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Tango Sur is one of my favorite places to eat, but living in Chicago, with all the options out there, I only find myself here every few years!  Last weekend was one of those times.

It’s dark and romantic inside, but on the other hand, it’s quite the opposite.  It’s crowded, tables are close together and you can hear everything your neighbor is saying.  But…it’s still quite a vibe, chaotic romantic if you will.  And really cool Tango music plays in the background.

Getting down to the nitty gritty, we ordered the “Para Dos”.  It’s basically a mixed grill of a bunch of different meats and cuts meant to be shared between 2 peeps.  And it is DIVINE.


It’s grilled short ribs, flap meat, sausage, beef sweetbreads and black sausage (maybe blood sausage?).  My favorite is the short ribs, I would say that first bite into the fatty tender meat rivals any steak in Chicago (and Chicago KNOWS its steaks).  The best part is the dipping oil.  It’s garlicky and rich, and takes each bite to the next level.  Simply can’t go without it.

I’m drooling just writing about this, but I’m sad because I’m sure it’ll be awhile until I’m back again (just too many restaurants to explore!).  Even though they say they don’t take reservations online, you can try to call and make one if it’s going to be just two people.  They will put you towards the front of their list once you arrive if you do that.  Otherwise, prepare to wait for prime time dinnertime and also…BYOB!