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Tango Restaurant

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Steakhouse, International, Eclectic, Argentinean
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464 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5106 (Medford Street)
Arlington Center Bus Stop.
781-443-9000
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bar and Appetizers

Let me start by saying that this was our first time here and honestly did not intend on going here, but were walking around the area and it looked inviting. We sat at the bar and they had a musician and singer in the restaurant, so we ordered a couple of drinks and appetizers. The bartender was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Rhodymom2012
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Arlington, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Arlington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Let me start by saying that this was our first time here and honestly did not intend on going here, but were walking around the area and it looked inviting. We sat at the bar and they had a musician and singer in the restaurant, so we ordered a couple of drinks and appetizers. The bartender was very nice and... More 

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Boston
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94 reviews 94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were quite happy with our steaks, which were cooked perfectly to order, but what we really liked were the unusual sides and salads. The Tango Fries were like super thick potato chips fried to be crispy on the outside, but moist on the inside. Unique and delicious. Also, they have an orange, beet and blue cheese salad that we... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Tango is a family owned Argentinean steak house located in Arlington Center. The food is good, the atmosphere is cozy, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The food is wholesome and tasty. For appetizers we had the empanadas and the baby lamb chop. Both were really delicious. For main course we of course chose steaks, their specialty. We had... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Surprisingly crowded for a stormy night, but special menu food was delish. The only issue we had was that the bartender was overwhelmed and our drinks took longer than expected. Waiter explained and was appropriately apologetic. Have been before and would definitely return.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great atmosphere. Great Service. Great Steaks. Good wine selection. Creative Menu. If you like meat, you should try Tango!!!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been here a few times. Its nice to have a good steak in town that isn't a chain. The meat cuts are very tasty, the empanadas are authentic and the atmosphere nice. It can get a bit noisy in there on a weekend night. I highly recommend it over your typical chain, but the prices are a few dollars... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

.. But no more. One bad experience has had a lingering effect on my interest in the restaurant. My wife and I took her son, a restaurant manager and cook, for an anniversary dinner. The place was understaffed (a Monday holiday that they weren't prepared for) and the service as disappointing at the steaks. Since there are other options nearby,... More 

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boston,ma.
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I would love to love Tango. The guys who own it are soooo nice and gracious. We cannot live without a freezer supply of their delicous and very authentic Argentinean Beef Empanadas (not the other varieties.) But it is a very limited and repetetive menu of varying proteins on a plate of "Meat, potatoes, Green Beans and Carrrots" and Chimichurri,... More 

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Boston
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We sat at the bar, server was pleasant and got our drinks in a timely fashion. We had dinner at the bar and was pretty disappointed as my and my husbands meat was quite dry, overlooked and not much seasoning. Atmosphere was ok, but we were so disappointed with our meals we won't be going back as there are so... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Bianca was one of the best servers we have ever had. The appetizers large and excellent The 12 ounce Sirloin was bigger than either of us could finish. The flan was enough for 2. Really Yummy. This is a real gem. Argentina has the best beef and this proves it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 464 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5106
    (Medford Street)
  • Public Transportation: Arlington Center Bus Stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 781-443-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, International, Eclectic, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?