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Tango Sur

Argentinian Restaurant and Steakhouse$$$$
Lakeview, Chicago
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  • Ali Z.
    "REALLY good steaks, and the best part it's byob!"(22 Tips)
    michael g.
    "trust me, the el filet is to die for."(8 Tips)
    Christine M.
    "The Vacio is off the charts delicious!!"(8 Tips)
    Kristi D.
    "Giant plate of melty cheese, hot crusty bread, delicious empanadas."(19 Tips)
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  • Marissa R.
    Marissa RyanApril 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots & LOTS of food. 1 dish can easily feed 2 people w/ leftovers. We got 2 dishes for 2 people & we are bringing 1 full dish home. Wonderful service, BYOW (wine) awesome food. Will definitely be back
  • Arielle I.
    Arielle India2 weeks ago
    Be sure to make a reservation in this small, cozy Argentinean gold mine. Meat cooked to perfection in beautiful spices and herbs. Simply divine menu options, you can't go wrong. 20/10
  • Kate L.
    Kate LarkinSeptember 24, 2013
    Expect a true Argentine experience- there's no rush, so if you want something ask! We were there 2 hours on a Monday with a large group and had to ask to place our dinner order. LOVE this place.
  • Sherry T.
    Sherry TamFebruary 15, 2014
    The melted cheese appetizer is to die for! Can't go wrong with this place, its byob, the steaks are reasonably priced, portions are huge. This place is truly a gem in the city!
  • Tom A.
    Tom AnconaJune 10, 2013
    This is my favorite place in the city - 2 appetizers, an entree (get the Vacio for two people!), and a dessert for under $75. Get there early or be prepared to wait!
  • Bojan R.
    Bojan RajkovicNovember 6, 2013
    Great jamon and queso was the best and the filet mignon leaves you speechless. ....fyi order your meat more done than normally because they tend to make them a notch more rare
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GomezJune 30, 2013
    Impressive place with delicious churrasco. Definitely go for the empanadas. Best chimchurri sauce I've ever had. Byob & great service. Don't even think twice. Just eat here.
  • Wesley K.
    Wesley KeyserFebruary 17, 2013
    If you have a large group (6 or more) you can call in advance and reserve a table. Portions are HUGE (you can share most dishes). Get the empanadas to start!
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    A favorite for dates, this candlelit BYOB Argentine steakhouse serves massive platters of grilled meat that make a tasty match for your own bottle of red wine. Read more
  • Sean R.
    Sean RiordanJanuary 3, 2012
    Be prepared to wait as thus place is really crowded and cramped. awesome steak and the beef tounge appetizer is worth trying if youve never had it before. Have to get some empanadas too
  • Charlé W.
    Charlé WashingtonNovember 25, 2012
    When they tell you the Lomo Relleno is for 2 people, give them the hand (mentally). It's easily split between 3 full grown adults. 4 people, If you plan on having a bunch of empanadas and bread.
  • Sean J.
    Sean JacksonFebruary 19, 2016
    Aw Man! Where do I begin? The provolone cheese app and the empanadas were killer. The Tbone steak was delicious and don't forget the spinach mashed potatoes.
  • Kenan A.
    Kenan AliSeptember 29, 2014
    The filet mignon is basically free. The value for money you get at this place for the quality of steak is unparalleled. And the ambiance is great too.
  • Ryan V.
    Ryan VernerJune 9, 2012
    Delicious food, super long wait. It has a cool atmosphere, fairly loud music, really dark, pretty loud. Just make sure you know going in that it's not a quiet romantic place.
  • Tana B.
    Tana BabcockAugust 29, 2016
    SO GOOD! They take reservations outside of the weekend some come prepared to wait! Also, ask your server for their reccos - worth it!
  • Cody B.
    Cody BearSeptember 2, 2013
    Amazing food but extremely difficult to get seated unless you have a reservation for which you need to have at least 6 people. Get the filet!
  • maite a.
    maite aJune 12, 2016
    You will never have a bad choice. Been here quite a few time and the food is always awesome... Empanadas, mollejas, parrilada, bife de chorizo
  • Ali Z.
    Ali ZaneDecember 2, 2013
    Tango Sur have always met my expectations! REALLY good steaks, and the best part it's byob! Quality meat and cheap booze! RECOMMEND!
  • Cristina D.
    Cristina DordasSeptember 1, 2014
    You can't go wrong in here! Best place to eat steak in Chicago! Excellent value for money and it is BYOB!
  • Mulle
    MulleNovember 23, 2011
    Bring enough booze to get seated in the back party room while you wait. Chances are, you'll meet an Argentinian couple celebrating their 50th anniversary with $250 tequila!
  • Amor T.
    Amor TiradoJune 27, 2015
    Good food! Cute Place! The wait can be worked on. We waited over two hours after we were told an hour and a half. The host lost our name and seemed very confused on what he was doing.
  • Albert P.
    Albert PakMarch 31, 2013
    Get the fillet mignon (medium if you like - and that's how I tried it) - melts in your mouth! Delicious!
