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Tango Bistro
Tango Bistro
  • Address:
    6920 Macleod Trail South
    Calgary, AB T2H 0L3
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Tango Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tangobistro.com
  • Email: info@tangobistro.com
  • Phone: (403) 252-4365
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday Brunch 9:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Gary Hennessey
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available for all groups, large or small. Contact Conrad for details conrad@bolerocalgary.com or call 403-252-4365
  • Special Events & Promotions: We regularly hold wine tastings, wine pairings, beer pairings, etc.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 69 th Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking in the rear of the building (East side) and overflow parking is available after 3:00pm-12:00am in the Canada Post parking lot on Fisher Street.
A word from Tango Bistro
Tango Bistro serves small plates/share plates in a vibrant modern casual setting. Fully licensed with a great wine list.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I really like the option of the 3 part lunch menu but find that the soup is, most times, not hot enough. This is the second occasion where, with the same friend, our main course was brought to us while we were still busy with the soup course and the server was quite prepared to leave it on the table beside us. She obliged by taking it away and keeping it warm but the salad wilted. Our main server was very apologetic but this is just not good enough. Wake up Tango - what is the rush on a quiet day? Third strike and you will be out as we have many other options in Calgary."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I've been to tango bistro maybe 5-6 times now. I must say I was disappointed with the food this time. We ordered the olives, oysters, beet fries, risotto, scallops and the gnocchi. My biggest complaint was with the olives, they were all pitted and hollow, and cold. I also remember the marinade tasting better. The oysters were very fresh and the scallops were also delicious. Loved the risotto but the menu advertised it as having truffle oil and I barely tasted any. The gnocchi was good, but didn't have a lot of flavour… Was expecting better. Service was better than the last time I went -- the server had taken over 30 minutes to take the empty dishes from our table, we had planned on ordering more but it was a turn off to sit around."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This was our second time at Tango. The food was exquisite both times. It's perfect for an intimate date night. Our server, Janelle, is one of the best servers we have had."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I enjoyed this restauraunt, however I would not recommend the cold seafood tower the seafood did not taste that fresh. The oysters and mussels left a really bad taste. The Lamb pops description made me think of ground lamb done in a meatball style like a lollipop, I was a bit disappointed when they came as chops - still delicious and the sauce was amazing! I found the best dish we had was the Trio of dips. I would go back but would try some different dishes - however I am a lot more reluctant with the seafood..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We have frequented Tango for a long time, but it is so fun to introduce new people to one of our favourite dining spots. Again, the food, ambience and service were super! Great Saturday evening. Keep changing up that menu."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We visit Tango on a regular basis. The food is always fantastic, and unlike a lot of other nice restaurants in Calgary, it is consistent! I just love everything about this restaurant. Every time we visit there is some new and exciting to try on the menu."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Always love the small fish idea.... Hands down best scallops. All the food was great! If say careful with two dishes if they are heavy. My husband got a creak soup and I a small salad. We shared the rest being just meat and veggies. We ordered a small risotto and it send his full a little over the edge. Oh and GF options which was a plus for me."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The concept of Tapas is wonderful. That is what this place is about. The service was excellent . The waitress was attentive yet was not hovering about you. The black truffle short rib risotto and seared scallops in parsnip nutmeg puree were very good. If you want to enjoy a relaxing evening with friends or as couples , excellent food , a bit of European flair, this place is it."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in the city.Everything was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We went to Tango Bistro after seeing a movie. It was a great location close to Chinook and tapas is always a good choice when enjoying some good wine with friends. The food was very tasty and the portions were just right."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "In front of Smugglers Inn on Macleod Trail SW this bistro provided one of the tastiest lunches I've had in a long time. I chose the 3 course lunch which offered perfect portions. My pea soup, beef sandwich & salad were perfectly preoared & presented. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I was impressed at how the plates were timed to come one after another. It was delicious."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was fantastic!! We had a cheese and meat plate along with the scallops...we're still talking about the scallops and how they were perfectly cooked. Our waitress explained tapas was very proffesional and very informative."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food, service and noise levels were good. Our evening was very enjoyable"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Not the greatest wine list... But the food is always great. I love tapas style dining so this place is right up my alley."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great service, lunch menu and great for business lunch when you only have an hour"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "They were attentive and happy to find us a large booth to discuss business in. Food was prompt and very good. The easy "pick 3 items " lunch menu allowed us to try new items from the menu and it was satisfying without being too much."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Only thing I would say is the menu is a little small, other than that was good."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Last week I suggested that you get more vegetarian options, and that vegetarians were tired of having salads and fries....but this week I tried your fries for the first time. OH MY! they were delicious. Big grates of Parmesan cheese and they were served with that garlic aioli....very very tasty. Nice work. :) I've been pleased with all the dishes that I've tried there. I especially love the decor of the restaurant. The unique display of bottles at the entry is unexpected and I find it exciting."