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Ox - Ox Bar de Tapas - Permanently Closed, Calgary, AB

Ox Bar de Tapas - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
1858 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Spanish
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**

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 457-1432

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Coleman Everest

  • 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: (403) 542-8530

What 1,858 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. CJ

    CraigJ

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Love this place.
  2. CM

    CourtneyM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. James was a fantastic server. All the food was amazing!! We went celebrating our anniversary and were greeted with a round of complimentary champagne. James had great food suggestions - get the deviled eggs and the pork belly!! It’s a cute, unique place in a great walking area. Highly recommend.
  3. JN

    JNelson

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great variety of sharing plates, all things we tried were excellent. It's a room predominantly full of women, it was quite loud and got louder as the evening went on - that was the only 'spoiler' for the evening. Otherwise, the service was top notch, we had a really attentive server, were greeted promptly by a welcoming and smiley hostess. Would absolutely come here again to try more of the menu. The tuna crudo and roasted cauliflower were the hilights so far!
  4. M

    Megan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely Fantastic and Sheldon was an amazing server!
  5. MB

    MaryBethW

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience and would go back again. The food and service was amazing.
  6. TR

    TheReader

    Calgary

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cant wait to go back. Had the Spanish table
  7. TP

    ThomasP

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was good and my mother loved it for her birthday! Will definitely be coming back!!
  8. SR

    SueRow

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I had a wonderful time sharing tapas. Our server was amazing! The food was delicious. Great ambiance. Found out they have a happy hour that I will definitely be checking out!
  9. NF

    NickyF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I love coming here for the food and amazing cocktails. We are always impressed with Sheldon and we have been so lucky to have him serve us both times. Thank you Sheldon for your amazing service and recommendations. See you again soon!
  10. c

    cherylc

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time to Ox and Angela. Sheldon was our server and was top notch! Excellent service , friendly and great food.
  11. KH

    KateH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wr enjoyed the excellent food: choice, presentation, quality and quantity. It’s so authentic. Wine pairing is a nice option. Unique and definitely recommend.
  12. HB

    HeatherB

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our 12yo daughter chose this restaurant off the internet for her birthday dinner (we just moved here). We were blown away with the wonderful service. The food was delicious and we enjoyed every dish we tried.
  13. A

    Apogee58

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Was a great nights at one of my fav restaurants. Excellent gin cocktails to start. So many gin choices. Try a Dr.’s Orders or a Gin Mare. The only reason they got docked two stars was there was no paella available on Thursday night. What kind of a Spanish restaurant has no paella? Right??? Somehow we soldiered on with 10 tapas plates. All delicious. The salt cod croquettes & the scallops in particular
  14. I

    Izabela

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The waiter serving us was super nice and Red Sangaria drink was very tasty. The food however was not the best. Both pork belly and the steak were not tender which made it hard to enjoy. The bruschetta type of appetizer was also average in taste.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good selection of food, wine and cocktails. The service was very good as well.
  16. O

    Oliver

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Ox still has amazing food but I haven't had such lack luster service in a restaurant in a long time in Calgary. Inside it's so freezing cold, dark and loud that it literally scares away customers. Only the patio is bearable-- but the staff were not friendly, declined to give us a food menu while we waited for our table, forgot an order and when it was requested again never apologized for it, and would come by with a dour look on their faces every time they brought food. Seems like there's some really unhappy vibes going on back there. Hope it gets better because the food is phenomenal and this used to be my favourite place.
  17. KH

    KatieH

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Overall we enjoyed our experience but we did find that most food items were not cooked correctly. They were either over cooked slightly or under cooked slightly.
  18. ND

    NicoleD

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service & food was phenomenal!
  19. SD

    SperanzaD

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ox is the go to Spanish restaurant in Calgary. The space is beautiful, lighting is perfect and the music is always on point. The food was delicious as usual. We had the chef’s dinner which was amazing. The portion sizes are generous but not so much as to require rolling out of there. Wine pairing was thoughtful and brought out all the beautiful flavours in the dishes. This is a real gem on 17th.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Left before ordering a drink, terrible service.
  21. j

    jomusic93

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was just “okay”. Nothing wow’d me. Unfortunately, I pulled a hair out of one of the croquettes. A little bit unappetizing!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience in Calgary, without having to sell off any of my kidneys before eating there.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome tapas !! Best I’ve had in Canada .
  24. F

    Fid555

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love the food here (I think I’ve tried just about everything one the menu) and the wait staff are always excellent. Can’t wait til our next visit!
  25. s

    seaschell

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular. We did the Chef's Table, where essentially they make all your decisions for you. The fried chicken with harissa crema is an absolute must. I also really liked the Spanish bruschetta and the chorizo rice, while my husband preferred the pork belly and deviled eggs. Service was AMAZING. We were quite early for our reservations (and they were packed), but they still made sure we could be seated immediately. Our waitress was incredibly personable, attentive, and hilarious. Note that their by-the-glass wine list is smaller but still great considering the emphasis on Spanish wines. The only downside is the noise level was shockingly loud when we arrived (845pm) but that's not the restaurant's fault (probably moreso due to the two larger tables behind us). Interestingly, the communal tables actually allowed ALOT of space between parties, which was impressive. All in all, we were really happy with our evening at Ox - we didn't feel it was overpriced as I've noticed other people commenting.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great restaurant. Been many times and always had a positive experience. Brought some business partners from Toronto this last time and they loved it. Will be back.
  27. DW

    DanielleW

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great happy hour options! Not often you can snag a great deal on food around the dinner hour.
  28. v

    victoria

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my absolute favorite restaurant in town! we have the same server every time we go and he is amazing. it’s truly not just a meal but a food experience and I can’t recommend enough
  29. SS

    SassySharon

    Calgary

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Where is Angela? Had a great time bantering with the staff. The food was okay, nothing stood out. Didn't feel like I was having an authentic experience food wise. The Sangria’s where so good, especially the white. Don't know that I need to done here again.
  30. CK

    CaboKaren

    Baja California Sur

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried chicken and salt coquettes were amazing. Our server was efficient and friendly! Will definitely be back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and tasty.
  32. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly prompt service in a welcoming environment. The food is delicious. I have been to tapas bars in Spain and the food is just as good in OX.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great night great service!!
  34. d

    dwjames

    Calgary

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We used to love this place and would visit at least once a month. The food has gone steadily down hill since they took the Paella and Grilled Octopus off the menu. Lack of flavour in just about everything, we only ate half of each dish and did not take anything home. Nobody bothered to ask if there was a problem. Too bad, it is a great space and in a terrific location. The service is normally very good, we seemed to get caught in no man's land this time. Two people were trying to look after us but neither really took charge and we felt a little neglected.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always
  36. NT

    NewtonT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Table was not ready until 40 minutes after reservation. Once we were seated the service was very slow. The staff was aware that we'd been waiting a while for food. After 2 hours I asked for the bill before we received our main course. I don't think this is everyone's experience here, the food is fantastic, but we were extremely disappointed.
  37. JT

    JillT

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MIND BLOWN. I cannot WAIT to go back. One of the best meals I've ever had.
  38. AF

    AnneF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Sorry to say that the experience was way to expensive for actual food costs and portions. Drink prices also feel like gouging. Overhead including rent and or profit margin must be forcing them to be so expensive for what they are providing.
  39. CM

    CristinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing! Relaxed and refreshing. Will be back for sure.
  40. m

    moimix

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, fun atmosphere good server

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Ox Bar de Tapas - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 1858 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 4th Street & 5th Street SW

  • Neighborhood

    Beltline

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Coleman Everest

  • Phone number

    (403) 457-1432

  • 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: (403) 542-8530

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