Tango & Malbec

4.4
1287 reviews
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With its rustic and yet modern decor that is infused with the power and passion of Tango, diners can experience the flavors and warmth of Rio de la Plata - a unique Argentinean experience. The dining room faces the open kitchen with its Pecan and Mesquite wood-fire-grill. With its famous wood-fire grilled meats and fresh vegetables accompanied by the best of Malbec wines, Tango & Malbec is a great dining and entertainment experience.

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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Thu - Fri 6:00PM - 10:30PM

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was OUTSTANDING and the service was great!!! The staff was very helpful also.

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RB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

No a really Argentinean food (Parrillada) place...

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JB
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, great food, service and ambiance. A bit pricey but we would enjoy a return visit.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Great service.

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HB
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cuatro leches cake is delicious! I asked for an extra scoop of leche quemada and it made it even better! The Mango salad is OMG! Except for the onion that they forgot to remove....one of my favorites salads for sure.

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Rainy day likely kept the lunch crowd light. The service was attentive but lacked creativity in recommending dishes. The food was good with excellent presentation on the coco flan. Steak had a traditional Argentine smoke flavor that brought out a nice essence of travel. Paired with grilled asparagus, cooked perfectly, and mashed potatoes that needed some warming. Overall it was good and I will be back on a Friday for the Table side salsa dancers to entertain our table.

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CU
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Concierge USA Entertainment recommended Tango & Malbec as one of the best dining restaurants in Houston. Excellent service and best food. Thanks to all the entire team for making our night the best night ever.

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AT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Valentines Day.

Pros:
Nice sax musician
4 leches very good
Booths are very nice for conversation
Could order off menu or price fixe
Filet mignon seasoned well

Cons:
Disorganized hostess
Value for food not so much- 2 pieces of asparagus on my entree

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JR
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for the food and ambiance. A little on the expensive side but the food and entertainment was great !

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the place it was my first time it was Beautiful and very romantic delicious food can’t wait to go again !

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R
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the entertainment but would prefer a larger dessert portions.

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AD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding. Wine selection is awesome and a bit overpriced, more than double their retail price. Just reduce the wine prices a little.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem. The food and service were amazing. We went hoping to get the Chefs special we found on yelp, but they weren’t serving it. We managed to make our own version. They allowed us to enjoy our time without rushing. The recommendations were spot on. We’ll go back if we pass this way again.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always an amazing experience!

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LL
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice for a few times, but didn’t like the dancing while I was trying to eat. Food wasn’t that great either the last two times. Bummer.

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T
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my second visit to Tango y Malbec, and it didn't disappoint! The food is sensational. My friend and I chose to share the mini empanada flight (excellent choice) and the brochette de carne (also good, though not a show-stopper). Don't forget a glass (or bottle) of malbec!

I definitely think there was a bit of a language barrier with some of the servers. We asked for some advice on wine, and he had a difficult time explaining the difference between two malbecs. (That might be important for a restaurant named after it.) The server who brought our empanada flight was unable to tell us which empanada was which...also something a restaurant of this caliber should do.

We loved the live dancing (although the dancers definitely talked more than they danced!).

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M
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Our last visit before this one was around 8 years ago and we were disappointed. The serving size for chips and chimichurri went way down, we didn’t notice any brick/stone oven and it just didn’t feel authentic anymore. Food still great but overall service wasn’t the same

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are frequent guests of Tango & Malbec, and on our most recent visit (1/12/19) we celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary. The waitstaff was very attentive and engaging, the food was amazing (Branzino for my wife and the short-ribs for me), and the wine choice(s) as recommended by our waiter were exceptional. On this particular evening entertainment was provided by the resident tango artists and they did not disappoint. We will be back soon to try out the Happy Hour specials. All-in-all, a job well done!

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j
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Food was poor value for the price

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive and accommodating. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was good. Best for groups, too bright for date night- not that romantic, but amazing for groups. Low level of ambient noise, large tables, a lot of shared dishes and large portions.

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IC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing selection of meats and wine. Knowledgeable and friendly staff, great ambience.

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GS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my wife and seven year old for 31 December dinner. The service was excellent and food was really good too. Good ambience and definitely recommended

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PS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. All of their steaks are high quality cuts of meat skillfully prepared. The desserts are fabulous and I highly recommend the cuarto leches. Fidel is a fantastic waiter who always takes great care of my family when we dine there.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Too expensive for what they serve! A milanesa napolitana is $23. There is another Argentinian restaurant across the street that has them at $12. The empanadas are $10! Not coming back.

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ML
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

I enjoyed the food very much. Not happy with the service and I felt rushed waiter mention they close the restaurant at 11pm.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was great, the place is beautiful, but me my wife dint like the food.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Got the ribeye and it was dry and not very tasty.. Hard to do with a ribeye. Wasn't worth the 70$. The show was a bit awkward if you aren't seated in a good spot.

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Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Houston! There is no other restaurant in Houston I've been more often than Tango & Malbec. If you are a meat lover, that's the place to go. If you enjoy watching professional Tango dancers, that's the place to go. If you like ceviche, that's the place to go. And so on.

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B
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and the food was well prepared.
The mushroom soup was excellent. The fish was very good.
The Chivitas sandwich was excellent.

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JD
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite special occasion restaurants. Have celebrated many birthdays, anniversaries and graduation there. I've also attended happy hour activities/businees-oriented affairs. Definitely one of my top 10 for authentik South American cuisine. Their desserts are worth extravagant every bite.

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TA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good, but the wait staff completely did not package up all of our leftovers. This is extremely frustrating considering we spent close to $300 for dinner and when we got home and opened up our leftovers, they only put in the bone of our steak. All of the leftover pieces of meat were missing!

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J
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Perfect blend of food and atmosphere.

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J
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful place! Food was phenomenal! Service was outstanding!!

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent tango shows
Outstanding food, always cooked to perfection
Great service

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was AMAZING. Water was fresh. Waiters were super sweet

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MN
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I ordered their most expensive tomo hawk steak and was not flavor full. I expected more. Not impressed by the quality overall.

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MP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, very attentive and knowledgeable staff. The place has a nice atmosphere and the food was delicious! I was not amazed by the desserts but everything else was very good, including the ceviche which was my favorite. We will definitely be back .

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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and oír waiter was so courteous and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant and can’t wait to bring my husband here.

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EV
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reserved the private wine room so the noise level was extremely low. The food, service, wine list and ambience were fantastic and very impressive.

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R
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very quiet when we went. Attentive wait staff.

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