Excellent OLD WORLD SERVICE....the
Excellent OLD WORLD SERVICE....the staff should teach many how to be of service.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
EXCELLENT FOOD and overall
EXCELLENT FOOD and overall dining experience. Best steak I've had in years.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
When I'm craving steak, this
When I'm craving steak, this is exactly what I'm looking for. My steak was perfectly cooked, the sides are very tasty, and the carpaccio appetizer was absolutely delicious. We always have a good time here.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and our waiter Chris
Food and our waiter Chris were fantastic. Will definitely return in the future!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Filet Mignon was delicious, tender and soft. I found the sides of erred very carb heavy and would have liked more variety. That being said, the portions were very generous and I didnt have much room left to eat the sides. For an appetizer I had the meat empanada which was very savory. Food was definitely good. Ambiance of the restaurant was laid back and casual. Good for the family but not really for a romantic dinner.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had such a wonderful evening there last Sunday. The food was always mouth-watering delicious. We started by sharing an appetizer of dates wrapped in bacon...full of flavor! I had my usual skirt steak & my husband had filet mignon. Both were cooked & seasoned to perfection. For dessert, we shared the crepe special of fruits with caramel. Certainly not for anyone on a diet, but boy was it yummy! Last, but not least, the service. Absolutely the BEST service we've gotten anywhere, anytime. Our server's name was Bernardo. What a charming man! We were so impressed with his outgoing personality & his ability to be attentive to his tables with the most casual ease. It made a regular Sunday's dinner into a memorable evening. Thanks so much!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved everything - the
We loved everything - the empanada, soup, swordfish, steak, lambchops, chips, squash, sangria, and last but not least the dolce de leche crepe. We keep coming back! Thanks for a wonderful meal.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. No guilt if you
Great food. No guilt if you have not dressed up for dinner; no feeling ridiculous if you have dressed up! Service is great...there when you need them...not there when you don't.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but slow when busy
Been to Tango many times; local favorite for steak and potatoes. But consistently if it is busy it has taken 45 minutes or more for them to serve a steak. We sat a few minutes after 8PM, restaurant was pretty full, and were served after 9PM. The servers kept our waters full, but they need a bigger kitchen for that size restaurant. Not the first time this has happened so I think I'll avoid Fri and Sat nights from now on.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was all excellent.
The food was all excellent. I didn't care for the two glasses of red wine much, however. The malbec & cabernet both tasted a bit sour to me.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will Keep Coming Back
Love it. Steaks are delicious, food is great and service is excellent. Will keep going back!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and atmosphere
great food and atmosphere , although I booked on open table for 7pm when we arrived there was no table and we had to wait
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tango is tasty and dependable
Although it prides itself on its Argentinian beef, Tango has the best salmon I have eaten anywhere! And you simply must have the pure portena on the side. A nice wine list is accompanied by a terrific exotic cocktail selection. We tried some new (to us) appetizers including the dates wrapped in bacon. I think seriously that a full complement of apps could make a lovely tapas evening, there is so much to choose.
Our waiter was sweet and attentive. I wish I caught his name to give him full credit.
My third visit--I will be happy to return.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were very
Food and service were very good however pricey. Not sure it was worth the high price as we have other restaurants that we frequent that offer similar quality for less price. Not sure we'll go back but the meal was very good and our server was very attentive and very knoweldgeable. He was very helpful offering suggestions in all courses, including compatible wine as it was our first time at an Argentine restaurant.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband loves a good parrillada and he thoroughly enjoyed the one he had at Tango. I love the empanadas, the milenesas, and the Tango/Argentine theme. Nicely decorated without going over the top. We have been here several times and usuall it's been very busy. This time, being the day after a long weekend, we practically had the placed to ourselves. I don't remember it being quiet the other viits, but it was this time, so that is how I rated it. Good service, not overly-attentive but just enough to be sure our needs were met. All in all it was a very enjoyable experience.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Tango before. With so many great choices in the area, we like to try new things. But Saturday we have a short window of opportunity to sneak in a romantic date night dinner. Tango was it. The food was prompt and perfect. We both enjoyed the Gazpacho which was cool and zesty on a hot day. The rest of the meal was equally appropriate, well seasoned and perfectly cooked. The service was subtle and attentive. They watched for when our water glasses were low and came in for questions only when we had a break on our lively conversation. It was a wonderful start to a wonderful evening. Thank you Tango.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fast service and excellent beef
My husband and I both had the beef enpanadas for appetizer. They were excellent. One order is only one empanada so make sure to order appropriately. I had the beef short ribs and my husband had the grilled sirloin. Both were excellent. The sides were OK and the house made potato chips were a standout. The service was also very fast and responsive.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Steak, Great Soup
Tango has excellent steaks - as good as I've had. They aren't cheap, but do come with sides, unlike the very pricey steak houses that have become popular. A wonderful surprise was the Gazpacho. Absolutely delicious. The ambiance is neighborhood friendly - quick and friendly service, but not pretentious. Worth a visit.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Food and Great Service
Excellent Argentinean steaks and empanadas. They also made a great pisco sour and have a variety of good wines. Service is excellent, helpful and very friendly. I highly recommend this place.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive but good.
