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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3.8

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for a Date (30)
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Casual (23)
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Quiet Conversation (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Fun (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Healthy (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was not as good as usual

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·Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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.

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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!

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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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Tango is always very good and the wait staff and particularly accommodating. We are very fortunate to have this gem in our neighborhood.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The mushroom ravioli was absolutely lovely, and so was the arugula salad. My friend had the French onion soup which he said is the best anywhere, and the grilled cheese sandwich. The service was fast enough that we were still able to make our movie at Bryn Mawr film Institute on time. God bless this restaurant! 🙏😇✨👍

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food was great and our server Michael was attentive.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Seemed like a really busy night for Tango so that might have been the problem. They had a private party which pushed all the normal patrons to the perimeter. It is fine that restaurants have large parties; but plan for it by adding staff ahead of time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We had a lovely meal at Tango before we went to a talk at a nearby school. The service was great, friendly and efficient. Our food was brought quickly and it was delicious. We arrived late for our reservations, after having called from a traffic jam, and the hostess was most gracious and patient. My husband had no trouble getting in and out with his walker and it was stored out of the way while we had our dinner, and readily available when we were ready to leave. It was a fun date night for us, and we most certainly will be back.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 26, 2017

My friend and I arrived separately at the restaurant a few minutes prior to our reservation time. Each of us checked in at the hostess desk under the same reservation name. Each was seated in a different room. After 20 minutes of waiting for each other, we finally texted and realized that we were both at the restaurant. We each approached the hostess who apologized for the mistake. Things happen, but it would have been a nice gesture for them to have sent us a drink or something. Everything else was fine.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

My wife and I have been going to Tango for years and have never been disappointed. Affordable wine list, nice size portions for $$. A definite for special occasion or just meeting a friend.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good food, great service . . . Great experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I took my wife there for her birthday. I had the almond crusted grilled salmon. It was served on a bed of asian noodles with asian slaw. It was delicious, flavorful, and a nice blending of tastes. My wife had blackened swordfish. She liked it a lot. The portions were right-sized, neither too large nor too small. The food was served remarkably quickly. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. The only flaw that I found was that my dish was not quite as warm as I would have liked. We ate inside in pleasant surroundings. There are a few nice outdoor tables, but they look out on a parking lot. I would definitely go there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Delicious cuisine for all three of us...veal meatloaf a must, trout was delicious and octopus salad is a must. Great, attentive service and prompt delivery of food. Nice atmosphere! We were there for my son's birthday and so was half of Villanova...LOL!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great as always . Food service , everything was great

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great blackened swordfish..very moist and great spice. The butternut squash soup was amazing. Consistently good...sat by the fake fireplace.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The service was extremely slow. We asked for our food several times. The food came out over an hour later and it was cold so we sent it back. We also complained to the manager.

We frequented this restaurant for over 15 years and it has changed. Unfortunately we can no longer recommend it.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Lovely dinner as usual. Had mushroom ravioli and it was delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

My mom, sister and I picked Tango Bistro at random for dinner and we were not disappointed! Our waiter, Michael, was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious! I had trouble deciding which entree sounded best! We will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I haven't been to Tango for a while, because the previous meal I had there was underwhelming. However, our most recent trip to Tango was a hit! My husband and I each had the oyster appetizer, which was beyond incredible- don't hesitate - just get it! Plump, juicy, and exceptional flavor. Hubby had the salmon that was cooked a perfect medium rare, and I experienced the wild mushroom ravioli, which was amazing and had a ton of lump crab meat in it. Great way to celebrate my birthday. Oh, and our server was just fabulous! Her recommendations were spot on, and she was friendly and engaging. Thanks for a wonderudining experience, Tango!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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