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About Ox Bar de Tapas

At Ox Bar de Tapas we take our food seriously. Focused on tapas made to share we find our inspiration from the waters of San Sebastian to the bustling streets of Madrid. Experience what Ox has to offer and find yourself a little bit of Spain in Calgary. ​We take pride in using the best local ingredients, simply prepared to be enjoyed with good friends and conversations. At Ox bar de Tapas we are dedicated to the food and dining habits of Spain. We are influenced by the flavours and traditional dishes of the many regions in Spain. What we most enjoy about this culturally diverse country is the WAY they eat, focused on community, friendship and taking the time for each other at the table. Ox Bar de Tapas puts the experience of dinning as its priority through quality of service and product.
**Please note that the high top and counter tables are communal**

528 17th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2S 0B1
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Between 4th Street & 5th Street SW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 457-1432

Website:
http://www.oxtapas.com/

Executive Chef:
Andrew Moore

Private Party Facilities:
WE LOVE A GOOD FIESTA! An extraordinary event—large or small, decadent or relaxed—can be custom-crafted and tailored to suit you and your guests needs.

Private Party Contact:
Maia@oxandangela.com: (855) 984-8996

Ox Bar de Tapas Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a great dinner with my Friend. The waitress was one of the best waitresses I’ve had. Down to earth, attentive and genuinely nice. Food was also great. This is a unique place to get tapas.

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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious and the service was prompt and friendly. :)

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Love this place! The food is so good and the service feels like you are in a high class restaurant. I found the restaurant to be extremely cold.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great tapas, good portion sizes and 50% off bottles of wine on wed!

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We came to celebrate my partners birthday and to enjoy The Big Taste and Ox,as always did not dissapoint! Food was great,so was the service and even though it was a very cold evening it was well worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Tapas
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great service, but not great food. We had the big taste menu at $35. Lots of food, but it's easy to fill up patrons with pan con tomate (bread w. tomatoes), patatas bravas (potatoes), and croquettes. The flank steak and slices of serrano ham made up a very small portion relative to the carbs. Yes it's big taste, but it would have been a better dining experience if there was a more prominent main dish.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Staff were great and friendly. Love coming here great place for meeting friends.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 9, 2017

The food and service here were excellent. It being a tapas restaurant, I found that you ended up spending a lot to feel content.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 8, 2017

We went to Ox and Angela during the Big Taste festival and their family-style dinner menu was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Big Taste YYC was excellent here at Ox & Angela. The decor was beautiful, great gin menu and the food was delicious. Reminded me of being back in Malaga, Spain.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 7, 2017

We received a warm welcome from very attentive wait staff. It was a special occasion and we were treated so very well. Thank you Trevor, Nathanial, Kelly and Jayme!! A great celebratory night!

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We went for big taste, the menu was awesome! All of the vegetable dishes were notable and the meats were very decadent and full of flavour.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We came here with my in-laws for a Saturday night dinner during the Big Taste. We were not disappointed as the food was delicious, the service great (we had a pregnant lady with us who they were very good at trying to keep us informed or serving sauces and garnishes on the side). The beer/wine recommendations were paired nicely.

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Amazing experience. We attended for the Big Taste Calgary menu.
Was so awesome to be able to try lots of different plates and didn't have one we didn't like.
Service was on point too. A++++

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 25, 2017

This is on of my favourite restaurants in the city and everything was great as always! Amazing food and attentive service. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Delicious DELICIOUS food. Had a great experience. Lots of tasty options. The atmosphere is totally on point.
The only drawback this time, was our main waiter was lack-luster. Not overly friendly and he even took away some of the dishes that still had some delicious morsels left to eat. He didn't ask before he took them away and he took the menu away before we were quite done tasting things. He was pretty brisk. The other people who came by with our food did a great job of explaining what we were tasting, and even offering some suggestions on what would go great with the dishes. Too bad our main guy was having an off-night.
I would totally recommend sitting at the bar next time. The bartender looked like a lot of fun to interact with and this place totally has the atmosphere that would make sitting at the bar enjoyable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 19, 2017

It was amazing!!!!

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We waited 30m longer than our reservation for the table.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 15, 2017

We love Ox&Angela and go back again and again for the Spanish Table. It is a great value ($45/p) that always includes our favorites (the stuffed dates and potatoes!) and new interesting options (i.e. some items get rotated out occasionally).

