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Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

624 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4, Canada
+1 403-474-4829
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ahi tuna” (10 reviews)
“crab cakes” (11 reviews)
“spring rolls” (12 reviews)
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American, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
624 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes, now and then, a restaurant just gets it right! I’m convinced that Escoba has. I eat out a lot for business lunches and I regularly bring clients to Escoba. I have never had a disappointing experience. Service is always excellent, food times are consistently...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rob B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been back several times since my first review. Every time I come back I enjoy it. I really do love the atmosphere, it is quaint, warm and homey. The service is always good and I love the food. I cam in yesterday for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 510iank
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Great dinner at Escoba, truly a treat, had a table for 2 at the window. My wife and I went for her birthday, we were seated quickly, our server was super professional and courteous, she explained the menu choices and seemed very knowledgeable with the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank iseeabeachinmyfuture
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Attended a reception at this restaurant. Venue was not the place for this type of event. Rooms were crowded. Not really anywhere to sit. Multiple levels so up and down to get to other sections, but each section was small and barely had enough room...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bkjjk
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We were staying in downtown Calgary (family of 4) and wanted to go out for a nice meal, but not fine dining. Using Trip Advisor as my faithful guide, I decided upon Escoba. The menu had enough diversity for everyone's taste buds, the prices were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We made reservations for 5 people and were running a bit late so we called ahead and they kept our table. Tables were spaced apart and seating areas of the restaurant were separated by different levels and partitions for privacy. Our server was a top-notch...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank artfuljay
Reviewed 17 September 2018

My friend and I visited on a recent Saturday evening and our service was excellent, Our server was knowledgeable about both food and wine and very attentive. The room was relatively quiet even though it was filled up after we arrived. We decided to share...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank artistandteacher
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I had been to the Escoba several years ago and had a really great experience and was saddened when they had closed. So I was looking forward to revisiting the reopened restaurant for lunch and had brought a friend who hadn't been before. We got...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Calgary_Foodie_YYC
BlairM182, General Manager at Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for your review, and for reaching out to us. I would like to extend our sincerest apology for the quality lags over your lunch on Thursday September 13th. I am relieved that you contacted us through Trip Advisor, as I was looking to...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

We had been customers of Escoba for many years before it changed ownership. On our first visit back since then, I can absolutely say that the food is still as delicious as ever, the service is amazing and we will definitely be back soon.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Diane H
Reviewed 30 August 2018

While I typically only have the rib-eye or striploin steak, I also occasionally have the Ahi Tuna mixed into the Escoba Salad! Every time I've ordered these meals I swear it is the best meal of my life. I also love the atmosphere and the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mark K
Laurel M, Owner at Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you so much for sharing Mark! We truly appreciate your patronage and kind words and are very happy that we can maintain your expectations! See you soon :)

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Jason H
21 September 2018|
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Response from Laurel M | Property representative |
They certainly are! No limits on hours they are allowed either :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 624 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4, Canada
    (Between 5th and 6th Street on 8th Ave SW)
  • Public Transportation: We are located 1/2 block south of the 5th ave C-Train stop.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-474-4829
  • E-mail
Mediterranean comfort food including lamb, prime grade beef, Atlantic salmon, pastas, and homemade flatbreads. Every dish has a suggested wine pairing from our extensive cellar. Enjoy the warmth of our charmingly rustic wood, stucco, stone and wrought iron decor. Escoba seats up to 175 for dinner with the capacity to host up to 280 for specialized cocktail and appetizer functions.
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