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
No consistancy, but worth a shot – If you don't mind waiting 2 hours for a steak, then this is the place for you. The prices are not bad, especially considering how big the plates are. There is nothing phenominal about the food, but it's a cool place to dine with friends or your significant other. The BYOB factor definitely is a great incentive as you can save money on the several bottles of wine that you will go through before you get your meal. I usually order the filet mignon, and it always seems to be just mediocre. They give you 2 filets to top it off, but I'd prefer just 1 good quality filet. Nevertheless, I'd recommend it just for the experience. After a couple bottles of wine, you won't even remember how the steaks were.
The worst service ever – The food was excellent and the place had great potential. Very cute inside, but it was the worst service I've ever experienced. We were rushed through a three course meal in 30 minutes. We tried to slow service down, and the wait staff simply wouldn't have it. At one point, we were trying to take something off a plate before it was whisked away. It was not busy and they did not need to turn our table over, so I really don't understand what the problem was. I would not recommend this place to anyone and I definitely do not plan to return. There are so many places to go that treat customers better.
Save room in the fridge for leftovers – You will be completely amazed at the size of the portions at this restaurant. Bring four friends, order and appetizer and dinner for two and go home stuffed!! Amazing meat. Try the vacio and the empanadas. Avoid the melted cheese- too greesy!
Enjoy an Authentic Argentinian experience -- well, except for the B.Y.O.B. part. – Tables set so close you can hear the diners at the table next to you masticating & mmmming, fast service, dim lighting coupled with a simple candle on each table, good musica en español & the best churrasco I've had in a restaurant in Chicago make this an excellent red-meaty experience for a date, a group or a bunch of tourists wanting to escape the downtown spots. To start, sample some empanadas (argentine empanadas being my personal favorite). They're flaky & tasty and only more delightful when dunked in the chimichurri salsa (which consists of olive oil, loads of chopped fresh parsley, garlic & teensy bits of red pepper).
It should be mentioned that Argentinos are not known in the culinary world for their salad-wizardry, & Tango Sur is no exception. My forgettable salad was eaten solely for ruffage-sake. My companion's tomato slices were unripe & lacking in sweetness -- granted we went at the end of October after the local & regional tomatoes have long been eaten or canned.
However, once our perfectly seasoned, 4"-thick Churrascos arrived, the next seven minutes found us ignoring each other completely & existing in pure meat bliss. YOU COME HERE FOR THE FANTASTIC MEAT! The serving was so generous that I was able to eat two additional large meals from my leftovers. We finished up our meal with smooth, creamy flan & great espressos.
The busboy service was prompt & cordial, but our waiter managed to not change the stone facial expression he wore nor his uninterested manner of speech throughout our meal. I know he was capable of smiling & vocal inflection because I heard him chatting with his coworkers near the credit card machine-pearly whites displayed & all. Not that I require cheesy, fake American grins when eating out, but since I'm paying for his service, i expect to be treated with some measure of respect even though we belong to the same peer group.
Great value! – I'm not even a steak person and this is one of my favorite places to go! My boyfriend always gets the filet which he loves and I usually get fish or the eggplant and we always leave full and happy!
Great Argentenian Steaks – Tango Sur is amazing for its meat fare. The steaks are succulent and sizzling on your table. The best part is that you get to bring your own wine from the wine store which is less than a block away. I hate the idea of restaurants charging a high premium on wine and therefore it is a welcome break.
The restaurant is small and cramped and definitely not so good if you want to go out on a romantic quiet date as it is usually bustling on a weekend. The food is of course good and what you would expect of a South American palate. The meat served tends to be over marinated in olive oil, and garlic and can get a little over whelming.
The service is good and the staff is friendly.
Fantabulous – it was very simple with a candle lit dinner, yet was also very sweet with the decorations and paintings. The service wasn't very fast but it allowed more time for conversation and was completely worth it once you took your first bite. I had the Churrasco, which was incredibly delicious. It's a 12oz sirloin steak and the seasonings were flavorful, but not too overpowering. This place was great and i'm definately coming back again.
HORRIBLE!!! – My boyfriend and I were seated at 6:30 p.m., at 8:10 p.m. we had nothing more than bread and water and our waiter had only come to our table twice. The service was UNBELIEVABLY HORRIBLE! When I asked to see the manager, she sent out a staff person instead who said the kitchen was really busy. But we ordered our food 1.5 hours before and tables around us were seated, had eaten and left. They staff was unapologetic and rude. We walked out and will never return. I would rather pay decent money for good service than go to this cheap place simply to be ignored.
Loved this place! – We went here last night hoping for good steak, preparing for bad service, and were really wowed! Our wait was only 30 mins so we went down the street and grabbed a drink, we were promptly seated in the back room and it was really romantic - I loved the dim lighting, candles, and exposed brick. It was a bit loud, but nothing too bad.
The food was excellent! We tried the empanadas & filet & stuffed steak of somekind - everything had wonderful flavor. The service was surprisingly pretty great as well!
We were glad we finally tried it and happy to have found a great spot for steak close to home without having to go downtown. Excellent! Oh - also the prices are so reasonable here, what you get for the price is fantastic!
Awesome group dining – We celebrated my sister's 20th birthday here, and the food was incredible, especially the beef, and I would highly reccomend the basic filet, although the bife Vesuvio was also delicious but I prefer good meat by itself. The empanadas as appetizers were wonderful as was the ensalada russa, and the tortillas de papas. The portions were huge! and everything was easily shared. The value of the food was also amazing, especially with the amount of quality meat you were consuming. Great atmosphere, good looking servers who provide great service as well, just lots of fun!
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