Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando
Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando

Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafetututango.com/
  • Phone: 4072482222x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Tuesday: 5:30pm - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Tiffany Sawyer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: Please E-mail Hilary Flanigan: hilary@cafetututango.com for party information, bookings and specifics! We can customize a great event just for you!
  • Private Party Contact: Hilary Flanigan 4072482222x
  • Entertainment: Watch local artists paint and create live during lunch and dinner.

    Featuring nightly spontaneous entertainment. Anything from Belly Dancers, Flamenco Dancers, Bolivian Dancers, Tap Dancers, Tribal Dancers, etc.

    Tuesday nights spotlight a Live Band from 9:00 - midnight.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sand Lake
  • Public Transit: Lynx #"s 8, 38, 42
    more info at www.golynx.com

    I-Ride Trolley Red Line stop 20
    more info at www.iridetrolley.com
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet is available on Friday and Saturday nights.
A word from Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando
Set in a Spanish Artist's loft, CAFÉ TU TU TANGO evokes a time when artists found inspiration and community in sharing food, drink and philosophy with one another. The bohemian lifestyle fashioned life as a grand celebration, a feast of the senses to be shared and treasured. Together, artists found kinship over meals shared, over drink, music, and conversation.

One of the things that truly makes CAFÉ TU TU TANGO unique is our menu. Not only does our scratch kitchen serve up creative fare that captures exotic flavors from around the world, but we do so with appetizer-style portions that are meant to be shared. Choose an array of dishes for your table, and let the party enjoy them communally. Experience a spectrum of the world's most tantalizing tastes together. Savor both the food and the company. This is what life is all about. Come in and join the party!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
172 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (114)fit for foodies (103)hot spot (79)special occasion (68)vibrant bar scene (54)neighborhood gem (52)late-night find (49)great for outdoor dining (33)kid-friendly (32)great for lunch (23)romantic (18)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (10)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This restaurant has great food and a fantastic atmosphere. We have been there on nights with live music and a fire dancer and the performances are always great. They have changed their menu since the last time we were here but everything we tried was fresh and good quality. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Can you imagine on International Drive a non-chain, independently owned restaurant that serves red Sangria the way it should be made? Dry, refreshing and not syrupy sweet and leaving us wanting more. We shared 5 small plates, especially loved the marinated olives, very different with artichokes and mushrooms, and the hummus, pork ribs, falafel, and Cajun chicken eggrolls were equally as good. We did not stay for the live music (would have loved to) and by the time we left, Tu Tu Tango was hopping. We ate outside and our server was pushed but stood up to the crowd and she took time to thoroughly explain the foods we ordered. What a fun and tasty experience and we can’t wait to come back. Yes, it's noisy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Only reason why it didn't get 5 stars is because it was really, really loud. It was hard to hold a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience
    Karebear
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I love Cafe Tu Tu Tango. It has a great atmosphere - cool artwork, entertainment, artists on-site. The food is delicious and served tapas style, which is great for a date night or for group outings where you can try a bit of everything. I have been on a date and with friends, and I had a great experience both times. They have a full bar and some pretty good signature cocktails. The night we were there, they had hula-hoopers performing, which was unique. My only complaints are 1) tourists apparently think this is a place to bring there kids at 8 or 9 at night and 2) the music gets pretty loud which can make it hard to talk to the people you're there with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just plain fun!
    raffermVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was a great place to come with a group. Everything is reasonably priced, the atmosphere is loud--with lots of folks enjoying themselves. We had two different taste sets in our group-- the vegetarians ( who found plenty to eat) and the rest of us who were able to enjoy. The chili lime chicken and the short ribs were the hit of the might on the meat-eaters side. The falafel and the black bean soup made the top of the list for the vegetarians. The only thing missing was a dance floor. The music with a Latin beat was written to be danced to!,
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great but...
    Armadillo
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I like everything about this place except the volume. I don't think I have ever eaten anywhere that except on an oil drilling platform. The music, especially when the belly dancer is out, is painfully loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food...cocktails not so good
    TravelproVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had great food....highly recommend the crispy shrimp, hummus and empanadas. Must have been an off night for the bartender, because cocktails were un-drinkable (taken off the bill without us having to ask). Nice wait staff, a bit noisy, especially when the dancer was performing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like it!
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Ambiance and the food was good. Love seeing the tango dancers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • moonfishlover
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food with a great atmosphere! We enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Orlando Favorite - usually
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    When in town, this is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the eclectic menu and the bohemian vibe. Each night is filled with energetic and engaging entertainment. There is a psychic, resident artists (with works for sale on the walls), dancers, etc. We've never had a bad meal; however, our service on our last visit was less than stellar which was a true disappointment. After being seated and having NO service for 10 minutes, I returned to the hostess stand to request a server. Once we ordered and began receiving food, he was less than attentive. I actually had to go to the bar to order and pay for my own drink. Our waiter noticed and did apologize for the lapse. However, our service did not improve. We'll definitely return, but.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SLaudwig