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I recommended the Tango Bistro to our small group of 4 and we had a great time. The service was excellant- friendly and attentive! The food was awesome... we loved the bacon wrapped beef tenderloin and the lamb chops. We will be coming back and bring more friends!! Nice little gem in the city!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Had an amazing time here and will be coming back to try out the menu again. Recommend this place for an romantic date place (just ask for a quite spot and it is worth it)"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. I have brought friends and clients here and introduced several to the beet fries - fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food was really tasty and for a reasonable price there was way more than we could eat. We had a regular server and one in training, both were lovely and were as attentive as they needed to be. A really nice experience overall!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We had the PEAR AND GORGONZOLA FLATBREAD and couldn't rave more about how wonderful it was. The other two dishes that we tried were your BRUSSELS SPROUTS BON FEMME (without the lardons) and the BRAISED PEAR AND BLACKBERRY SALAD. The brussels sprouts was a really good dish, but the portion felt small to me. I'd order it again though. The salad is an item that i would not ever order again. I've been going to Tango since they opened the doors. The salad that they used to offer had a very flavorful pineapple salsa served with it and some sweet potato sticks served on top. Everything about that salad seemed special. This new salad they're offering seems blah to me. The blackberries were mushy and flavorless, and the arugula was wilted."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Tango Bistro has a fabulous offer for lunch -- $16 that includes a soup or appetizer, main entree with an accompaniment. And it's the perfect size! Try the wild mushroom soup -- it's fantastic! You'll want to order more to take home!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Third time back in the last 6 months. We enjoy the food, appreciate the low corkage charge and like the service."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This wasn't my first time at Tango Bistro. I've been before on date nights, but this was my first time I had hosted a lunch meeting. I had 5 guests and we choose the tapas style lunch. I thought that the atmosphere was perfect for this type of business lunch. The food was great and it allowed us to sample several dishes (5-6 ). Can't wait to go back. Great alternative to driving downtown."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Everything is appetizer sized portions, so it's so great for sharing. I went in a group of 6 people, we each ordered about 2 things each off the menu and shared everything. Dishes come out as they are ready from the kitchen a few at a time so it was great to be able to just have a few bites and sit and chat in between. All of the food was delicious! It was also a great way to try new things. Over all I would recommend this place to a good group of friends or family just going out for a casual night of drinks and conversation."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We decided to try Tango for our anniversary and we were very impressed. The menu had an excellent selection spanning all of the usual tapas categories and everything we tried was great. We chose the wonton wrapped prawns, the chicken and bacon flatbread and the cheese fondue. Of all three we liked the fondue the best (but the other two dishes were also awesome). For a dessert we also tried the dark chocolate fondue which was a special at the time and it too was exceptional. Great place for a romantic evening or a night out with a big group of friends. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First time here and loved it. The server was fantastic and the food was amazing except for the wings, wasn't a fan of them but the yams, the egg rolls and the Flatbread were awesome."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We recently visited Tango and loved every part of it. The food was amazing, the service is excellent and the ambience was perfect. We definitely will be visiting again soon."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My friend and I wanted a nice place to go for lunch, that wasn't too expensive. The waitress was friendly and responsive. The food was quick and delicious, and extremely filling. I will definitely be coming back for the lunch menu."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Tango has a wonderful business lunch, 3 courses for $16 and it is really good food, nice selection. They have really tasty desserts and so inexpensive. Sometimes I find the service a bit slow, I have never been able to get in and out in less than an hour, but I wonder if that's just because they think we're deep in a business meeting and don't want to interrupt? It's not painfully slow, just not speedy quick."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "It's nice to see when a tapas restaurant offers a three-course meal over the lunch hour under a time guarantee; it's a good spot for a quick bite to eat."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "My favourite restaurant in town, by far. Menu choices change from time to time, but the best items stay. It's tapas style and it makes dining a great collaborative event. I try to bring as many different friends here as possible so we can try everything. SO many unique tastes and combinations that end up pleasing the palate every time. I love going here after the theatre for a late night treat. I also appreciate that they accommodate my gluten sensitivity. The frequent diner rewards program for the Smuggler's Group of restaurants rewards me for my visits. The service is consistent and helpful. Good wine choices and specialty coffees."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We have visited Tango from its inception; cosy spots in lots of places for private meetings and open spots a group. Especially like the fact they do not overcrowd their seating. Nice wine list and delicious creative tapas style menu. Have enjoyed the food and service every time, so despite the fact the delicious soup and crab cakes were on the cold side (8:00 pm on a -25 night in Calgary!) we will be back."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We arrived a little bit early and asked if they could accommodate a couple of extra people to our party the manager made it work for us. Food was fantastic! The drinks service was the only downfall it was a little bit slow on that front. Several of us had empty glasses at one time or another during our meal. Overall very satisfied :)"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "After enjoying a nice selection of items from their tapas menu, my girl friend and I were pleasantly surprised to see that they offer table side smokes; what a treat to end a great lunch!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We had a table for 10 and our area was quite with lots of room. The food was all excellent and well presented. I appreciated the use of local suppliers for the menu as well. Great service, felt able to linger over our food and enjoyed a great evening with family and friends."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Small plate menu for sharing. Interesting flavors. Good value."
    Dined on 1/25/2014