Welcome to Tango Nuevo
At Tango Nuevo, we embrace the Spanish tradition that sharing small plates, or tapas, brings people together and encourages conversation. Our Chefs draw inspiration from around the world and blend seasonal, local produce and local artisan meats and cheeses with international ingredients to create a unique, fusion tapas menu. Complemented by a carefully curated selection of Prince Edward County, Canadian and international wines and offering many delectable vegetarian dishes and gluten-free options, Tango Nuevo has something for everyone to talk about! Enjoy the chic atmosphere of our rustic dining room, or dine with an intimate group of friends in the Old World charm of our private wine cellar, La Bodega. Join in the conversation; we look forward to serving you. Buen Provecho!
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We've traveled the world & enjoyed many wonderful meals in many places. Our conclusion: the best meals are prepared with the freshest, local products. We live in Kingston & are raising our family here. We support our local farmers & want to provide the best dining experience for our guests. Prepared with locally grown, seasonal fruits & vegetables and locally produced meats & artisan cheeses, our menu is a blend of local flavours & international recipes. Our unique, delicious cuisine, complemented by carefully selected Canadian & local Prince Edward County wines, reflects our love of excellent food, exceptional wine & our appreciation of our community. We hope you love Tango Nuevo as much as we do.
Although there are many historical explanations for the word, our favourite origin story is that the first tapas were the slices of bread or salty meat which sherry drinkers in Spanish taverns used to cover their glasses between sips; that the word "tapas" is derived from the Spanish verb tapar, meaning "to cover". Since then, Spanish tapas has evolved to incorporate ingredients and influences from many different cultures and countries. These days, the serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation because people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them. In fact, socializing over tapas is so much a part of the Spanish culture and social scene that the Spanish people invented the verb tapear which means "to go out and eat tapas!"
The natural companion for tapas is wine. Tango Nuevo has assembled an impressive list of reds, whites, rosé and sparkling wines that will appeal to the casual sipper and the discerning connisseur. With selections from local Prince Edward County and international wineries, there is something for everyone.
Tango Nuevo also offers a broad range of cocktails, from old favourites to specialties unique to Kingston. Our tempting array of martinis range from classic to refreshing to fruity to sweet. Can't decide? Ask us to recommend a signature drink and discover your new favourite!
- » Tapas
FOIE GRAS PINTXO
Woodward chorizo / foie gras snow / white balsamic reduction
Eggplant / green pepper / tomato / garlic / red Thai chili pepper / jalapeno / olive oil / crostini
Diced vegetables /chili pepper / walnuts /
traditional Turkish pomegranate syrup vinaigrette /crostini
Served with fresh corn chips
Chilled rare tuna / spicy ponzu /seasonal greens
Chard /red & green onion /hot pepper /garlic yogurt aioli / paprika oil / crostini
Roasted marinated beets/pressed citrus yogurt/sweet & spicy walnuts/
pomegranate reduction/seasonal greens
MIXED BABY GREENS SALAD
Seasonal mixed greens/apples/walnuts/apple cider dressing/ parmesan
kale / roasted radicchio / balsamic honey vinaigrette / parmesan / toasted pumpkin seeds
Crispy potatoes/ smoked paprika/ chili oil / garlic aioli
harissa / garlic yogurt / roasted red pepper tapenade
Lightly breaded avocado fingers / tomato relish
Spanish pastry/potato/roasted red peppers/garlic aioli
Sweet potato fries/Harissa aioli/avocado cream/feta/roasted red pepper
Local mushrooms/garlic/white wine/butter/grilled baguette
Grilled corn / feta / basil oil / sundried tomato tapenade
House-made Turkish "börek" pastry /feta/ cheddar /parsley/olive tapenade
SPICY SAMBAL SHRIMP
White wine/cilantro-lime butter sauce/grilled baguette
Spice-rubbed red snapper/cabbage slaw/chipotle crema/soft taco shells
THAI CURRY MUSSELS
PAN SEARED TROUT
Cauliflower puree / herb emulsion / bacon / crispy leaks / roasted pine nuts
Fresh pan seared scallops/sweet pea puree / chorizo jelly / pea tendrils
PERSIAN BBQ LAMB TACOS
dukkah /garlic yogurt / house-made pickles/grilled soft taco shells
ASIAN PORK RIBS
marinated chicken / spicy yogurt sauce
JAMAICAN JERK TACOS
BACON WRAPPED DATES
DUCK BAO BUNS
dressed carrot & napa cabbage
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Spanish fritters/icing sugar/cinnamon powder/chocolate sauce
CHOCOLATE & PEANUT BUTTER TIRAMISU
Peanut butter mascarpone/chocolate liqueur & Kahlua-dipped lady's fingers/
shaved, dark chocolate
sweetened kadayif/ bocconcini & mozzarella/ pistachios
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This intimate room below Tango Nuevo houses our extensive carefully selected collection of wines.
With beautiful old world surroundings in a private & sound proof setting La Bodega offers an exceptional environment to enjoy great food, good company & to savor great wines!
Ask us for a tour of La Bodega & how to reserve it for enjoyment with your friends & colleagues.
