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About Tango Bistro

Tango's menu offers contemporary American Cuisine in a comfortable setting, located just off the train tracks in Bryn Mawr. You can settle in to our Main Dining Room in a cozy banquette, enjoy dining by the fireplace or perhaps the intimacy of a smaller room with bright French doors. Our Train Room is reminiscent of a dining car as the train whizzes by the window. In the summer, enjoy Tango's deck seating. A large wrap-around patio comfortably seats guests under a shaded canopy or along our fabulous Cantina Bar. Voted "2008 Best Al Fresco Dining on the Main Line" by Main Line Today.

Our menu features the comfortable dishes you always love and we feature seasonal specialties with some cultural flare. Tango offers an extensive beverage menu and wine list to compliment your meal.

39 Morris Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday Lunch: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Lancaster Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 526-9500

Website:
http://www.tastetango.com/

Public Transit:
We are located Adjacent to the Bryn Mawr train station. R5 Line runs right in our back yard

Executive Chef:
Samuel Sheridan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tango Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for a Date (24)
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Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Romantic (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fun (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Bar Seating (5)
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Pre/post Theatre (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
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Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We often celebrate birthdays at Tango. We love the cozy atmosphere, especially the fireplace in cold weather. The acoustics are exceptionally good in the main dining room and the room with the booths along the railroad tracks; the room used mostly for private parties is noisy if you are seated there on a busy weekend night. The food and service are always excellent. By-the-glass basic wine is pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious, varied options with across meat, poultry and seafood. Service (Vincent) was outstanding and knowledgeable; owner (Joe) stopped by to make sure we enjoyed our evening.

Trout and scallops & risotto well prepared. Wine list is strong with many glass options and flights available. Cheesecake was light and chocolate torte was decadent.

Recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a pleasant experience. Great menu options and I love the booths next to the regional rail tracks.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service and reliably tasty. No wonder we keep coming back.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We rarely go to the same restaurant twice in a row, but Tango is an exception. Our last three out dinners were here and we are never disappointed. The menu is so varied that one can visit several times and always find something new to try. The service is outstanding, they always find us our favorite booth, and my wife loves the Mango Tango martini. Tango has become our favorite restaurant in all the Philadelphia area.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went here for our annual birthday celebration for my wife. They were able to accommodate our request for a booth, which was appreciated. The food was amazing, as usual. The only disappointment was that the restaurant did not follow the instructions in my reservation to bring out my wife's dessert with a birthday candle. Once dessert was brought out without it, it was too late. Perhaps I should have mentioned my special request in-person, too. However, I thought my description in the reservation would have been sufficient. Lesson learned.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

A nice variety of wines and meals, we split a salad and has a chicken dish and a steak dish with chosen sauce alternatives, bernaise and peppercorn cream respectively. Sides were the chorizo mashes potatoes, and roasted potatoes. All was well prepared, service was excellent

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food was barely adequate and caused "the runs" the next day. New waitress in training was OK but the regular training waitress was a bit sarcastic. Our table was literally next to the Paoli local tracks so it was too noisy.

The place was not its usual self

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was extremely busy and the wait staff was stretched too thin. They forgot our appetizer and then brought it too late. The burger was ordered medium rare and came out blood red so it had to be sent back. The rest of the party waited with our plates in front of us while the burger was recooked. It came back with the original bite taken out of it so it obviously was slapped back on the grill which is completely unhygienic. It came out without fries so there was another wait involved and when the fries arrived they were overcooked. The salad Nicoise was a disappointment. The greens were fine and the dressing was good but the tuna was tasteless and the potatoes and green beans were almost inedible. The Greek salad was ordered with salmon (medium rare) but it came out well done. The person that ordered it did not want to return it so just ate around it. It is frustrating because we want to like Tango. We had had a good experience the week before when we ate at the bar.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is a must try restaurant, my mom and friends love this place and I have grown to love it as well.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Never coming here again and telling all my friends to drop this place off their list. Had a party of 8 with 3 people over 85 and the host caused a scene with them. Terrible.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Perfect for our small family Thanksgiving dinner. Service was great, food came out promptly, and it was quiet enough to converse easily. The menu had a nice variety and we all agreed the food was quite tasty. Portions were variable; my husband's meal (trout) turned out to be less food than he had hoped, but my meal (jambalaya) was more than I could eat, as was the meat loaf dinner ordered by my mother-in-law. Kids menu offered a nice variety too.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We decided to dine at Tango for Thanksgiving. They did a very good job with our meals. Our adult children had steaks...they were very pleased. We had the Turkey special...quite good, except for the stuffing. Recommend they pay closer attention to that next time. The service was top notch...our server could not do enough for us and was very friendly. Try out Tango...you'll have a nice time!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

One concern: food got cold rapidly. The restaurant should heat the plates on cold days. Otherwise the dinner was very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The salmon portion and spinach portion were rather small.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Service was not as good as usual

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Tango is a gem. Having said that, the last 3-4 times I have been there over the last few months, the service is just simply not up to par. The wait staff apparently experienced a huge turnover and inexperience is RAMPANT! I am so sorry to see this situation as the food is wonderful and CONSISTENTLY good, and I love the ambiance. I am simply mystified as to why management allows this situation to continue as the service is slow, inattentive, amateurish, and for me has consistently ruined an otherwise delightful dining experience. PLEASE FIX THIS!

