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“Steaks galore!”
Review of Ajijic Tango

Ajijic Tango
Ranked #4 of 162 Restaurants in Ajijic
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed August 24, 2012

This is the best place for consistently good steaks. Weekends you will need a reservation as the place is so popular with the weekend Tapatios!

Thank Judith B
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Excellent food , we ate here 4 or 5 times during our wonderful stay in Ajijic , we tried a good selection of the menu and had a great meal each time and sometimes even enough to take home !
We quickly discovered our favourite waitress , a lovely girl called Karen who not only gave excellent service but with a genuine smile and a friendly manner , all the staff were really nice but she deserves a special mention .
Yes its busy at weekends but then good restaurants are ! Arrive a little earlier than you want to eat and you can still enjoy a drink whilst your table is being prepared in the waiting area.

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Thank carole l
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We ordered filet mignon for two, but it could've easily fed five! It was tender and perfectly cooked medium rare, as requested. We enjoyed a salad of tomatoes, mozarella, and basil and a good bottle of wine.

Thank Meriksen1950
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Restaurants come and go quickly in this area. If the food, service and price don't offer their best, they soon lose customers. Ajijic Tango has stayed consistant for many years. Service is always excellent as are various menu items. Infrequently, a not as fantastic steak as I've come to expect will be served. Only minor complaint is they drizzle oil on various entrees, so if I remember to request no additional oil I'm always pleased with my meal.

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Thank Hilobarbie
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Since our first visit to Ajijic, Tango has been our favorite local restaurant and never fails to provide a wonderful dining experience. This time Mrs. OJ and I met local residents (and TA contributor extraordinaire) Bezerk and hubby, plus brother-in-law/chauffeur. Tango does not take reservations on the weekend, and we had a 90-minute wait after our 5 p.m. arrival. However, the conversation flowed freely and easily and it was great fun finally meeting our TA "buddy" in person after several months of exhanges on these forums.
Finally seated, we enjoyed beer and drinks (Herradura reposado, Tanqueray gin and tonic and Chivas Regal -- average about 55 pesos each). Beef is Tango's specialty and we weren't disappointed. The 10-ounce ribeyes (138 pesos), while cut thinner than we're used to in the U.S., were grilled perfectly, still rosy pink and flavorfully juicy. My flap steak -- a trendy name for sirloin tip -- was likewise cooked perfectly: Nicely charred outside and medium rare inside. A huge piece of meat (at least 14 ounces) for 123 pesos. (leftovers for dinner tonight!)
Sides and salads were more than equal to the quality of the meat. Caprese salad (56 pesos) included 4 thick beefsteak tomato slices, topped with fresh mozzarella and basil; 8 endive stalks topped with an outrageously yummy blue cheese topping was more than worth 80 pesos; and steamed asparagus topped with parmesan (59 pesos) was another great side. Our steaks came with choice of several other sides. We chose provencal fries (topped with a garlicky pesto sauce) and steamed vegatables. We were stuffed, but still found a smidgen of room for a refreshing dish of strawberry ice cream with blackberry topping. Perfect ending to a superb meal.
Along with corkage fee (about $13 U.S.) for a top Oregon pinot noir we brought with us, dinner was less than $25 per person for a feast that would have cost at least 3 times that amount at a decent U.S. steakhouse.
Oh -- our party were so involved in the wonderful food and fascinating conversation that time literally flew through the evening. Finally we noticed that the last table (other than us) had cleared, several of the staff were eating their late dinner at another corner table and the time was close to 11:30. Yikes! Quickly we summoned our server Karen, "la quenta, por favor." Staff was so gracious, might have let us sit there till dawn, but then that seems to be the case wherever we travel in Mexico. No rush and staff does anything you need to make your experience the best (no problem in getting an ice bucket to chill our wine to cellar temperature).
Tango is the absolute best and I can't wait for another visit. Thank you Karen, the chef and staff at Tango and Mr. & Mrs. Bezerk for our best evening yet in Ajijic.

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