Tango Mambo: 40-19 20th Ave.,
Cuisine: Argentine steak house
Hours: Weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 4 p.m.
to 1 a.m.,
Sunday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Parking: Street parking
Entertainment: Live Argentine music and professional tango and
Credit Cards: Major credit cards accepted
Tango Mambo is a delightful risk to those weak of heart with its
combination of a great Argentine steak house meal and the tango and mambo.
The interior of Tango Mango is festive as murals capture scenes of a
beach and couples locked into the rhythm of the tango. The interior is bright peach,
before the lights get dimmed.
A great way to start a meal is Cocktail de Camarones (Shrimp Cocktail
$11.50) or the Jamon Crudo con Mozzerella (Prosciutto with Mozzerella and Dried Tomato
$6.90). For a salad there is the Waldorf ($4.50), which includes apple, celery, nuts and
From the grill is a choice of steaks such as Bife de Chorizo ($16.90),
which is a boneless shell steak accompanied with potatoes. A great choice is the
unforgettable Lomita de Cerdo ($9.50), which is pork loin with mango sauce and yellow
Though Tango Mango calls itself a steakhouse, it really is much more.
The menu includes pasta like Canelones cons Salsa Blanca ($13.50), which is Swiss chard
filled cannelloni in soft White Sauce with Nutmeg and Parmesan Cheese.
On the dessert menu, Tang Mambo has a range of crepes, including the
Panqueque de Banana, which is banana crepes flambé with Grand Marinier. A very particular
dessert is Tango Mambos Queso y Dulce, which is a native Gouda cheese with sweet
potato paste. Though it sounds like a weird combination, it tastes great and can easily be
shared by two. Desserts range from $3.50 to $6.50.
The sumptuous taste of a steak, or fresh seafood is only accented by
cheery atmosphere and the live entertainment. On Friday and Sunday nights the hospitable
owner Enrique Sanchez and his wife sing traditional Argentinean tunes as Enrique plays the
guitar. On Saturday nights, professional tango and mango dancers are unleashed. But
dont be shy, because theyll probably want to dance with you. Entertainment
usually starts at 9 p.m.