Tango Restaurant
Tango Restaurant

Tango Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tangoarlington.com/
  • Phone: 7814439000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Argentinean, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available for any occasion. Please call Tango Restaurant for further details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private functions at Tango Restaurant can be booked for a maximum of 65 people on certain days and times. Please call the manager for further details.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 7814439000
  • Entertainment: Please join us Friday nights for Live Music with Alejandro and Juan!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Medford Street
  • Public Transit: Arlington Center Bus Stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: On-street parking or there is a public parking lot at the corner of Mystic St (Rte 60) and Chestnut St also (Rte 60)for 50 cents and hour pre-paid.
A word from Tango Restaurant
If there is a single food that can represent Argentina, it is beef. The rich grassland plains, the pampas, rest in the shadows of the Andes and feed the people not only their wheat and corn, but also the grazing land for the cattle and sheep. Argentine beef is highly prized for its flavor and tenderness. It is our wish that at Tango you will experience a bit of Argentina and enjoy this authentic and unique cuisine. Buen Provecho!
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Tango Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (24)special occasion (21)romantic (19)good for groups (17)notable wine list (12)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent steaks
    Anthony
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Walking into the restaurant, I could hear a live musician playing guitar. My wife and I were seated in a very nice table next to the window. We started off with the bacon wrapped dates which were very good. I ended up ordering the filet mignon with the malbec reduction sauce which was absolutely delicious and cooked perfectly. My sides were the veg of the day and the pure porteno which were both mediocre. My wife got the skirt steak with tango fries and mixed greens, all of which were good. We shared the panqueque de dulce de leche with coffee to finish things off. Overall, we left very satisfied and consider this one of our favorite restaurants in arlington.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty chimichurri
    disappointedshrimplover
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Went to this restaurant on recommendation of a friend but found a few things which could improve. The chicken milianese tasted a bit like processed chicken, perhaps the way they flatten it causes the texture to change. Hubby's steak tips were tender but not very flavorful The sides were all quite good. Chocolate mousse cake was good but not outstanding, we were glad that we had only ordered the one dessert. The chocolate sauce tasted more like Hershey's syrup than a fine home made chocolate.sauce. Parking in that area is tough on a Sat night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Favorite
    Tajtoo
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    This was our first time at Tango, but it won't be the last. The restaurant was fabulous. Just about the best piece of filet mignon I've ever had. And don't miss the dates wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cheese. The service was great; well paced and attentive. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Indeed they did it again...
    Alkylidyne
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Though I was actually there for the company the dinner only enhanced the evening. Or put another way, I can finally answer the question as to what my last meal would be: Costillos de Cordero. As for the other details: Service was very good; the only minor negative was being a little slow to refill the water glasses. Otherwise, it was outstanding! I'd recommend Tango without hesitation and will dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable and great food to be had
    Naco
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Regent theater-dinner
    regentdinner4
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    foodie4ever
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, authentic food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tango is my favorite restaurant
    TangoFanatic
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great argentinian food and wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Beef
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun, Fine Food in a Noisy Room
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good local restaurant. Does
    Gatsby
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Good local restaurant. Does not rise to the level of exceptional. Decent , though not inexpensive, steaks. Can be a little loud at times. Not an intimate dining experience.Service was adequate.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent! since we came to
    Meli
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    excellent! since we came to this country had not eaten a good steak! we loved! care environment and very good! I congratulate you!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Lovers
    thetowne
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excelletnt. We had
    Jeffrey
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Food was excelletnt. We had a reservation and our table was ready.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Neighborhood Gem
    Rosi
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best service in recent visits
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing evening
    sallenVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    we were bored by our meal, disappointed with the service, and will not return
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible Service
    kpuddyVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Waited over an hour for our food and after complaining they did nothing to make up for it. Not worth the time and money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was very disappointed by
    Poilla01
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    I was very disappointed by the service is sad to see such a poor service in a Place that I was looking forward to go to celebrated my weeding anniversary dinning. The food was good it was the only thing good about it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tango Rocks
    McDonaTango
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience not close to expectation
    Peter
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The grilled provolone cheese tasted more like mozzarella than provolone. The parrillada was not the typical I've seen in the past with candles keeping things warm rather than some hot coal. The dulce de leche was too watery.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    Suzy
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    I would have given this a overall rating of 5 if it were not for the service, which was extremely slow the night we were there. Will definitely give it another try as the food was delicous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent meat, and not only
    joer
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Count on it!
    Thecageyone
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uncharacteristically disappointing
    Alkylidyne
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    This visit was extremely disappointing. The management/kitchen prioritized large parties (18 and 7) over everyone else in a sparsely filled dining room - the party of 7 literally held the door open for us and had pretty much finished their meals before we received our two entrees, 75+ min *after* we ordered. Other small parties appeared to experience the same inexcusable delay. This is the first time this has occurred to such an unacceptable degree; not an excuse but also not yet a major trend (which, yes, implies similar things have happened before to a lesser extent). Dinner, once it arrived, was "great," but not the usual "excellent." Regardless of our server's repeated apologies, I will not be so gracious should this happen again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kids
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    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).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Tango
    KittyandCo
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is unique cuisine in this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy 10 years! We had another
    Hate2cookVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Happy 10 years! We had another nice meal at Tango.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beef to die for
    Joan
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is really good and
    lriolblanco
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    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 :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak house with So American flair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a new experience having
    reni
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive but good.
    Koz1
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food and Great Service
    Chileno70
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak, Great Soup
    arlingtondiner
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast service and excellent beef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.