It was a special occasion, so we didn't mind that much but it was a pretty expensive night out. Although it it probably cheaper that the expensive steak houses downtown with less attitude. The server was great.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a new experience having
It was a new experience having a menu with almost all meat. I was surprised that the fried potatoes were very crisp chips--I had expected them to be sautéed; so I had nothing soft to go with the meat. bread would have been welcome at that point. I had the mixed plate (forget what it was called). Sausage outstanding; meat very tasty, but very gristly, and sweetbreads overcooked.
Service very pleasant and I liked that they didn't precede the evening with a long self- and food-introduction.
I shall certainly visit Tango again and try another kind of meat--if I've had vegetables in another part of the day-and ask for rice or bread that time.
I wish you all the very best of success.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak house with So American flair
Although I remembered Tango from a visit years ago as a great place for steak, the menu is varied and includes chicken, pasta, and one fish entree. The steak is still fantastic. The appetizer list is not run of the mill, and I suppose one could dine there tapas-style and try a lot of interesting dishes. Our waitress was very attentive and accomodating, the food came out hot (i.e. not sitting under a light), and the wine list covered a wide price range. Flan for dessert was very refreshing on a summer night. I recommend trying the steak, it's the real deal and almost melts in your mouth.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is really good and
The food is really good and not expensive at all for the quality. I have been in other way more expensive restaurants in Boston well known for their meat and Tango was much better and cheaper. We go pretty often by ourselves or every time we have a visit to enjoy good meat and dulce de leche dessert. Overall, highly recommended :)
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beef to die for
This Argentinian restaurant in Arlington has consistently good food and exceptionally good beef - their specialty. The Sangria is also good as are some of the "sides," especially the mashed butternut squash and sweet potato combo. We have also found the service here to be outstanding and friendly, and if you want to practice your Spanish, it's a great opportunity as the wait staff are mostly bi-lingual.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy 10 years! We had another
Happy 10 years! We had another nice meal at Tango.
7/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our family loves the food at Tango. Business colleagues from around the country rave about the steak. I can't comment on the wine list; we stick with a Catena Malbec, which is really rich and compliments the beef perfectly.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is unique cuisine in this
It is unique cuisine in this part of the world, and that is why I recommend it to anyone who's interested in experiencing something new. Having lived in Argentina I am impressed with what they have carried over--as well as some modifications for N. Americans.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I don't know how you fix this, but a small child who is screaming during an entire meal has a very negative impact on people who are trying to enjoy themselves. That problem, coupled with an already high noise level, made it very difficult for us to hear each other speak. Also, service was not as crisp as it usually is; the second bottle of wine arrived well after our entrees arrived. Also, I can't tell from my receipt whether the $15 was applied or not. The server should have reminded me that he had applied it (which I don't think he actually did).
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
They just changed their menu after 10 years. Some good things are missing (like the spinach empanada) but some new things have been added. I tried the steak tips which were very good with their usual sweet potato/squash vegetable and tango fries which are the best. Ended the meal with a great crepe (dolce de leche) and cappuccino. Will be back again and again. Thanks Tango.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Count on it!
Tango always delivers. They know who they are and they prepare their fare very well. A reserve Malbec with a hanger steak at Tango is the most dependable meal you can have in the Boston/Cambridge area. Order anything on the menu, relax, and prepare yourself for an enjoyable culinary experience.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent meat, and not only
We love the food here, and are happy we found a place that knows what "medium" really is :-)
All dishes were very good. Although not exactly kids friendly, they are always good with our kids and adjust the dishes to our request.
