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About Tango Bistro

Fresh, locally inspired comfort dishes with a focus on cold, sustainable seafood and top quality steaks. Fully licensed with a great wine list.

6920 Macleod Trail South
Calgary, AB T2H 0L3
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Bistro, Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - last seating 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - last seating 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:30 - last seating 9:00
Holidays: 4:30 pm - last seating 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
69 th Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 252-4365

Website:
http://www.tangobistro.com/

Parking Details:
Parking in the rear of the building (East side) and overflow parking is available after 3:00pm-12:00am in the Canada Post parking lot on Fisher Street.

Public Transit:
The #81 Macleod Trail stops just in front of the restaurant (both heading North and South) and we are also within walking distance from Chinook Station.

Executive Chef:
Gary Hennessey

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We regularly hold wine tastings, wine pairings, beer pairings, etc.

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Details
Mon - Thu 4:30PM - 11:00PM

Fri 4:30PM - 6:00PM 7:15PM - 10:00PM

Sat 4:30PM - 5:45PM 7:15PM - 10:00PM

Tango Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Good for a Date (25)
Fit for Foodies (15)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Cozy (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Business Meals (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Authentic (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

I had put in a special request at booking and did get a call from the Tango Bistro two days before reservation to confirm and they said they could accommodate. When I arrived they knew nothing about it and could not accommodate and seemed disorganized. We waited about another 10 minutes standing and finally let to some basic seating. The service was extremely slow and food was not hot just barely warm. However the waiter was friendly and the taste of the food was ok. The steak was cooked perfect though. I knew the food would be expensive going in and that was ok as long as it was really good quality food and to be expected for the price. I have had many better meals at a lot less cost, in my experience with eating at nice restaurants in Calgary. Not sure if this was just an off night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great staff! We will be back.
Suggestions: Onion soup, beef short ribs, lobster gnocchi, French 75 cocktail.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect atmosphere for a quiet Valentine’s Day dinner. The server, Ken, was great and very helpful. The food was well prepared and served hot. Their desserts are incredible. Will definitely visit again.

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 (Calgary)·Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding. I have had much more expensive meals in the city, but, this was one of the best that I could recall. I had the whole Cornish hen, and my partner had the salmon. The salmon was juicy, crisp, refreshing, and a reasonable portion size. She has some allergies, and they were amazing at accommodating our needs.
The game hen was delightfully seasoned with an well paired starch and vegetable, leaving me full, and satisfied without being gourged.

The server was knowledgeable about the menus, and was able to recommend wines and pairing that would go together. Service was fast ( we waited about 10 minutes from ordering, athought we were not there durring peak times) and the food came hot, and juicy!

The ambiance was soft, quite, and respectful, with pairs or small groups at all the tables. Noise was perfect for a private conversation, or a night out. Lighting was soft, and made everything look more expensive than the prices would suggest.

While you can get some menus items over 100 dollars. Most people can expect to spend around 30 - 35 dollar per person for a meal with a drink. We opted for their Tuesday "all day happy hour" and had some of the most delicious oysters we have ever had. These people have their sourcing down to an art to be able to get such quality delicious ingredients.

I have no issue recommending Tango to family friends or colleagues for a special outing or a client meeting. We will be back again next year, and are already excited!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It’s been a while since our last visit. We sat over 15 minutes before I went to find our server. The food was great but then at the end the service fell off again. The over all time spent at the restaurant was almost 2.5 hours. I think has the server not been overwhelmed we would have cut this down to 90 minutes.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great restaurant, great food, very poor service, we had food on the table before our first glass of wine arrived, the meal was finished when our 2nd glass of wine arrived. The waiter dropped off the wrong bill at our table it was for a $6 side dish our bill was $150 had to ask for it. Again great food you should try it I just hope you have better service

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Unexpected great spot. Hard trouble finding it without a large sign off of Macleod Trail. Had the happy hour raw bar specials which was great. Smoked bourbon was good too. Will go back and would recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Every time we go to tango we have an even better time than the last. The service is great. The menu is amazing. We also didn’t break the bank for a super fun fine dining experience. Will go back often!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Appetizers awesome
Main course cold vegetables old and over cooked
Desert good

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The scallops were amazing! Would recommend everything except the brisket burger which was dry and the slab bacon was extremely tough.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent. Fair portioned and fresh. We ate mostly seafood and were very impressed. Service was on point. Dessert was awesome.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The service was friendly and attentive. My wife and I shared
a salad that was enough for both of us, and we had the short ribs, which were fabulous. The prices were reasonable considering today's environment. We would recommend this restaurant
to others.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Tango is the best hidden treasure in Calgary south. Best Happy Hour for raw bar and drinks. Roast chicken and pork chop were our favourite.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Chris di a fine job of serving up a salmon, a couple of spareribs and the porkchop. The porkchop was huge and the spareribs were nicely proportioned. Wife was very happy with the salmon., loved the risotto. A very positive experience and on the goback list

