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Ricardo's Hideaway, Calgary, AB

Ricardo's Hideaway

4.2
4.2
151 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Caribbean
ISLAND FOOD & RUM BAR
Tucked away around the corner from National 17th, This rum forward cocktail bar features different rums, specialty cocktails, and an island inspired food menu. Whether you're starting your night with some Latin-inspired dishes or just stopping in for a nightcap.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean
  • Hours of operation
    Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (403) 880-8924
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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What 151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Lively

  • Calgary

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Calgary

    Lively

151 Reviews
  1. coachman

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a table of four celebrating two birthdays and only one of us had been before. The staff (our server was Alli) made us feel we were warmly welcome. The menu though limited was perfect for sharing with everyone in our group. This is place to share with friends and enjoy wonderful cocktails. We visited in February but a date on the patio in front of one the fireplaces is in my future.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Ricardo’s wasn’t even open! Not sure why it’s even on open table when the doors are all locked up.

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  3. DisappointedAC

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant was closed even though we were able to book through Open Table.

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  4. Yycdiningguy

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    CLOSED NOT OPEN. REALLY BAD EXPERIENCE. MAY BE OUT OF BUSINESS

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  5. JhamsU

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made reservations here weeks in advance even confirmed the night before and the restaurant was not even open the day of our resos. No call no explanation no signs up either. Disappointing as it was to be a surprise party of my husbands 40th bday. Will never visit again.

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  6. SumanC

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for a first time visit, food was tasty and many fun cocktails. Service could have been better as we asked for recommendations and did not receive much feedback. Overall would return and recommend :)

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  7. DeborahL

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Super fun atmosphere but you don’t get a lot for your money.

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  8. LP22

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Ricardo’s Sippin Sanata Pop up. So festive and fun. My favourite was Surfs Nut. Make sure to get an order of the chicken wings, they’re phenomenal. Service was exceptional (our server was new to Calgary, can’t recall her name but she absolutely MADE our night out.)

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  9. Maddy

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails, atmosphere, and gluten-free food options for those who are celiac.

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  10. ValeskaM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Muy lindo restaurante temático sobre Navidad, muy buenos tragos y la carta de comida es reducida pero con muy buenos platos.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The servers seemed disinterested and the drinks were ok. Overall it was underwhelming.

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  12. AnaD

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks were delicious and the service was great, the seats at the bar could have been spaced out a bit more as it was difficult to get in and out of the seats, but overall an amazing experience

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome Christmas bar, fun drinks and a super cute and quaint atmosphere.

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  14. jassyjas

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Christmas ambiance and large selection of Christmas cocktails. The tiki mugs are fun and make for a great keepsake (I believe every design could be purchased). I was disappointed with the continual reminders about our two hour time limit (on open table, to the hostess, to our server), yet we waited 25 minutes to be served a drink.

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  15. Sharid

    Calgary

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Christmas pop-up! All about the Christmas fun and cocktails.

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  16. AmbraT

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good and ambience very nice. Service also very good!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time at Ricardo’s! The food was awesome, the Christmas drinks for sippin Santa were sooo tasty. Our server Colby was super attentive and knowledgeable, and the manager Shelley was very charismatic and definitely enhanced our experience.

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  18. Jjjjjjj

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Just meh. Every time we come here the servers and hostess are exceptional rude. We came here simply because you can make a reservation for their pop up but we were disappointed. Cocktails are just okay. The ambiance is fine but it was very cold as the door kept opening. Proof or Shelter is a much better Christmas pop up experience.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible time! We went for the sippin’ Santa experience. The drinks were so fun and the vibes were immaculate for Christmas. A beach vibe Christmas is the best. Great job Ricardo’s!!

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  20. KrystalB

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Worth it for Sippin Santa. Festive drinks, great service and vibe. Awesome spot to get you and a group in the holiday spirit!!

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  21. Trish

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff are laidback and helpful. A bit on the pricier side but a great place overall. The food options are tasty, love the plantain chips and popcorn, but not a lot of options on the menu.

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  22. CurrBear

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The xmas ambience is cute. The drinks were ok but not memorable. I would recommend this place for the xmas vibes.

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  23. MorganM

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fun night! The food was excellent and the drinks were yummy! Small menu, but what they offered they hit out of the park.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service- easy going vibe. Very fair prices-

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  25. JennyV

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a nice spot for cocktails, perhaps not the best but not awful. Food is grossly overpriced and a tiny menu

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  26. anonymous

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Lost its magic after Covid, very small menu and drinks were a toss up between ok and bad

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  27. keith

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Ricardo's has really gone downhill. The service was slow and forgetful from the time we walked in till we left. The drinks were unbalanced. The Trinadad sour was undrinkable. The menu is basic and uninspired. The oxtail lacked seasoning and the jerk chicken (if you call it that) is now a form of fried chicken for some reason. We won't be back and would highly recommend avoiding.

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  28. ToddS

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Place was pretty quiet when we got there (only ones in the place actually) but the cocktails were quite good. Didn't have any food but it also sounded quite tasty. Would come back once the cocktail menu changes!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic experience here. Our server/bartender took care of ordering us an array of dishes to share amoungst 4 people, recommended cocktails and shared in conversation with us all night. The food was all amazing - all dishes we could never recreate at home. Tucked away just off 17th ave, this place is a little hidden gem. Really one of the best dining experiences we’ve had out in a long time.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I went for a last minute reservation with a friend from mine from out of town. Neither of us had ever been but had heard good things! Drinks were good, ambiance was fun almost like being in a Cuban bar. We got sat at the bar, and it took over 15 minutes for someone to bring us water, and the theme of slow service maintained throughout the night. I had the Maui ribs which were great; sweet, sticky, and well cooked.

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  31. Snyte

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun space. Cool Vibes. Great Drinks. Food to Eat. Bring a Friend.

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  32. Will

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very small portion. Limited menu. Food was decent but you need to order at east two entree if you don't want to be hungry. Not worth it.

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  33. Evilee

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant was near empty but service was still very slow. So much so that the only other table there left before ordering. The drinks were ok. The food was also ok but not really Caribbean style. The rice and peas were weird and mushy. The waiter said it was jerk chicken but absolutely not jerk chicken

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat down there for about 30 mins. They gave us water and no one came back to take our order. The nxt table seemed to be waiting long too so we left.

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  35. NolanW

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in the city! Great drinks and music with a great mix of snacks and mains

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  36. TaraP

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks, great food, great staff!!! We always love going to Ricardo’s.

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  37. Tdawg

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An easy going atmosphere with a great patio for people watching. Our server Chase, was pretty awesome too!

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  38. mtri

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good. We came for the flaming Mai Tai's and unfortunately there was no flaming lime husks so no flaming Mai Tai's. They were good without the flames though.

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  39. StefanoV

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent overall, but prices seem a little high.

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  40. LindyC

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a girlfriends bday - we weren't really happy with the table they gave us, we were hoping for a nice table on the patio but it was okay. The food we tried was delicious! They don't have much on their menu, but we were satisfied with the snacks we tried. Drinks were delicious, but they ran out of mint, so my second mojito wasn't as tasty as the first. Overall it was okay - the service was just ok. There was nothing special for the bday girl, so I wouldn't recommend it for a special occasion. We had asked for more dip for one of our snacks but it never came.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ricardo's Hideaway offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 880-8924.

Ricardo's Hideaway is rated 4.2 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Ricardo's Hideaway does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ricardo's Hideaway

1530 5 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R1K3

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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