Ox and Angela Restaurant
Ox and Angela Restaurant

Ox and Angela Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oxandangela.com/
  • Phone: 4034571432x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday | 11:30am - 4:00pm

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

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

    Lounge:
    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
NOW OPEN FOR BRUNCH SAT & SUNDAY @ 10AM!

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.

* VOTED ONE OF CANADAS BEST NEW RESTAURANT BY MACLEANS MAGAZINE 2012 & BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN CALGARY BY WHERE MAGAZINE 2012
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ox and Angela Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
321 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (250)special occasion (137)hot spot (134)neighborhood gem (114)good for groups (109)romantic (106)notable wine list (90)great for lunch (67)great for brunch (63)late-night find (53)vibrant bar scene (51)great for outdoor dining (30)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food is great, service is friendly and prompt and there is a European feel. The tables are very close together and you are surrounded by conversations (I like it). Next time I go I want to sit at the bar where the action is and maybe even figure out how they make those amazing Blood Orange Margaritas. There was four of us going through the Tapas menu and having a few drinks and it did not break the bank.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stimulating Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Providing several interesting tapas dishes means that each dish can be anticipated, shared and discussed, making the food a nice discussion topic. Overall, I really enjoy the quality of food and service in this restaurant. I'd like it a bit quieter but busy restaurants are like that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I absolutely love Ox & Angela!! Whether its Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner I've never been disappointed. The food is delicious, the service has always been good and I can confidently recommend it to anyone and they come back with positive reviews. I'll be back again. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch was just alright...
    PLevesqueVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Their orange juice was delicious. The eggs benedict with blood orange hollandaise was good - perhaps my expectations were too high after reading about this dish and all of its glory in Avenue Magazine. However, the eggs were poached perfectly. The breakfast hash dish looked promising but ended up being basically potatoes and mayonnaise with an egg on top. We did receive excellent service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What happened?!
    KirstenVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I was terribly disappointed. O&A has been my favourite restaurant for years, however for my friends birthday it was another story. I had raved about this restaurant and the service. Our waiter was not wanting to be there & in turn was incredibly rude. We had one person order the paella, two order steak & the other two were sharing tapas. Our tapas were out within minutes...leaving us feeling incredibly awkward that we were to eat without the rest of the table having their meals. About 20 minutes later the paella and about 15 minutes after that the steak. After being shocked as to how quickly the tapas came out we requested that they please hold off on our plates until all of us could eat together, we were refused.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, rushed service
    Calgsnewbie88
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great food and ambiance. The downside was the waiter really rushed us. He kept trying to remove plates before we were even done eating. Our dinner service was over within about 30 minutes, when what we wanted was to sit and enjoy ourselves a bit. Unfortunately that sullied what would have otherwise been a great dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday evening fun!
    guzzytalks
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    If you're looking for a great atmosphere for spanish inspired appies, drinks, and catch up with your friends , and want a funky, hip , city vibe, this is the place to go! The energy is alive and well. Not really a place for a romantic dinner fro two. The décor offers relatively clean lines, simple yet classic. Glass cased wine display with open floor concept, black leather booth seats , soft white lighting and an engaging bar area tempts the visual senses . The food is tapas style- several tasty spanish morsels that you fills your appetite rather quickly. Paired with a perfect spicy red wine and you're good to go.It is on the rather loud side but this is to be expected for a long overdue friends catch up coupled with really fun food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My boyfriend had made a reservation and upon arrival the table was all ready for us. We had never been there before so our wonderful server explained how the menu worked. The food was fast and fresh and overall amazing. We will definitely be back for the deep fried goat cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Mazcasa
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great date spot because you get to do share-zies with multiple little plates of yummy goodness (tapas!). I find Tapas great because the ingregients and flavous are so unique. A whole meal of just one of these dishes could be overwhelming, but the smaller portions allow you to mix things up and try things you maybe wouldn't order off a conventional menu. Great service and wine list too! Warning: Although I said it a great place to take a date, it is definately NOT an intimate and quite spot. Be prepared to have to lean in and speak up, but that's just part of the vibe... awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    excellent food, excellent service! I have been to this restaurant three times now and I swear that it just gets better. We were celebrating my twin boys 18th birthday and the food and service was exceptional. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOISY AND SMALL PORTIONS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    VERY NOISY AND PORTIONS A HAVE GOTTEN SMALLER, LAST TIME WE WERE THERE IT WAS GREAT, THIS TIME JUST OK
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    kinn3
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We chose this restaurant specifically for the Iberian ham. Everything about the evening was exceptional. Our server was delightful, professional, experienced in Spanish tapas and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. She was also helpful in explaining how to order from the many tapas choices. We each chose 2 items plus some extra almonds and olives for the table. Each dish was unique, flavourful and nicely presented -- offering a taste to each of us. It was exactly enough for the 4 of us. The wine was outstanding. We will definitely be back -- often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delic food
    Tapaslover
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great ambiance, the food is incredible, service was great even when it was busy. Love the place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious brunch
    Bear
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fantastic brunch. Delicious eggs Benedict. Great ceasar and white sangria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas, ambience and service!
    Italianfoodlover
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    If you're looking for good tapas, and to share with a group of friends, Ox and Angela is a great spot. The wine list is great and the service is exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    sushiloveVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We loved our lunch at Ox & Angela - the fixed menu was awesome and everyone left happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great experience
