About Tango & Malbec

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.

2800 Sage Road
A100
Houston, TX 77056
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Argentinean, South American

Hours of Operation:
Mondays - Thursdays: 11.00 am - 10.00pm
Fridays: 11.00pm - 11.00pm
Saturdays: 3.00pm - 11.00pm
Sundays: 11.00am - 9.00pm

Cross Street:
West Alabama

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 629-8646

Website:
http://www.tangomalbec.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music and show featuring Tango music.

Catering:
We offer private rooms up to 250 people. BBQ on site (South American style wood burning grill). Full buffet service. All service personnel.

Parking Details:
Surveillance cameras, security, complimentary valet and free parking.

Executive Chef:
Valentin Garcia

Private Party Facilities:
The Montevideo Room serves up to 30 people and is perfect for company presentations. Screen, projector and independent sound available.

The Bs As Room serves up to 60 people for rehearsal dinners, company events and presentations . Screen, projector and independent sound available.

Private Party Contact:
Gina Percovich: (713) 629-8646

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Thu - Fri 6:00PM - 10:30PM

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Tango & Malbec Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.6

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4.5

value

4.0

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Live Music (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

A bit on the pricey side for the quality of the food you get, but still very enjoyable and worth a trip. The filet for two was very tender, but needed to be seasoned more. It lacked the great taste that you find at most high end steak houses. The Akaushi beef was very nice, but not sure its worth the extra price. Desserts were fantastic...especially the 4 Leches cake.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place is fun. There were two highly entertaining tango demonstrations while we were there. Service was highly attentive. We had the dry aged tomahawk steak for two, which is a cut of beef ribeye with about six inches of extra rib bone for presentation purposes (and for your dog). This steak was one of the best ribeyes I have ever had. The waiter presented the steak by slicing it into strips at the table and laying out the strips over the bone. Naturally we drank Malbec, ordered by the glass on the recommendation of the waiter. The wine was full bodied and matched the steak perfectly. We are going back to Tango & Malbec, which will now be part of our regular restaurant rotation. This is the place for a really nice dinner, much more fun and interesting than the standard steakhouse.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful meal and experience. Tango & Malbec uses an indirect heat to cook their steaks, and the results are outstanding. My steak was perfect. My wife had seafood skewers which were also delicious. We also enjoyed the tango show. The tables are spread out nicely. The service was also excellent. They kept our water glasses full all night. They also have a nice wine list if you are a fan of Argentine wines.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

As a native-born Argentine I appreciate the opportunity to partake in the familiar cuisine. Beef was excellent, cooked "a punto," as were the empanadas and chorizos -- staples of an Argentine meal. The creme brulee was pleasing, and they added a dollop of dulce de leche upon request. I didn't think to order flan. Didn't sample the parrillada, but the parrilla, visible from the dining room, looked impressive. The owners are Argentine and Uruguayan, so they know how to run an Argentine restaurant. The only imported Uruguayan beef is the bife de lomo. The rest is U.S. grain-fed beef graded Prime.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent service, good prices and great food options!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Definitely our top ten in Houston. Worth every penny spent. Amazing staff and phenomenal food. Always wonderful wether feeling casual or fancy.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Over priced, food was over rated.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food excellent but service was a.bit surly.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday (83 yrs young)
Our first time to a wonderful restaurant with attentive and helpful waiters. I will definitely recommend and return

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service but the piano player’s music was loud making conversation difficult.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Awesome menu and great wine list
You got to go to their website for more info

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great place good food wish there were more tango dancers they deafly need to tango outfit

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This was my fifth visit to Tango and Malbec and was an opportunity to share this restaurant with six co-workers, five who had not had the pleasure of dining here before. While steak is the meal of choice, several were please that there were also seafood and poultry, each dish was consumed completely. And the desserts - just excellent if you leave some room for them.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Tango and Malbec brunch for two was tasty and fun. Service was good It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience .I definitely would recommend!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I am frequent Tango & Malbec semi regularly and always enjoy their service, drinks, and food - in that order. This was my first visit for brunch, thanks to Groupon. The offer was good, however the feature selections were somewhat limiting compared to the full brunch menu. For that reason, I ordered from the full menu instead. Other than that, another great experience at T&M!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Disabled Access
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 23, 2017

