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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.
Houston, TX 77056
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music and show featuring Tango music.
We offer private rooms up to 250 people. BBQ on site (South American style wood burning grill). Full buffet service. All service personnel.
Surveillance cameras, security, complimentary valet and free parking.
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
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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Tango & Malbec Ratings and Reviews
Food was great! The Cuatro Leches was amazing but extremely tiny portion for $12! The waiter was not friendly and served our side of creamed spinach after our main meal was served and finished...so we sent it back. Then the second beer that we ordered was never delivered! This was disappointing and will probably not go back since there are so many other places to try.
Short story...time to get drinks was very slow, many of the choices on wine list were not available...we finally order, appetizer was excellent...then we wait over an hour for main course and as we were asking for our check without eating the food finally came. We accepted it and ate, it was obvious that the chef was over worked that night cause the food here is usually outstanding. Our server understood our issues and got our check taken care of. Tipped him well. It was not a good valentines night experience, but the owner did take responsibility and that means a lot. This place is usually very good
I decided to give this another try, after experiencing poor service about a year ago. We were seated at a back corner table. The waiter promptly delivered water and bread, then disappeared. After waiting over 10 minutes to place our wine and food order, we departed, never to return.
Terrific, efficient service from young, well-groomed, sexy waiters. We had a tomahawk rib-eye. I liked the fact that it was served on a small table top grill (after it had been perfectly cooked in the kitchen). The beef was cut at the table, into approx. 4 oz. strips. The bone was placed on the grill, and the meat strips overlapping the bone. This way, the meat stayed warm without cooking more. The side of mashed potatoes was whipped well with butter. Very good!
We have two dogs, and there was only one very long bone left. Our waiter took the bone back to the kitchen, chopped it in half, and each of our dogs enjoyed an 11” bone.
Great selection of Argentine favorites not commonly found in other restaurants — Milanesas, mollejas, empanadas — all made for a very authentic meal. The wine list was impressive, particularly for Argentine wines, ranging from everyday good value wines to estate grown amazing vintages. The Tango group that played during dinner was also very good.
Surprisingly, the most disappointing part of the meal was the beef, which should have been the highlight. While the cuts tried to straddle the way things are labeled in Argentina and also in the US ( eg NY Steak is approximately the same as a Bife de Chorizo), the transition was not always successful and the tastiness of the meats could have been better.
Great service, good food and nice atmosphere. Tango dancing show that you can participate in on Saturday evening and some Wednesday’s. Also a patio for outdoor dining, but jut a fenced in cement patio, needs some character. Food was excellent. The bone in porterhouse for 2 was delicious, but pricy. Overall a good experience, but there are better steak houses to choose from, but the location, service and atmosphere make it a good choice.
The hostess was very accommodating. We told her that we knew the band and she made an extra effort to seat us close to the music. The food was very good. Service was a bit slow but it was New Year’s Eve and the restaurant was busy so understandable. Excellent dessert!
While the service was great the food was very poor. We ordered the Tomahawk Steak which came with a side of mashed potatoes and asparagus. We added an additional side of mac and cheese. The steak and sides were delivered to our table cold as ice. It was literally like they had pulled the sides out of the refrigerator. The waiter told us he could remake our meal but that it would take additional time to re-prepare the steak. Instead, we ask to have the chief cook us a 10 oz filet and we would share. The new steak was delivered overcooked and with no new side of mac and cheese. The old, now cold mac and cheese was left on the table for us to eat with the new steak.
We watched the chief and kitchen staff look over at our table in disgust the entire time they had to re-make our dinner. When we received the bill they had taken off the first steak, however, charged us for the other steak.
After paying our bill we walked up to the bar to enjoy a glass of champagne while waiting for our This was probably the worse dinner experience we have encountered in Houston ever!driver. The bartender ignored us for the first 10 min and then came over with a major attitude. There were a total of 5 people in bar and 3 tables total in the restaurant.
It was not a bad experience but don't think for the price we would return. New York Strip and Sea Bass were both bland. Caprese Autentica was an excellent appetizer. Ensalada de Popeye a very good salad. Wait staff was very attentive, very friendly. Wine list was good. A bit noisy.
Appetizers were good. Main course i ordered sea bass that smelled very fishy and first bite had an ammonia aftertaste, this was returned for fear of good poisoning.
My sister had buffalo steak that had more fat than steak and had no flavor (seasoning) and actually tasted like liver.
For the cost our meal was horrible and this place was overrated.
Was in town for a special occasion and was really looking forward to this dinner. Very disappointed!
The menu is varied and has a good variety of options to go with. I chose the 40oz. Porterhouse. Normally I wouldn't go with such a large cut, but I wanted that delicious filet for the evening and the sirloin to go. Both were absolutely yummy. The rustic potato side dish was delicious as well. My wife and children were very pleased with their orders. I am looking forward to returning to this fine establishment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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