Tango Bistro
Tango Bistro

Tango Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tangobistro.com/
  • Phone: 4032524365x
  • 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: Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • 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: 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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Tango Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (62)fit for foodies (59)special occasion (42)great for lunch (33)romantic (29)notable wine list (17)great for brunch (16)neighborhood gem (16)late-night find (14)hot spot (12)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • troubleVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I love the smaller portions so you can try a variety of dishes. Scallops were fantastic!
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  • sweenie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Again, everything was oustanding! It is always a treat to dine at Tango.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    paidfordinner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. The service was outstanding, the food amazing and it made our 1st experience their one to never be forgotten. I would highly recommend Tango to all my family and friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food as always was outstanding. Staff are great and make it a fabulous dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Excellent
    ajd123
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was phenomenal! Every time I order scallops at a restaurant I am always disappointed, however Tango does it right! The scallops were perfectly cooked and the mushroom sauce complimented it perfectly. Also the bacon wrapped Bison is a must have! I love the Tapas style dinning, great for a group (as long as everyone is willing to share) and it is perfect for an intimate night out with a partner. The s'more dessert is tons of fun and a very unique Idea!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Another great meal at Tango! Never disappoints! I appreciate the variety on the Business Luncheon menu, not boring and very tasty. One timy comment, was disappointed in the beet fries. Too big and soggy. Would have expected a bit more crispness, but overall, did not detract all that much from the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sweenie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food again was superb! Even tried new items on the new menu - koodos. Never disappointed with what is served. A little disappointed with the service this time though, especially as it wasn't that busy. Maybe just an off night. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    GirlzNight
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We first went to Tango in February & have been there 4 times now for different things. The service is always great, the staff is very knowledgable about the food & will make great suggestions if asked. We have never had anything we didn't like and the menu has changed slightly with every visit. The chocolate chip blood orange gelato cookies were a big hit this time! The other thing I really like is the value for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • small requests
    NapkinLoveSwans
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    When booking online I noticed the small requests box. Normally people would put "booth" or "table by a window" or "quiet section". Well I put "napkins folded into swans". Upon my arrival I found my table was covered in napkin swans! I didn't think they would actually do it but they did and it was such a pleasant greeting. The food and service was amazing and I can't wait to go back. Its nice to know that a restaurant will do anything to make your experience that much better even if it is doing a small ridiculous request like napkin swans.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another nice evening at Tango
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have been to Tango several times and always enjoy the experience. Four of us visited last Saturday evening and were not disappointed. There is a good selection on the menu and everything we had was tasty, well prepared and arrived piping hot to the table. The service was also attentive and timely. We look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second better than first
    sandal
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Our first visit was great but second was was also great. Different menu than Sunday night which we also enjoyed. Tapa special was outstanding with just enough "heat". Service provided by Janelle was exceptional. This is a great place for conversation, ambience, and tasty food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not feel well
    Pamina25
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I are dinner here with my mother and my husband, the food didn't taste good. The flavors were just lot right. We ordered 6 different dishes to share and we only enjoyed 1 of them. That night all 3 of us were quite ill so I can only assume it was where we ate
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  • Great place to eat. Nice surprise.
    ManTunTun
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    You need a larger group of individuals to be able to enjoy a broader taste of the tapas. Wife and I went and we were struggling to finish some of the heavier tapas but we wanted more variety rather than volume.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try
    KatrinaLyn
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I'm from out of town and love coming to the tango bistro anytime I am in Calgary. It has a great menu and atmosphere! I only wish there was one closer to home so I could go more often! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AvisitingCalgarian
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I hadn't been to Tango since they first opened and liked the changes. Their business lunch is a good price at $16, with an adequate variety of choices. We ordered the oxtail soup for a first course - it was outstanding - and we would go back to Tango just for that. The blackberry salad was good. However, the macaroni and cheese left a lot to be desired. Two of us ordered it, and found it very dry, and the taste was pretty bland. I would definitely not order it again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Dine
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food was grea but perhaps a little less warm than it should have been. Our server (Stephanie) was terrific but another staff member was a little too enthusiastic in clearing dishes without asking if we were even finished with them...we weren't. The dishes we're simply whisked off the table without a word and she was gone before we could even object. In fairness all that was left was some sauce and a few small pieces but she should have asked. The drinks were nice, the food was good, the atmosphere pleasant and never felt remotely rushed (other than the described incident). I will go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    Nsmbdm
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    A tapas style restaurant. Great Sunday special for $20, with three courses.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go try it
    Timmy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was excellent, the service was right on point. The manager in duty was more than willing to help bring out food and help with anything we needed as our server was quite busy. Been there once now but I will be going several more times. The quality to price point of the food was real high.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighbourhood find
    Willow
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is not great dining but it is fun and pretty good value. The menu is somewhat confusing but our server did help us along. Our choices arrived helter skelter which was OK but somehow didn't enhance the overall experience. The Margherita pizza was limp and the crust needed another two minutes in the oven. The scallops were perfectly seared but the accompanying sauce was a bit of a mystery. Our wine glasses were never refilled- a shame when you are spending $50 on a bottle. All in all we had a decent evening, not outstanding but a worthwhile addition to South Calgary.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Restaurant was very cold & even server agreed but didn't suggest moving away from air conditioning that was blasting out. As 1st timers we had to ask a lot of questions about the menu - server didn't explain up front menu is really for sharing (most all appy sizes). Too much deep fried food. Only one salad.
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  • Always a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I've been here 3 or 4 times now and not once have I seen the same menu, which I love. They are always preparing quality dishes out of the current season's ingredients. Always a recommendation of mine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Date night
    tapasforever
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It's not often my wife and I enjoy a date night. Tango was and excellent place to go. It was our first time and the food and service was excellent. We look forward to future visits. Peter
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great shareables
    Richard
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was excellent, the service was very good as well. Parking is a bit painful though. Make sure to get a bunch of different plates of food, makes it more interesting to try a few other meals. Easy to share with others you are with as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Tango Bistro
    Diningout
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Love the concept of ordering several small dishes and share. The food was great. Unfortunately we did not like the choice and the noise level of the music they played. The place was relatively empty, the music was very loud. Too bad, because it really spoiled the overall experience at Tango Bistro.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tango Bistro
    TerryH
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to the Tango Bistro for Father's Day and it was a wonderful choice. Going with family and ordering dishes that we all shared! It was a great way to celebrate. The food is excellent and the service top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Atmosphere
    Clara
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I felt like I was in a cafeteria designed in the 70s. The restaurant was significantly empty for the entire evening, yet we were seated facing the front door and right beside the kitchen. Food is good, set up to share. Wine by the glass is overpriced. First time - will not return.
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  • Tango Bistro
    luvTangoB
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    As usual, the food at Tango was fantastic. Look forward to going there every time - you know everything on the menu is going to be outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely decent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went here for a group birthday dinner. The one thing we struggled with was the inconsistency in the size of the dishes. One plate would be plenty for five, another only for a couple sort of thing. You just didn't know how much was for how many. Definitely needed more crostini/bread with each dish. We ordered the cheese board and had WAY too much cheese left and nothing to put it with. Same with the brie. The taste of the food was great, there was nothing we didn't enjoy. Service was definitely decent. A few 'lulls' in seeing our server, but he was good. I think we expected it to be a bit more 'dim' and lively, but that didn't take away from the evening. I think we would go most likely try it again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    Notafoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Really appreciated the excellent service and attention to detail! The staff was very helpful in choosing dishes that were delicious! Very friendly, very good food, couldn't of asked for anything more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New and interesting
    Redviolin2777
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Enjoyed dinner here with a group of nine. The menu is designed for sharing numerous dishes, which was great. We liked this place a it ad will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a favorite...
    sephora
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This is one of my and my husband's favorite place to dine when we have a night out. Amazing food, excellent service and romantic atmosphere; we love Tango Bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Food was amazing
    Wishlist
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Our go-to restaurant for Ladies' Nite. The short rib poutine was exceptionally good as were the beet fries.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out with Friends
    Beth
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This is a great spot yo reconnect with friends. Our server was super patient as we chatted and forgot the menu. The food was good and we ordered way more than we could eat for a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladieslunch
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The "small plate" format is great -- we enjoyed the "business lunch" but ate too much! Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Night Dinner Fantastic
    sandal
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The Sunday Dinner 3 course special is great for both for value and quality. Noise level was great as we could actually carry on a conversation without yelling. Service from Derek was exceptional. All of Derek's recommendations were bang on. This was our first visit but we will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Enjoyable :-)
    Cassiencat
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We frequent Tango Bistro maybe once a month. It is consistent: nice selection, great service, great taste and great prices. It is a go to gem when you're looking for variety, smaller meals, tapas and nice wine in a pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tango for your tastebuds
    LaurenDanger
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Tango Bistro is consistent in providing a good dining experience. Friendly, not pretentious, well lit, and spacious, it is a place to enjoy food. My favourite dish at the moment: wonton crusted prawns. In addition to the wide variety of dinner items to suit many tastes, I have to mention the wonderful dessert shotglasses. Not wishing to spend a lot on dessert, and most likely running out of room for dessert after sampling so many menu items? It's the perfect end to the meal. Bring some friends, share some food, and be orepared to smile. Perhaps wear loose clothing. You might need that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Dinner
    CorianderVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Sunday dinner is a good time to take the kids if you're craving Tango! We had the lamb, arctic char, and Chicken Cordon Bleu - all were good. The kids actually get a better dessert than the adults (build your own gelato sundae) but because it was Mother's Day, my kids shared with me :) Service was incredibly slow due to training new staff, but overall good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not go again for dinner
    Essentia
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Portion sizes of the entrees were all over the map. We have a party of four and two of the meals were large and filling where are the others were tiny and more deserving of being appetizers. The gnocchi was bland and without its sauce not particularly enjoyable. The place had some kind of techno/dupstep music cranked up while we were there that basically flooded out any ambiance of the place and made it unpleasant. It's really too bad as their Sunday brunches are amongst the best I've had in Calgary.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new find
    Liketweet
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    First time visit-celebrating a big number anniversary-and happy enough we purchased $200worth of gift certificates to pass on. Decent wine/beer list, good selection of tapas and the sticky bread pudding made for a sweet finish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic