Best Spanish Restaurants in Calgary

The 3 Best Spanish Restaurants in Calgary

By Isabelle Morin

Spanish cuisine has got to be one of the most appealing meal courses in the world and we understand if you get excited at the sound of them. If you’re in for this rich food experience, here are some of the best Spanish restaurants in Calgary we found for you!

Whether it’s for a family or a group of friends, Spanish dishes are always best with a large number of people since they are a feast! We know you’re just as hungry as we are so let’s not keep you long!

How Much Does a Spanish Restaurant Service Cost in Calgary? 

Spanish restaurants are a whole new experience that everyone must try. To avoid getting short on during a date, here’s the average cost of service in Spanish restaurants in Calgary:

ServiceAverage Cost
Lunch Starts at $25 per person
DinnerStarts at $35 per person
Bottle of Wine$30-40 each

The Best Spanish Restaurants in Calgary

Of course, when picking out restaurants for this list of the best Spanish restaurants in Calgary, we put together a specific list of things that we should take a look at. This was the list:

Price range – We took a look at the price ranges of each restaurant and determined whether they were relatively expensive or affordable.
Range of food and drink options –  Having a wide range of food and drink options in a restaurant is one of the most important things.
Ambience – This part was all based on the customer reviews and whether or not it provided a great ambience for customers to enjoy.
Services offered –  This is whether they offer dine-in services, curbside pick-up, and delivery services.

1. Las Canarias

Las Canarias' Homepage
SERVICESCasual, Convivial bar, Dine-in, Takeaway
WEBSITEhttps://lascanarias.ca/ 
ADDRESS1129 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0B6, Canada
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (403) 475-4165
Email: [email protected] 
OPERATING HOURSTues to Thurs 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri to Sat 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 12:00 PM – 10:00 pm

Las Canarias is a restaurant in Calgary that aims to give its patrons the experience of eating in a Spanish bodega-style restaurant. This paired with the delicious Spanish cuisine they serve as they play amazing music gives Calgarians the authentic Spanish experience.

On weekends, they also have live music to accompany you and your loved ones which we think is a great addition to any relaxing weekend.

You’ll be glad to know that all of their dishes are prepared with both local and Spanish ingredients. They’re all also freshly cooked so you get all the love that’s found in true Spanish dishes.

Something you should keep in mind is that, since they prepare everything as you order, it does take a while for the food to be prepared. This makes them a bit unideal for those who are extremely hungry or in a rush but if you’re there for the experience, you’ll be fine.

They serve tapas, paellas, salads, soups, desserts, and more. Their prices start at $4 for their garlic bread and their most expensive dish is $49 which is their Chueleton a la piedra, a rib-eye steak.

For their drinks, they offer soft drinks, beer, red wine, white wine, cocktails, and more.

You can check out their food menu here and their drink menu here. Take note that their paellas take around 40 minutes to be served.

One thing we really like about this restaurant is you can even host private events with them. Whether it’s a bachelorette party, family gathering, birthday, or what, all you have to do is call them up and ask them for help planning your special event.

If you’re looking for more ways to contact them, you can always fill up this contact form on their website. Take note that they’re closed on Mondays and every morning.

Pros

  • Fresh ingredients 
  • Cooked on the spot
  • Can be used as an event space
  • Online contact form is available
  • Wide selection of wines
  • Live music on weekends

Cons

  • Closed in the morning
  • Closed on Mondays
  • Relatively expensive
  • No mention of gluten-free or vegetarian options

Customer Reviews

Great place for authentic Spanish Paella

“Great place for authentic Spanish Paella! Full of seafood like mussels, shrimp and fish. ? The rice was tasty and chewy. The two person portion was super big and can probably feed 3 to 4 people.” -Oscar

Delightful and authentic Spanish dinner, definitely coming back

“Had a delightful and authentic Spanish dinner. We tried the Pulpo, which was super buttery and tender. You can’t miss the home made Chorizo – it’s too die for! For the main we had the Mixed Paella which was enough to feed 4 people. We loved the flavor of the rice and there was a great variety of seafood! Def coming back to try more of the menu and the dessert!!” -Hungry

2. Escoba Bistro and Winebar

Escoba Bistro and Winebar's Homepage
SERVICESDine-in, Curbside pickup, Delivery
WEBSITEhttps://www.escoba.ca/
ADDRESS624 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1G4, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 403-474-4829
OPERATING HOURSTues-Fri 11:30 am – 2:00 pm ; 5:30 pm – 10:00pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Escoba Bistro and Winebar is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that serves tons of different kinds of Spanish cuisine.

They have gluten-free options, vegan options, and vegetarian options which we think makes them great for people with specific diets who still want to try out other cuisines. Be sure to ask your server about more of these options and their daily features.

