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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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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Birthdays (14)
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Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Casual (11)
Business Meals (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Romantic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Authentic (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Amazing food and service!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 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 2, 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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·Dined on November 28, 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 26, 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 20, 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 18, 2017

Great food and service you have to try the chopped pate

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·Dined on November 13, 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 12, 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 8, 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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·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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·Dined on October 28, 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 23, 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Live stpooing by for dessert 😍

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The staff was awesome so knowledgeable and friendly made for a great experience

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The atmosphere and service are fantastic. We got the seafood tower and some appies.
The seafood tower seafood was good however the clams were very small and we definitely would have left hungry without our appies. The scallops were amazing and the scallop crudo sample they gave us was delicious.
Overall a fantastic spot to be by the fire on date night.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wow. Just wow. Came here with my hubby and another couple. We were all conversation until the food came. Then it was just mmmmm! Everything was delicious. We started with the seared scallops, french onion soup (best we've ever had), devilled eggs and crab cake. Then on to the most fantastic piece of beef - the Cote de Boeuf, gnocchi ratatouille mac & cheese and baked yam. Portions were generous, service was amazing and ambiance is gorgeous. Can't wait to go back and try the rest!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fun, People Watching, Tapas, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I've came here for my 6th year anniversary. The server was very attentive and nice. The portions are generous and well prepared. Presentation was gorgeous.

We also happen to went on a Tuesday where they offer all night raw bar. I'm especially in love with the west coast oysters and the scallop crudo. It was really fresh.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Celebrating an anniversary and couldn't have chosen a better spot. Service was attentive and friendly. Food was delicious and enough to enjoy the next day. Worth the experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Love the seafood happy hour; the desserts, the beef....pretty much love it all. Great service, lots of parking and awesome atmosphere.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Me and my sister had a great time. All the staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was amazing and so tasty. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Service was wonderful, food was really nothing to write home about. Bland without much flavour and the price was high for what the quality was.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 10, 2017

It was a Great experience! Our waitress ELISA was AWESOME !!!! The food and the quality was really good, definitely coming back! We are new in Calgary and this is by far our favorite restaurant here! Thank you for an amazing time tonight! You guys rock!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Good food and service.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Always a nice meal/experience here!

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Excellent Food and Service

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We always have great food and service. Been here enough it is hard to find something new. Sometimes, it needs to be a cocktail 😳.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We went to Tango Bistro for our anniversary on a Tuesday night and sat outside by the large scale fireplace. The service from Nathan was outstanding. We shared a number of plates to try more than we normally would.

The Seafood platter we created ourselves by choosing off of their Sushi style order form. It was excellent and we ordered raw oysters, oysters Rockefeller, scallops, shrimp, tuna tartare and lobster claws. All were outstanding and the sauces complimented the food perfectly.

For dinner we shared a perfectly cooked ribeye and added a deconstructed Caesar salad with anchovies, asparagus and a mushroom pot pie side that was unbelievable as a sauce on the steak.

I was very happy to have stumbled on Tango Bistro and will definitely be returning again. I have no problem recommending the place to everyone I know. 5 out of 5!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Tango has changed its concept since the last time I dined there. It is no longer all "small plates," but we found this visit to still be a terrific experience. The decor is a refreshing update with a comfortable vibe. The menu provided lots of options - something for everyone. Nice list of good wines available by the glass and a substantial variety of great beers, too. Our meal (combo beef and bison platter) was delicious, and our server, Paul, was friendly, very professional, and had lots of great suggestions. We'll look forward to our next visit!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Everything was great, our server Nathan was awesome!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 5, 2017

This used to be our favourite restaurant. Since the concept and menu change the experience just isn't the same. Sadly, we won't be returning.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Not happy with this place. First they jacked up the price to $25 per person from $22. You can do eat all you can. But the so called bouillabaisse consist of a few small shrimps, couple of clams, a few mussels and crab legs. The rest are made up of potatoes and corn. They all presented on a plate with bread on the side. Not exactly the Bouillabaisse Stew that I expected. The saving grace was the server who was cheerful and the room was comfortable. Not going back.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We went for the Bouillabaisse and were sadly disappointed to find this dish discontinued and a seafood bake was its replacement. Although the bake was good, we found that we preferred the bouillabaisse and sincerely hope that it will return to the menu. The appetizers were good and the salads awesome but huge; good to share. Everyone at the table adored the beignets but luckily we were to full to eat too many of those treats. One guest ordered the gnocchi ratatouille and said that it was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Holy moly! We are so full and the food was so good! We sat on the patio and it was so lovely. Our server was awesome. We started with cocktails which were delicious. It was half price bottles of wine, so obviously we took advantage of the great wine list! We started with the scallops which are a must! Then we shared the tenderloin with the mac and cheese, the poutine and the broccolini! It was all amazing and huge portions considering they were just sides! The value is good and the food is delicious. Definitely make your way there! Our only regret is not having room for dessert. Recommended!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We went for the Sunday special of Bottomless Bouillabaisse, Bread and Beignets. Seafood in the soup was expertly prepared. I was impressed that I did not encounter one tiny bit of grit in the entire pot. Broth could use a boost in flavour. Comes with sliced crusty bread- it's ok, some had a garlicy butter spread on them and they were much tastier. Plain ones were meh. Also served with a mayonnaise of some kind that we couldn't quite figure out- it didn't match any of the flavours or textures. Beignets were FANTASTIC. Banana foam or whatever they're calling it is very reminiscent of the banana medicine of your 80s childhood...but the beignets themselves, slathered in nutella? Yes please.
Service lovely. Restaurant is impeccably clean.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Having celiac disease, dining out (even in gluten friendly restaurants is a risk. This is the one restaurant that I have returned to multiple times. I do avoid the sausage options, but otherwise it is great. You have your choice of salads/sides buffet style. All three playing! :) very well marked for multiple allergies.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Our server was friendly and engaging, but didn't know how to open a bottle of wine (which I found adorable). The entrees and sides were satisfying and delicious. Will return for the soup special on Sunday :)

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