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Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

4.7
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348 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED WHILE WE NAVIGATE OUR RE-OPENING AS PART OF STAGE 1 OF ALBERTA'S RE-LAUNCH.
Mediterranean influenced cuisine paired with great wine and exceptional service. Located in the Calgary downtown core we are well accustomed to the hustle and bustle of the corporate lunch crowd and delight in the opportunity to serve our clientele both efficiently and consistently with our good old fashioned familiar Escoba ways. Our evenings are a bit more quiet and perfect for catching up with an old friend, getting a bite to eat before or after a movie, or even just an impromptu drink and bite with family... did we mention we also host private events for a variety of sizes? We hope to serve you soon!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 348 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VictorS
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and so delicious.

The staff's attention to us having the best Escoba experience is very pleasing.

Our gratitude to them for giving us such a terrific night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A lot of menu items were sold out

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded 5 days ago

So sorry to have disappointed you, we try to keep our menu as updated as possible and the only item we are aware of being out of stock was the Saturday Supper. If there is an incorrect copy of our menu listed online we'd love to know so we can prevent any further disappointment. Thank you for your feedback and we'll make sure to be better prepared on your next visit!

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vipToddH
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Escoba is one of the greatest places to eat downtown. For value and for the quality of food. My clients love it there and try to get there whenever I can.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surf and turf special was fantastic, cook on the steak was perfect and scallops were cooked great as well,will definitely return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was so glad to see Escoba open again after the covid shut downs. Excellent as always.

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JocelynO
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience.

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KaylaC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thank you for the extra time and attention given to our meals and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food! Our server was wonderful, such a great evening. Hard to choose my favorite dish, but I had the tuna, its delicious! The squid starter was also next level! Will be back!

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vipAmandaP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot for business lunches -ambiance and noise level is perfect

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 14 March 2020

Thank you for the review Amanda! We appreciate your support!

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VisitingCanuck
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is consistent and delishious. Appetizer platter and salmon is the way to go!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 14 March 2020

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you when you're back in Calgary :)

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The flavour of the food was well balanced and the presentation was very good. Our server was very helpful and appropriately attentive. She was well informed about the wines offered and gave helpful suggestions.

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denisem
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful yyc dining experience. Great vegetarian option. Thanks guyd

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 12 March 2020

Thank you for the review Denise! So glad to hear you enjoyed yourself, we can't wait to have you back in!

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calcan5
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Foods are great. Server was nice.
Just one thing is floor was super slippery.
So be careful. Another than that everything was great. I’ll go back there!

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AlexisGrace
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place to enjoy a meal and drinks. The attention to detail in the meal had us at hello. Ideal for intimate dinners. The staff were amazing, paid attention to all the detail. Will definitely dine here again :).

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LanaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with our daughter. Very enjoyable and we will be back!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for the review Lana! Can't wait to have you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit here for dinner before a show. My wife and I shared appetizer plates and dessert. Service was attentive, and friendly. Drinks were offered right away. Good menu selection. Four of the appetizers were exellent. Crab and Shrimp cakes, Spring rolls (Mediterranean flare), Pulled Pork dumplings, and the winner of the night was the Squid! Desserts of Creme Brûlée and Tiramisu were excellent. Lots of time to enjoy it all as we didn't feel rushed.

One thing we both commented on was the lack of noise. Even with lots of people talking, the restaurant had obviously taken the time to do acoustic treatment in the space as evidenced by the ceiling panels and wall treatments. The ease of quiet conversation in what should have been a noisy space was a welcoming change from a lot of the noisy places we have eaten lately.

Great food, excellent service, and low noise. Will be on the repeat list for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience. Excellent food. Great service. Not too loud for business lunch.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 2 March 2020

Thank you the review, come back soon!

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VelmaB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The atmosphere is very nice and the service was very good. The wine was fantastic! The only thing I wouldn't recommend is the lobster bisque - it was actually tomato bisque to much tomato not enough lobster taste.

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K2Cal
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a solid performance on the menu and food. Enjoy coming back here either before a show or for a night out.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for the review!

