason I'm not giving full marks is while I liked the brunch versions of some classic tapas they had (dates, croquette) but it would have been nice to opt in for either the brunch one or the usual dinner one. This is really particular to the set brunch and I would still highly recommend Ox and Angela for your next brunch... and/or dinner!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014