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“Very good Argentine food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tango Sur

Tango Sur
3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-3718 (Lakeview)
773-477-5466
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Ranked #438 of 8,381 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Argentinean, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lakeview
Madison, Wisconsin
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Very good Argentine food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

On visits to Chicago, we have often gone to Tango Sur, and it has consistently been very good. We lived in Argentina for many years and have our favorite dishes. Mine is Asado, and Tango Sur does a terrific job with it. The portion is just as large and delicious as it would be on the Costanera in BA. The vacio doesn't have quite the same flavor and texture as in Argentina but is still very good. The Milanesas, gnoccis, and of course empanadas are great. And the Chimichurri--wonderful. Finally, the restaurant itself is so reminiscent of many in our old neighborhoods in Buenos Aires,

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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“MEAT. SO MUCH DELICIOUS, BEAUTIFUL MEAT.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I've never been to this resto until my team at work gave us a nice dinner treat. It's BYOB so our exec brought 24 wine bottles of red and white wines. I ordered the fillet mignon and dear lord was it awesome. Cooked to perfection, swimming in meat juices and spices. I didn't like the spinach-mashed potato and the portion of the salad is too much but the meat. Oh my god, the glorious meat in this place is amazingly good. For me, the food is well prices, especially with the quality of food you will be getting. The empanadas were OK. I'm Filipino so we have empanadas in the Philippines as well and so I am partial to that. The ambiance is quite cheery. Very, very loud. You have to lean to the person's ear to talk. It makes for a great date resto. 2nd time I came here was with my good friend for his birthday party and there were about 15 of us so it was a lot of shouting, drinking, and laughing. Definitely a fun place for some good meat and cheerful atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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“Nice Argentinian restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

It is located about 20 mins from downtown. Budget about $50.00 for taxi roundtrip ...,food is good Service is ok. You can bring your own wine. Small place. Noisy. Would go again

Visited December 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Tango Sur”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The filet at Tango Sur was delicious. The portion sizes were very generous and the entire meal was very inexpensive.

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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“An argentinian in Tango Sur”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

i was there last weekend with some americans who were interested in trying argentine food and see how authentic it was so we went.It was packed but did not wait for a long,and as everybody agrees is BYOB.The empanadas were OK but I have a complain : they are served with chimichurri and I do assure you it is not eaten in that way in Argentina, the meat GREAT. The place was cramped and the noise was unbearable hardly one could hear the waiters and too dark. Anyway, it is worth to pay a visit and enjoy the food.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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