Welcome to Tango Nuevo
Immerse yourself in the Old World charm of our private wine cellar, La Bodega.
This intimate space seats up to 8 guests maximum & is available by reservation only.
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5 à 7 Francophone French Connection 2020 Season:
Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10
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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 & locally produced meats & artisan cheeses, our menu is a fusion 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 have evolved to incorporate ingredients & influences from many different cultures & 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 & social scene that the Spanish people invented the verb tapear which means "to go out & eat tapas!"
The natural companion for tapas is wine. Tango Nuevo has assembled an impressive list of reds, whites, rosé & sparkling wines that will appeal to the casual sipper and the discerning connoisseur. 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 & discover your new favourite!
- » Tapas
FIOR DI LATTE
WATERMELON FATTOUSH SALAD
TUNA POKE NACHOS
FOIE GRAS PINTXO
HERITAGE GREENS SALAD
PACIFIC COD CEVICHE
ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS
May contain trace Gluten due to preparation process.
SWEET POTATO FRIES
May contain trace Gluten due to preparation process.
GAMBAS AL AJILLO
GRILLED OCTOPUS PINTXO
SPICY SAMBAL SHRIMP
THAI CURRY COD
JAMAICAN JERK TACOS
KIBBEH STUFFED MEATBALLS
ACHIOTE GRILLED CHICKEN
*gluten free shells by request
ASIAN PORK RIBS
PERSIAN BBQ LAMB TACOS
dukkah / garlic yogurt / house-made pickles / grilled soft taco shells
AAA STRIPLOIN STEAK
CHOCOLATE & PEANUT BUTTER TIRAMISU
shaved, dark chocolate
Ask your server about today's selection!
* Menu items and prices are subject to change without notice & are displayed for informational purposes only. Please note, large groups may be subject to an automatic 18% gratuity applied to their bill.
This intimate room below Tango Nuevo houses our extensive & carefully selected collection of wines.
With beautiful Old World surroundings, a private, soundproof setting
& a separate air filtration & purification unit, La Bodega offers an exceptional environment
to celebrate, enjoy great food, good company & to savour fabulous wines!
Room seats 8 guests maximum.
For information & availabilty, please contact:
"Kingston’s very best" ~ May 2020
Tango Nuevo is one of the best local spots to eat at in Kingston. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the staff are absolutely incredible. You are immediately greeted with a friendly face and the attentiveness by their servers throughout your dining experience is outstanding. As someone with a food allergy I find Tango extremely accommodating as they want to ensure you have the best experience possible. Where do I begin with the food! I have yet to go wrong with any of the dishes offered at Tango. Carne picante has to be one of my favourite dishes and their tuna tataki is also a must try. You truly can’t go wrong with anything you order here. Be sure you peruse the drink menu which offers delicious signature cocktails that leave you wanting more. Do yourself a favour and order the Kunefe for dessert, you will thank me later!
I have had the opportunity to dine in the beautiful Bodega downstairs which provides an intimate environment if you’re looking for a nice private evening with friends/family.
I recently ordered online using “Tango To Go” which was very easy to use and pickup was seamless. I truly cannot say enough good things about Tango; we are lucky to have this restaurant here in town! *TripAdvisor*
"Welcomed Reprieve" ~ April 2020
As much as I enjoy cooking and sharing meals with loved ones Tango Nuevo’s To Go meal last weekend was a welcomed reprieve from our current living situation. No, you don’t get the amazing experience and atmosphere from being there, but you do get the familiar taste of quality food you could expect in use. Packaged carefully and delivered on time to our car by a familiar face was responsible and warm experience.
In fact, it was so good that we ordered our “Easter Dinner” yesterday for tonight and it was amazing. This evening our family feasted on Tuna Tataki, Spicy Sambal Shrimp, Brussel Sprouts and the Easter Feature, Lamb with amazing sides and accompaniments! The whole experience with your restaurant (not just the food) was a big part of our memories and our conversation. Thank you for making a bleak Easter more joyful and delicious! We look forward to the entire Tango experience but will continue to treat ourselves with Tango Nuevo To Go until then. *TripAdvisor*
"Will Definitely Return!" ~ Feb 2020
My 16 year old son (who is a self proclaimed foodie) and I visited Tango Nuevo on Saturday night. There were no tables available without a reservation so we sat at the bar together - I’m so glad we did! The staff work very hard here, creating lovely drinks with fresh ingredients and herbs. We tried the veg empanadas, scallops, beef tacos, pork ribs, and more. All dishes were beautifully plated and tasted even better! It was incredible food, and a sophisticated atmosphere without ever feeling stuffy or uncomfortable. We will visit Kingston and will DEFINITELY eat here again when we do! I don’t think I’ll ever enjoy scallops the same way again now that my bar has been raised. Well done Tango Nuevo!
"I'm There At Least Once a Month" ~ Nov 2019
All of their Tapas dishes are mouthwatering and tasty. They have a few staple dishes which won’t disappoint such as
Carnes Picante, Patatas Bravas, Turkish Ravioli which is common to many middle Eastern communities. It’s definitely delicious.
Their Turkish dessert Kunefeh is my staple dessert here.
They have seasonal specials as well as daily specials.
Book in advance or you won’t get in. It’s an extremely popular restaurant/bar downtown and their decor and atmosphere will make you feel like you are in a popular city such as Montreal or New York.
