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Tango and Malbec
2800 Sage Road, Suite A-100
Houston, TX 77056

tel: (713) 629-8646
fax: (713) 629-8559

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Tango and Malbec
At Tango & Malbec, the passion and energy of the sultry Tango fuse with high-end South American food that is influenced by European cuisine and known for meats grilled on a wood-fire parilla, smoky flavors and complementary bold wines.

An Argentine restaurant in Houston’s Galleria area, Tango & Malbec provides a refreshing departure from the popular Brazilian all-you-can-eat fest of grilled meats carved tableside from skewers that previously has represented South American food in the United States. Tango & Malbec’s concept offers good eating and drinking mixed with entertainment—in the form of live music and a Tango show—in a unique, warm and elegant atmosphere. Plus, the open grill and kitchen allow guests to see and participate in the culinary experience while they indulge in a superb variety of Malbec wines.

The restaurant features a rustic and yet modern décor of brick with blacks and reds that frames the view into the kitchen where a tiered grill setup—constantly fired with mesquite and pecan—greets guests with a wood-smoke aroma. Diners then experience the flavors and warmth of Rio de la Plata, a unique region shared by Uruguay and Argentina with European roots and a passion for food and warm hosting.

Although a number of salads and seafood dishes grace the menu, Tango & Malbec’s signature fare by chefs Mauricio MacEntyre and Gerardo Gomez is red meat grilled on the wood-stoked parilla so exceptional it is called Parrillada como en el 50 as an homage to the Uruguay win over Brazil in the 1950 World Cup final. Some highlights include churrasco of lomo, the Argentine term for tenderloin, and buffalo steak grilled to order. The restaurant’s strong South American wine list complements the meat and includes selections from the up-and-coming winemaking region of Patagonia.

For the more adventurous diner, the chef offers crispy sweetbreads and tongue vinaigrette, and the sides are full of Argentine flavor and influence. Consider a mild Russian-style potato salad, or go bold with a variety of fried empanadas, including the white-corn choclo in a creamy sauce and the molten onion-and-cheese fugazetta.

Showing up on the lunch and bar or after-hours menus are oblong pizzas that represent Argentina and the culinary influence of its Italian immigrants. Cooked fast in the wood-burning oven, the pizzas have thin, crackly flatbread-like crusts and are topped with grilled meats like full-flavored short rib, fat-marbled beef or spicy slices of chorizo.

Open daily at 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Tango & Malbec also offers a Sunday brunch until 3 p.m. In addition to its regular dining room setup, the restaurant also offers seating at a long, U-shaped bar and tables on an outdoor patio. Plus, the restaurant welcomes reservations from large groups, providing reserved areas for up to 250 people with BBQ onsite (on the wood-fire parilla), full buffet service and service staff. The private rooms include the Montevideo Room, which serves up to 40 people, and the Bs As Room for up to 60. Both spaces are available with a screen, projector and independent sound to accommodate meetings and presentations. For event planning and space reservation, call (713) 629-8646.
Dining Facilities Information
Audiovisual Equipment Available
Max Capacity Largest Meeting Room
Max Capacity of Entire Facility
Max Capacity Smallest Meeting Room
Number of Private Meeting Rooms
Will Close to Public for Function
Area of Town
Uptown - Galleria
South American
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