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Creative, yummy food! Loved the Asian steak kabobs and the Mac n cheese. Definitely worth a trip here, much better than all the other strip restaurants I have tried on International Drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food unique decor
    RicV
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We loved the menu and the decor. Drinks were less than spectacular but not bad. Annoying performers from a local attraction coming in and doing direct marketting at the table was not really appreciated. It took away from the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Alison
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I really liked cafe tutu I would defo go back and I have recommend to friends. I loved the different atmosphere. But however I do wish there was more chicken dishes. And more dishes for people who only like plain food. That was my only downside but I did enjoy overall
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, atmosphere
    Robert
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Loved this local gem! It's been around for over 20 years (one of the few left). Food is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    Mary
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My experience was great at cafe tu tu tangos. I was celebrating a special day w my boyfriend and truly had the best time together. From service to quality of the food, everything was just perfect!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for visitors
    halfgitana
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is where we always take visitors. Good for a vibrant, Saturday night dinner; the kids are entertained; and the adults can get something besides chain restaurant food. We even take my four year old regularly. He loves the entertainment and the art work and it is loud enough that he doesn't bother anyone during their nice meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is always good here but the wait was terrible and so was the valet service. Our waiter was excellent and the dancers were awesome. Making a reservation prior to the day did not seem to matter because we waited almost an hour to be seated.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No miss restaurant
    Bebo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    If you like to share food and enjoy variety go to this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TuTu Tangos
    Cookiemom
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Once again enjoyed dining at Tu Tu Tango's on International Drive. As a local resident, it's always nice to find a place that is charming and fun, but doesn't seem like it only caters to tourists. Tu Tu Tango's delivers with its artsy décor, yummy sangria's, and delicious food. The appetizer style dining lends itself to sharing. The service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy Tapas Style Menu
    foodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This was our second time to Cafe Tu Tu Tango. The food was as good as we remember. The Guava pork ribs were amazing. The Dynamite Shrimps were tasty. We finally got to try the Banana Pizza and it was the best way to end our meal. We will come again next time we visit orlando. It is our must-eat place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enchanting!
    Abiona
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Café TuTu Tango is just an overall delight to visit. So much to look at, watch, listen to... and let's not forget the food. DO NOT miss out on the opportunity to have the Alforno(?) Pears with pecan crisps. And while you're at it, hop up and charm your table by shimmying with the belly dancer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Usually a great place. Reservation was made but we were sat 45 minutes later in a very dark corner no ambiance. Food was just OK this time, not great, one in our party got her dish after we were all finished. Manager made up for it with free dessert but not happy about having to wait when we made a reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Date!
    Rbhop
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I was not sure about going for a first date but it ended up be brilliant! Very nice employees, wonderful chef special menu and a fire dancer! Great first date!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is always awesome.
    DecoDCS72VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Each time we visit Orlando we come to Cafe Tu Tu Tango. The food is amazing, the ambiance is great and service is almost always outstanding. Food is served Tapas style and between four of us we shared 8 "main course" items and two desserts. The Brisket special was tops on my list as were the gator bites and empanadas. The desserts were amazing and my specialty Mojito was wonderful. Walking around to see all the great art for sale while listening to live music or talking with the tarot card reader is always fun. Would highly recommend going here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite place to eat in Orlando
    Jamima2FL
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Love the atmosphere and the food here. Service is on point as well as the food and drinks. Have never had bad service or a bad item. We love the variety!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Again! 8/8/14
    LakerFan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Café Tu Tu Tango is a awesome entertaining and dining experience. I have taken my family there for the past four years as a dinner destination while on vacation and I have also taken business guests there as well. The food never disappoints and the ambiance is unique from belly dancers, flamenco dancers to live guitarists walking around and spending time near or at your table. I will keep coming back and if you have not tried them, do yourself a favor and make a reservation now. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunchtime spot.
    dinerofdc
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Loved this place! So many interesting options, we had a lot of trouble choosing--but in the end, everything pleased us. The food was quick and the service was brilliant, and if you ever have the chance to try the banana pizza, do so.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Night
    terryrox2
