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Tango Sur

Argentinian Restaurant and Steakhouse$$$$
Lakeview, Chicago
  • Ali Z.
    "REALLY good steaks, and the best part it's byob!"(20 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)
121 Tips and reviews
  • BYOB
  • steak
  • empanadas
  • el filet
  • good for dates
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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
  • 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. 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
  • 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 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
  • Sean J.
    Sean JacksonFebruary 19
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tana B.
    Tana BabcockAugust 29
    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
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Mon S.
    Mon SalvanySeptember 4, 2014
    Loved it! Byob... Great meat and deserts... Long waiting but it is worth it!
  • Jessica Y.
    Jessica YoungSeptember 15, 2011
    Make sure you get one of the Argentinian steaks with the green good you'll want more
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoJuly 20, 2012
    There is always a line, so be prepared to wait. Excellent chimichuri, a meatlover's dream!
  • michelle j.
    michelle jimenezAugust 19, 2015
    Food, lighting, good for dates and big groups!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MatthewsAugust 18, 2014
    The Bife Vesuvio was perfectly cooked and tasted like heaven. It's a Steakhouse, so get a steak!
  • Holger S.
    Holger SommerSeptember 26, 2015
    The steak was awesome and the service was very good. Will definitely come back!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DulinAugust 8, 2014
    Excellent service. BYOB! The Empanadas are a must!
  • Lore M.
    Everything is good here. BYOB makes it even better!
  • 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
  • David S.
    David SmithJanuary 15, 2015
    Go for the ribeye over the strip steak. Much more flavorful.
  • Tara C.
    Tara CSeptember 10, 2011
    Filet & spinach potatos are amazing! And bring your own bottle of wine.
  • Desi V.
    Desi VelazquezNovember 5, 2014
    Everything is good at Tango Sur! Definitely coming back
  • WineStyles Belmont
    WineStyles BelmontApril 1, 2012
    Perfect Pairing: Cava, Pinot Blanc, Carmenere, Malbec, Marzen, Dunkelweisen
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