  • michelle j.
    michelle jimenezAugust 19, 2015
    Love the dark atmosphere! Food is inexpensive and delicious!
  • Radim S.
    Radim SVOBODAJuly 6, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Absolute start is the melted cheese. If you are into lean steaks, churasco is the best choice.
  • Linda H.
    Linda HarrisonDecember 13, 2016
    The filet mignon with spinach mash potatoes and it's byob. We brought everything to make a mix drink with.
  • Natasha
    NatashaOctober 30, 2011
    I can't rave about this place enough. Tango Sur, has never let me down with it's food, atmosphere or service. I will continue to dine here for years to come.
  • Carlos
    CarlosJanuary 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Cousins swear by the Vacio on the grill with fries and lots of chimichurri. I love the veal.
  • Marquieta M.
    Marquieta MitchellJanuary 18, 2013
    Provaleta is a really good starter also great atmosphere, music. Great for date night!
  • Mon S.
    Mon SalvanySeptember 4, 2014
    Loved it! Byob... Great meat and deserts... Long waiting but it is worth it!
  • michelle j.
    michelle jimenezAugust 19, 2015
    Food, lighting, good for dates and big groups!
  • Devin G.
    Devin GriffinMarch 13, 2011
    Filet is delicious. Just know they give you two with the entree - huge portions. Definitely something you can share
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoJuly 20, 2012
    There is always a line, so be prepared to wait. Excellent chimichuri, a meatlover's dream!
  • Jessica Y.
    Jessica YoungSeptember 15, 2011
    Make sure you get one of the Argentinian steaks with the green chimichurri....so good you'll want more
  • Michael M.
    Michael MatthewsAugust 18, 2014
    The Bife Vesuvio was perfectly cooked and tasted like heaven. It's a Steakhouse, so get a steak!
  • Kristi D.
    Kristi DorsonAugust 31, 2013
    Giant plate of melty cheese, hot crusty bread, delicious empanadas. Yummm.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SlepakJune 21, 2011
    Don't be fooled by the name--the "Para Uno" is more than enough for two people. Share one, along with some provoleta.
  • Holger S.
    Holger SommerSeptember 26, 2015
    The steak was awesome and the service was very good. Will definitely come back!
  • Morgan
    MorganApril 19, 2011
    Get Empanadas as a starter for sure - chicken and spinach/cheese are definitely favorites - this place is amazing!
  • Benjamin F.
    Benjamin FolgersDecember 22, 2011
    Make sure to get there early. My party of three git there at 8 and waited an hour and a half to get seated.
  • Eric K.
    Eric KnightMarch 13, 2015
    Anything! It's all good, best for dates and trying to make babies.
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna PFebruary 28, 2012
    Start with empanadas, FOR SURE, move on to bife de lomo and finish with panqueque dulce de leche.
  • Liz M.
    Liz MedinaMarch 12, 2015
    Vesivio steak is to die for! Do not leave without trying it!!
  • Reyes R.
    Reyes RodriguezJuly 26, 2015
    Chinchuelin!! Crispy and really good. try something new!
  • Monica S.
    Monica SilvaOctober 6, 2013
    Great place for steak...they have a really cute Argentian store next door
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DulinAugust 8, 2014
    Excellent service. BYOB! The Empanadas are a must!
  • Lore M.
    Lore MmutleMay 20, 2016
    Everything is good here. BYOB makes it even better!
  • Charliese A.
    Charliese AgnewSeptember 22, 2011
    Go during the week. If you go on the weekend you can expect to wait close to two hours.
  • David S.
    David SmithJanuary 15, 2015
    Go for the ribeye over the strip steak. Much more flavorful.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CarlsonJanuary 13
    The filet is amazing. Great atmosphere and BYOB
  • Desi V.
    Desi VelazquezNovember 5, 2014
    Everything is good at Tango Sur! Definitely coming back
  • Tara C.
    Tara CSeptember 10, 2011
    Filet & spinach potatos are amazing! And bring your own bottle of wine.
  • WineStyles Belmont
    WineStyles BelmontApril 1, 2012
    Perfect Pairing: Cava, Pinot Blanc, Carmenere, Malbec, Marzen, Dunkelweisen
  • Peter M.
    Peter MatsimanisAugust 2, 2011
    Empanadas are amazing for sure!! Beef and chicken ones tasted awesome!
  • Sandy R.
    Sandy RadaAugust 8, 2013
    My favorite place! This place means a lot to me and my hubby!! Great food and service!
  • Emily P.
    Emily ParkAugust 25, 2010
    Get the El Filet or Bife Vesuvio. BYOB (no corking fee). Get there early! Don't expect spectacular service.
  • Juan G.
    Juan GAugust 25, 2012
    Great restaurant & food, but the waiters need to get it together. One example: our waiter didn't know how to open a wine bottle. SMH
  • Ben V.
    Ben VAugust 12, 2011
    The flavors, sauces, and spices were fantastic however the cuts of meat were subpar. I had a sampler of different meats/sausage. Most were tough and gristly. This place is overrated. BYOB helped.
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KirincichNovember 14, 2011
    Gloreous steak selections and amazingly equally gloreous vegitarian options.
