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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent service! Great all around.
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
Enjoyed our meal at OX, and was surprised at how full we all were with the small share plates. Would definitely go back!
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.
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.
Favorite restaurant on calgary
Second time. Paella still is excellent. Fast service, very accommodating (we added an extra to our reservation last minute - no issues !
My favourite place in Calgary. Always excellent food and excellent service.
Great service. Great food.
Great place. The cod cakes are the best
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.
Excellent service and food- it was a pleasure dining here!
First time there. Will come back for sure!!
Great food and excellent service. Always a worthwhile trip.
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.
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.
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!
Family visiting from overseas
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.
Had the Spanish table with wine pairings. Excellent food and great value!
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.
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!
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.
The food was delicious and the service was prompt and friendly. :)
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.
Great tapas, good portion sizes and 50% off bottles of wine on wed!
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.
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.
Staff were great and friendly. Love coming here great place for meeting friends.
The food and service here were excellent. It being a tapas restaurant, I found that you ended up spending a lot to feel content.
We went to Ox and Angela during the Big Taste festival and their family-style dinner menu was fantastic.
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.
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!