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Good food, good service, good drinks. Always reliable. The trout is wonderful! The souffle terrific with its molten chocolate center, served piping hot with vanilla ice-cream to let melt on top.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food at Tabgo is always consistently tasty. Our server was sweet & accomodating. The only glitch in our meal was waiting for a takeout platter I was bringing home. Apparently, the restaurant got busier during our meal and, as a result did not have our take out order prepared by the time we were finished eating. We had to wait an additional 20 mins for it to be ready, which was an inconvenience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had been longtime Tango diners, but that ended a few weeks ago with a very poor experience. First, when I asked for a burger without tomato or lettuce, the server decided to bring it without a roll. My husband's chicken quesadilla was really an odd chicken sandwich on a tortilla. When he pointed this out to a manager, the manager first said that they changed the recipe. When asked to look closer, he realized that there should have been more than chicken on the quesadilla and took it back to the kitchen to add ingredients. After 15 minutes, he returned with a revised dish, but I had been sitting there with a cooling hamburger during the re-do. The manager offered a tepid apology, and nothing more--not even a dessert or drink.
Food was not great, service not great, and management not great. After years as Tango guests, we're not going back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The waist we had was awful. My friend asked for two simple modifications and was told "no". My prior experience over many years of coming there as just the opposite. He was rigid an d not customer service oriented. My friend ended up having to order her third choice for lunch. She had never been there and it was my choice. I was embarrassed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Tango is consistently good food, ambiance and service. We are regulars and take people there regularly. We’ve never been disappointed!
Chefs are imaginative and food is always presented beautifully.
Thanks again Tango. We were there for my birthday celebration.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I've been to Tango before and had much better meals. Our reservation was for 7 PM on a Sunday. The restaurant was busy and our server was quite distracted. It took a long time to get our drinks, and it was about 30 minutes before our appetizers arrived. My companions both ordered the mushroom soup which was delicious. I tried a special crab tempura appetizer which was just OK. Service My entree was the grilled trout. It was dried out and tasted like it was cooked hours before and just warmed up before being served. My side of rice was so undercooked I didn't ea it. I have had much better food here previously so I wondered if the issue was how late we were dining on a Sunday - we were just about the last to leave since our meal took so long to be served.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband and I were given a gift card for tango. We went there on a Friday night for 8 reservation. The bar was nice and drinks were good. it was all downhill from there. My husband ordered a steak with chimichurri. Steak was cooked ok but not seasoned at all and was given salsa instead and when pointed it out the waitress said that was the chimichurri sauce. Chimichurri is extremely different than salsa. The mash potatoes with with chorizo did not resemble any form of potato by taste or texture. It was quite strange and inedible. I got a kale salad with shrimp which was ok, but shrimp we're very overdone. The service was good but due to the poor quality of the food we will not be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We come regularly but the menu has changed since our last visit. Choices have expanded and were nicely done. Service was friendly and well done. Tuna, Rainbow trout and dumpling appetizers were all good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

excellent food and service. The location is unique, and as explained the building was once a storage facility for the main line train. The interior is very pleasant and only one wall is exposed to the original original stone, presumably set by a stone mason. We 'd be glad to return any time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We appreciated being left alone for a longer time than usual to talk.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wonderful service. The food was so good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

As always Tango in Bryn Mawr with a solid lunch !

Great job

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, People Watching
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

It was very pleasant. The food was good and also the service. I will be back for sure.

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Once again, we were supremely pleased with all facets of our dining experience. We met our very good friends there - they have shared meals with us at Tango more than once - and it has rapidly become our favorite spot. Please keep up the good work!

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food has really gone downhill. Gristle filled steak with luke warm fries. Flavorless calimari. Bread “fresh from the oven” according to the loud waiter was barely warm. At these prices one expects more. Won’t return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had an 11:30 Sunday brunch reservation which was timely honored. The bloody marys were perfect and the food delicious. Tango was not crowded so noise was not an issue. The only part of the experience which could have been improved was the service, especially in light of the fact that it was not busy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

New menu offers lots of new options. Consistently good food and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great location, very nice decor and the service was fantastic.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food has gone downhill over past 2-3 years.
Used to be a favorite. Dry trout, very oily overcooked spinach etc.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food here used to be excellent but tonite Food was only ok or mediocre. Also Pretty empty on a Friday evening. By the way, what happened to the tilapia with crabmeat. That used to be my favorite but was no longer on menu.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Stingy on the entree, very little scallops, too many potatoes and weak soda. Disappointed!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I have been a guest at Tango a number of times over the years simply because the restaurant is conveniently located to where I live. However, I would not go out of my way to dine there. While the staff is generally friendly and professional, i feel less upbeat about the food, the quality of which is just ok. The menu has been whittled down over the years, to the point where it just doesn’t inspire much excitement, made worse by the fact that the average price of an entree reflects a more upscale experience than is justified by the quality of the food alone. After this last experience, it will be a long time before i will return, if ever, unless the menu changes, and/or food quality improves to justify the prices the restaurant charges.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Overpriced for what they provided. The food was good, but the service was somewhat distracted

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