  • Elizabeth T.
    Elizabeth TowleJune 8, 2010
    Show up early on the weekends or prepare for a wait... and don't forget to bring your favorite Malbec!
  • Rémy T.
    Rémy Thenot-SiegelSeptember 21, 2010
    There can't possibly be a better deal for meat in the city. The Para Uno/Dos is great if you like offal, organ meat, blood sausage, etc.
  • Collin B.
    Collin BourdageJanuary 16, 2011
    The empanadas are incredible! Recomend spinach and cheese as a stater!
  • Peggysue R.
    Peggysue RealSeptember 30, 2012
    Sit outside in autumnal weather, the heaters are great!
  • fatmig
    fatmigNovember 25, 2010
    Carne empanadas are delicious! Try el Churrasco! Good luck if you arrive after nine pm!
  • Sophia N.
    Sophia NoorJanuary 26, 2012
    Very good food. A bit cramped but great atmosphere.
  • Terrance J.
    Terrance JohnsonMay 8, 2010
    You have to put the heat onthe host when you have met the estimated wait time otherwise it will double. Also get the Vacio! It is Awesome
  • Oz M.
    Oz MPJuly 10, 2013
    Excellent cuts, taste and prices bring your own boost
  • Jess L.
    Jess LorenMarch 18, 2010
    This place is fantastic! It's a BYO and it and has great food, great atmosphere. Great place for a date! Bring a good wine and enjoy!
  • Rosa M.
    Rosa Munoz CortazaOctober 8, 2011
    Two to tango!!!! but three to dine is fine! Love it!!!!!!
  • Ashley P.
    Ashley PJune 25, 2011
    El Filet is El Amazing. Also, empanada it up!
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CifuentesMay 30, 2015
    Argentine grilled meat is amazing
  • Eric P.
    Eric PaulAugust 10, 2013
    Seriously skip this place. Not worth 1.5 hours to get in and the 1.5 hours it took to get our food. Steaks are horrible cuts, can't cook the gnocchi at all. And the service just sucks.
  • Sammi B.
    Sammi BMay 12, 2014
    Best steak ever and has BYOB
  • Kimberly C.
    Great place for medium size parties.
  • Andre W.
    Andre WilliamsJanuary 6, 2016
    Meat is delicious and great ambience
  • Brian S.
    Brian SingletonMarch 12, 2013
    El Filet: top notch meat
  • The Dave
    The DaveNovember 13, 2011
    Try the Vacío Argentino - We get this every time. Enough for 6! Mmmmmm.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 29, 2011
    Pretty much every piece of meat on the menu here is tasty as hell and under $25! Read more
  • Drake B.
    Drake BurrellJuly 24, 2013
    Omg!! Great service awsome steak. .. B-)
  • Ross G.
    Ross GuthrieJanuary 17, 2013
    BYOB. Bring a bottle.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LJune 30, 2011
    Yummy Empanadas, steak and its BYOB!
  • Christine M.
    Christine MatteraApril 25, 2012
    The Vacio is off the charts delicious!!
  • Jason K.
    Jason KMarch 21, 2016
    One of the best steaks I've ever had.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MurraySeptember 4, 2011
    Must have the chimichuri sauce. Best. Ever.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WallaceNovember 2, 2012
    Right across the street from a school, so BYOB
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren RamseyJune 10, 2016
    Bring your own wine--there's even a store near by!
  • Scott G.
    Scott GaleOctober 9, 2012
    Get all 5 empanadas and the el filet.
  • Erman A.
    Erman AlptekinNovember 15, 2013
    Always great food in Tango Sur ;)
  • BJ S.
    BJ SantosApril 4, 2015
    BYOB, candlelight dining, go for El File!
  • Matt A.
    Matt AndradeDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Churrasco... Medium rare
  • Adrian G.
    Adrian GutierrezFebruary 19, 2014
    Order the meat. Always!
  • David E.
    David EldredMay 29, 2010
    wow! steak! great byob to gather a good group of friends
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RibbleApril 11, 2014
    Try the corn empanadas.
  • Katja H.
    Katja HalversonDecember 8, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Empanadas as a starter, the spinach and cheese are incredible!
  • kholoud
    kholoudMay 27, 2013
    Very nice stake and mash
  • Tyler J.
    Tyler JohnstonJanuary 11, 2015
    Great steaks and BYOB!
  • Alfares A.
    Alfares AlzahraniJune 20, 2014
    El Filet , you never regret.
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaAugust 31, 2013
    Surprised no one ever mentioned, that the staff are jerks. Okay service, decent food. However, on more than one occasion rude service.
  • Charlie F.
    Charlie FerreiraMay 29, 2011
    Really just not worth the wait. 90 mins for a party of two is ridiculous. Sure is cheap and byob but that just means every other sucker in the world is waiting also.
  • michael g.
    michael gutelliMarch 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    best steak in america hands down. trust me, the el filet is to die for.
  • Kathy
    KathyNovember 18, 2010
    Provoleta + El Filet + BYOB! Good for group because they'll take a reservation!
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