Restaurant type

  • Bistro,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian,


  • Tapas,
  • Breakfast,
  • Brunch,


  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,


  • Casual,
  • Family,

Products and Services

  • Online Reservations,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
6920 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0L3
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,

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Meet the owner

General manager Andrea Cintula says Tango Bistro was well ahead of its time when it opened in 2010 in the Smugglers Inn building just south of the intersection of Glenmore Trail and Macleod Trail Southeast. It was one of just three Calgary restaurants serving small-plate, tapas-style dining and the only one outside downtown.

In contrast to Smuggler's Inn, its dark and cozy sister restaurant, Tango Bistro is bright and contemporary. The room features lots of natural light, the woodgrain interior and furnishings are comfortably chic and the room offers a variety of banquette, table and central bar-side seating. Several large wine racks act as attractive displays of the bistro's vino selection.

The food is inspired by Spanish tapas, with contemporary cuisine twists. Dishes are meant to be shared, says Cintula. "It's a great way to eat. Plates come out as they are ready, and it's very social and very interactive." Small bites include wild boar bacon wrapped beef tenderloin, seared scallops and pear-and-gorgonzola flatbread. Also choose from a selection of porchetta poutine, salads, pastas and meat dishes that include pork belly gnocchi and coq au vin wings. Seafood options include tuna crudo and calamari vera cruz.

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