In addition to languid limbs and dull complexions, protein-deficient humans are plagued with sirloin-distracted thought bubbles. Wake up your cellular and cerebral makeup with the help of today's Groupon: for $25 you get $50 worth of authentic Argentinean cuisine at The Taste of Tango Steakhouse & Bar downtown.
While the Argentine tango is known for its improvisatory elegance, the menu at The Taste of Tango is planned far enough in advance to control each detail down to the cow's diet. Though the handsome eatery serves up a variety of fresh Argentinean appetite pleasers, the organic, grass-fed steaks dance across the menu text like no double-left-footed steaks. An order of jamon crudo y muzarella con rusa ($10) pairs sliced prosciutto with mozzarella and rusa salad to whet palates alongside a glass of aromatic Argentinean wine ($8–$12 by the glass). Reunite your senses in a tasty embrace with Tango's velvety, savory, and smoky 8-ounce sliced filet mignon, sautéed with onion, bacon, and mushrooms in a demiglace ($28). Vary up your meat intake with milanesa a la napolitana (breaded and fried beef with melted mozzarella, ham, and tomato sauce, $22) or costilla de cerdo a al riojana (pork chops served with Spanish potatoes, peas, peppers, bacon, and egg, $22). If your taste for Argentinean eats does not extend to its meats, The Taste of Tango offers seafood and vegetarian options such as merluza al champagne (hake covered in champagne, onions, tomato, peppers, and garlic sauce, $18) and canelones a la rossini filled with spinach and topped with parmesan cheese ($12).
Red and yellow walls decked with illuminated oil paintings and rich chocolate wainscoting lend an intimate warmth to Tango's crisp table linens, and friendly, attentive service ensures a full glass and pleasant evening for all. Come to Tango to share a romantic takes-two type of evening or epicuriously escape with a whole crew of travel buddies. Tango is open for dinner nightly from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended, so call ahead to schedule your dinner delight.
- ...The Taste of Tango enchanted me, wooed me with hearty fare, and never once sent me home without a satisfied smile on my face. In a sea of splashier, stuffier steakhouses and corporate clones, here is a restaurant utterly without pretense that made me feel as though I had stepped into a decades-old Buenos Aires establishment with all its chivalry and passion. – Indianapolis Monthly
- Everything moves to a sensuous rhythm at The Taste of Tango...The restaurant, with its rich salmon and red walls, dark tiled ceilings and oil paintings of couples in various states of dance, exudes cultivated masculinity. – Amanda Kingsbury, Metromix Indianapolis
- Two outstanding starters are the empanadas, stuffed with chicken, beef or ham, and the grilled provolone. Servers, dressed in snazzy red ascots, are completely on the ball. –Gayot