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had 8:15pm reservation for a group of 6. We are arrived at 8:24pm owing in part to delays in the complementary parking area. We were informed that there was no table available and could either wait or sit by the bar. A friend asked if we could sit outside instead. Almost an hour into it, we were still sitting there with no one waiting on us. We were getting ready to leave when an apologetic waitress came rushing over. The bottle of wine ordered was out & so were the other 2 options. We settled on the waitress's recommendation since any other attempts might have been fruitless.The waitress tried hard to remedy the situation. Disappointing night for my friend whose birthday we were celebrating. Will reluctantly refer the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Rrtr
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Funky place, all tapas but with gourmet flair. Large variety of tapas, plenty of meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes, along with great beer selections.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT ! Wait, don't go !
    VnaLG
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Despite the fact that we have a reservation, we waited 20 mn to be seated. The girls at the front desk seems to be a bunch of highschoolers on a fieldtrip. No professionalism what so ever. After waiting for a while I ask the front desk person how much longer we have to wait she check and said (not in a kind way) "we texted you". I ask her why since I was waiting just in front of her. I had no answer and never got any text by the way. We were seated. And waited again until a waiter shows up. We ordered and waited again. The food came separately. We were all served at different time, they made a few mistake on what we ordered and had to wait again. We could talk to each other while waiting since the noise (loud music) was unbearable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eclectic Dining
    Eclectify
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This place is both for artists and people who enjoy looking at and being around colorful and happy things! My sister and I both loved the experience and the feelings we felt were awesome. Our waitress Shannon W was a sweetheart very informative! We live in Cape Coral and wish we had a place like this to go and enjoy!! Excellent place and we will recommend it to everyone:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Fun, Ambiance,Staff
    sunsea99
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was a reunion of old college friends. I am from Florida but live a little more than an hour away from Orlando. My friend, her husband and son were attending a conference and wanted me to recommend someplace more memorable of their visit rather than a "chain" or "tourist trap". Tutu Tango fits the bill...great atmosphere with flamenco dancers, music and just wonderful ambiance. We did not feel rushed in the slightest and sharing of tapas/appetizers made from scratch was a culinary experience. We'll be back again and again :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun food and great service
    travelbug
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We went for HAPPY hour and enjoyed the sangria. We had a delicious shrimp dish, chicken flat bread, pork sliders and Mac & cheese. Loved the banana desert, yummy. Our waiter was wonderful, fast and friendly.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    JustinR
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Have been to this location several times and the food/ambience is wonderful. If going on a weekend absolutely make sure to make reservations as the line for walk-ins was extremely long (we were seated immediately). Weekends have live entertainment and the music is loud, so this isn't the best location for people that was a quiet and intimate dinner. This is a perfect place to bring out-of-town guests!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not even a chance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I have eaten at Tu Tu Tango before and LOVED the food....we are AP for Disney so we frequent the area. We know to make reservations , lots of tourists etc. We also know we may need to wait for our table and to expect noise and atmosphere, which we actually like. So we did this for our 2nd visit and were anxious to eat some delicious ribs. We were seated quickly enough, got a text at 7:01 to be seated....thats when the night ended for us with staff at the restaurant. The hostess sat us at 7:02 and we proceeded to wait until 7:15 without a single buser or server coming to the table. Several walked by, busy themselves but repeat servers look at us and not a word. So we left, no food consumed and a night disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant!
    luvfromNC
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    While on vacation in Orlando, my husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal and fun evening at Cafe Tu Tu Tango! We were happy to celebrate their 20th birthday with them even though it was our first time there. The atmosphere is terrific, the service great and again DELICIOUS food! We will definitely return when we are back in Orlando!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as usual
    Burnmegood
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We look for any reason to go to Cafe Tu Tu Tango. As usual the staff the food the music was perfect. We love to Tango!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Vibe
    TeachNRun
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was our second trip to TuTu Tango after having it recommended by a friend. We specifically drove to Orlando from Tampa to visit again. We love everything about it: unique art work, interesting atmosphere, and the wide variety of food to try. The appetizer size portions were perfect! We ordered a variety of plates and shared. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chefpmaVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I hesitate to give Tu Tu Tango only a 4. As with any small plate/tapas restaurant, not every item on the menu will please everyone. The Confit Duck salad on pizza bread is truly amazing. The guava baby back ribs are wonderful. Steak skewers less interesting. Staff is wonderful, and that includes the management. Just a cool place to go and enjoy with friends or family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    DakotaBrown1VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a reservation and were seated promptly. We had a very good server who was attentive and helpful, however, we ordered two house special cocktails that we had to send one back as it was undrinkable. Then came our "tapas". The hummus was a gritty bland paste served with crackers. The olives & feta had an unappetizing appearance. It was also served with crackers. It was oily and overly salty. We had a flat bread that was overly dressed with balsamic. The black bean soup was actually good. Then randomly the music starting blaring and a belly dancer came out. She was awesome but seemed out of place. The only thing I can say is that if you want a beer (decent beer menu) & watch a belly dancer perform, remember to eat before you get there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic