Rating: ★★

Address: 1/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham Street, Central

Telephone: 2525 5808

I feel the need to share with you one of my favourite lunch spots in Central!

Tango Argentinian Steakhouse is run by the Dining Concepts restaurant group, which also brought to us many favourites including Bistecca, Cecconi’s, and the newly-opened Lupa.

Tango, as its name suggests, serves Argentinian and Latin American food. I don’t know much about Argentinian cuisine, but I could assure you that Tango definitely takes their steak seriously!

Set lunch is $268 for 2 courses with the 10-oz Hanger Steak for the main course, and $118 for 2 courses without the steak. The best thing about Tango is that even though the food is absolutely fantastic, its location on the first floor of a building on Wyndham Street (which is far for most people working in Central) means that you could almost always walk in and find a table without reservation.

(1) This Mixed Ceviche with Citrus Dressing is my all-time favourite appetiser. The salmon was chunky, fresh and delicious, and the avocado was a fantastic match with the raw fish. The portion was not small at all, which suited carnivores like myself and my friends.

(2) This Onion Cream Soup was creamy and delicious too, but I still prefer the ceviche.

(3) An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry, which can be baked or fried, and the name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, which means to wrap or coat in bread. This Traditional Beef Sirloin Empanada comprised of marinated beef wrapped in a fried pastry. I found it quite heavy as the beef was strongly seasoned and the whole pastry was deep fried, but my guy friend S seemed to love it. (Photo below comes from LifeStyleAsia, as we dug into it before taking a photo…these things happen!)

(4) The Charred Calamari with Mixed Salad and Garlic Aioli was beautifully char-grilled and was just as good as the calamari I had in Spain! Also, it comes with a large, hearty mixed salad so you could tell yourself that it is very healthy…

(5) When you go to Tango, you will be able tell when they are preparing your piece of 10 oz Fire Grilled Hanger Steak, as it is cooked over an open fire grill in the restaurant and the aroma immediately fills the restaurant! The steak is then brought to you on a giant block of wood, and comes with a selection of mustards to choose from. My personal favourite is the dijon mustard.

The steak comes with potato chips or a mixed salad.

(6) Considering that Tango does their steak so fabulously, I decided to try their other beef option, the 200 grs (7oz) Hamburger, Provolone Cheese, Ham and Chips, but it turned out to be quite average. The ham had too much fat and the combination of ham, burger steak and cheese was too greasy. For a simple, wholesome burger at lunch, I would recommend SimplyLife (IFC). I also tried the Spaghetti with Mushroom Sauce and was not too impressed.

Conclusion: I adore the food and the steak at Tango, so the “trek” up to Wyndham Street during lunch hour is definitely worth it!