Tango Sur, Southport Corridor, Chicago

Okay, so I don’t have any photos from my experience at Tango Sur this past weekend but 1.) the experience was too amazing not to write about, 2.) my photos aren’t the best anyway, right?, and 3.) the restaurant was so dark that I don’t think pictures could do this experience justice.

I have heard over and over again since I moved to Chicago to check out Tango Sur or Folklore.  Argentinian steakhouses operating by the same owners, Tango Sur, is BYOB and located in the Southport Corridor (a neighborhood which I just found out about this past weekend…whoops), and Folklore, which sells wine, is in Wicker Park.

Two of us got to the restaurant at around 9 pm on Saturday night assuming that our wait wouldn’t be as long, however, just like every other time of day, the wait was about an hour and a half.  We headed to a bar around the corner for a few drinks while we waited.  After about an hour and 15 minutes we were called to come back to the restaurant and were brought back to a ‘waiting area’ which was dark and romantic, with a handful of people and little tables sharing some of the wine they brought with them.  Twenty minutes after that we were seated and that’s when heaven began. 

To start off, we got the provoleta, which is Argentine provolone cheese grilled with olive oil and roasted peppers. Perfect.

 The El filet was our main course, and it is two perfect filets served with spinach mashed potatoes.  Although its one meal, it is more than enough for two people to share.  I’m not much of a meat person, but this was mouthwatering.  Perfect.

After a filling meal our waiters served us a complimentary dessert of a caramel flan. Perfect.

I would go every day if I could. It was completely worth the 1.5 hour plus wait! 


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