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Tango Sur

#252 of 8,183 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Wrigleyville
Argentinean, South American, Steakhouse
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3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-3718
773-477-5466
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chuckle & Chew February 2016

Our group of 10, Chuckle and Chew, visit a restaurant in Chicago new to us all and then each member tells a joke that, hopefully, is also new to us all. This time Mary P selected Tango Sur on Southport. As the menu is on line, and as there are many reviews already here and on Yelp that raise... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Perry B
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our group of 10, Chuckle and Chew, visit a restaurant in Chicago new to us all and then each member tells a joke that, hopefully, is also new to us all. This time Mary P selected Tango Sur on Southport. As the menu is on line, and as there are many reviews already here and on Yelp that raise various... More 

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Thank Perry B
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Looking for a good dining option close to the Mercury Theater, we gave Tango Sur a try. The steaks were huge and tasty and very reasonable priced. The service was excellent and we left with enough left over for a second meal at home. Alcohol is BYOB, so bring your paper bag if you wish to imbibe. Also, medium rare... More 

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Thank William H
Chicago, Illinois
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225 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit. Most of us had their signature El Filet or bone-in ribeye. Both very good. Slight edge to the filet (two small filets per plate could be shared). The seafood salad too fishy for my taste, and some pickled pieces. Excellent service. Birthday flan very good. Outstanding value.

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Thank SamAdamsGhost
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

The food, the ambiance, the service, and the staff are simply the best. My wife and I have dined at the finest "traditional steak houses" in Chicago and they simply cannot compare to the Tango Sur experience!! My wife and I

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Thank Mapplegate23
chicago illinois usa
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Tango Sur is the place we always go for steak and empanadas when we are in Chicago. Is an argentine restaurant. Is a byob,place, which make this place even more attractive. Last time we had the "bife angosto with chimichurrii, which is a delicious garlic and herbs sauce. The price has gone up a bit, but is still good for... More 

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Thank beatriz967
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Every special occasion I come here. Every birthday, anniversary, or even a craving suffices enough reason to come. I say special occasion because it is pricey but SO worth it. Plus, I've never finished a meal here because the portions are very generous and so filling.. so you have lunch for tomorrow too! It's definitely worth the price. You will... More 

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Thank pr0trav3l3r
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We love dining here but have decided to never go on a weekend again. delicious meals, to be sure. But we've waited for tables and had the seater ignore us and seat others before us. Wait staff is so-so, bus boys have been awesome. No issues on weekday visits, so we'll stick to those!

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Thank maryhT8666HF
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

we had dinner here the other night and it was just great. We ordered the dinner for two and that was enough for 3 people. The atmosphere was very cool and hip, the staff were great. Our waiter was from Argentina. We also had the baked cheese and pepper appetizer, another good choice. I can't wait to go again.

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Thank gary k
Detroit, Michigan
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I eat here every time I go to Chicago. The steaks are fantastic, the food is super authentic. It is BYOB so bring some malbec wine or beer to go with your food. And save room for dessert too.

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Thank SM2013S
Duluth, Minnesota
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132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is the third or fourth time I've eaten here. Great ambiance, and the service was great, too. We started off with the empanadas, and I highly recommend them. They are a great way to stat off your meal. We followed it up with a couple of their steaks to share among the table. Very very tasty, well prepared, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-3718
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wrigleyville
  • Neighborhood: Wrigleyville
  • Phone Number: 773-477-5466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Wrigleyville

Neighborhood Profile
Wrigleyville
This energetic sub-neighborhood, part of the larger Lakeview neighborhood, has a split personality. In the daytime you can stroll along its streets and enjoy a quiet meal, shop for gifts, walk along the row homes or sit peacefully in Graceland Cemetery. After dark, the neighborhood springs to life. Go bar-hopping along Addison and Sheffield Avenue or join the crowd at the historic Wrigley Field for live music. If there’s a Chicago Cubs baseball game in town, be prepared. Cubs fans can get a little rowdy and may prove to be a bit overwhelming if you're not expecting it.