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Tango Restaurant

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Steakhouse, International, Argentinean, South American
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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: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 41
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 5
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  • 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
Flavorful and Authentic Argentinian

Arlington Center has a number of excellent restaurants with international themes and flavors. Tango is consistently at the top of my list. The Argentinian staple dishes and cocktails are authentic and very well prepared. Mollejas and empanadas are my favorite appetizers, (and if you're in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
David C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like steak, this is the best. I don't know if they use Argentine beef, but it is always tender and flavorful. They have a variety of other Argentine traditional appetizers and entrees as well. Prices are a little high for Arlington, but way below other steakhouses.

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Newton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

To dance the "tango" is an exhilarating experience and to eat at the Tango restaurant is equally satisfying. Service was excellent, food great and ambiance first class. A gem in Arlington within walking distance of the Regent theater. My friends and I had attended a performance at the Regent, followed by dinner at the Tango. Fun night. Highly recommend the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Arlington Center has a number of excellent restaurants with international themes and flavors. Tango is consistently at the top of my list. The Argentinian staple dishes and cocktails are authentic and very well prepared. Mollejas and empanadas are my favorite appetizers, (and if you're in a cocktail place, they make a really good Pisco Sour). Friends normally order one of... More 

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Thank David C
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

It was highly recommended by friends and the reviews were great, so we headed north out of Boston to have dinner with some friends after a play. But I have to say that my wife and I should have tried the lamb chops. The appetizers tasted great albeit on the small side, especially the carpaccio but the bacon wrapped dates... More 

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East Greenbush, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were out driving and wanted something unique to eat. We had never had Argentinian food before, so we went in. I didn't realize we needed reservations, but the staff was great at getting us seated. The service was friendly. Food was fresh and well seasoned. I would recommend this to anyone.

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A group of us went to a comedy in Arlington and on the spur of the moment decided to go to Tango, advertised as an Argentinian steak house close to the show we attended. In stead of their steak, which is one of their specialties, some of us chose their lamb chops. Absolutely the best lamb chops we ever ate.... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We are always looking for something different in the area so Argentinian looked inviting. Gabriel, our bartender, explained the menu and our stop for a drink went to a full blown dining experience. An app, a couple of glasses of wine, and then salmon and skirt steak entrees had us asking why we hadn't been here before. Gabriel kept us... More 

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Having eaten in Argentinian restaurants in the US and in Puerto Rico, I always have ordered steak...invariably done wonderfully. However, my wife and I and our friends tried the lamb chops. Absolutely the best I have ever eaten.

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Thank DrJake1954
Arlington, Massachusetts
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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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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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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, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?