Calgary small-plate Restaurants

Small plates are perfect for sharing with friends. There’s something about passing food around the table that gets the conversation flowing. A number of contemporary restaurants offer an interesting and delicious array of these Spanish-inspired servings.

Barcelona Tavern

501 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1G1

This sociable downtown destination serves Spanish and Mediterranean food. Barcelona Tavern dishes up Latin-accented breakfast (patatas bravas, Spanish omelet), brunch (huevos rancheros), lunch (tapas, paella, pizza) and dinner (ditto). The tapas menu features snacks such as Greek lamb ribs, mussels, chorizo, lobster ravioli and the requisite Iberico ham is an add-on to tomatoes Barcelona with Manchego cheese.

Ox Bar De Tapas

528 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B1

Ox and Angela brings Spanish dining to Calgary. Choose from their selection of small, super-flavourful plates or choose Spanish family-style with an array of chef’s selections for the table to share.

Bar C

340 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8

The small-plate charcuterie selection at Bar C may include smoked bison and duck, capicola ham, elk salami and venison pate. House-pickled pickles, crostini and grainy mustard are the accompaniments. Pair with a cheese platter featuring such selections as Morbier, Roquefort Papillon and Jarlsberg with fruit, warm baguette, honey and fig jam.

Franks on Macleod

6920 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0L3

Tango Bisto uses local and regional ingredients in their great small plate offerings. The bistro also serves a host of flatbreads and original poutines.

Anju Co Of Concorde Group

344 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8

The Korean word anju means “food you eat with alcohol.” A unique Euro-Korean restaurant, Anju serves delicious small-plate dishes meant to be shared with friends over drinks.

Model Milk

307 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8

One of the city’s hottest contemporary Canadian eateries, Model Milk’s small-plate selection pairs perfectly with selections from its artisan cocktail menu.


344 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8

Chef Roy Oh’s Euro-contemporary tapas has taken 17th Avenue Southwest by storm. The restaurant’s name translates to “food served with alcohol." These small-plate selections include lemongrass Brussels sprouts, Korean fried chicken and kimchi fried rice.

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