They have a wide array of appetizers, salads, soups, and entrees to prepare you for the delicious full meals they’re cooking up in their kitchen. Customers often comment on how amazing their paellas are so we suggest you check those out!

As any Spanish meal deserves, they have all sorts of red and white wines to pair up with. They also have cocktails, beers, and more you can look through.

One downside is they have a pretty complicated schedule. They’re closed on Mondays and have intermittent hours during the weekend; they’re also only open for 5 hours a day on Saturdays.

You can check out all of their food and drink options here. There’s a table-side menu and a curbside/delivery menu.

If you ever find yourself craving their food but don’t want to dine in, you’ll be glad to know they also do deliveries and curbside pickup.

Pros

  • Online booking available
  • Accepts curbside pickup
  • Accepts deliveries
  • Wide selections of wines
  • Has gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options

Cons

  • Closed in the mornings
  • Relatively expensive
  • Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Customer Reviews

Delicious paella, amazing staff

“Amazing place. Paella was delish! You can check out on the phone, super simple and easy process. Was busy during lunch hour, but food arrived really quickly. Amazing staff.” -Kristina

Incredible service, delicious food, lovely atmosphere

“I just attended an event at Escoba’s. It was the best experience at at restaurant I have ever had. The service was incredible, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely. They bent over backwards to make a memorable evening for our group and the staff were incredible with our children and were hands on in helping keep them entertained. Everyone commented that they found a new favourite spot to eat!” -Jenica

3. Barcelona Tavern

Barcelona Tavern's Homepage
SERVICESDine-in, Takeaway
WEBSITEhttp://barcelonatavern.com/calgary/ 
ADDRESS501 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P, 1G1, Canada
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +1 403-265-6555
OPERATING HOURSMon to Wed 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Thurs & Fri 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm – 2:00 am

Barcelona Tavern is a bar and restaurant located in Southwest Calgary that’s Mediterranean-inspired. As you can tell from the name, its main target is Spanish cuisine.

All their meals are fresh and locally sourced which guarantees a good meal. Be sure to ask your server for the daily specials because their chefs are always coming up with something great according to customers.

If you find yourself in the mood for paellas, we highly recommend their Seafood Paella. You can also check out their Steak & Shrimp Paella, Blackened Chicken Paella, or their Blunch Paella.

They serve all kinds of tapas from Veal Bomba to Mussels & Frites, including Greek Pork Ribs, Roasted Cauliflower, and so much more. They also serve a wide assortment of salads, sandwiches.

For drinks, they have gin & tonics, beers, wines, and cocktails. Their wines are the most extensive which you can view here along with all their other items.

For dessert, all they have is Classic Churros. While this doesn’t give you many options, it’s still a pretty great ending to any meal.

We also love that they serve gluten-free and vegetarian options. You’ll notice them marked on the menus.

Sadly, you can’t go to this restaurant for daily breakfasts and Sunday brunches because they’re closed in the morning and on Sundays. They have pretty long opening hours every other day, though!

Asides from dining in at this restaurant, you can also opt to order from them in the comfort of your own home or do curbside pickup. You can also rent this space out for your event!

Pros

  • Relatively affordable
  • Wide selection of wines
  • Accepts deliveries 
  • Does curbside pickup
  • Has gluten-free and vegetarian options
  • Can be used as an event’s place

Cons

  • Only one dessert
  • Closed in the mornings
  • Closed on Sundays

Customer Reviews

Chicken was juicy & cooked perfectly, Extremely pleasant staff, highly recommended

“Had the chiefs ceasar with blackened chicken. So yummy. The chicken was cooked perfectly and was very juicy. Staff was extremely pleasant. Highly recommend, super casual place to hang out with friends, or co workers in my case. Good drink menu as well.” -Vanessa

Fantastic good, phenomenal service

“The food is fantastic. The drinks are ice cold. The service I got was phenomenal.  My server Cassidie (sorry if I spelled that wrong!) was amazing.  Probably the best burger I’ve had in a decade. Will be returning for sure!” -Christoff

Fantastic place, awesome food, highly recommended

“Fantastic place! Food was awesome. We had the ribs and the muscles to share. Scott the bartender was amazing to watch and one of the managers looks like Gus from Breaking Bad. Highly recommended!” -Gemph

FAQs about the Best Spanish Restaurants in Calgary


That’s all we have for now on the best Spanish restaurants in Calgary. We hope you found this article helpful and that you satisfy your Spanish cravings ASAP! 

If you ever find yourself in any of these restaurants, please let us know! We’d love to hear all about your experience dining in these amazing restaurants.

Also, if you want to check out more restaurants around Calgary, we suggest looking through related articles we have!

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