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The Palomino

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#141 of 3,012 Restaurants in Calgary}
$$ - $$$American, ,
109-7th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0W5, Canada
+1 403-532-1911
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic fries” (29 reviews)
“pulled pork” (24 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109-7th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0W5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place, which I spotted through a zoom lens atop the Calgary Tower if you can believe it. It’s a real dive, in the best sense possible, but that doesn’t mean the food isn’t good. My sausage bun was really delicious, and my...More

Thank 835leeb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch. Thought that the place was condemned, but people were in the restaurant eating. It's an old saloon, but they have very good taste in American football as there were NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS paraphernalia on the wall. Didn't know what to get....More

Thank RichardMello
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real Western BBQ and Bar Saloon. There were Four of us and we ordered a Large sampler to split between us. It had everything Beef, Pork, Chicken with the fixins. We have a great meal and a wonderful time.

Thank jebiv1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there with some colleagues for a beer and appetizers as I have not been there for over 20 years and it has not changed. It is a very cool place but the decor is getting old but still very original. The food we...More

Thank gizbot
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Went here for dinner and had a great time! BBQ is very good and they have a BBQ style poutine dish that is to die for. Prices are very reasonable given the quality you get and there is a live band I believe Friday's and...More

Thank T Y
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Meh. Food was alright, but I've had better BBQ elsewhere (Big T BBQ, and Holy Smoke both come to mind). Ordered chicken wings and they were VERY dry. Nobody else at or table was that enthralled with the food either, but it wasn't awful. So...More

Thank Mr_JPyyc
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Came here expecting some great BBQ and ended up with a half rack of very dry ribs. Caesar salad was good - had some full cloves of oven roasted garlic which was nice. Service was mediocre. Would've been nice to get a smile, even a...More

Thank ErieSt
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We decided to visit after I saw this restaurant featured on "You Gotta Eat Here." Entering, I was a bit surprised at how dated the main floor was (never went downstairs). The only washroom on that level was non gender specific, again out dated, but...More

Thank HonestyOpin
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Great atmosphere and good service. Drinks and food arrived promptly and the selection of beer and bourbon is respectable. The quality of the food is uneven. Brisket and pulled pork, great. Ribs and sausage, dry and disappointing.

Thank 239jf
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the Palomino on a Wednesday afternoon about 2:00. The restaurant was neat and I imagine it could be fun during a Friday lunch hour or after work. The music was classic country from the 70's/80's while we were there....which we enjoyed. Unfortunately, I...More

Thank somanytrips2go
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24 November 2016|
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Response from Mark C | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is a bar so you have to be 18 or older in accordance with Alberta law.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109-7th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-532-1911
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