Chicago >Food & Dining > Tango Sur
3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061341.950767 -87.663984
Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM Friday From 05:00 PM To 11:30 PM Saturday From 03:00 PM To 11:30 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: North Side, Lakeview
Tango Sur – went for Valentine;s Day...big disapointment.Expected a wait...was told 45 minutes... turned out to be an almost 2 hr wait...rude staff from the gentleman at the door to the manager who was calling the names...seems as if he was seating people according to his liking not as to the order they were listed.will never go there again!!
great place to meet Argentine men! – Loved eating outside. Loved the lively group of soccer players that bought my friends and I drinks. Mostly I love the chimichuri (sp) sauce and the great steak. I am a steak girl and this place knows how to make a great steak. The only thing that I wish they had is a bigger menu with more choices. Otherwise I could have hung out and people watched all night. Think its good to plan to wait on weekends.
as int. restaurant reviewer i say: Don't waste money/time – I travel all the world as a restaurant reviewer. Been in many arg.restaurants and even in buenos aires. I know then from experience what an argentinian restaurant should be. But this isn't it. It is trying though.
Service is: hectic, and employees have no vision on details. It is just massproduction.Just too busy for them.
Reservations: is chaotic. If you go with 4 persons they go 1st then 2 persons.The don't meet the time you made the reservations.
Food: The meat was disappointing. It was full of sinews. At some point it was even tough. This is not the real arg. pampa's meat. A "Bife de Lomo" should be so soft that, with one cut, the meat will fall off.
The taste of the meat is to much coaly. I am sure they don't clean the grill before they put new meat on it. Not surprised as they are too busy. The salad is just onions, tomato and lettuce. NO taste at all.
Ambiance: romantic with candles but it is so dark that you can hardly read the menucard.
Pricing: not too high but i had better for same pricing. I rather pay more for better food and service and also have a normal conversation. The noise is just incredible.
You are wonerding why it is so busy then? Just 50 tables, and people sit too long. Also their are only 2 argentinian restaurants in Chicago. So less competition. The romantic part attracts mainly younger people and the name Argentinian have for their meat. aswell. Also the right area for younger people. Probably many live in the area. (romantic )
Waiting on food can go over 1 hour. That is way to long.
Concluding: if you don't mind this all just visit them and find out yourself. Don't forget to bring you alcohol allong.BYOB. Says enough i think about the restaurant.
A good restaurant should offer the famous Malbec wine with it.
best steak for the price in Chicago – I've had kobe steak at many overpriced places in many states and nothing compares to the bife de chorizo or the entra?a at Tango Sur. The chef is great, the cuts are good and the taste is wonderfull. I am now a usual customer and always want to go back. All my argentinian friends go there at least once a week what speaks up for the place I think. Eat well for a fraction of the price you can pay at Morton's or Chicago fire house with very comparable quality
BYOB Fabulosity...weeknight hustle – Tango Sur is a great restaurant that really gives you a great value along with a wonderful dining experience. The steak there is amazing with all that flavor. Their mashed potatoes are amazing and they have a great selection of appetizers. I loved the BYOB aspect making the restaurant seem more intimate and homey. The no corkage fee is a bonus.
I went on a Monday evening at 9pm and the place was packed. There were even people waiting by the door for a free table. My friends and I loved the place so much we created a site for the place (we found out that Tango Sur has no website). Google search: tangosur.typepad
along with a little video spoof of the place on You Tube: Senor Sur - Tango Sur
Great BYOB – Tango Sur is one of the best BYOB resteraurants in the city. For the price, you cannot get a better steak in the city. If you are going there for the first time I would recommend the filet and you will be sure to go back again in the future. The seating is a little cramped inside, but if the weather is nice the outdoor seating is perfect.
BEST STEAK EVER!!!!! – I moved to Chicago about a 1 year and a half ago and this is one of the first places I went to. Needless to say after visiting many other Top Steakhouses.....I have been to this restaurant 7 times since the first!!!! I have taken everyone that has visited me in Chicago. The Argentine beef is beyond delicious. I have had the filet with the Argentine style potatoes as well as the Spinach potatoes........OMG it's so......freakin...... good!!!!!! And there is an olive oil based garnish for the steak that is delicious. The service is very good and atmosphere is great. It can be pretty loud in there so think twice about having and intimate evening. All in all.....it is one of best dining experiences in Lakeview.
NEVER EAT HERE – long wait and rude staff. I would not advise my enemy to eatat this place .... that is how bad the service is... and the noice level... bring some advil along.
A "Must Visit" for this NJ Girl... – My best friend, a Chicago native, turned me on to Tango Sur 2 years ago, and I have craved it ever since! I live in NJ, so I am only able to enjoy the tender double filet mignon with spinach mashed potatoes on my visits to Chitown, which is 2X per year. Having dinner at Tango is a definite stop on my itinerary. We normally go early to avoid the crowd and the wait for a table. I HIGHLY recommend this wonderful restaurant.
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