Marinating, like painting, usually entails the use of a brush, a master's touch, and the building anticipation to eat your finished product. Enjoy the Picassos of the spit with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for $50 worth of Argentine steak-house cuisine
- $35 for $80 worth of Argentine steak-house cuisine for four
Meat is the name of the game at Tango Restaurant, from the beef empanada appetizers ($2.75) to the parrillada (barbecue) meal for two, which serves up short ribs next to sausage, black sausage, kidney, chicken, and sweetbreads ($42.95). Other entrees include the milanesa de bife, a tender beef fillet lightly breaded and fried ($19.95), the chicken milanesa with a boneless chicken fillet fried and topped with fried eggs ($20.95), and the swordfish skewer with chunks of marinated swordfish, peppers, and onion ($24.95). View the full menu.
When Ricardo and Nancy Mermet opened Tango Restaurant, their mission was to bring a flavorful slice of Argentina to the Northeast. Sides of beef rotate slowly on spits over an open-flame grill, searing to premium tenderness and juiciness before a knife-wielding asadore (grill chef) carves off the choicest cuts. The menu revolves around beef entrees, such as filet mignon topped with roquefort cheese, but it also showcases grilled chicken marinated in lemon sauce and seafood dishes such as seasoned sole prepared with red sauce and cheese. Adventurous diners can try delicacies such as kidney and sweetbreads (usually made from the throat or pancreas), and super-adventurous diners can enjoy their meals while suspended above a shark tank.
Tango's vinegar-parsley chimichurri sauce complements the flavor of entrees, leading some diners to eat up to 2 pounds of meat in a single sitting, according to Ricardo and Nancy. Tango's chic wood bar pours wine and beer, and an open space invites diners to shimmy off their dinner by performing the eatery's eponymous dance amid dim mood lighting and exposed brick walls.
464 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02474