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Gina Pagni-Ferreira | Tango & Malbec – Argentinian Steakhouse

By Houston magazine

Photo courtesy of Tango & Malbec



2800 Sage Rd., A-100 Houston, TX 77056 713.629.8646

Tango & Malbec Steakhouse is located in the bustling heart of the Galleria area; represents a culinary collaboration of friends and family form Argentina & Uruguay’s Rio de la Plata region of South America. Tango & Malbec offers an authentic high-end Argentine—Tango experience to all Houstonians. Famous for its custom built—one of a kind wood burning grill ‘Parrilla’, it uses pecan and mesquite wood to grill perfect prime juicy steaks like Tomahawks, Dry Aged steaks, etc. Tango & Malbec offers the most extensive and exclusive Malbec list to pair with these amazing steaks.

Inside, the upscale space is marked by slick red, black and exposed-brick accents—elements that strike a balance between rustic charm and a modern feel; offering Tango performances every Saturday evening.

Executive Pastry Chef and Co-owner Gina Pagni-Ferreira inherited her passion for food, wine and hospitality from her father’s Restaurant & Hotel business in Argentina & Uruguay. Since her early childhood she loved to play in the culinary world; with her Rio de la Plata and European influences, she stays true and brings her own elegant touch, texture and flavor to the traditional Rio de la Plata desserts. At Tango & Malbec you are in for an exquisite treat that is really worth indulging in.

Panqueques de Dulce de Leche: soft crepes, sugar crusted, filled with warm dulce de leche and topped with crisp caramelized walnuts, brandy-dulce de leche sauce and your favorite ice-cream flavor.