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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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM

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

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Tango & Malbec Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Special Occasion (12)
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Notable Wine List (8)
Business Meals (7)
Authentic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Cozy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Live Music (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We had a great time for our post Valentines dinner. Enjoyed watching the Tango and food and drinks were awesome.

Tags: Spicy, People Watching, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Couldn't ask for a better flavored steak. Really enjoyed the experience

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time. Will be back. The staff were so accommodating, the food was great, the drinks were great. One of my top favorite places now. Thank you for the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Great, food and wine was amazing! Ambiance was pretty good as well.

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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Delish. Everything we had... The chicken empanadas, chorizo, Akaushi ribeye, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes and crepes for dessert!! And our wine was perfect. We will be back!

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 (Omaha)·Dined 6 days ago

We really enjoyed the ambiance, on Valentine’s Day this year. The tango dancers were entertaining, the service was excellent and the food was “just right” in quantity and quality. Thanks for a memorable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

4 Birthday's

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The waiter was not very helpful about explaining the different cuts of steak.... the filet was over cooked and needed A1 sauce to eat the steak. Was not worth the entire price of dinner!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I ordered chicken. It’s not easy to make chicken real tasty, but they did. The veggies were sautéed perfectly. The waiter recommended wine that fit our taste perfectly and the desert was legit. The server was attentive but never made us feel rushed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time there and was not disappointed. Great service along with good food. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing experience from top to bottom. Food and service were beyond expectations.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great Argentinian flavor, they have good pasta, seafood and vegetarian options. It was a great choice for new year's eve

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Empanada appetizers are always a treat. Steaks were done as ordered and very flavorful. Noise can be an issue, as tables are close and walls/ceilings do little to reduce the noise.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent meal. Quiet Saturday night, only because night before new year's eve. Will be back

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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 (El Paso)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good food. Got lunch specials that had appetizers and dessert. All was tasty. Service was good. I will return.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Delicious Empanadas! They are a must! Great ambiance. Pretty quiet during the week. Loved it

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Birthday Celebration

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Our waiter, I do not recall his name, was very attentive and well mannered. Food was outstanding so was the service.
I recommend their wine room.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Went for lunch, but their dinner show is amazing also!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 11, 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 11, 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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 (Adelaide / SA)·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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 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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 (London)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Over priced, food was over rated.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food excellent but service was a.bit surly.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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