Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

4.7
191 reviews
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date
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Mediterranean influenced cuisine paired with great wine and exceptional service. We are excited to re-open after a 14 month hiatus to share our passion once again with our vintage'd patrons and hopefully some new patrons as well. 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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SP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant I've ever eaten at. Everything on the menu is excellent from the appetizers to the desserts. Definitely worth every penny. You won't be disappointed in anything on the menu!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Escobar is a very nice restaurant for both personal and professional events. One of my favourites in Calgary

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Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The food was good and the server was very pleasant. However, we did a set menu paired with wine for Valentines and the appetizer took quite a long time to come which was odd. After that everything was great. Not sure if they got a little behind or if something went wrong in the kitchen. We will go back though!!

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KM
Cancun
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Valentines Day

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

It was fantastic. We had the Valentine chefs menu. Those short rib spring rolls were amazing. Incredible. The waitress seemed very unsure of herself and must have been brand new. She was ok. The steak was a bit over salted (and I like salt) and the cod was the only thing on the menu that we really didn’t like. We additionally ordered the tiger rose pasta and it was amazing as well and so was the desert. Thank you so much. We will definitely be back

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JO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food service and atmosphere. Definitely will be back

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Very good. Seating by the window was pretty darn cold. Cold feet for much of the time I was seated. Luckily my date had snow boots on...just not me.

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AB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food served perfectly will definitely be back!

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Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great, we had the squid to start which was perfectly spiced and cooked. For our mains We had the duck and ribeye, the ribeye was cooked perfectly and salted to my liking. The duck was very rich with a great mushroom risotto that pulled it all together. For desert we went with the taster and it was a perfect amount of all their best items, almost order a second it was that delicious. We dined in the wine cage which was a very unique and personal place, staff was excellent as well. Will be going back soon.

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RM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service were amazing, staff is friendly and the Valintine's day menu was fantastic

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Steak wasn’t cooked good ribeye too rare.

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SM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great tenderloin and great service. I have been back twice now and both times my experience was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was such an amazing experience! Our server was phenomenal and knowledgeable about the menu, the atmosphere was quiet and intimate. Best outing in awhile 💜

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PS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great quality. Food is never a disappointment. Overall in my view the most consistent restaurant downtown offering a great selection of food and wines.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good service and excellent meals.

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great. I had the Salmon and it was superb. The staff looked after us very well and the chef did an amazing job.

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j
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good for a business lunch

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EE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding lunch! Started with a flight of reds, as it was a birthday celebration, followed up by their delicious spinach and cheese spring rolls. The whiskey smoked duck and seafood paella paired perfectly with the wines. This restaurant has got to be one of the hidden gems in Calgary.

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LL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very attentive from the minute you walk in the door. Love the food and love the service. Will definitely be back!

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L
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Mushroom soup, meatballs and vegetable bake were all excellent. Flavourful fresh ingredients and balanced spices led to all dishes tasting delicious. Mushroom soup had good amount of garlic, perhaps too much for some people but it wasn’t over the top. The meatballs I’ve had before and will again. Cooked perfectly, delicious sauce and just the right amount of each. Meat wasn’t overpowered by the sauce and the portion was sufficient for a light lunch enter or a hearty appetizer. Best surprise was the vegetable bake which my colleague had and I got to taste. I think I’ll talk my wife in not ordering it next time. Hostess and server were friendly and attentive. Great lunch!

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and our server recommended the perfect wine for me! Would totally go back again!

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MM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always exceptional food, dinning & service , look forward to 2019 as a regular!

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CC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great place, great food. we will be back. cant believe I had not been here before

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B
Calgary
53 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Escoba is amazing a great little gem in the downtown core. Food is amazing and so are the servers. The owners are always friendly and they always are sure to come by the table to thank you each and every time. Great food....thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

With clients they were impressed

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined with my wife to escape the craziness of Christmas shopping. Made our way to Escoba, and as always, it never disappoints.
Started with a glass of wine that was recommended by Laurel, who is super knowledgeable and passionate about the wines that they serve.
We shared the Atlantic mussels and squid to start. Both delicious.
Everything on the menu sounded good, as we decided on our entree. She chose the salmon, and I had the rib eye. Both were done to perfection.
On Chef Brad's recommendation, we had the truffles to finish, along with a Port to compliment.

The food, service, and atmosphere is always top notch when we go here, and can't wait to be back!

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DK
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a favorite for business lunch or evening out. Great food and good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always a great meal! One of my favorite places downtown.

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D
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Possibly the best meal I have had in Calgary.

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome lunch. Had the appetizer selection of the day and the Tiger Rose pasta. Sooo good. Loved the ambiance and our server Kayla. I’ll be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, nicely spaced out and friendly. Food was excellent.

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LM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I like to come here when I have guest from out of town visiting either for business or personal. It is a great place to go. I normally don't write reviews but I think this place deserves the recognition. Sincerely, Len M.

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Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I always have a great experience at Escoba.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the carpaccio, Tiger rose pasta good, sauce needed more seasoning, asked for extra prawns, which they did ( thank you). Tess was our Server, she knew we were in no rush and her service and her timing was perfect.

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, one of my favourite places to dine downtown, for lunch or dinner.

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DJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love going to Escoba! The food is always amazing and their staff are knowledgeable, welcoming and friendly.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, and competitive prices... an excellent date night! !

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ZP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

As a new comer, I found this restaurant with good reviews from online search. I asked waitress for recommendations, it turned out to be both the food and wine were very tasty. It is highly recommended.

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