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Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

4.8
437 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 437 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnC
Calgary
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience at Escoba

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GerryH
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed the evening. The salmon is always delicious... Can never get enough... And creme Brulee is never a disappointment for dessert.

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GabyMendez
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best beef tenderloin in Calgary!
Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast, and the food was terrific, as was the service.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and to share the rating of your experience! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time, as well as meals. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

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YvonneS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Escoba is a gem in downtown Calgary. It is my favorite restaurant.. The food and service are consistently excellent. the ambiance is warm and welcoming.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and to share the rating of your experience! We appreciate your kind words, and love to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

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TimO
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch. Appetizer calamari is wonderful!!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and to share the rating of your experience! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
63 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for supper out on wedding anniversary. Waitress was very nice and food was very good. No special recognition for celebration of anniversaries. Bit pricey.

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GrapeGirl
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was so good to be back at Escoba. Food was amazing!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Food was outstanding. Wine was amazing! There wasn’t very many people there and this was surprising to me because it’s so great! I would highly recommend this restaurant!!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and to share the rating of your experience! We appreciate your kind words, and are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything!

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vipSusanT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding meal here - amazing food (the colours!), great wines by the glass and service that makes you feel like you're family.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and to share the rating of your experience! We appreciate your kind words and are so happy to hear you enjoyed our wines by the glass. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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Bigs
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. Definitely going back.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and to share the rating of your experience! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your outing and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our service was outstanding! Professional waitstaff that simultaneously afforded us privacy and ensured we were never looking for assistance. The restaurant had the perfect blend of background noise that allowed for comfortable conversations as there was no need to shout or whisper. Ideal for business meetings, semi-important occasions, or as a nice place to meet with friends. However, if eating indoors there are stairs, making this not a location for those with limited mobility issues.

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Jleo
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner. Seafood paella and my husband had the burger. Their wine is always outstanding and the Creme Brûlée is amazing.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on July 4, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and to sharing your experience! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

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vipToddH
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the amazing staff at Escoba out did themselves and my lunch was above and beyond. The food was absolutely incredible and the service was outstanding. If I could eat there everyday I would. It is my preferred restaurant downtown to bring all my clients!! Great job Escoba you are fantastic!!!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on June 25, 2021

Thank you Todd so much for the great rating! We are excited that you enjoyed everything, and appreciate the kind words and you bringing in new Escoba clientele! We're looking forward to serving you soon

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vipJimL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tenderloin and the atmosphere was great. I will be back.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on June 25, 2021

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

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tsimon19
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed with the food and service when coming to escoba. Cant miss everytime

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on June 25, 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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JoanneB
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very nice

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on June 25, 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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Sydney
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time. It was super peaceful in the patio our server was beyond wonderful and sweet and funny and the food was (as always) delicious. Highly recommend Escoba to all my friends and family. Thank you so much guys can’t wait to come back!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on June 16, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great experience at Escoba. The staff are very personable and friendly, and the food is fantastic!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on June 16, 2021

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

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KimD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice quiet restaurant, will definitely come back

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on June 16, 2021

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review! If there is any feedback you'd like to share, feel free to reach us at: escobabistro@shaw.ca We're always looking for ways to provide a greater dining experience.

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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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Tyson
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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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant needs some updating, from the decor to the menu, overall was okay.

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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
9 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

FAQs

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 437 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.