Private dining room, seats 8 guests, for booking email us at email@example.com
"Fantastic!" DINER FROM KINGSTON • February 12, 2017
My favourite restaurant in Kingston! Delicious food, great service, amazing beer. What more could you ask for? Their menu has something for everyone and they timed the delivery of every dish perfectly. Everything at this restaurant is perfect, even the locally made soaps in the bathroom. *TripAdvisor*
"So Accommodating" DINER FROM OTTAWA • January 28, 2017
We needed to eat flour free, dairy free and sugar free. The server was amazing. Incredibly accommodating. Had the fish tacos which were the best - well spiced and not breaded. They used corn tortillas. Fantastic! Potatas bravas, Turkish bruschetta and sweet potato fries. I recommend all. Great atmosphere too. Will be back. *TripAdvisor*
"Five Stars!" DINER REVIEW • January 14, 2017
An absolutely wonderful dining experience! I always make a reservation beforehand because it can get busy. Beautiful outdoor patio in the summer. The drinks are all super tasty, my personal favorite is the Apricot Fizz. I highly recommend the lamb tacos. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The service alone at this restaurant is likely some of the best you will ever receive. The food is incredible and clearly prepared with a lot of care and attention to detail. One of the most romantic restaurants in all of Kingston. *Google Review*
"Phenomenal" DINER FROM KINGSTON • December 30, 2016
Phenomenal food, phenomenal service, gorgeous restaurant. Highly recommended. *OpenTable*
"Congrats" DINER FROM SPAIN • November 13, 2016
I'm from Spain and my first experience in the restaurant was amazing. I like the way they fuse different types of Mediterranean gastronomic dishes. I will visit Kingston again to try more tapas! Congrats to Tango nuevo team... perfect service (professional and good attention to the customer) and lovely atmosphere. *Facebook*
"Always Fabulous!" DINER FROM KINGSTON • October 28, 2016
We've been going to Tango for several years now, and the restaurant just gets better and better. We go there as much as we can... they still have some of the fried goodies--sweet potato frites, vegetable empanadas, fried avocado fingers, fried calamari (all excellent)--but they have lots of grilled and roasted items now too, along with plenty of items served fresh and raw...depending on whether you eat meat, fish, or just want vegetarian, you have many wonderful choices ahead of you. The daily special is usual fabulous, too. I also want to single out the wonderful service. At Tango you are treated as if you are the most important customers in the restaurant. No matter how busy the place gets, all the servers are welcoming, helpful, attentive, and friendly--without ever being overbearing or obsequious. Part of the reason we return to Tango time after time is that all the staff help us to feel so at home there. In fact, I like the place so much, I almost wonder if I should post this review--Do I really want others to be crowding into my favourite place in Kingston?! *TripAdvisor*
"Really tasty tapas and different, too" DINER FROM UK • September 1, 2016
Walked in off the street in the hope of getting a table, the restaurant was full and the friendly staff found us a place in the bar area, which was great. The food was amazing and with some different tapas that I had not tasted before. Atmosphere was very vibrant and a great night was had. I would recommend this place without any doubt. *TripAdvisor*
"Everything Just Works" DINER FROM OTTAWA • July 3, 2016
We were so happy to have chosen this retaurant for our one night in Kingston. The staff were all super friendly and helpful - you can tell this is a happy, team-oriented place. We had delicious cocktails and took the advice of a local couple we met at the bar to order the duck wings and fish tacos, which were both excellent. We also enjoyed the Turkish bruschetta, Pazi and the totally tender grilled octopus. Dessert was an amazing peanut butter tiramisu. We just loved this meal and will be back!! *TripAdvisor*
"Nice Refreshing Culinary Addition to Downtown Kingston" DINER FROM BIMINI • May 12, 2016
Nice to see a quality tapas restaurant in downtown Kingston. Diverse selection of tapas and also charcuterie available. Food was amazing, service excellent with staff being attentive but not oppressive. Really loved the decor and atmosphere, nice blend of old with new. *TripAdvisor*
"Unique dining experience!" DINER FROM KINGSTON • March 1, 2016
If you haven't tried a tapas-style meal before, this place will spoil you. Excellent selection of delicious and diverse shareable appetizers (I highly recommend the deep-fried avocado). They also have a great wine list and a selection of locally brewed beers. *TripAdvisor*
"Wow. Just wow." DINER REVIEW • February 14, 2016
There's not much more that can be said. Everything is so spectacular that they defy definitions using our inadequate linguistic capabilities. Come here, order things, let your tastebuds get blown away, go home and dream about all the different things you'll try next time you're here. *Facebook*
"Perfect for Grazing and Gabbing" DINER FROM SEELEY'S BAY, ON • October 28, 2015
This restaurant makes a MAJOR commitment to sourcing locally, and the dishes are outstanding as a result. We have tried most of their "small plates" and loved them. Even my 96 year old mother loves this place... the variety and the excellence. *TripAdvisor*
"Oh my... this is good... really good" DINER FROM NEW YORK • July 23, 2015
Dish after dish of tapenade, cheese, kale salad, sausages, fish tacos, grilled shrimp and on and on. And every single one of them was flavourful, colourful and delectable. Plus, the ambiance is a treat: small and cosy, filled with interesting people, light Motown music playing in the background, a Charlie Chaplin silent film playing on a small wall over the stairs, dining inside or out, super-efficient, friendly and knowledgeable waiter. A good time and exceptional tapas. *TripAdvisor*
"Perfect for sharing with anyone!" DINER FROM KINGSTON • May 25, 2015
Tango Nuevo underwent a change of ownership a few years ago and the updates have been fantastic. Lots of local ingredients, fabulous wine list and convenient downtown location. Trendy and yum. Great for a drink and a snack on the patio or a long, drawn out wine and tapas tasting with friends or lovers. *TripAdvisor*
"Nuevo riche with old world class" DINER FROM KINGSTON • December 20, 2014
Fantastic flavours, textures and creativity in all the dishes. Loved that Chef Dan came out to tell us about some signature ingredients. Service was on point and the server knew the dishes well to describe each one. Atmosphere was very nuevo riche with some old world class. Next time will try the cheeses. Thank you! *Email Review*
"I have been back to Tango Nuevo again and again..." KINGSTONIST.COM • Mar 11, 2014
Last year it seemed our local food joints lining our downtown core were closing faster than they were coming in. - Read Full Review
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