"Great food and service" ~ Sept 2019
What a great place to eat, drink and be merry on a Tuesday night. The service was impeccable, everyone working here is clearly passionate about their work, and takes time to really listen and advise about the choices. All the food was great. The fish tacos were a revelation-absolutely delicious. Would thoroughly recommend to all. Five stars!
"Memorable in Every Way" DINER FROM OTTAWA ~ Aug 2019
Lovely environment. Great service and delicious food. We visited to celebrate our 20th anniversary and were treated to complimentary dessert which was both a thoughtful and wonderful touch. Great experience and would most definitely return.
"Best food and service in Kingston" DINER FROM BANCROFT ~ June 2019
Without a doubt, Tango Nuevo is outstanding. If you enjoy small plates, with intense flavour, this is the place for you. The fresh ingredients in the sauces, and the refined presentations make this our favourite dining experience in Kingston. Our waiter, had impeccable timing and made recommendations that ensured that our food choices and service were the best. We noticed that other reviews say this venue is expensive, however, compared to other fine dining restaurants, we found the prices per dish, and final tally to be VERY reasonable. Thank you Tango Nuevo. We don't live in Kingston, but we'll be back, to revisit your great food. *TripAdvisor*
"Romantique et délicieux" DINER FROM GATINEAU ~ June 2019
Les tapas sont délicieux et vaste sélection, restaurant moderne, belle ambiance, service amical et professilnwl, prix abordables! *TripAdvisor*
"Great ambience" DINER FROM TORONTO ~ January 2019
Our family are from Toronto and were visiting Kingston to celebrate our son's 20th birthday as he goes to Queen's. The food was excellent, original and wonderfully shareable. Great ambience for fun evening. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely return! *Bookenda review*
"Outstanding" DINER FROM MISSISSAUGA ~ NOVEMBER 2018
What an outstanding experience, and even better if you have a group of 4 or more. You can order such a wide variety of dishes in shareable sizes, and each one will surpass the next. From fish to vegetables to red meat, each little dish tastes like it was prepared by it's own independent kitchen wizard. The waitstaff is very attentive and knowledgable, and will help you through the menu and help tailor your evening to the variety of tastes at your table. *Google Review*
"Fantastic!" DINER FROM TORONTO • April 2018
Again best food and service in Kingston-- c'est magnifique! It's always fun to revisit a restaurant a few times a year... spent the Easter week in Kingston and just like last year made a reservation for dinner and yes, ended up spending three nights for dinner at Tango... too many favourites, but please never change the Tuna Tataki! A special Merci Beaucoup to our wonderful server and the rest of the team. Bravissimo! A la prochaine and see you in July. *TripAdvisor*
"Five Stars" DINER REVIEW • February 2018
Interesting menu. Everything we had was delicious. Don't be afraid to push the envelope for your palate and try something you wouldn't normally think to order! *Google Review*
"Amazing!" DINER REVIEW • January 2018
I hadn't been in years and had the chance to eat here recently and was blown away. There are so many vegetarian options, which is a blessing, and the cocktails are amazing-- supported by a great wine selection. It's a place to go with a group who has varied tastes and dietary restrictions and still be able to share. If the incredible food weren't enough, all of the staff we interacted with were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. *Google Review*
"My Boyfriend Wasn't a Foodie... Until He Came Here" DINER REVIEW • October 2017
Tango Nuevo has a great vibe, great cocktail menu and great food with a menu that changes seasonally to make sure its customers have sustainable and as locally-sourced as possible ingredients. If you're driving through Kingston, visiting your kid at school or just looking for a great date night, Tango is your spot! *TripAdvisor*
"Magic for your Mouth" DINER FROM TORONTO • September 2017
Visited Tango Nuevo on a recommendation from a true "foodie" who clearly knew what he was talking about! The chorizo with foie gras snow (yes, that's a perfect description) on crostini was an explosion of umami--hot, sweet, creamy and crunchy--probably the best bite of the evening. Which is not to say the other bites were not magical. The Asian Spare Ribs were divine-- falling off the bone and just the right sweet and salty. Two to three tapas plates per person was just right. Go there and experiment with the truly inspired menu! *TripAdvisor*
"Canada Day" DINER FROM TORONTO • July 2017
Awesome and unique Kingston dining experience. Highlight meal of our weekend spent in Kingston for Canada Day. Food and service was top notch and I would rate comparable to the best tapas restaurants experienced recently in Barcelona and Malaga. Suggest ordering three items per person for a well rounded and true tapas experience. *TripAdvisor*
"Anniversary" DINER FROM PARIS, FRANCE • April 2017
This was our first time and I absolutely loved it. The food was incredible. The server brought out all our dishes individually. This way we were able to savour each one and really appreicate it. It is not a cheap place to eat but so worth it. We will definitely return. *TripAdvisor*
"Fantastic!" DINER FROM KINGSTON • February 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*
"Congrats" DINER FROM SPAIN • November 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 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 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*
"Nice Refreshing Culinary Addition to Downtown Kingston" DINER FROM BIMINI • May 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*
"Perfect for Grazing and Gabbing" DINER FROM SEELEY'S BAY, ON • October 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 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*
"Nuevo riche with old world class" DINER FROM KINGSTON • December 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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