The ceviche trio that evening featured octopus, salmon, and tuna ceviches, served with a side of crispy tortilla chips. The octopus ceviche was served with passion fruit, aji amarillo, and truffle oil, the salmon ceviche was served with tuna, soy sauce, orange juice, and caramelized carrots, and the tuna ceviche was served with avocado, sesame seeds, and scallions. My favorite was the octopus because of the truffle oil, but I have to say the orange juice and salmon ceviche worked quite well together. The BF was partial to the tuna ceviche which was similar to a tuna poke. This was one of my favorite parts of the evening, everything tasted so unique and fresh. For the size and quality of this dish, it's a must-try.
|Provolone & Onion Empanada|
|Beef and Olives Empanada|
|Taleggio, Onion & Grape Empanda|
|Salmon Con Noquis|
I think Artango Bistro is a wonderful place to share an intimate meal and your favorite bottle of wine. The quality of the food, reasonable prices, and unique ambiance, make it a great dining option. Artango also offers free tango lessons Tuesdays-Thursdays led by Buenos Aires-born and trained Tango pros Hernan Prieto and Daniela Roid. The class is an optional, 30 minute intro to tango group lesson held at the end of the dining room. They also offer a three-course, $40 prix-fixe menu.
In early 2016, Artango also is opening a brand new location in the heart of Lincoln Square (4767 N. Lincoln Ave) which will feature a full bar and a dining room for 180...talk about a major upgrade. The original location will remain open, but only for private events, so make sure you stop into the old location while it is still BYOB, and be on the lookout for the brand new restaurant!
Note: my meal at Artango Bistro was complimentary; however, all opinions expressed are my own.
4217 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613