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
53 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)fit for foodies (22)special occasion (21)romantic (16)good for groups (16)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return Visit
    Peetie
    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
  • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • 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.
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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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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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    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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 897 reviews are from the Tango Restaurant reviews archive.
  • First visit
    Netta
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More style than substance
    cambridgelady
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Husband and I decided to try this place with my mother- and father-in-law. Atmosphere is cute and it seems like it would be a nice place to get a drink at the bar. Service was slow despite empty tables, but otherwise ok. But the food was really disappointing. Father-in-law got the spaghetti, which he said was basically pasta in tomato-water. Mother-in-law got a very overcooked chicken dish. Husband ordered a medium-well steak that was gray and dry all the way through. My salmon was overcooked, which doesn't bother me, but someone who loves salmon probably wouldn't have liked it. Our bread was under-baked. Might have been an off-night for the cook? We won't be going back to find out.
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  • Empanadas were delicious
    LookingforArgentina
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I was expecting too much. A couple of pictures of a tango singer and dancer do not an Argentinian restaurant make. Argentina is known for its beef. My steak had sinew running through it and was not as tender as I might expect from Argentina. I asked my native Argentinian date whether she preferred Tango to a Peruvian restaurant we visited in Providence. She demurred saying we had seafood at the Peruvian restaurant. Had the Argentine fare been on par, I would have expected a ringing endorsement based on nostalgia alone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tango
    Cats
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I had a bad experience there about a year ago and decided to give it another try. It was better this time but I won't be going back. It's overpriced and the quantity of the food has declined.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • too salty
    nosaltplease
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We were disappointed with the level of salt that was used in the various items in our four dinners.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memories are sweet
    Carolruth23VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had not been at Tango for a few years. Our memories were of terrific food - especially the skirt steak and the lamb chops. We took another couple and we were all disappointed. The lamb chops were fabulous - cooked perfectly. The flank steaks were disappointing in appearance and in taste. The steals were long and narrow and had a meager appearance on the plate. Next to the lamb chops, the steak looked even more sorrowful. The steak tasted OK, but not as flavorful as the chops.Two of the plates came with cold vegetables that had to be replaced. Butternut squash and sweet potato was tasty as was the Parmesan crisps. Will not be returning too soon.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food quality
    disappointed
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    This is was my forth trial of this place. The food quality is certainly degraded to very low; However the prices are always up. I had the feeling that I am served microwaved food. It was certainly my last going to this restaurant. The person who served was really nice and the only note worthy experience of this outing. I am truly disappointed with the quality, the Salomon was completely dry, the fried potato was obviously a few days old and cold too. My invitees could not even finish half of their plate. We could have had much better quality food for one fourth of the price we paid anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not as good as previous visits
    joer
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Usually the atmosphere is much better. This time, for some reason, it was way too dark. The food was excellent as usual, but apparently something in the experience is missing without seeing what you eat!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good bang for your buck
    boblikesfood
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I've been going to Tango for a few years. Always good service and if you like meat you'll love this place.Nice wine list from Argentina. Get there a little early because it fills up. Go, go, go......
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We were a party of 4 on a quiet Sunday night. Food was very good and service was great. Three of us had the skirt steak which was excellent. One had the 20 oz. sirloin, which was also enjoyed. We all loved the chimicurri sauce on the bread and the steak. Overall, a great place for meat lovers. I generally do not eat steak but I did really enjoy the skirt steak and would come again for it. Didn't try the fish or chicken so can't comment on that. Atmosphere was very nice, I especially appreciated not being sat ontop of other diners. And compared to other quality steakhouses, I thought the prices were very good.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Malbec & Bacon wrapped dates wow!
    Manny
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Saturday 6PM reservations. Rafael our waiter was very knowledgeable and allowed us to take our time. He recommended an excellent Malbec (wines were by the bottle, only a handful available by the glass), We ordered a bottle of Luigi Bosca DOC that was recommended, My wife doesn't like Malbec, but the LB DOC wasn't a typical Malbec, and she enjoyed it. I loved it. For starters the Dátiles al Tocino is a must. the sweetness of the dates stuffed with the creamy provolone and the salty/fattiness of the bacon one perfect bite. We ordered Entraña (skirt steak) excellent, but smaller than expected and the Parrillada Argentina a mixed grill platter) the veal sweetbreads were excellent but the sausage was a tad soft for me. We will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice neighborhood find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I would recommend this place if you live close by and it's convenient for you. I am not sure I would consider it something I would go out of my way to get to. My wife and I each orderd steaks (sirloin and flat iron). Sirloin was flavorful but a bit fatty, flat iron was chewey. We sat at the bar (our choice) and although the energy level was good - be sure to avoid going around the time of the "pre-theatre" crowd from the Regent. You will be waiting for food and drinks if you hit this wrong. Wine and drink list is very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun birthday celebration
    JIO3
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Had a family birthday. All of us enjoyed the food and drinks. It is our favorite steak place in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Steve
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Tango took my reservation they just didn't know how to keep it. Fortunately for my wife and I we were able to sit and eat at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Leaves Me Happy
    CrankinSteveVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Attentive service, great food, delicious Malbec wine, and no problems with parking. That makes for a fine evening and that's what we get every time we dine at Tango.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.