Those who love meat on the cheap will adore Tango Sur, an Argentinean family-run restaurant with mucho carne and a BYOB liquor policy. Diners are encouraged to bring their own bottle, appetite and group of people. Since the tight quarters guarantee communal dining, shy patrons would do best to seed the seats with their friends. Summer supping is more forgiving as the outdoor area affords additional space and privacy.
Shared aromas are also the norm when parrillada is ordered. Served on table top grills, these dishes fill the room with the sizzling smells of short ribs, black sausage and flap meat. Though Argentinean cuisine is meat-filled, it's more about the marinade than the cut. Rather than filet mignon, expect a well-seasoned skirt steak as well as a host of animal products such as bife de chorizo (a boneless strip steak, $16), milanesa a caballo (breaded beef with two fried eggs, $14) and suprema a la napolitana (breaded chicken breast, topped with baked ham, $13). Vegetarians may want to look elsewhere, though there is a limited salad and pasta selection.
Average cost: $10-$20