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing food, knowledgeable staff, great ambience.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I enjoyed my night. I went for valentines day and was blown away with the food. The price is great for the quality!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 13, 2017

The food, as always, is fantastic at Ox and Angela. I would like to see, however, some diversity training for your staff. I was entertaining a business associate from Toronto who identifies as a transperson and your waiter with the Irish accent addressed us as ladies. Even some cis-gendered straight women can have a hard time with being addressed as "ladies." When my associate brought this to the waiter's attention, he ignored them and did not apologize. He also did not visit our table again. This is very poor manners. Please invest in some diversity training. Otherwise, as I mentioned, the food is consistently excellent at this restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 12, 2017

I've been a fan of Ox & Angela since they opened, and I'm never disappointed when I go there. The brunch table is always an excellent choice - delicious food, great portions, and doesn't break the bank! Excellent tapas, a fun atmosphere and great service!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 12, 2017

As usual, the food at Ox & Angela was EXCELLENT! We had Sunday brunch to celebrate my husband's birthday and we both agreed that we have to eat here more often! Everything was delicious and the atmosphere and service were on par! Thank you so much for a lovely morning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I have been to Ox and Angela a few times in the past 5 or 6 years and it never disappoints me. My experience this time was also such a pleasure to be there. My only concern is that the red wine that was suggested by our server, which was a 2014 and I can't remember the name... although very good, turned out teeth and tongues completely purple. Anyway, that has never happened with any wine there before. Thanks for the opportunity to leave some feedback. :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Cozy, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, People Watching
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I reserved a table for 2 through Open Table, unfortuately the restaurant did not have my resevation when we arrived. Luckily they were able to find a table us once I showed them the confirmation on my phone, but it could have been a rough start to out night out. After that everything was great, especially the food!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Nice spot, good variety of tapas, and OK prices. A find!

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Great place although I must confess to not understanding Tapas very well! The servers were excellent and very helpful with us seniors😊. The food was great!

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great service, creative dishes

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Best brunch ever. Truffle hollandaise sauce- wow!!!

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Excellent evening with friends! Our second time and zero complaints. Let our survey decide our menu for us and he did a fantastic job!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Such an amazing time. Perfect quiet spot in the lounge for a date night. Server was okay, not super friendly, but maybe he was just having an off day. Whiskey sour was amazing as was the tuna. I will be ordering that again and again. Great date night spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The food is delicious, great cocktails and excellent service! Will be going back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Loved the butternut squash dish was wonderful, Patatas Bravas always nice, Orange glazed chicken superb. Always enjoy a good bottle of wine and the cuisine at Ox....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We came for dinner on Saturday. Absolutely everything we had was fantastic! Our server and all the support staff were wonderful, knowledgable and engaged. Awesome Spanish wine for reasonable price. Highlights were tuna crudo, fried artichokes, meatballs, paella, Brussel sprouts and the flan for dessert. Food was fresh, flavourful and timed perfectly. As industry diners, we had our socks knocked off! Thanks for a great night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We had the pleasure of introducing old friends to this restaurant for the first time, and after all we had told them over the years, we were understandably nervous. Had we oversold the place? Could it be as good as the first...six times we had visited? From the moment we were seated, till the end of a totally gastronomic treasure of a meal, the answer was a resounding "yes". Leave it to Ox and Angela to keep taking the calculated risk of updating the menu - keeping one or two standards around, but changing, ever changing the tapas offerings. If there were a better advertisement for the sheer overwhelming gustatory diversity of Spain, I haven't found it. With both celiac disease and serious dietary restrictions in our party's mix, it is SUCH an enormous relief to enjoy - to the absolute fullest extent - the vast, amazing flavors and textures that these tiny plates serve up - one after the other after the other, until dessert is seriously called into question. But don't pass it up - neither let the fact that there are only three items on offer on that menu slow you down. Every bite of the ganache tart, the churros, or the flan con leche compels you to share - everyone at the table deserves a taste. Just like the tapas beforehand. The bedrock anchors of the menu - patatas bravas, in their glorious, crispy redolence, the mushrooms and truffles with runny soft-boiled eggs on toast, the garlicky fresh explosion of just-smashed tomatoes on sourdough baguettes - pave the way for the new and adventurous offerings: fried chicken with yogurt aioli, tuna tartare rivalling anything from Japan, rabbit, meatballs, anchovies.... We ordered eighteen plates, and were complimented by the knowledgeable, friendly, frank and highly attentive waitstaff for our expertise in ordering the perfect combination and amount for a table of four... (with their help, how can you NOT order perfectly?). Rounded out with wildly imaginative specialty cocktails, a perfect, perfect night out.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Tasty brunch with lots of options. Had the eggs benny which was really good The hash browns that come with are to die for

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 15, 2017

No complaints about our experience. Fabulous ambiance, food, and service. We are looking forward to coming back here again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 14, 2017

simply amazing! from the food, to the impeccable service, to the great ambiance and delicious cocktails, Ox and Angela was a gem.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Tapas, Fun, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 13, 2017

This is my third visit to Ox and Angela. The food quality and interesting menu plus consistently excellent service has contributed to this becoming a favorite destination. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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