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ClaireM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on Valentines Day so it was understandably very busy. Despite being so busy, there were no issues with service. We opted for the Valentines Menu which was a 4 course sharing menu. All 4 courses were delicious and beautifully presented. The portions could perhaps have been a little bigger. I was satisfied however my husband would have liked a little more of each dish. It was possible to order from the regular menu and the dishes we saw go by also looked great. Looking forward to returning in the future.

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vipandrewc
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part of the meal was amazing!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you for the review Andrew! We hope to see you in soon :)

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Ace2211
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Quaint cozy spot with great food. Was a bit crowded with tables close to on another, but the service and food made up for it.

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vipOysterLove
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The St-V set menu sounded fancy. However, the comfort food was ordinary... not elevated and not sophisticated. The dinner was definitely overpriced in terms of quality and lack of creativity. The great service and relax atmosphere compensated to a certain extent.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 23 February 2020

Hello, thank you for your feedback regarding your Valentine’s Day dinner experience. We regret to hear that you didn’t thoroughly enjoy the featured Chef’s menu and found it overpriced. We've passed along your feedback to our Chef to review. We are happy to hear that the service and atmosphere helped remedy your experience, and we hope there will be an opportunity to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great vibes, over booked for Valentine’s Day which made it feel a little rushed but would def go back on a less busy day.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 20 February 2020

Thank you for the review! Can't wait to have you back :)

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KaylaK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing location. The 6oz sirloin steak was the best we’ve had. Thank you!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank for taking the time to review Kayla! We're glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. come back soon!

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Mack
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was so delicious and the service was exceptional. I have Celiac Disease and I was very confident with their knowledge. I highly recommend the salmon and my husband was very impressed with the chicken and scallops.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for the review Mack! We are so glad you enjoyed everything, come back soon :)

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MGrantD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another exceptional dinner at Escoba, the most reliable place in Calgary for great service, food and conversation.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review! Don't be stranger, come back soon!

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alyssafarrar5
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Really enjoyed our anniversary dinner. The salmon was outstanding !

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 11 February 2020

Thank you for the review Alyssa! Glad we could make your anniversary dinner a memorable experience. Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous salmon!

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Lynda
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wine, service and ambiance. Will return.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 11 February 2020

Thank you for the review Lynda! We can't wait to have you back in.

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Sparky64
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Food was fast and tasty, great for a business lunch.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 7 February 2020

Thank you for the review Sparky! Glad you enjoyed your visit with us, come back soon!

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a bit pricy but the food is good. The servers are cheery. I passed by the place often but never realized inside the restaurant is so nice, the light is not too bright and not too dark. Next time, I will visit again if there are company coming to town.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thank you for the review Angela! We look forward to having you back in!

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LouP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to go for dinner. Ambiance is great and food is delicious. Highly recommend

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 3 February 2020

Thank you for the review Lou! Look forward to having you back!

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MelG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey for lunch but the food, service, wine and ambiance are top-notch. Would probably prefer this destination for dinner instead.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 24 January 2020

Thank you!

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LoriL
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always consistent and delicious. Service always impeccable.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 24 January 2020

Thank you for the review Lori! We hope to see you soon!

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vipDinger
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always continue to exceed my expectations. Amazing food at reasonable prices.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 22 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Dinger!

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BlairT
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner here with 2 couples and everyone really enjoyed it. Three of us had steaks, one had chicken. All loved their meals. The service was top notch, very pleasant staff and very knowledgeable on food and wine options. The setting was also excellent with the noise level just right to allow us to have a nice conversation. We will definitely return.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 15 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience Blair! We put all we have into creating a wonderful dining experience for all our guests and we're glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to having you back in!

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K2Cal
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with excellent wine recommendations. Definitely coming back

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 13 January 2020

Thank you for the review, we look forward to having you back in!

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MaggieC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with beautiful presentation. Great service. Nice ambience.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on 13 January 2020

Thank you for the review Maggie! Glad to hear you had a wonderful experience!

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FAQs

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 474-4828.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 348 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.