A GASTRONOMIC DELIGHT
in a Fun and Welcoming Environment
Photos by: Johnny Gates
The long-standing Tango Restaurante in Puerto Banús, owned by dynamic brother-and-sister duo Luciano and Paula, has been the town’s most popular Argentinian dining establishment for many years. It has seen a number of famous faces pass through its doors during that time, as well as many loyal locals who come back time and time again. So, what is the secret to Tango’s success? We pop down to see what’s happening at this vibrant restaurant that everyone is talking about, to find out for ourselves…
On entering Tango, we were immediately greeted by the warm smile of owner Paula and her friendly members of staff who showed us to our table. We soon realised that booking a table is imperative, especially on a Saturday night which was when we visited, as we had an early booking and it was already starting to get busy. The décor is welcoming and cosy, with a contemporary take on an Argentinian theme, soft lighting and lots of nooks for more intimate dining – as well as larger open areas with grand tables to accommodate groups.
We shared the Provoleta to start, which was perfectly cooked and nicely presented. Naturally, we wanted to try their meat so we ordered a rib-eye steak each for our main courses. We both agreed they were fabulously flavoursome and juicy, and the steaks came with either a bowl of crispy fries or a jacket potato with a wide selection of sauces and side dishes available if we desired.
Their menu was surprisingly varied, with not only every cut of meat that you could think of but also the likes of burgers, fish, pastas and salads, as well as a wide range of pizzas cooked on their firewood grill for a distinctive taste that really can be compared to no other. The wine menu has been carefully selected and there is an impressive range of options.
In addition to the main indoor restaurant, there is an outside dining area on a charming little terrace decked in wood at the rear of the restaurant, ideal for those who prefer to dine al fresco. There is also a large room above the main restaurant area that provides a panoramic view over the streets of Puerto Banús, where you will find an avant-garde bar and large dining area which serves as an extension to the main dining area below, and is perfect for private events.
They have live entertainment every Saturday night as well as a DJ upstairs to keep the ambience upbeat and fun. On the night that we visited, there was a Madhatters Tea Party held upstairs, with mesmerising actors in whimsical costumes, make-up and lifelike masks performing magic tricks and fantastical balletic acts – a truly original act, certainly for Marbella, which topped-off the evening spectacularly. The live entertainment changes regularly, so to find out more details on what is happening it is a good idea to refer to their social media pages.
The Tango siblings work tirelessly to provide a welcoming and all-encompassing experience when visiting their establishment. You can’t give them credit enough for their dedication in offering high-quality ingredients to diners at very reasonable prices in a wonderful setting. Their excellent service – and just the fact that the brother and sister combo are quite simply kind and hard working professionals in a highly-competitive market – is obviously why Tango has amassed such a loyal following over the years.
Tango Restaurante, Puerto Banús
Both lunch and dinner menus can be viewed on their website.
Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday; Sunday open only for
For reservations: Tel. (+34) 951 899 557 or (+34) 649 103 660, or go to their