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: (407) 248-2222
  • 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 (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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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Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
162 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (104)good for groups (98)hot spot (77)special occasion (59)neighborhood gem (45)vibrant bar scene (44)late-night find (41)great for outdoor dining (38)kid-friendly (27)great for lunch (22)romantic (14)great for brunch (11)notable wine list (8)scenic view (5)Show More
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 81 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 983 reviews are from the Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando reviews archive.
  • 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
  • queenie
    queenie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner on a very busy Sat. night, with reservations, thank goodness. The concept was very fun, very good food and excellent service. All and all a great experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Havent been in a long time, and I dont know why. It's a great place, different than anywhere else and I will be back more often. Great for a date, it's fun and the food is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Not my first visit, but I am still impressed they have kept the quality up and the ambiance. They seem to have evolved without changing the essence of the restaurant which is based on an Artists loft. Great artwork on the walls. A working artist and a spiritualist added to the fun. I always try to have at least one meal at Cafe Tu Tu Tango when I am in Orlando, FL. Had the hummus dish and black bean soup which were terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun scene
    egluvstodine
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was fantastic and the mood was fun and hip. My only complaint is that the seat they sat us in was against the wall behind which they had some sort of show/performer. It would have been nice to see.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique and creative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The atmosphere at Cafe Tu Tu Tango was very unique. Art everywhere! The food was really good and eating surrounded by all the unique art was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    MandB
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    My wife and I happen to be in Orlando on a vaca and somehow found this place on open table. We loved this place they had an artist there painting and all the paintings there were for sale, they also had a psychic there. They told us there was going to be a show later on and we thought maybe a band but no it was two very good dancers that just started dancing in the middle on moved around the whole place. So fun. Will got back when we are in the area again!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Best tasting food I've ever had!! The service, atmosphere, and everything else was amazing. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wife's b day
    cayo42
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had so much fun, food and entertainment were amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food but very busy
    RB66
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We booked for seven of us through Opentable but we still had to wait for almost an hour for our table to be ready. it was extremely busy and the waiting area was a bit chaotic. There didn't seem to be a system for people waiting and the staff didn't seem overly concerned with trying to seat people. However the food was fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed by all of us including the two fussy children. I'd have to say that this was the best food experience throughout our whole holiday but would have been even more enjoyable if we hadn't had to wait for so long for the table. Maybe if there was a larger and more comfortable waiting area with service of drinks and snacks like other restaurants, this wouldn't have been noticed the same.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Dropped by Tu Tu Tango for lunch on a Sunday. Loved everything about it...from the art, to the Sangria, to the food, to the service. They had a special brunch menu with a few great choices. We went with the breakfast pizza and loved it! We also had four other selections from the regular menu. All were very good. I would definitely go back again and again if I lived in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!!
    Lance
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Always fun and energetic and the fun is top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic find
    FoodJunkie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Specific atmosphere restaurant. Appealed to my husband and I. Nice new experience. Food served as tapas.. But very good and filling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better a Than Expected
    DemandingMaxVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was much better than expected and service by waiter was attentive. Kitchen was slower than expected considering the relative early time of night and that this restaurant should be accustomed to huge crowds. Suggest you avoid the sangri, both red and white, it tasted really bad, a cheap wine as base, no fruity taste. I would return if in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm still smiling!
    MoonRiver1VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    For the first hour we were there, we were on sensory overload! This place is so entertaining - colorful; art work for sale; an artist painting in the middle of the restaurant; a Tarot card reader; four kitchens - obviously a lot going on! It is such a happy place - the food, served tapas style is very fresh and unique. They have a great outdoor area as well however I am glad we sat inside and could enjoy the delightful eccentricity of it all! Very reasonable; amazing wine list - a real experience that when in Orlando you shouldn't miss!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Brought my colleague from out of town while we were both attending a conference at the convention center. She loved it! Great atmosphere, great food & great service! Thanks - I'm a local and will return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place! Good Food! Loud...
    hrprincess
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This is a really cool place, the food was great, love the artwork hanging on the walls and the artists actually painting there! It IS pretty loud though, so probably not a great place to go if you're looking for quiet conversation. But if you want to have some great drinks and small plates in a really fun, energizing environment, this is a good place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!!
    mellencamper
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We didn't have to wait for our table. It was ready at our specific time that we reserved. Service was great and the food was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great overall experience!
    Robin725
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    For a family, it was perfect! Our kids loved walking around and checking out all the artwork. Food was great! Loved the small plates. We were able to try so many different things! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Good Fun Great Place
    RayW
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I would recommend Cafe Tu Tu for a fun night with friends. Although it was rather loud and it was difficult to have a conversation, it was a fun place with my wife.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sylvie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was great, server was great, belly dancer was fun....nice place, cool concept, good food! I took my dad here for Father's day when he came to visit me in Orlando
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique Dining Experience
    lovelover
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Eating delicious food surrounded by beautiful and funky art is an experience you cannot replicate anywhere else in Orlando. The food is so delicious that we kept ordering more and more. Watching the live artist and the tarot card reader was very entertaining. I absolutely recommend Tu Tu's for your next special event or night out!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    James
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We've been going to Cafe Tu Tu Tango since it opened and while we don't live in Orlando any more we still stop in every time we're in the area. Bar none, it is the best restaurant in Orlando. Consistently great service, excellent food with a rotating menu that always ensures you can try something new on every visit, fantastic ambiance, it's the total package. We've requested Rita as our server for the last few years but she was off this time, we got the same level of excellent service from Patty. If you're new to Orlando or just visiting for a day, you have to make time to go there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful oasis in Orlando
    TryNewFood
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was my 4th time visiting Tu Tu Tango and it never fails to disappoint! The portions make it easy to keep trying different types of food. We love that the artists are local - we have bought several pieces with each visit. Highly recommend as an oasis from the chain, family restaurants in Orlando (we have kids but like to vary our meals).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for something different
    hoyalawya
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    It had been over 5 years since I had been here before. The atmosphere is still fun. The food was good and our server, Jon, was great. One of the hostesses who was there when we arrived left a lot to be desired. We got there during happy hour. I asked her if we needed to sit outside for happy hour or if we could dine inside for happy hour too. She said we didn't have to sit outside and sat us at a regular table. Then, when we asked our server about what had a happy hour special he said that happy hour was only at the bar and outside. The manager accommodated us but it would've been fantastic if she would've just sat us in the right place to begin with.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different form the rest
    Shandy61VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Always good food friendly service can be noisy but great atmosphere. Entertainment too !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall great experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Donavan Our waiter was outstanding. He really knows how to put a Unique "stamp" on customer services> The food was excellent and so was almost all of the service. The first host I encountered had a little attitude but the other was so pleasant with the long brown hair who allowed us to change tables. I hope the grouchy one with the dark lipstick finds a career she enjoys!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambience
    HVFDZ
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Food was great, the TOGARASHI TUNA and the Argentinaean Style Orange Chimmichurri Steak were delicious. My son loved the Cheese Pizza.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, fun atmosphere
    RDUBBQ
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The food was awesome and we had a great time. Nothing like a meal in stages. The food comes out of 4 different kitchens at different times, which makes for a fun evening of sampling - especially if you have a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visiting the area
    WannaHavGoodThyme
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food was pretty good overall but some of our expectations were not met. The olive dish came with two olives so we asked for more and were charged twice. Otherwise food was good, but service was lacking. Rude hostess, server was kind of "out of it" and food came out before some of our drinks.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad hostess,great food,little noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The staff at the hostess stand made us wait 25 min when we had a reservation and there were open tables. When I brought this to their attention, one hostess tried to argue with me and the other found us a table. Our table was right under a large speaker and, at times, the music was so loud we couldn't hear each other. The food was great though and our server was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jpanna
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food great horrible service. Had to call waiter over numerous times in order to for him to take our orders, ask for our food and beverages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    teachr5
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our 18 year anniversary and chose Café Tu Tu Tango because we had been there before and loved the tapas menu. It has become more bar type tapas and less quality dishes. I don't think we will be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate