Tango Restaurant
Tango Restaurant

Tango Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tangoarlington.com/
  • Phone: (781) 443-9000
  • 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
61 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)fit for foodies (30)special occasion (22)romantic (21)good for groups (21)notable wine list (11)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • great food
    willy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    we enjoyed the steaks , service and all at a reasonable price. We have been many times.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, but rushed service
    deej33
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were there for dinner using a voucher from the Regent Theater for which we'd paid $25. While the waiter was friendly and helpful in ordering, we felt we were very rushed, with each course coming almost as soon as we'd put our forks down from the previous one, even though I told the waiter several times that we had plenty of time before the show and wanted to savor our meal and chat. The food was good -- the steaks cooked right, and the vegetables fresh and tasty. There was also a bit of confusion about how to deduct the cost of the vouchers from our check. So -- good, but mixed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steaks!!
    DrFunZ
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The table side chimichurri-style dipping oil with delicious crystal bread starts the meal right. The empanadas were crispy and filled with savory chicken, beef or veggies. I wasn't thrilled with the provorella, broiled cheese with olive oil. Upon cooling, which is immediate, it turns into a solid. I had the 12oz sirloin; it would have been called medium rare at other restsurants. It was a flavorful trimmed steak that was true to the weight described. The sides were good, too. Tango fries and a mixed salad. The " sauce" I ordered was underwhelming at best. The bleu cheese sauce was $3. It was bland, I could not even taste the cheese and they only served about an oz. Just enjoy your entree as it is because the meats are really great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice!
    JC59
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was my 2nd visit. Churrasco was great as were the empanadas. The chicken Milanese was just ok. Too heavy in some herb I cannot name. Service is A+, very attentive and people try hard to make sure you have a good experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    volaVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was great, though the restaurant got very loud on a Friday night. The bacon-wrapped figs are to die for.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food for a relaxing evening
    ladybug
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great location, good food. The meatball appetizer was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Steak!
    GeeWhiz
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Bianca was one of the best servers we have ever had. The appetizers large and excellent The 12 ounce Sirloin was bigger than either of us could finish. The flan was enough for 2. Really Yummy. This is a real gem. Argentina has the best beef and this proves it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • encantador
    estrada
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Me facina la comida, la atención, y lo familiar q se siente estar alli. El ambiente es super
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but Nice
    SFdiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Tango is a noisy neighborhood gem that is larger than you think. Natalia, our waitress, was terrific.:-courteous, prompt and right on suggestions. The host also was courteous and responsive to our wishes. Polenta with mushroom sauce was excellent as was our salad. Skirt steak was a bit chewy, but tasty, while squash/potato mix and fried potatoes were excellent. Flan was outstanding and we both liked our drinks (sangria and a pomegranate fizz. Tango has a nice vibe but it really is a bit much in the noise category. Toning it down would help the overall conversation experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yes to Tango
    JDGGSG
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We eat at Tango periodically. We like the food and the service a lot and it is reasonably priced. The only down side is that it is very noisy. There are no quiet places away from the din.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JM4K
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very good spot for meat eaters. Food is terrific, nice atmosphere. Perhaps a little noisy but worth the effort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A treat
    boxochoc
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Overall a wonderful meal. Their vaunted chimichurri sauce tastes simply like salad dressing. The rolls were cold and tasteless; no wonder they present the chimichurri sauce with it. The meat course was what we came for. Argentina is known for excellent beef and Tango delivered with the filet mignon. Note the thicker the piece of meat you select, the more delicious it is likely to be. Also the lamb chops were tasty. The optional side sauces are only $3 each - the caramelized onions were delicious - considering you are paying about $30 for the meat, you should not be afraid to indulge in the sauce. The side dishes were also flavorful, from their "Tango fries" (actually home-made potato chips) to salad with perfectly light dressing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great steak
    ETArlington
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The steak is amazing, but if the waiter recommends medium rather than medium rare, agree (or at least ask for the inside to be pink rather than red). The Tango Fries were a little hard but everything else, including the garlic steak sauce were great (although the medium rare steak was rare).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More of the same isn't a bad thing
    Alkylidyne
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Another great dinner at Tango. Minor negatives: Costillas de Cordero were more medium than medium rare (not a big deal since they're outstanding either way) and refilling water was a little slow. Positives: prompt service (other than the water), Chimichuri sauce has changed slightly but remains out-of-this-world-a-meal-by-itself-with-a-loaf-of-bread-delicious, Costillas de Cordero (need I say more?), and the owner/manager *unobtrusively* stopped by our table to inquire about our meal. Would I dine there again? Would I recommend Tango? Do you really have to ask; to assuage any doubts the answers are, "Without a doubt!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    chriscrash
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I was more than pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. Everything was top notch from start to finish and they are very accommodating to gluten allergies if you have one. Great food, wine, service, and price. I will definitely be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    DLFoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food, the service, the cocktails...all top notch. Great atmosphere as well. I had the bacon wrapped dates and the the filet with peppercorn sauce. All I wanted to do the next day was go back and try some of the other dishes. I will be sure to do so soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience!
    Proggirl2
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The steaks melted in your mouth - the waiter was friendly and helpful. The owner even came by to see if our accommodations were suitable. We loved it. Our new special occasion place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good as always
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Dinner was great. Love the empanadas and chips. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return Visit
    PeetieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The traffic was awful: 35 minute journey turning into 75 minutes. This was quickly behind me as my companion and I enjoyed the wine and food. Prix Fixe menu was very satisfying and the service was friendly and discrete. I particularly enjoyed the Cannelone Champignones and we both enjoyed the flan (dessert). We have been a couple of times before but not for twelve months and would happily recommend TANGO.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 917 reviews are from the Tango Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great food and service
    aracul
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food was delicious and not over-sized. Good vine selection. Very quite and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reunion
    Puravida
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    A group of friends and I had a 7:30 reservation and were so caught up in catching up that we didn't even order until almost 9. We were never rushed out, we were treated well and the food was wonderful. A bit $$$- but worth it for a special event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • getting worse
    diner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I love Tango, but each time I go, the experience gets worse. Food is about average and this time we had to listen to beeping of a fire or smoke alarm. No attempt was made to disconnect the alarm and no one really apologized for the inconvenience.
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  • SunshineArlington123
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our first time going to Tango and have heard great things about it. The service was great along with the entire meal, appetizer and specialty drinks. The filet was absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked! And his sirloin was delicious as well. My husband & I had a wonderful date night and will certainly return there in the future! Definitely 4-5 stars!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place, but not for diets
    HdhejVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The fried food and grill steaks are great, but hard to find anything healthy and low calorie. The only good choice was the salmon. If you want to go you might have to leave the diet at home.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak
    ETArlington
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I had the sirloin and it was best meat I've had in a long time. The waiter was helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable about wine and beef. The restaurant decor is hip, and I will definitely go back when I want perfectly prepared beef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as before
    BeeJay
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have dined at Tango from time to time for many years. This recent visit was not as good as before--which would have been close to five stars. We will give them another try, but not soon. The crowd was less than we expected based on our past visits, so maybe there is a message in that.
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  • Excellent experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and the service were excellent. We received a warm greeting, followed by a very friendly and knowledgeable waiter that did not rush us at any point. We would highly recommend Tango Restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT AS USUAL
    Peter
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    ONE WORD AWESOME!!!!!!!, This is our 4th time at this restaurant and we love it. They are kid friendly and the staff is very nice. Definitely we will go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good eats!
    aspi
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food is really really good, great cuts of meat and cooked to perfection. The sides were also well prepared. Really enjoyed the cocktails which had just the right mix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tango is Terrific!
    DeeJay
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We celebrated a birthday with a group of six. Everyone ordered a steak of some sort. The Argentinian beef was as good or better than in the top steakhouses, and cooked perfectly to order. Side dishes like home-made truffle potato "chips", a fresh vegetable melange, and their signature white and sweet potato puree were excellent. But the highlight was dessert - a light yet decadent flan with dulce de leche, and a mango mousse cake. Nice wine list, attentive service. Definitely a restaurant worth a return trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic dishes
    MissMaryVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I agree with others about the beef empanadas. You must try them. The ingredients were cooked to perfection as was the pastry. My husband had the beef Milanese and potatoes. It did not disappoint. Lots of flavor in every bite. I had the baked stuffed peppers (made with ground chicken). After having the empanadas, this was a let down. The portion was generous but something about it just fell flat. The dulce de leche crepes were fantastic. The bar seemed to be filled with friends having a good time eating and drinking at the bar. This was our 2nd visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little Flair in Arlington
    jordant
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Upon walking in, we were promptly greeted and seated even though we were a bit early for our reservation. Our waiter was very attentive and before long we had ordered empanadas. It was great to be able to mix the types in one order! They were great, as was the bread and doing sauce. We ordered skirt steak and salmon. Both came out hot and perfectly seasoned and cooked. It was also nice to choose from the delicious sides. By the time the check came, we were stuffed and could try any of the desserts. We had a great time time overall. It was a bit pricey but we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We went to Tango on a whim...Loved it! The dates wrapped in bacon are amazing. The drinks were fantastic. The dinner delicious. Our server, Edison, was excellent at his job. Great vibe. We loved our experience at Tango. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Empanadas are fantastic app to start. The steaks are excellent and highly recommend the creamy peppercorn sauce! Always a great meal here and very good service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for pre-theater
    DavidInBoston
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    First experience w/Tango as pre-theater dinner before Regent Theater. We were party of 6, including one with specific food issues that require close attention by the kitchen. Over all, the food was good ... nothing particularly outstanding, but all tasty and well prepared. We were there early (6pm), so the place was pretty empty ... but jammed and kckin' by the time we left! Solid choice for Arlington dining.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • santidiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Churrasco was excellent--an excellent cut and perfectly cooked. The side dishes, and this seems typical of several other restaurants I've been to lately, lack imagination.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the money
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    There was a party of 11 of us that went on Mothers day, in which i understand is a task in itself( having been a waitress). But the service here was not quick at all. It seems to me that this place is understaffed,and the serversdont pay much attention to see if their food is being made properly. The server messed up our bill, brought out the childrens meals first and then we had to wait another 20 min for the adult meals,which by then the kids had nothing to do and quite frankly got anxsy when it was our turn to eat. We ordered two$45 meat plates,and one was obvious that it was missing way more meat than the other, not to mention that it didnt even have the blood sausages. Will not go again,nor reccomend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at Tango
    siteseer
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was great. The Chorizo and Sausage appetizer was very good. The filet mignon's were excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We booked dinner pre-theater and all agree we will return for another fun and delicious meal. From the warm greeting (on a stormy evening) to dinners end staff was knowledgeable and helpful. As suggested the empanadas warm and flakey. The bacon wrapped dates were memorable. Steaks were seasoned well and grilled to perfection. Flan with dulce con leche was fantastic. On street parking and easy to find, we highly recommend Tango.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit
    NettaVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Our first trip to Tango won't be our last. We were very pleased with our food and especially with our waiter, Bernardo.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate