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Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

4.8
417 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean
The dining room will be re-opening on Tuesday, February 9th for regular service hours. Reservations are required while we navigate our re-opening as part of step 1 of the Alberta Re-Launch. All Alberta health requirements are in effect.

The Mediterranean influenced cuisine paired with great wine and exceptional service. Located in the Calgary downtown core we are well accustomed to the hustle and bustle of the corporate lunch crowd and delight in the opportunity to serve our clientele both efficiently and consistently with our good old-fashioned familiar Escoba ways. Our evenings are a bit more quiet and perfect for catching up with an old friend, getting a bite to eat before or after a movie, or even just an impromptu drink and bite with family... did we mention we also host private events for a variety of sizes? We hope to serve you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 417 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice quiet restaurant, will definitely come back

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SoniaB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a yummy luncheon outing for 3 people. We safely portioned a variety of menu items ordered and enjoyed tasting all. We were not rushed so lingered 11:30-2:00. The new visitor to the restaurant said she'd come back to enjoy other samplings another time.

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AliC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great wine and fantastic staff, which more could you ask for?!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you so much for the great rating! We are excited that you enjoyed everything. We're looking forward to serving you soon.

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GregM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had delicious meals at Escoba. We both had seafood dishes and they were both done perfectly and met our expectations once again. The server was very courteous and timely with topping up our wine. We were not rushed so the meal was also very relaxing.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you so much for the great rating! We are excited that you enjoyed everything. We're looking forward to serving you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, I will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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Salmonlover
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Escoba's is one of my favorite spots to eat. I always think I am going to try one of the other fantastic dishes but seem to drift back to the salmon dish which is outstanding. My guests are always impressed with the food quality and menu selection. The staff are always friendly and helpful.

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CarlaB
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. I will be back and will highly recommend to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had great service and a good meal. I would have liked some draft on tap.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you so much for the great rating! We are excited that you enjoyed everything. We're looking forward to serving you soon.

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, fantastic food and a wonderful atmosphere. Can't waiting until restrictions are lifted and we can get a group together to go to Escoba Bistro.

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AliM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a romantic date!
I order several items on the menu and all were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience!

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vipot1109
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great service, great wine. This was our first restaurant meal in 2021 (stupid pandemic) and we chose correctly!

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food4thought
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food flavours were wonderful. Service was very good. Perhaps a bit too fast, but given it was busy - Valentines Day- and the requisite COVID physical distancing, it’s acceptable to ensure they can serve as many patrons as possible.

The only negative was the automatic inclusion of an 18% gratuity. I would have given at least that amount anyway, but it shouldn’t be assumed. Many may not tip that much so I’m making a big assumption that the reasoning is to ensure the staff do ok given the on and off lockdowns in 2020/2021.

I will definitely return. Again the food is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was beyond our expectations and everything was reasonably priced.

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SaraG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic! It felt like they hadn’t missed a beat after being closed due to restrictions.

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MorgenG
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. Truly made use feel welcome since being away for so long. And the food was outstanding. We had a lovely time.

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AngelaM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday here and were able to enjoy the set Valentine's day menu. Everything was very good. The service was top notch. They put us at a private table in the wine room so it felt like we were alone in the whole place. This was our first time at Escoba but certainly not the last.

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Perfection
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfection. The service was top notch. Will definitely be going back to Escoba!

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, delicious food. All the courses were very fresh and went well together

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved the mussels!

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SoniaB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been an occasional patron of this restaurant for over 10 years. Very positive staff interactions, they have very delicious food offerings and wine variety. The restaurant atmosphere exudes a subtle refinement in decor complimented by good background music. The overall dining experience (to me) is that of California/Spanish fusion :)

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JimmyF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Escoba experience was outstanding.

Even while dealing with all the Covid protocols implemented (which they take very seriously), the staff was considerate, courteous, kind and friendly.
This was only to be topped by the outrageously good food.
My wife and I started with the Southwest prawn and crab cakes. Happy we did!
She then had the salmon for her main course. She couldn't hide her delight in the dish!
I had the chicken and chorizo pasta. A delicious plate.
We shared the truffles for dessert with a staff recommended glass of Port to pair.
A perfect finish. Chef Brad had done it again!

It is always a good time to support small family run businesses in our city, but especially now. A great way to show how much we appreciate them!

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AlanN
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another very enjoyable meal at Escoba last weekend. Our meal was great, the staff - friendly and very attentive.
It was very evident that Escoba is taking COVID protocol precautions very seriously.
We look forward to returning and enjoying Escoba again soon.

Please support your favourite restaurants and order takeout during this upcoming lockdown.
They all need and deserve your support more than ever

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MargieH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Our Anniversary choice. Daughter in Toronto purchased the gift certificate for us, first time there. Enjoyable. Ambience was disappointing - no flair or soft music. Overall the restaurant could use some updating or a refresh.

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vipjoerich
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Have been coming here for many years and food/service always great.

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vipStuartJ
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and exceptional service! A must!

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Prince
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location if you want to chat in peace and still have an intimate dining experience. Food and service were both excellent. Will definitely go back.

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chez
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for business lunch down town Calgary. I would expect that it would be even better for evening dinner.

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vipToddH
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Escoba for another wonderful lunch! The food was magnificent and service was great. Always a great place to eat. My clients were over the moon raving about their meals!!

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Such a hidden gem.

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Jumpster
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was really good, and the food matched. A good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service.

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vipTerri
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food and coffee!

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Neen
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very rewarding experience, great atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful cheerful service. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic at Escoba. Staff treats you like family, food is amazing. Best tenderloin steak in town.

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MeganK
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants, Escoba always wows. From unbelievable food (seasoned squid, tenderloin, and creme brûlée are outstanding), the the top not service, this is one of the best restaurants in the city. Quiet and moody for the perfect date night, we always ask to sit by the window. Can’t say enough good things.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Our waitress was stellar as well, & didn’t make us feel rushed at all.
Love Escoba!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you so much for the great rating! We are excited that you enjoyed everything. We look forward to serving you soon.

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vipGlenP
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed one of my favorites Escoba salad with a bowl of soup. The wine of the day was excellent as well. In and out as quickly as I needed to be on a working lunch meetings.
Thanks Escoba. Keep well

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vipToddH
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING!!!!!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thanks Todd! We are excited you enjoyed yourself! We're looking forward to hosting you again.

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You can order delivery directly from Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar using the Order Online button. Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 474-4828.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.