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Ox Bar de Tapas

4.4
1622 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Spanish
Perfect For:
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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**
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(403) 457-1432
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andrew Moore
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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.
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Private party contact
Maia@oxandangela.com: (855) 984-8996
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 4th Street & 5th Street SW
What 1622 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Ox Bar and Tapas is authentic and sooooo delicious every single time. The brunch menu is just as amazing as their dinner menu.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Closing manager, Sheldon went above and beyond to deal with my food challenges (allergies). Amazing service and accommodation by their chef. Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Absolutely amazing service with outstanding food and drinks! 11/10 will be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fantastic food! Loved LOVED the Brussels sprouts and the tuna.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great early evening cocktails and meal. The staff was great tending the bar. Absolutely amazing results when rolling the dice on bartenders choice of cocktails. Food was excellent as always win a few new additions that fit in to the overall section quite well. Can’t give enough props to the chef, kitchen staff and service from front to bar. Was well received by colleagues and friends who joined and I’m sure they’ll be attending your establishment more often as well!
Thanks for the great evening!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food wasn’t always warm where warranted and the sauces were quite heavy sometimes disguising the real flavours. Service was very attentive and our server was knowledgeable and helpful. Appreciated the special weekday approach.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Fried chicken is very dry.Paella is very salty.Service is fast and friendly.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were disappointed in the quality of the food, it felt overcooked and the service was average for the price. There's definitely not a big draw to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Always love eating at the Ox... staff is friendly and fun. Food is delicious and so reasonable.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We went here looking for a nice brunch and a place to have tapas. We were not dissappointed. The server was super friendly and informative. The food was delicious and the mimosas were the best we've ever had. Another great thing about the place was our bill, totally fair pricing. This will be our new tapas eatery! THANK YOU OX BAR DE TAPAS!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fantastic food, really friendly service, and they have Fernet Branca which is amazing.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The pork belly was very chewy and overdone, with little flavour. The fat needs to be crisped while the meat should be tender and juicy. The chorizo could be better (the sauce it was in was really good.

We miss the old Ox & Angela set up!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything in general is fine, although our server literally rushed us out of the restaurant. We had paid, but were still finishing our drinks, and he asked us to leave because the next seating was arriving. We were there for less than two hours.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Had a quick meal before a Flames game. The happy hour deal is crazy cheap! Excellent cocktails and unique small plates. We will return for sure.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Very Nice!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Went here for the big taste menu which was excellent value. Food was great! I found the restaurant dark, loud and busy. The service wasn't great though and our server came off as a bit rude actually. I would go here again though.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The braised pork belly was so good but the flourless chocolate tart BLEW ME AWAY!!!! I can’t stop thinking about it! Delicious! Our waiter Sheldon was a charmer (we’d even go back just for him). Only complaint? Chairs not too comfy.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Did the big taste menu and really enjoyed the variety and price. Food was delicious.

Was pleasantly surprised with the 50% off menu till 7pm. We were there a Thursday evening.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Went to Ox for my birthday with my parents. The table we were at at did not face any overhead lamp like the majority of the tables so it was quite dim. The server was attentive and provided some great service. The atmosphere was energetic but relaxed. The food was disappointing however. Compared with other tapas restaurants in Calgary and Edmonton, I thought both the taste and quantity of food were lacking in reference to the price point. The spicy shrimps were not spicy at all, or seasoned. Other than a couple of the tapas dishes, the meal was good. The salad and patatas bravas were delicious. The churros for dessert were very good.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Excellent service! Great all around.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Our service was some of the best we've ever had. Some of the dishes (Patatas Bravas, Devils on Horseback) we excellent, some of the dishes were very good but not as good as those mentioned above

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Enjoyed our meal at OX, and was surprised at how full we all were with the small share plates. Would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We had the Taste of Calgary menu, consisting of about 10 tapas. All of these were tasty and well prepared and well worth the money. Our group had all been to Spain and agreed that these were amongst the best tapas we had ever had. Also tried the wine pairings which also were a great value.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

as my first Time there I did not know what to expect. food excellent, wait staff attentive. Some flavors I have not had before. For a new experience with well cooked food, I recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Favorite restaurant on calgary

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Second time. Paella still is excellent. Fast service, very accommodating (we added an extra to our reservation last minute - no issues !

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My favourite place in Calgary. Always excellent food and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great service. Great food.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great place. The cod cakes are the best

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was great, servers were very friendly, and it was a good atmosphere. We got there before 7 and the bartender told us everything on the menu was 50% off, so naturally I was pleasantly surprised to pay half of what I was expecting. Will definitely go back again soon.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent service and food- it was a pleasure dining here!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

First time there. Will come back for sure!!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and excellent service. Always a worthwhile trip.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great spot if you're in & out in under 2 hours. We were a bit rushed and felt it. If we had something planned for afterwards and were hoping to enjoy a meal and be on our way , then the pace would have been fine. Alas, we were hoping to stay and enjoy our date night together.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

As always, the food was great at Ox. However, for the first time, I was disappointed with our service. Our server was not overly friendly, nor helpful. Myself and two friends were very interested in the featured paella they had listed on their specials board, and asked a few questions about it while looking at/pointing to the board. We decided to order it, but close to 45 minutes later, when it finally came out, it was not the featured on, but the regular seafood one on their menu, which we didn’t even realize existed. Our server did not even bother to ask us which one we were interested in, and was unapologetic when we questioned her about it, simply stating that it was the one on the menu and walking away. I love this restaurant, have been before, and will be back for the delicious food, but hope my future servers will be friendlier/more attentive to orders placed.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

SO good! Great ambiance and I love tapas style dining. We tried so many dishes and they were all amazing. I don't eat meat and found there were lots of options - Chef Daniel does amazing things with veggies. Be sure to try the cocktails also - delicious!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Family visiting from overseas

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great tasting food, a good wine list, and our server gave us free churros on the house! As one of our appetizers did not come out and was not available but he forgot to inform us. Other then that, the only con I had for the restaurant was that the music was a bit loud so it was hard to have a conversation with friends while trying to talk over everyone else and the music.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Had the Spanish table with wine pairings. Excellent food and great value!

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3.0Dined on January 15, 2018

There was nothing at all wrong with the food but there was nothing special about it either. The vegetable dishes--a beet dish and a brussels sprouts dish--were the exceptions as they were very good.

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