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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "I've dined here many times now and I've never been disappointed by the food. It's been excellent every time. And, until this time, the service had always been impeccable and of a very high standard. However, I was very disappointed by the service this visit. The server took our order in a timely fashion and brought our food out quickly, but we were constantly being interrupted mid-sentence by her while trying to have a quiet, personal conversation. I will return to this restaurant in the future, but I will be very careful as to whose section I sit in."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food is always amazing and if sharing small plates and tapas is your thing you will love it too. The great thing about ox and Angela is that you can keep coming back to try different plates. The wine list is unique (but affordable) and we had very good wine to compliment all the food we had."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed it very much, we had the tasting menu and it was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The service was amazing. The food was great! There were 5 of us that went. We got a spot on the patio and shared about ten different items off the menu. All were really good. Drinks were also very different but great! Recommend the sangria. Will definitely go back and recommend to others!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Fiance and I adored this spot. The ambiance was relaxed and cozy, perfect for date night but would definitely head back with friends. The cocktails were interesting and tasty, although it takes quite a bit of time for them to be made - but they were worth the wait. The food was fantastic and came out fairly fast - tortilla espaniola was as great as I remember it being in Spain. Four dishes were enough for the 2 of us, the server was very informative and friendly as well. Can't wait to return again and again!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We recently came back from Spain and so I was excited to go to Ox and Angela for a "Spanish" experience. The tapas is good, but I would not recommend the sangria. There was triple sec in it which made it taste too much like orange and very boozy. And, it was very overpriced as well. The waiter did not even ask if we wanted a half liter or liter but of course brought us the bigger version and charged us $40 for it. Was not impressed."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I had lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great selection of inventive cocktails and wine. Patio is very small and directly on busy 17th avenue, so we sat inside which was quieter and had a modern, stylish decor. Between two of us we shared 5 tapas and that was plenty for lunch. All of the tapas we had were fantastic: fresh, flavourful, and tasty. The fried goat's cheese is particularly good, but does not come with bread so essentially you are obliged to order the bread as a separate dish. Would be nice to have bread accompany the cheese. Service was good and prices are affordable. I will go back!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Love Ox & Angela! It's a restaurant that i never grow tired of and find myself taking friends who havent been all the time. The service, food and cocktails are all top notch and will continue to draw me back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My favourite place to visit in Calgary. Menus are fantastic, people are wonderful and the venue is welcoming and fun."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This was my second time there and it was awesome on both occasions! The feel of the resturant is very homey and welcoming! They have a great food and drink menu, and the food is awesome and flavourful. The one down side of the resturant is it was pretty busy both times and it's not the largest building, therefore it gets pretty loud when they're full, but hey that's got to be saying something if they're always busy!! ;P awesome resturant definitely recommend it!!! ;D"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Heard great things about this place, decided to try it out on a date. Did not disappoint. Menu was slightly overwhelming at first (doesn't help we are both extremely indecisive people)but eventually we settled on the tuna, scallops, meatballs, lamb sausage, broccoli, and stuffed pepper. Tuna was phenomenal. Scallops were outstanding. Just overall a fantastic meal. The six dishes were more than enough for the two of us, probably could have done with five. Noise level rose as the night went on, by the end it was fairly loud. But overall, a great experience. Would not hesitate to come back here."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "my wife and i had our first date night at your restaurant, and it was awesome such friendly service not only from our waiter but the whole staff. Your staff created a fun environment. The food was refreshing and tasted spot on thank you for the great time we look forward to dining with you again"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was delicious, good service. Recommend the Spanish Table."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had the Spanish table, it was perfect for two hungry people and the courses were delicious!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We have travelled Spain and were craving the taste of 'true' Tapas. Ox and Angela provided that memory. Easy menu, lots of choices and truly a reflection of Spanish tradition."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Looking forward to lunch only to have the experience ruined by rotten service. Not familiar with a menu term I asked our server what the word meant. She sneered "its Spanish", then pronouned the term - very abruptly - and walked away. Of course it was Spanish (hallo? we are in a tapas bar!). I went ahead and ordered without asking for advice/suggestions on menu items. I didn't like that all of our tapas were served together and one item came out 25 min after (brought to table by someone from the kitchen - I think the waiter left it sitting). The service ruined what could have been a good meal. I told myself 'everyone has a bad day' and left 18% tip. Fed up with servers treating customers like morons."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I love Ox and Angela, the relaxed welcoming atmosphere, hands on wait staff and delightful food. What's not to love? The tapas is always a delight, the stuffed Persian dates to a fresh Kale salad. Every bite is full of flavour and freshness. I've been for brunch and dinner and always go with new friends to watch their reactions to each dish. Never disappointed. Always delighted. Make sure you book a reservation although if you do end up sitting at the bar, you get to watch the bartender hand cut sangria and squeeze blood oranges for samosas, which are to die for. This is a beautiful restaurant with tons of different things to try, I will never get tired of the Ox and Angela."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This was our first time at Ox and Angela and it was wonderful! The food, wine, atmoshpere and service were all excellent. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our server was friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. Every dish that we tried was delicious and the cocktails were yummy too. A great atmosphere however we would likely only come here on special occasions as the price is a little beyond our every day dining budget. We are still thinking about the meal and flavours days later!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is my 4th time dining at this restaurant. ( 3 dinners and 1 lunch) I have had an excellent experience each time! The food combinations are unique and delicious! The service has always been stellar!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Always have a great night here. The bar side was even more fun tonight, great mixoligists...keep up the excellent menu and service."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great service. Great food. Great environment. Perfect spot for a meaningful getaway!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Disappointing. Drinks are expensive at $13 per Mojito. We requested "complimentary" bread while waiting for our meal but were charged for the bread. We also requested the sausage be excluded from the paella, it was not removed, the dish was luke warm and portion size very small, certainly not a dish for two as listed in the menu. Our waitress kindly removed the charge for the Paella. However, I would be reluctant to return to the restaurant or refer friends."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
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