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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (35)
Casual (23)
Good for a Date (23)
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Good for Groups (19)
Cozy (19)
Business Meals (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Fun (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Romantic (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (8)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

I go to Tango often to have a quality dinner with friends and be able to talk We have had the sae server and she is excellent - responds to special needs and substitutions

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

This is one of my favorite go-to spots for a delicious meal! I typically frequent on Friday or Saturday nights and I will continue to do so. However I think I'll stay clear of a late Sunday dinner from now on. We had an 8:15 reservation and arrived to an unpleasant smell in the restaurant. Wasn't sure what kind of smell it was, but it was definitely unpleasant. We sat down and were informed politely that the kitchen would close at 9. Ordered by 8:30. Bread came out - not fresh. Fried calamari came out - MUCH saltier than I've ever remembered - and I get this app every time. Entrees were delicious, as I've come to expect. We were out the door by 9:30 but not before cleanup had begun around us in the dining room. Typically, my reviews for Tango are 5 star in all areas, but this is the first time I wouldn't be able to do that. My lesson learned is to no longer be one of the last reservations at the end of what, I'm sure, was a typically busy weekend.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Good food, good service, pleasant atmosphere. Love sitting "on the train tracks"!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I met a friend for lunch on a snowy Monday. The restaurant was pretty empty but the food and service were great. The server was especially accommodating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had dinner on Jan 5th while the outside temp was in the single digits. The dining room that is next to the railroad track was drafty. We ordered mushroom bisque and broccoli rabe with white beans and tomatoes for starters and spicy shrimp with angel hair pasta and veal meatloaf for entrees. The starters were good, presented warm and seemed priced properly. The entrees were okay, but not worth a special trip. Our waiter was superb and gave us great service so we felt better about the tab. We hadn’t been to Tango in a while and I doubt that we will be returning soon. There are too many other restaurants that offer better value in the area.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Met a friend for lunch. Sat in the lower level, which was absolutely freezing, making the meal pretty uncomfortable. Food was fine, nothing out of the ordinary, but acceptable for lunch. Cool location by the Bryn Mawr train station.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My entree, the mashed potatoes and vegetable were cold, the filet and crab cake were warm. I did not send back but I did let the server know to alert the kitchen so no one else would be served cold items that should be hot.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Love Tango! One of my favorite places to go. Food and service never disappoint!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderfully food as always. Great service.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I always get a good meal here and the space is nicely designed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Tango always delivers on fabulous food and excellent service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Appetizers were good. I didn’t think the short rib special was particularly special. One of my friends thought the crab cakes were good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Have come here many times over the years and it’s always, consistently good! Great selection and wonderful salads for lunch. Ample parking, very nice place to eat!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Although the food is unsurprising and a little dull, a booth on the tracks makes up for it. It's somehow thrilling every time you spot a train. Our waitress was warm and funny and got our order right, and the maitre d was helpful and gracious.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Tango is a great stop for a lovely lunch, a light dinner before a Bryn Mawr Theater movie or just to meet friends for a drink at the bar. The food is terrific and the people are nice. What more can one want except for a cool space to watch the trains go roaring by now and then for feeling like one is actually in a train car or in the movie!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Good food a bit priceygiven small fish portion sizes came with sauce on side as well As veggies. All good!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Host staff was very accommodating. My husband and I dined with our 93-year-old friend who needed a special cushion for his chair and they provided one right away. Our server was attentive when she was at our table, but seemed hurried and harried - should have had a more welcoming demeanor; not what I would expect at these prices. She was helpful in helping us decide which dessert to get - the molten chocolate soufflé - Intense flavor and silky texture - a chocolate lovers delight. My husband ordered steak with chimichurri sauce and he said it was not authentic ; that it tasted like salsa was just glopped on top. I ordered the filet mignon which was perfectly cooked but not very flavorful; the brandy peppercorn sauce was cloyingly thick and sweet / can't imagine it being appropriate with any dish. If the server had been more approachable I would have asked for a different sauce, but every request took a long time - kitchen was slow. Herb roasted potatoes were top notch. I think the best I've ever had - perfectly seasoned and crusted. Broccoli raab – again excellent. I like that they had both salt and pepper grinders on the table. I think the kitchen is decent, but I think they try to accommodate too many diners and so the overall value and quality suffers.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We always have an excellent experience at Tango, have been going there for years. We love the food and always have excellent service. We like the booths located along the back wall however the dining room is lovely.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent atomosohere and always consistent food!
Sara was extremely attentive. Ask for her!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Service was prompt and friendly. Food was very good although large portions. We had a great time and enjoyed the fire.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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