Tucked away around the corner from National 17th, Ricardo's Hideaway is 17th Avenue’s newest hidden gem. This rum bar features 100+ different rums, 20 specialty cocktails, and an island inspired food menu. Whether you're starting your night with some Latin-inspired dishes or just stopping in for a nightcap, Ricardo's equals rum and fun, and this little bar is sure to become a neighborhood staple.
We didn’t eat, the food smelt good though. Service wasn’t great. Our main waiter often forgot about us and we would be served and have better service from other people.
We arrived early and after 20 minutes sitting at the table nobody even greeted us or asked us for a drink order. Probably 10 waiters and servers walked passed us and didn’t say anything. We left and found a real restaurant that offered service and food. I won’t ever go back and can’t wait to see the for lease sign on the door
We want here after our din er and enjoyed some drinks.
All was really great and it’s so cool inside.
Will be back for more drinks and hopefully some food.
Great food and drinks, the server was solid, and the vibe was perfect
Excellent experience multiple times!
Thanks a lot to all the team of Ricardo's!
It is always great here. Lovely patio. Unfortunately City of Calgary was paving right beside the patio. Smell of tar not appealing.
Had a great time! Food was good, the service was good and the rum! So many choices. Only downside was it was noisy. Otherwise, fantastic!
Great food and cocktails! The jerk chicken is AMAZING
We booked a reservation for last Saturday June 8th. We were very excited to be coming into town to eat at Ricardo’s. We have been before with friends and the food and atmosphere were amazing. However when we arrived for our reservation we were very surprised to see that the restaurant was closed without any notice. Open table hadn’t been update to the closure and we were left to find somewhere else that had room to take us. Love this restaurant just wish the communication was better.
Came here with my friends for my birthday on a Saturday night, OpenTable made it extremely easy to book. Skeptical at first but the ambience and food/drinks ended up being top notch. Beef ribs is a must!
I enjoy the atmosphere on the inside of the restaurant but the patio had no music and the service was quite slow.
we were told by our server there was really no gluten free options for our friend so unfortunately we could only stay for drinks.
Just okay. Management has changed. More focused on dollar turnover. Disappointed it's not what it used to be.
After reading about Ricardo's being a great place to feel like you've gone on vacation, we booked our anniversary dinner there before heading to Theatre Calgary. The atmosphere is very fun, and it looks like a bar in the Caribbean. We ordered a Jamaican patty and a cheese empanada to start, then the Jerk Chicken. Wow, everything was SO GOOD!! Such amazing flavours, very much like the amazing food you get in Jamaica. We had a pina colada and some wine. Wow, the pina colada was strong! Definitely want to visit again and get more of that Jerk Chicken and would love to try the Maui Ribs.