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Blue House Cafe

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3843 19 Street NW | At the Corner of 19 Street, Calgary, Alberta T2L 2B3, Canada
+1 403-284-9111
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Voted the Best Latin Restaurant 3 times by Where Magazine, The Blue House...
Voted the Best Latin Restaurant 3 times by Where Magazine, The Blue House continues to stay on top with a 5 Star Rating with the Groupon Group and a Fresh new Owner / Management Team! The Blue House has been established for 25 plus years featuring the best of Latin American Cuisine. This hidden Gem specialises in Fresh Seafood, AAA Beef, a wide selection of South American delicacies along with our Signature Ceviche. Weather you are celebrating a Special occasion, out on a Romantic getaway or just in the mood for some Latin traditions, we trust The Blue House surpasses your expectations. Relax & enjoy our 8 foot Fireplace in the heart of our Dining Room, our fully stocked newly renovated bar Featuring Brazilian Cachaca or our Live Flamenco Guitarists. Book your Reservation today!
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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Second try was a vast improvement!

Our first visit here was over 2 years ago and despite rave reviews from several friends, we were very disappointed in the quality of the food. We came back last week and were pleasantly surprised with the renovations and new-ish management. The food was completely opposite from our first visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
nsyvenky
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Calgary, Canada
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We returned to this restaurant after having had a great meal a number of years ago. The food, under NEW management, is really awful. One meal that was to have a prime rib served "medium" was served rare, and the second meal that was a chicken meal was inedible. Chicken was so over done it couldn't even be cut with... More 

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BlueHouseFineDining, Manager at Blue House Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Debbie, I apologize for the experience you endured at your latest visit to The Blue House.. It really does concern me as we have had many great reviews since taking over last year. Our Chef remains the same and has been there for 25 years and our Health inspections have all past with close to 100% ratings. I would... More 

Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Our first visit here was over 2 years ago and despite rave reviews from several friends, we were very disappointed in the quality of the food. We came back last week and were pleasantly surprised with the renovations and new-ish management. The food was completely opposite from our first visit - the seafood dishes we ordered were all very well... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The location and facade of Blue House is very low key, it is in a neighborhood far from the more crowded areas of the city. But we were so impressed the fist time we ate here that we brought our family and friends in our second visit to celebrate a birthday. The main eating area is small so getting a... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We ate here before. Maybe something changed along with the renovation. Here is the experience. I poured my wine into another glass as the first one felt somewhat crusty along the stem and side of the glass. The bread, two small pieces with about a tsp of butter arrived about three seconds before the main courses. The food was lukewarm.... More 

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Mid Sussex
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142 reviews 142 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Had a lovely meal here in mid-January. The seafood we ordered was fresh, well-prepared and well-presented. Though the prices were not inexpensive, fresh seafood rarely is. Well worth the trip to the NW. Highly recommended. Bonus: They take reservations!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Our family went to to the Blue House for a birthday celebration. The newly renovated restaurant is lovely, they have kept the menu from the original Blue House, the menu offers an excellent choice of fish, steak, lamb, seafood and more. We have tried many of the menu items and you cannot go wrong with any of the menu items.... More 

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calgary
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94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I only chose this place because of a coupon. Glad I did though. It's small and tucked out of the way in a teeny strip mall. Not where you'd expect to find superior food. But... Calamari was perhaps the best I've ever had - and I've had it in Latin America, Italy, Croatia, etc. I know my calamari. Not the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were in to the Blue House Cafe on a Monday night to celebrate a birthday and it was a memorable experience. The staff were great and the food was excellent. They have recently renovated and the changes are very pleasing. For a Monday night I thought it was extremely busy and that to me is always a good sign.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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171 reviews 171 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Although this restaurant has been in this location for many years and we have frequently been in the area, this was our first visit. They have recently undergone a renovation and we understand they are under new management although have retained the same chef. We visited early week without reservations and had no problem in getting in. We understand as... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A little neighborhood gem in the NW. Definitely call ahead for reservations on Friday's and Saturday's. If you do go on Friday or Saturday, there will be live Spanish music. Always one of the best parts. It's never so loud that you can't speak to people at your table. It is a bit cramped in there but the food and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3843 19 Street NW | At the Corner of 19 Street, Calgary, Alberta T2L 2B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-284-9111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 80

Description

Voted the Best Latin Restaurant 3 times by Where Magazine, The Blue House continues to stay on top with a 5 Star Rating with the Groupon Group and a Fresh new Owner / Management Team! The Blue House has been established for 25 plus years featuring the best of Latin American Cuisine. This hidden Gem specialises in Fresh Seafood, AAA Beef, a wide selection of South American delicacies along with our Signature Ceviche. Weather you are celebrating a Special occasion, out on a Romantic getaway or just in the mood for some Latin traditions, we trust The Blue House surpasses your expectations. Relax & enjoy our 8 foot Fireplace in the heart of our Dining Room, our fully stocked newly renovated bar Featuring Brazilian Cachaca or our Live Flamenco Guitarists. Book your Reservation today!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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