You know what they say, "It takes two to Tango!"

I met the really dynamic chef/owner of the new Tango Grill tonight, Alexia Cabrera-Humphrey. She told us stories of her childhood in Uruguay and how a Middle Eastern dish made her South American menu of Uruguayan & Argentinian dishes.

I loved the shakshuka (the lone Middle Eastern dish on the menu) served with about a half loaf of crusty toasted French bread. Alexia stopped by the table after I ordered it to ask if I was familiar with the dish and I said yes. Then she asked how I wanted my eggs cooked - runny, please. She even gave me some cooking tips on how to make it at home.

I love that this is 5 minutes from my new office and see this place becoming one of my favorite lunchtime haunts. The prices are very reasonable, the food delicious and the conversations with the chef "PRICELESS".

She gave me a tour and is looking forward to hosting us (separate checks). And there will be Tango entertainment for the evening with dancers who "dance with passion, who feel it in their blood!" as Alexia commented.

Location:
Tango is located on Lindbar Drive in a small strip mall behind Hooters (at I-24 & Harding). Google GPS took me straight to the location.

Restaurant & Menu:
http://www.tangogrillnashville.com/

The Nashville Scene:
http://www.nashvillescene.com/bites/archives/2014/04/10/the-chivito-returns-former-nolas-owner-alexia-humphreys-to-open-tango-grill

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  • Emily

    Happy to meet everyone. Cannot wait for another event!

    2 · June 9

  • Rose L.

    I had a great time. Sorry the food came out a little haphazardly - the growing pains of a new, small family-owned business. But thrilled that Alexia stopped to chat with us for a few minutes. We must go back for gnocchi night on the 29th. I think she said it was $14, reservations required so I may have to do a "pay in advance event". I will stop and see her next week and get the details.

    2 · June 7

    • Dan F.

      GEE KNOW CHEE!!! LOL! Yum.

      June 8

  • Dan F.

    mucho fabulosos

    June 8

  • Kim

    Good company and good food! What else do you need? :)

    1 · June 8

  • Rose L.

    I know it seems strange to see Italian dishes on an Uruguayan menu, but Alexia is part Italian (her grandmother if I am not mistaken). A little fact: Over 80 million people of full or partial Italian descent live outside of Europe, with nearly 40 million living in South America (primarily Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay).

    June 7

  • Dan F.

    OMG!!!!! What a fabulous dinner! Loved it start to finish.
    Good food, generous portions, good service at great prices.
    AND I got to meet brand new people to tease!!! Life just does not get better than that!!!!

    Thank you once again Rose!!!!
    BamBam

    1 · June 7

  • James Q

    Will be a bit late with the torrential rain storm coming down in Franklin.

    1 · June 7

  • WANDA B P.

    Someone can have my spot. I am hoping to go see my folks, and I just started antibiotics, ugh!

    1 · June 6

  • Rose L.

    Stopped by to see Alexia to make our reservations. She text the dancers to confirm that they will be there on Saturday - fingers crossed! If not, she said she would have some lovely music playing for us in the background.

    1 · June 4

    • Rose L.

      Andrea, I have only been once and it was a weekday and there was no music or dancers. I can ask once we arrive if the music can be turned down low.

      June 5

    • Andrea

      Ok thanks

      1 · June 6

  • Emily

    My first What the Pho Meetup event!! I am so excited to meet everyone and eat a new cuisine I've never tried before!

    1 · May 22

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mine too Emily!

      1 · June 6

  • Rose L.

    Hey everyone! The Restaurant does not sell alcohol but it is BYOB with a $5 corkage fee. Thanks for the reminder, Karen.

    June 6

  • karen

    Is this a BYOB restaurant?

    June 6

    • Rose L.

      Yes it is! I completely forgot to mention. Thanks for reminding me. There is a $5 corkage fee.

      June 6

  • David D.

    Sorry guys. Work gave me CMA ticket for LP field

    1 · June 5

    • Rose L.

      Thanks for updating, David. It is much appreciated. Hope to see you and Jessica soon!

      June 5

  • Rose L.

    p.s. Review the menu, items 14-17 are large quantities meant to be shared. So if you're bringing your significant other or a friend, you might check these options out. Or if you're brave order alone but plan on taking home leftovers.

    June 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish.

    May 27

  • WANDA B P.

    Rose: Do not allow me to go to The Bakery.

    2 · May 22

  • Rose L.

    p.s. There's a really nice bakery next door with cases of goodies. I'm not sure how late they are open.

    May 22

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