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Absolutely love this spot. Me and my date had s wonderful evening. Food and service was fantastic. Will definitely be back again and again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The Kusshi Oyster is the best other than eating in Fanny Bay.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food is always so tasty at Tango Bistro. We love the steaks there..so delicious. A shout out to Nathan our server. Great job.👍🏻

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, People Watching, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We were disappointed the menu and format had changed drastically. No longer a small plates tapas restaurant. Food was good but entrees are expensive and don’t come with sides. It was a good meal but value was not great. Service was good but only average.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We were blown away by our dinner. We expected a good dinner but it was exceptional. Amazing flavours, high quality ingredients and all of our meat was perfectly cooked. The service was also perfect. We will definitely be back again soon.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Instead of exchanging Christmas gifts my family decided to go out for dinner and drinks. Tango was above and beyond our expectations. Everything we had was delicious!! We all had bites of each other’s food and we’re in awe of it all. Our server Riley was wonderful as well. She even brought my sister a blanket noticing that she was cold from the draft of the back exit door being used. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I prefer when they did tapas.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We booked at Tango Bistro to have a welcome home celebration with out daughter who was just returning home from New Zealand after a year. It was raw bar night, which I had no idea when we booked but it was great. We love seafood so this didn't disappoint! We were a large group and the service was great and accommodating for us! The food was great and we would definitely return again. Thanks for a great meal, service and setting.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was excellent. Menu options are quite different and live up their description. Service was very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great service, great oysters, and great value!!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

$25 Lobster dinner was great value. Clam chowder taste so good. A bit over cooked for the lobsters.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Fast becoming my favourite restaurant in Calgary; excellent food, adequate wine selection, great value, pleasant service

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing food and service!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and will go back. The table side preparation of the smoked old fashion was nice. Overall a very good meal. My only complaint would be how the meat was cut for the carnivore platter, a couple of the portions had significant inedible gristle. When paying top dollar for a total of 16oz I expect none to be wasted tableside.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Ya man, it was great! Everything was awesome, could have skipped the escargot but overall outstanding. Ken the waiter was on point. I'll be back!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Service was prompt and fantastic. Food was a 10!
Thank you Riley and the awesome cooks!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This absolutely is one of yyc best restaurants. Conrad and his team do a remarkable job... Keep it up.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Seafood raw bar is always awesome; loved the tableside old fashioned. Saving room for dessert is a MUST.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food and service you have to try the chopped pate

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I had the lobster dinner special and it was basically inedible. The clam chowder was milk thickened with cornstarch and not much else. The lobster was dry and we did not get any utensils to open the claws, the corn was overcooked and waterlogged and the baked potato was stale. I would not recommend this dish at all.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 11, 2017

All very good. Menu had sufficient choice, ingredients seemed fresh, well prepared, professional server who got help from others as needed, particularly as we were a larger group (8)

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent restaurant. The food is always really good, with some great upscale options (lobster gnocci). They are very accommodating for food allergies.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Unfortunately I hate writing negative reviews but if I can save anyone's time and money I would have to say tango is a place I would never go back to. Our server was absolutely horrible he didn't bring out our drinks Until our dinner was a done, thanfully for the other staff members that were assisting him bringing out the appetizer plates, and attending to our water or we would have been extremely dehydrated since our drinks didnt arrive.
Now the dinner- we started off with the clam chowder soup which was good definitely something I would not rave about, and out comes this cold small white dish off a lobster meal, The presentation of our dinner plate looked like we got it from a shelter/ prison (no joke) A teaspoon of what the call coleslaw, whith two bites of lobster, piece of well over cooked shrivelled corn, under cooked potatoe, and a cold stale biscuit on top.
There are where also other issues throughout the night.
With so many different restaurants to choose from save your money and dine somewhere else.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were disappointed to find out that Tangos is no longer a tapas restaurant, which was why we were returning. Granted, it had apparently just celebrated a year since changing, so we obviously weren't regulars even when it was.
First, the service was excellent. I wish I took note of our server's name; he had definitely been there on one of our previous visits (a year+ prior). He was very helpful with the menu, especially when we had mentioned that we had come for a tapas experience, he pointed out items that had stayed on the menu, or what new menu items made for nice sharing.
We chose a few appies (seared scallops: delicious!), and shared the Gnocchi Ratatouille; I was a little disappointed in how little actual gnocchi there was in the dish, but the roasted vegetables were lovely.
I'd likely return again, but in no rush. Out of all of the incredible restaurants in Calgary, its unfortunate to have lost the charm of the tapas experience Tango once offered. Now I feel like they blend in with a sea of other good restaurants in the city. Still a very nice experience, though!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had gone to Tango very excited to partake in the All You Can Eat Crab Boil, but it had been discontinued despite still being advertised as available. We were quite disappointed and instead ordered the Lobster Dinner (which was “coming soon” according to the website). The lobster was over cooked and the roe was off-putting for my children. The clam chowder was really good though.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went for the first time since the menu was changed from tapas. We really enjoyed the new menu. I feel the new menu is slightly more expensive than the old menu, but there are still some more economical options which are also very delicious. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion
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