El Tango Argentinean Bistro coming to Shockoe, Franklin Street Market already open

A new restaurant going into Maximo’s.

It’s always good to news to hear about a new restaurant coming to town and when I heard it was an Argentinean style steakhouse my tastebuds clapped and my arteries quivered in fear.

RichmondBizSense.com has the details on El Tango  and the lowdown about Franklin Street Market (1711 E. Franklin St.) that opened last week.

Restaurateur Maximo Balboa and his son, Max, next month will open El Tango Argentinean Bistro at 14 N. 18th St.

They signed a 10-year lease for the 3,600-square-foot space. The Balboas’ venture replaces the short-lived Maximo’s, a tapas bar and restaurant that occupied the space for barely a year. The senior Balboa said he wasn’t part of the previous venture.

El Tango will serve cuts of beef and poultry, including cow tongue and blood sausage. Balboa said meals will run $50 to $60 for a party of two.

“I don’t know too many people who know about Argentina. The curiosity is going to help,” Balboa said. “It’s not a typical American steakhouse. It’s European-Argentinean style.”

Image: Richmond BizSense.com

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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