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“Nice Tapas”
Review of Ox and Angela

Ox and Angela
Ranked #57 of 3,770 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: South American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 4th Street & 5th Street SW
Reviewed August 7, 2014

Had dinner here as a business group of 14. with larger groups they supply a set menu of tapas. The food and service was excellent with no complaints and a good variety served.
Would recommend them for a casual dining experience.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

A friend and I went here for supper on a Thursday night. Staff were extremely attentive and the food was great with large tapas portions to share. It was a very busy night (need reservations) and we say side by side at a small table and were yelling to hear one another. Great if you like a busy, lively environment, but if you are looking for somewhere for conversation or taking elderly people, probably not the best choice!

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Reviewed July 29, 2014

I would give this Five stars (just to be clear) but I'm being stingy because they were stingy with their bread and some of the portions (while I understand they were meant to be shared) were just a little shy of well-sized.
We shared several vegetarian items and all agreed - the Asparagus was the greatest. The combination of flavors and cooked to perfection made this an ultimate delight. The broccoli was good but the cream sauce was a little chunky which seemed odd. The bread is marvelous (but can't we have a little more?) and the cheese (manchego!) was divine. We ordered an array of cocktails and all were well-made and tasty.
We also appreciated the choice of still or bubbled water - a nice treat.
Also, the service was excellent and with a big ol' smile. Our waitress was so friendly and apologized directly for forgetting my partner's second beer (I always find it to be a sign of poor service when wait staff try and pass it off as not their fault!). We had at least four people tending to us throughout the evening and rather than feeling scattered, it felt like we were very well looked after.
Also, do yourself a favor and save room for dessert. The Almond Cake and the Dark Chocolate Cake were both in-cred-i-ble!
So, four, pushing five stars, and we will be back!

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I visited Ox and Angela when in Calgary for one night before heading on to Banff. We didn't feel like going to one of the numerous steakhouses and were looking for something different. Ox and Angela did not disappoint. Our rose sangria was beautifully presented with summer flowers and ice, and all the tapas plates we tried were amazing. Our only difficulty was selecting which ones to order - we could only manage 4 plus bread between us, and we wanted to try everything on the menu.

Some may find the service a little slow but for us it was perfect - well paced, and the plates were brought out gradually rather than all at once, which alleviated the "no room on the table" crisis that sometimes comes at tapas restaurants.

Overall, we were very happy diners and would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went to Ox and Angela for the first time for lunch. What a great restaurant. We ordered the Tapas special and it was a wonderful mini feast. The atmosphere and service were just awesome, cool patio too. I really like this style of eating, just a few bites of many different dishes . Having said that, make no mistake you leave stuffed. Great wine list as well. I will be returning to this restaurant very soon.

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