If you like good meats, steak,chops, etc, this South American style restaurant is great. It is very high quality food, great service, decent price for the level of quality. I always visit here when I'm in town. I also like to sit on the patio and enjoy a cigar from the bar to finish things off.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Not impressed. Seating was too close to other diners. Table next to us actually joined our conversation. 😁No privacy. Food was hit and miss. Chicken was excellent but we expected more from an Argentinian steak place. Tango dancers were the highlight.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent meal but small portions for restauant week. Service was nearly too notch.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always outstanding! Great Argentine steakhouse. Also has a very good wine selection. Fantastic service too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

A missed opportunity to showcase the restaurant's best during Houston Restaurant Weeks: mediocre salad, tough steak. Tango dancers a plus and the coconut flan divine.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Fantastic food and great service! Wonderful steaks but the seafood dishes are also delicious. Excellent wine list and desserts.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The service was deplorable. The restaurant was not busy but was a long wait to place our order. The waiter was no attentive nor personable. The steak ordered was not cooked in the requested temperature and the food was not flavorable. I did enjoy the chimmichurri sauce and chips however. I will not return to this establishment.

Tags: Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Was not impressed at all...the food was OK at best. The wait staff was not very friendly to say the least. The Tango was mildly entertaining...if not for the Tango entertainment, then the entire experience would have been less than stellar to say the least.

Disappointed as my wife and I were in Houston for a quick trip (stayed Friday through Sunday evening) and we wasted a meal at this place.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Waiter seemed a bit overloaded and subsequently got the kids' orders incorrect. Otherwise good evening and good food

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Tango and Malbec was the perfect place to celebrate my boyfriends Birthday! He's a meat guy and THAT is exactly what this place delivers well. We ordered a 40lb steak for two, that came with mash and asparagus. Our waiter was excellent - very attentive and fast. He let me sample wines, until I found the right one. We will definitely return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Tried Tango and Malbec for a new dinning experience with my family. The restaurant was centrally located to the Galleria and parking was free and easily available. The food was very good, Argentine fusion, the steaks were delicious and portions were large. The wine list was extensive and priced from economical to whatever you wish to spend. I tried one of the red wines by the glass at a moderate price and was very satisfied. My wife and son had an after dinner desert wine, which they loved. Overall good dinning experience but a little pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was great. I would definitely recommend the mango avocado salad. Check out the music schedule. If the bands are playing it is difficult to have a conversation so don't expect a quiet date night dinner. But - it was a fun place.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Tango & Malbec was a great place to celebrate my 13th year anniversary with my wife. The waiting staff were very attentive and made some great recommendations. There was a great saxophone player playing that evening as well which was not expected. The manager personally thanked us for being there and even offered us a glass of champagne for our anniversary. Simply a great evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 23, 2017

WE enjoyed the evening. Awesome service. I had the Javalina. A bit fattier than I expected. My wife had the 3 course. PERFECTION!
Saturday is TANGO night!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had early reservations, so were just about the only patrons in the restaurant at that time. Under those circumstances I was very impressed with the pacing of the meal. Rather than rush us through each course, the meal was paced to allow time to settle between courses, similar to what one would expect when the restaurant is full. And the food here is always ridiculously good.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great food and service. You can't ask for more. Definitely put the chimichurri on everything. It's delicious.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 16, 2017

As expected

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Always great food and superb service.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food and food evaluation with the waiter. Loved the dancing and atmosphere. Great wine selections as well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent beef! Quite pricey, however... Good wine list. Service was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The provoleta was sizzling and delicious. I had a Milanesa Patagonica (beef) that was really good, and others in our table had great reviews about the beef skewer, the ceviche and empanadas. The panqueques of dulce de leche were amazing. Certainly a nice restaurante with Argentinian vibe and food.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Great personalised service always...!

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Disappointed in a tough New York strip steak this time. $50 too! Nothing compares to the wagyu beef they used to serve. Will give this a miss for a while

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went here for Father's day with family. Great service and really nice layout of multiple small portion entrees in a FD special. I will return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was nicely presented and it was a great day before Father's Day dinner. Water server and tableware removal were prompt and persistent. Waiter disappeared occasionally but there were other waiters that showed up to fill in. Tango performers added to the excitement of the evening. Meats were delicious. Fish was very good. Pork Chop was very tender and flavorful.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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