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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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4.4

service

4.4

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4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service. Great food.

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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas, Happy Hour
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·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 11, 2018

First time there. Will come back for sure!!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and excellent service. Always a worthwhile trip.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Tapas, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined 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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 (London)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Family visiting from overseas

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was excellent! The food was delicious. The drinks were top notch. We stayed for hours and had a super romantic date! Can’t wait to go back. Worth the drive outta suburbia!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 27, 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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