The foundation of Argentine cooking is savoring the excellence of a perfect piece of meat without unnecessary adulteration: a little salt, a little pepper, put it on the parilla (grill), and you have steak the way God intended it to be. Tango Sur smartly heeds this tradition, and, although not serving the flawless pampas-raised beef found in Argentina, offers up a sexy, classic Argentine steakhouse. If eating pancreas does not make you squeamish, the sweetbreads are not to be missed, particularly when dipped in the garlicky chimichurri sauce. The lomo (sirloin) is tender and flavorful, while the vacio (flap meat) is impeccably browned on the outside and pink on the inside. For dessert, try the traditional alfajore, dulce de leche sandwiched between two crumbly cookies and topped, unapologetically, with more dulce de leche. The reasonably priced restaurant is BYOB, so don’t forget your malbec.
Try Tango Sur at 3763 N. Southport Ave. in Lakeview