Tango Bistro



Restaurant: Tango Bistro
Cuisine: Casual Dining
Date Visited: November 26, 2010 at 8:00pm
Location: 6920 MacLeod Trail South – Smugglers Inn Building at the front
Hours: Monday to Thursday Lunch: 11:30am-4:00pm Dinner: 4:00pm-10:00pm  Friday and Saturday Lunch 11:30am-4:00pm Dinner: 4:00pm-12:00am  Sunday: 4:30pm-10:00pm
Contact: 403-252-4365 
Price Range: $6 to $14

Overall Rating: Rating Scale (1. Yuck, 2. I’m eating it but won’t order again, 3. This is good, 4. This is really good worth recommending, 5. OMG I need to facebook/tweet about this and can’t stop thinking about it)

Food: 4.5/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 4.5/5
Overall: 4.5/5

Additional Comments:

  • Tapa’s/Appetizer “small plates bistro” concept 
  • Very nice atmosphere, clean, and well laid out 
  • Great re-design of the old Smugglers Inn 
  • Part of the Smugglers group 
  • Large parking lot but it is used for 4 restaurants 
  • Great service and quick 
  • Great for dates or group outings 
  • Excellent twists on desserts 

This was my first visit to Tango Bistro and it won’t be my last.  It’s been quite some time since I’ve been able to get out in the evening without the kids and  it was a great experience.  The last time I was in this section of the building was when it was Smugglers, Tango did such a great job with the renovations to make it a modern, fresh and inviting bistro.

There is an excellent selection on the menu and it was tough to decide what to eat.  The waitress explained to me what Tango Bistro was about and what the best way to tackle the food.  She told us to order a few items on the menu and as we go along, order more.  What a great idea! 

All the dishes we had were great, fresh, perfectly seasoned, and plated beautifully.  The chef at Tango looks to have thought out each plate through.  I’m looking forward to going back and continue my quest to try everything on their menu.

What’s In Front Of Me:

Warm Herb Naan Bread: 4.5/5

  • Hummus, Goat Cheese with Olive Oil, and Olive Tapenade with Naan Bread wedges
  • Delicious Hummus and Olive Tapenade, the Goat Cheese was outstanding
  • Try this, put all three dips on the Naan and you will be smiling
  • $9 for the order


Wonton Crusted Prawns: 4/5

  • Served with a Spicy Togarashi Mayonnaise
  • Perfectly cooked, great taste and the accompanying sauce worked very well
  • $12 per order


Striploin Steak : 4.5/5

  • Cooked to your liking, mine was perfect medium rare
  • Perfect seasoning
  • Parmesan Frites are excellent with the Garlic Aioli dip
  • Nicely plated with some asparagus
  • $14 per plate


Braised Short Rib: 4/5

  • Short rib was good, nicely prepared
  • Risotto was excellent, almost liked it more than the short rib
  • Perfect for two
  • $9.50


Desserts: 4/5

  • Forgive me I don’t recall the exact names of these desserts and I think they are changing them all the time
  • From left to right, Truffle Pops with Raspberry Sauce, Pumpkin Oreo Mousse, and Chocolate Brownie, white and milk chocolate with toasted marshmallows
  • All very good, the pumpkin dessert could have used more pumpkin taste
  • $2.50 per dessert

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Author: YYC's Best Eats

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