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Recently had dinner here with my husband to celebrate my birthday. Great choice as the service, ambiance and food couldn't have been any better! Wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome food and service
    cookneat
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Been there twice already! The food is awesome and the service is superb!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good!
    mummiVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    As always, Ox and Angela didn't disappoint. Went there for brunch this time. Service was great, food was wonderful and even the coffee was good. Highly recommend for brunch, lunch and dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • superb
    Foodaddict
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Outstanding food, outstanding wine list and outstanding service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Pik33
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have been for brunch before and loved it so much I took four friends and they all loved it as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    Hubz
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wife and I enjoyed great food and good wine. Server was fantastic. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely experience
    northstar67
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was our first time were celebrating our anniversary. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    An amazing array of flavours that compliment the exotic choices. Nothing like sharing tapas with a best friend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Jaime
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Never had a bad meal here, food is outstanding! It's my first choice to go when I am taking someone or a group out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    CanmoreVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Excellent spot to grab lunch on a shopping trip to the city. We really enjoyed the suggested menu for $25.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still one of the best!
    GypsyChef
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Ox and Angela has to be one of the best restaurants going on 17th, and that is saying a lot considering the amount of good eats that can be found near by. The food and wine is often quite spot on and their highballs are some of the tastiest around. Whether meeting friends or just looking for somewhere casual to eat, O&A is not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The Chefs table menu was fantastic, we got to try some things we probably wouldn't think to order. Really nice mix of flavors and tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A few misses but worth it overall
    Zarc42
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Cocktails are interesting and bartenders are clearly talented at what they do. Worth giving the vermouth and sherry lists a try too! Food was good, some plates had the wow factor (stuffed Persian dates!) and some were tasty but unfortunately not memorable. Tried the $27 Iberico ham - delicious but for the steep price tag, we were expecting something more. Service was quick and attentive generally, although they did take away one of our tables drinks before he was finished. We raised the issue and another was brought with apologies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and great service
    thismodernidea
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Ox and Angela had a great staff - our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and paced our meal very well. She was also cognizant of our conversation and never interrupted - a nice touch. The food was excellent, inspiring every day items to become elevated to foodie status. Four tapas plates between two people was more than enough. The ambiance was nice and romantic with intimate tables, low lighting and a cozy atmosphere. I can't wait to return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our evening
    BruceT
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Quality of food was outstanding! There were only 2 of us and we had 5 items which filled us completely. Enjoyed the lamb sausages and seared tuna the most but nothing bad about the dates and fried cheese too! $7 for the bread was a bit pricey. Service was great, with a team looking after us for the most part. Would definitely go back. Next time, we'd ask for a window seat or a booth though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive and noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was expensive and was not outstanding in taste. We shared several plates so that we could have a broad food experience. The noise level in the restaurant was so loud that I had to shout at my dining partner in order to be heard. Overall, a disappointing evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time
    Roberto
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Very good food, great wine listing and excellent service made for an enjoyable evening to meet friends. Noise level went up and down dependent upon how full the restaurant was, but overall manageable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night with friends
    Loublou
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We loved the relaxed, casual atmosphere of this restaurant. We wanted somewhere where we could catch up with friends over great food and wine and we we able to do exactly that. The servers were knowledgeable and attentive but did not hover and make us feel uncomfortable. We really enjoyed our evening here and will definitely recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Mpop
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The best food in North America. I fly from New York just to eat here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Exploration
    JOLES2
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My friends and I had a great experience at lunch enjoying the travel through new tastes and combinations. The restaurant was quiet enough to easily have conversation and we had a great time. Certainly would recommend this spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with customers
    ElleCookie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great atmosphere, wouldn't take clients again but definitely with a group of friends!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was okay.
    doncommando
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Ox and Angela was so-so for me. Their tapa selection is vast and the ones that stood out most definitely were: - Scallops - Asparagus - Tuna They were great but IMO, isn't enough for a second visit. Other than that, it was lackluster. The paella wasn't bad but wasn't stellar. It was typical stuff with nothing new to rave about. Portions are odd: big, giant spoon that comes with the paella is useless in a shallow serving pan. I most likely would not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful, delicious, consistent
    bestlizard
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Ox & Angela is consistently fantastic. A beautiful space, with tremendous service and delicious food. It is surprisingly reasonably priced considering the amazing quality of the food. It can get quite loud in the evening (i.e. not the best choice if you're looking for an intimate place for deep conversation over dinner) but it's great for a group gathering. Everything on the menu is amazing, never once been disappointed in a dish. Brunch is also fantastic. Wine list goes on for days and is full of excellent choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and beyond
    notacreativename
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I have been now to this restaurant 3 times, and each time my group has experienced high-quality food and the highest quality of service. Though the price point is a bit higher than I would regularly pay for a dinner out, it is worth every penny. I am definitely a loyal Ox & Angela customer and am excited for my next opportunity to eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate