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.
Amazing cocktails and food great place to meet for drinks.
I really wasn’t sure how to rate the restaurant. I was so excited to try this out and booked a reservation after a day with the bridal party. When we arrived there was no one there. Doors were locked, no one answered the phone. Double checked that we had booked the right day, time and place. Checked the website to make sure they were in fact open that day. Messaged the restaurant on Instagram to get a response a few days later saying that it was too bad and they left a voicemail. No voicemail or missed calls were received. Won’t be going out of my way to try this place. Service isn’t great and we didn’t even get in the door.
Absolutely amazing experience all around! Loved it.
To much rum on the menu. One server was consistently taking his mask down to talk to patrons and wasting time talking to girls while tables went without drinks.
Great island vibe and delicious food. Would recommend to friends.
Sat for a quick bevy or two and was very happy with everything. Will go back to try out more of the menu!!
The food was ok… the selections are good and reminiscent of the Caribbean ; just needs a but more island flavor - coconut milk in the rice or a bit more citrus in the ribs. Also, didnt see a vegetarian option for mains.
The drinks are what bring the true Caribbean flavour with the incorporation of authentic caribbean spirits.
Ricardo's has an excellent patio and even better drinks.
My favourite bar in the city. Especially for a date.
Great drinks, even better food. Service was quick and friendly, and checked on us constantly (in the best way).
Love this place! Great drinks, wicked ambiance, delicious food and wonderful service.
Ricardo never fails to delight. Consistently good service and great cocktails. It’s a tiny menu but everything on it is delicious. And the patio is SO charming. For both every day and special occasions, I love this place!
Thank you, we appreciate your kind words so much!
Very sweet staff and delicious cocktails
Love this place. Cocktails are awesome. I am a rum lover so LOVE the huge selection that I just can't get anywhere else. The food is also amazing. I love the smaller menu as it means the food they do make is delicious. Plantain chips are yummy just as a snack. The jerk chicken is amazing and the goat curry is now making me need to look for somewhere I can buy goat to make my own!
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.
Amazing service! Food was amazing and they went out of their way to correct one food item!
Food and service was better then I could remember, I’ve really missed dining here. Friendly staff with great recommendations. So satisfying!
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!
Bday fun. Special rum drinks were yummy
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.)
Awesome All You Can Eat Crab and Jerk Chicken on Wednesday
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!
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.
We had such a nice time and loved the personal attention and details. and our bartender was amazing.
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!!!
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.
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!
Service was incredible
Great drinks, staff was awesome. Bar was too warm.
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 !
The restaurant was closed.
Most delicious food and drinks. Service was great!
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.
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
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.
Great food and drinks, the server was solid, and the vibe was perfect
Excellent experience multiple times!
Thanks a lot to all the team of Ricardo's!
It is always great here. Lovely patio. Unfortunately City of Calgary was paving right beside the patio. Smell of tar not appealing.
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!
Great food and cocktails! The jerk chicken is AMAZING
Ricardo's Hideaway is rated 4.7 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.
Ricardo's Hideaway does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.oliverbonacini.com/e-gift-cards/.
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.