Ricardo's Hideaway

4.8
32 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
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BenjaminP
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John and team always make us feel right at home when we come in. Nice and clean and a good ambience. Great variety of cocktails to choose from.

JG
vipJennaG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Food was amazing and they went out of their way to correct one food item!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was better then I could remember, I’ve really missed dining here. Friendly staff with great recommendations. So satisfying!

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vipAdebisi
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here with family. Great service, excellent food, amazing cocktails. Staff made us an off menu cocktail that had espresso in it and it was the best coffee cocktail we have had at any restaurant. Only small point was the portion size was on the smaller side. We ate everything!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday fun. Special rum drinks were yummy

JM
JamieM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, as always!

Most definitely get yourself a Southside and an Empanada, or two. (I won’t disclose how many I had, but will say, I am made of cheese now.)

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Fatboy
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome All You Can Eat Crab and Jerk Chicken on Wednesday

DB
DeanB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening out! Was sat at the corner of the bar, so service was quick and friendly. The "All You Can Jerk" special was delicious! The Pina Colada at Ricardo's is super tasty, too!

SG
SGGGGG
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

It took a server 35 minutes to bother coming over and grab a drink order off of us.
They claimed they were "confused" over who's section we were seated in. Every person that walked by, once they made eye contact with me, could not look away fast enough. Terrible customer service, and even worse cramped sitting arrangements. I'm a thin person, and the tables were atrocious to get in and out of.

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vipAnnieg
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a nice time and loved the personal attention and details. and our bartender was amazing.

SW
ShanaW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great atmosphere. Even better food! Because of this I would highly recommend, however the service needs a good touch up. Empty drinks for far too long, when she walked right by us about 15 times. Much more awareness required but everything else makes up for it! Delish jerk chicken, crab, Maui ribs and out of bounds, jamaican patties!!!

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Foodie
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Way too noisy. Could not hear conversations. Disappointed with lack of service.
Food was tasty. Was not offered a dessert or coffee menu.
Made a reservation and they saved a spot for 3 at the bar!! Politely refused and they did find a table shortly.

LW
LindsayW
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for the Christmas pop up bar. Loved the cocktails! Fun ambience. Delicious food too. Our server was lovely and tentative. Will definitely be back!

KM
vipKristaM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible

RN
ReneeN
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great drinks, staff was awesome. Bar was too warm.

RW
ReanneW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We joined Ricardo's for their "Sippin' with Santa" and the drinks were fantastic and the decor was so cute! Really enjoyed the vibe and atmosphere !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious food and drinks. Service was great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We didn’t eat, the food smelt good though. Service wasn’t great. Our main waiter often forgot about us and we would be served and have better service from other people.

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vipBuzz
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived early and after 20 minutes sitting at the table nobody even greeted us or asked us for a drink order. Probably 10 waiters and servers walked passed us and didn’t say anything. We left and found a real restaurant that offered service and food. I won’t ever go back and can’t wait to see the for lease sign on the door

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oliviac
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We want here after our din er and enjoyed some drinks.
All was really great and it’s so cool inside.
Will be back for more drinks and hopefully some food.

MC
MichaelC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks, the server was solid, and the vibe was perfect

DS
DenysS
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience multiple times!
Thanks a lot to all the team of Ricardo's!

KG
KimG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is always great here. Lovely patio. Unfortunately City of Calgary was paving right beside the patio. Smell of tar not appealing.

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Toni
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a great time! Food was good, the service was good and the rum! So many choices. Only downside was it was noisy. Otherwise, fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails! The jerk chicken is AMAZING

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We booked a reservation for last Saturday June 8th. We were very excited to be coming into town to eat at Ricardo’s. We have been before with friends and the food and atmosphere were amazing. However when we arrived for our reservation we were very surprised to see that the restaurant was closed without any notice. Open table hadn’t been update to the closure and we were left to find somewhere else that had room to take us. Love this restaurant just wish the communication was better.

CT
CollinT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my friends for my birthday on a Saturday night, OpenTable made it extremely easy to book. Skeptical at first but the ambience and food/drinks ended up being top notch. Beef ribs is a must!

JD
JDjur
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I enjoy the atmosphere on the inside of the restaurant but the patio had no music and the service was quite slow.

AZ
AZEE
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience4

we were told by our server there was really no gluten free options for our friend so unfortunately we could only stay for drinks.

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vipNikki
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience3

Just okay. Management has changed. More focused on dollar turnover. Disappointed it's not what it used to be.

SK
SarahK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After reading about Ricardo's being a great place to feel like you've gone on vacation, we booked our anniversary dinner there before heading to Theatre Calgary. The atmosphere is very fun, and it looks like a bar in the Caribbean. We ordered a Jamaican patty and a cheese empanada to start, then the Jerk Chicken. Wow, everything was SO GOOD!! Such amazing flavours, very much like the amazing food you get in Jamaica. We had a pina colada and some wine. Wow, the pina colada was strong! Definitely want to visit again and get more of that Jerk Chicken and would love to try the Maui Ribs.

FAQs

Ricardo's Hideaway is rated 4.8 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.