Monday, July 13, 2009

Tango Baires Cafe [Upland]

Located in a strip mall, Tango Baires Cafe is an unassuming Argentinean restaurant stuffed in between a Baskin Robins and a small dinner. Had it not been for my fellow coworkers, this restaurant would have been overlooked and unvisited.

Beef and Cheese Empanadas $1.99 (each)

The empanadas are wonderful with just the right amount of flakiness. The outer shell is not too thick, and not too thin. The beef is is flavorful and balances well with the cheese. The empanadas are also accompanied by an herb and olive oil sauce which has a rich cilantro flavor; when coupled with the sauce, a whole new range of flavors are brought out. Many times, I find empanadas overly greasy but this was not the case at Tango Baires.

Ensalada Rusa (Potato Salad) $2.99

If potato salad is on the menu, I'll usually order it. The potato salad at Tango Baires is more on the refreshing and sweet side, which I like because I'm not a fan of potato salads with a heavy pickled taste. The peas and carry add the right amount of sweetness.

Lomitos Cordobes $7.99

The Lomitos Cordobes is a tender beef sandwich served with lettuce, tomatoes, ham, eggs, and their special sauce. I've returned to Tango Baires because of this sandwich. All the flavors of the sandwich come together nicely, especially the beef and egg. Pour on some of the special sauce for a little tang and kick.

The cheesy banner as not here during my previous visits.

If you live or happen to be in the area, I encourage you to drop by for a tasty bite. I have only tried their sandwiches but they offer a variety of pizzas, meat platters, pastas, and other Argentinean delights.

Tango Baires
870 E Foothill Blvd

Upland, CA 91786

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  1. Nice pictures bro. I gotta love them empanadas.

    Hey, have you had the empanadas at Tito's Market in El Monte?

  2. Mmm. I haven't had an empanada since I went to Argentina....

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  4. Amazing post, you have a new fan!!