Most of noise level probably came from our children so it's possible it was more than moderate...
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I could write a book about how fantastic Tango is but you need to experience it to really understand what a great restaurant is supposed to be like.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best service in recent visits
Tango is a regular choice for us because of the great steaks and potatoes. In the last 1-2 years, though, service from the kitchen has been really spotty; sometimes waiting 45 minutes or more for a steak. But this Saturday night, the service could not have been better. Apps came right away. They also included a free special of the day app. The main courses came within 10 minutes of clearing the app plates. And when we were done eating the server came right by so we could ask for the check. The only thing that prevented 5 stars for Food is that they need to make the fried potatoes slightly thicker the way they used to be so you can stick a fork through them.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Neighborhood Gem
My first time here. Everything was perfect. Service was wonderful. Our waiter was knowledgeable and professional. The suggestions he made were delicious. Helped us also to choose a nice Argentine. We will SURELY come back again.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excelletnt. We had
Food was excelletnt. We had a reservation and our table was ready.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak lovers, especailly those who crave favorful filet mignon, don't miss out on trying Tango's. With their multiple offering of different reduction sauses or just have it plain it is absolutely outstanding and reasonably priced. Add to it ample sides dishes to your entre and will leave be quite satisfied after your dining experience. Bacon wrapped dates, pan seared mushrooms topped with melted cheese and a great selection of Argentinian wines are just a few honorable mentions to Tango's fame.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
since we came to
since we came to this country had not eaten a good steak!
we loved! care environment and very good!
I congratulate you!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, Fine Food in a Noisy Room
I was going to take off 2 stars for the slow service, but realized that on this evening they were unusually overcrowded due to a coupon expiration date. The food was all excellent: in particular, the salmon had a rare delicious flavor, and the steak was top quality. The restaurant is always very noisy (not helped by the high turnout this night). Management is quite nice (and lively), as are the wait staff.
All said I love the restaurant.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, the beef is spectacular. They have changed their menu since my last meal there, and there is only one fish item (salmon) and one lamb item. Otherwise, it's all from the cow.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great argentinian food and wine
Argentinians know meat and how to grill it, very good 'parrilla' and 'bife de chorizo'., and their Merlot was exquisite. Our last visit was gifted with a small guitar group that played really well, people sang along and danced.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, authentic food!!
My parents and I chose Tango for my birthday dinner since I had spent a semester in Argentina. The food was awesome! We started with empanadas which were delicious and authentic (the ham and cheese was especially good), and my father and I both ordered the filet, both of which were perfectly cooked. The homemade chimichurri sauce was delicious and made me feel as though I was back in Argentina--it tasted great with bread and on the steak. My mom had grilled lamb chops which she loved. The service was great, our waiter was very personable, helpful and attentive. The wine list was extensive, and the specialty drinks were interesting too. I had sangria made with Malbec, which i would definitely recommend. Overall, a great experience!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tango is my favorite restaurant
Tango is my favorite restaurant to visit! I'm always appreciative of their consistently delicious food, and genuinely warm service. Come to Tango to enjoy their amazing Argentine cuisine, and feel like part of the family!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my third visit to Tango in the last two years and it remains consistently top-notch. The wine list is both extensive and reasonably priced. The menu offers an interesting mix of Argentine and American steakhouse favorites. The churrasco (a sirloin strip steak) was fantastic. My wife raved about her lamb chops. Entress come with a choice of two sides from a selection of American and Argentine vegetable offerings. The porteno, a mix of mashed butternut squash and sweet potato, was delicious. The service was impeccable. If I had to choose one phrase to sum up Tango, I would say that it has class. Try it -- you'll like it.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Tango as part of a Regent theater-dinner package. The food was very good, and the service was outstanding. The chef went around the tables soliciting information about his meals. That must take a certain level of confidence in his cooking abilities. His reports must have been all good on the night we went because he was smiling as he came to our table. Our positive input seemed to brighten his smile even more. We will go back again.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable and great food to be had
We have been here multiple times and always enjoy the food. Since I was last there, I have become gluten free. I was happy to see that they mark on their menu, which items contain gluten. Unfortunately there were no gluten free dessert items. The restaurant is a plus to the Arlington center. I would definitely recommend going there. Our only issue this time was our server was a little slow.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM