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Tango Sur

#208 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-3718
+1 773-477-5466
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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
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Urbana, Illinois
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

A very sweet little bistro in the Lakeview neighborhood where you bring in your own liquor and indulge in their delicious steak entrees. The wait staff was excellent. We waited only about 20 minutes, long enough to hike to the nearby Jewel store and load up with a few 4 packs of micro beers to enjoy with our meal. Definitely... More 

Thank YvonneV1954
Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

I know there is a lot fo talk about how the service here is bad, but I have no idea what they're talking about. Our waiter was absolutely fantastic and siggested the perfect appetizer and entrees. He also was very nice about making sure our glasses were never empty. The steaks and beef here are absolutely amazing and worth every... More 

Thank Hannah L
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Five of us ate there one early Saturday evening. We brought two bottles of wine. We had heart of palm salad for appetizer and steak for the main course. The steak was nicely charred. The portions were generous.

Thank esperant0
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

We went with a friend from Andersonville based on his recommendation. He nailed it! We loved this place. First the good, service was.fantastic! This place gets it & does it well. The food, well, it was top notch! I had the sirloin & it must have been a pound & a half. It was cooked to medium perfection! My wife... More 

Thank Marzland424
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

My expectations were shaped by the overwhelmingly positive reviews the restaurant has received and unfortunately, I cannot say that my experience matched that of others. Having eaten at top steak houses in the past, Tango Sur is simply not on par based upon the following factors: 1) Service: I came with a large group that had reservations for 9:00 p.m.... More 

Thank Person-from-Porlock
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118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

gonna make this one short. having had steaks at the top houses in new york (e.g. luger), vegas (n9ne), houston, yadda yadda yadda.... and even in buenos aires (LA CABRERA, EL ESTABLO).... i have to say this place SATISFIES. its small. candlelit. pretty loud music. whether thats a good or a bad thing to you shouldnt matter. STEAKS WERE UNREAL.... More 

Thank justarandomperson
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Everything is just a vehicle for the chimmichurri !! But, they are the Bentleys of vehicles. The food is amazing, from the steaks,to my fave, the grilled chicken. I always get a side of the roasted potatoes and bathe them in the chimmichurri sauce. Tango Sur is a BYO with no corkage. There is often a line, but worth the... More 

Thank ChiTownLaw
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176 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

I love outdoor dining...and when the weather cooperates, the service is good, and the food is outstanding, it can't be beat. This is a BYOB establishment, so if the wine doesn't suit you, it's your own fault! But the food was great and the staff isn't intrusive. My husband had the lamb t-bone, which wasn't tender as he had hoped,... More 

Thank Allison399
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Phenomenal meal! Expect to wait though, you can't make a reservation for less than 6 people. But it 's super cool b/c they take your phone number and text you when your table is ready.

Thank cpragalz11
Pensacola, FL
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

Nice Argentine restaurant. Authentic dishes on the menu. Steaks were great, although the Milanesa was definitely not authentic Argentine from my experience of eating at a number of restaurants in Buenos Aires. It was much thicker and had too much breading. Empanadas appeared to be fried as well. Although that may be authentic, I've only had the baked type while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Latin, Argentinean, Steakhouse, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-3718
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wrigleyville
  • Neighborhood: Wrigleyville
  • Phone Number: +1 773-477-5466

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Wrigleyville

Neighborhood Profile
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.
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