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Tango Bistro
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Ranked #122 of 3,756 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $24
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Southeast Calgary
Cross street: 69 th Avenue
Description: Smuggler's Inn originally began in 1967 as Bar X Steakhouse, an American company. The current owner, Frank Krowicki, bought out his partners and went to work developing a brand new concept to Calgary. His vision included a mix of casual, late night fine dining and live piano bar. Over the years, the building expanded around Smuggler's Inn, with the addition of Winelite dining room on the west side, and Backstreet lounge and dining room on the north side. As the dining scene in Calgary began to change, Frank too saw a need to change and adapt. The first endeavour was the conversion of Backstreet lounge to Open Sesame in 2000. Open Sesame has been serving fresh, Pan Asian cuisine to happy customers ever since. The conversion of Backstreet dining room to Bolero was complete in 2007. As Calgary's first Brazilian style steakhouse, Bolero continues to satisfy meat lovers with its unique and interactive style of dining. Our latest addition is Tango Bistro, on the west side of the building, which once was Winelite dining room. At Tango Bistro, we bring together fresh, locally inspired comfort dishes with a focus on cold, sustainable seafood and top quality steaks. In May 2013, Smuggler's Inn celebrated 40 years of serving mouth-watering Alberta prime rib and steaks alongside many original items, which have made us famous around the world. Four restaurants under one roof keeps us busy, but we wouldn't have it any other way. And the rest, as they say, is history! Smuggler's Group Rewards is a unique program that rewards you every time you visit us. For every dollar you spend, you earn points towards FREE Loyalty Certificates from Smuggler's Group Of Restaurants. Whenever you make a purchase, simply present your Smuggler's Group Rewards Card. We will automatically track your purchases and assign points to your membership. For every 200 points you accumulate, you will accumulate, you will automatically receive a $10 loyalty certificate to redeem on your next visit. There is no charge or fee associated with the Smuggler's Group Rewards Program. Just fill out the application, turn it in to us, and start using it right away.
Reviewed January 12, 2013

I've been to Tango Bistro a few times, we went there in May for our anniversary, and it was wonderful. Our server was more than accommodating, I even made a point of emailing the manager to tell him what great service we had. The food is always great, I do however, wish there were a few more options with vegetables, it seems to either be alot of meat, or alot of pasta/rice.

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Thank Nikita_Grai86
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This was my first time at this reataurant - very modern decor, attentive service & very good food. If you want to eat a small amount - order the tapas. Surprised to find such a gem along busy MacLeod Trail in Calgary.

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

I have not been to lots of tapa bars but this place seemed like a good choice, we found the food good, filling and tasty, definitely go back.
I like the dark atmosphere, modern look, and high ceilings. The fireplace even from afar is warming. Our blond waitress was nice and had a warm smile each time she visited the table.
We had the beet salad wich was very large and tasty but could have had a just a few more beets to go with the abundance of greens; the risotto again tasty and large, and brussel sprouts also a good choice. Some may think $12-14 for tapas is lots and some are below $10, but really we spent $10 on pub appetizers which are usually passable compared to this. So for a few dollars more, eat well and enjoy the atmosphere. I would go back for sure, left feeling healthy and full.

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1  Thank WelcomeMat
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Weekend Brunch - great selection and very reasonable price
Sunday Dinner - Just like at home where everyone chooses their own entree and then shared side dishes are chosen for all to share
Wine Mondays - Bring your own wine and no corkage fee -
Sharing plates every day of the week are creative and tasty and so much fun to share. The ambiance in Tango is great - modern and clean with a fireplace, big booths, large round tables and a great bar area.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Great food ! Great service ! No waiting time ! Other restaurants around had 1 hour waiting time !

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Thank Foodlover052
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