El Tango Taqueria is a delightful eatery located at 14224 Madison Avenue. Take a seat in the festive cantina and munch on fresh chips and salsa while you sip homemade vanilla-lemonade. Your taste buds will thank you.

The fare served at El Tango is fresh, colorful, original and delicious. Start with one of the homemade soups, fresh daily. Some of our favorites are Chicken Lime Tortilla, Portuguese Garlic, and Spanish Roasted Tomato.The daily specials are noteworthy. Our star pick is Pollo Alma, a Guatemalan Cinnamon-Honey Chicken served with rice and fresh vegetables. The Quesadilla Grande is another fine choice, chock full of carrots, potatoes, onions, cheese, your choice of meat, and a hint of cinnamon. We recommend Cuban Key Lime Pie, JalapeƱo Apple Pie with vanilla cream (subtle hints of jalapeƱo) or Chocolate Rum Cake for the perfect finish to a charming meal.

El Tango opened in 1999. The owner, Antonio Carafelli, spent much of his life out west and those experiences shaped and influenced Carafelli's talent for Southwestern-Mexican style cooking. He was drawn to Lakewood to open his eighth successful restaurant, because of the high population and affordability of the city. His right-hand man and sous chef, Tauland Dano, came to Lakewood from Albania five years ago. Dano had no prior experience cooking Mexican cuisine, but now plays an essential role in creating many of the innovative recipes.

El Tango's cozy cantina seats approximately 30 people, with tables that seat six comfortably. Place your order with the cashier and your food will be delivered to your table. For carryout orders and information on daily specials call 216-226-9999. Business hours are Monday through Saturday 11 A.M. to 10 P.M.
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