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Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando
Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando
  • Address:
    8625 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819
    I Drive / Sand Lake
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: $30 and under

Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando Details

  • 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, 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 (407) 248-2222
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had so much fun, food and entertainment were amazing."
    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!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great, fun tapas place. Accessible for people who are unfamiliar with Spanish food. My only complaint was that the service was a little slow, especially with drinks, but that's a minor issue that probably had to do with our server not the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Specific atmosphere restaurant. Appealed to my husband and I. Nice new experience. Food served as tapas.. But very good and filling."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Always fun and energetic and the fun is top notch!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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)."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Always good food friendly service can be noisy but great atmosphere. Entertainment too !"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Food was great, the TOGARASHI TUNA and the Argentinaean Style Orange Chimmichurri Steak were delicious. My son loved the Cheese Pizza."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I went to Cafe Tu Tu Tango because it is one of my favorite spots, The food was good as it usually was but I noticed our table was pilled up with empty dishes. Our server came to our table and we had asked for a refill for our beverages but he forgot, then finally after asking three times he brought a pitcher for us to refill it for our self. Then we ordered desert and asked if the calzone was breaded, since it did not say it in the description. He informed us it was not, when it came out it was breaded and had to wait 10 minutes until he came back to the table to inform him. The service has drastically gone down in my opinion."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We were here on vacation and tried this place out. Great food, loved the artists in the restaurant, but please do something about the noise!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We came here on vacation to Disneyworld to get away from the crazy Disney frenzy. It was recommended to us by a friend and the food was awesome! Our waitress was super attentive and was always checking up on us, making sure that we had everything we needed. We ordered a variety of plates as was suggested to us by both the hostess and our waitress. Every dish was delicious! I wish there was one of these closer to home in Boston. The only downfall was when we arrived and told them we had a reservation, we had to wait 20 minutes for a table to be ready.....and then remind the hostess that we had a reservation and were not just standing around while she seated folks who came in behind us. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This has to be one of my favorite places to eat, everything is appetizer size so you are able to try many different foods at once without getting too full. Plus I love when you order everything comes out at different times, so something does not get cold while you are enjoying something in particular. The atmosphere is amazing, from the paintings to the live music they have from time to time. If you are in town you must check out this place!"
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "This is one of my favourite restaurants that I go to when I am in Orlando. There is something for everyone and it a good way to try different things. Perfect for groups and sharing. Enjoy your dinner. "
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Great food, lovely experience, would love to come again! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 7 people. We were seated with the "next available server" which was in the bar area where we crammed around a bar table for 5 people. The place was practically empty. Made no sense. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Your server wasn't very good. She took of my group's orders and then skipped everyone else and went to other tables. You're supposed to focus on one table at time, not jump around and forget to help people. She wasn't very good at checking up on us either. I was disappointed bc I've never had bad service here before. I wish I remembered her name... She was a blonde girl. People in my group were getting irritated because she wasn't helping us."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I had a group of 7 people and our server was not very attentive or knowledgable on the menu. But if you get a good server, everything will be perfect and fun. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was a great evening out. Everything was the best, its cool when the local artist is right there painting. The Tapas style lets you share a bunch of stuff and it was all great and fresh. The sangria is a must, we were not rushed...it was all good."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We were in Orlando for 1 week and ate there twice! The food was soooo good and the waitstaff was enjoyable and knowledgeable about the menu. We will definitely be back the next time we are in town."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We were here in 2006 and had to come back in 2014!! LOVE IT!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I are picky about restaurants. We were worried the palces near the convention center would do nothing more that try to appeal to the touristy, bland palette. But, this place was a gem. We were in town for a four-day weekend. Found this place on Thursday; returned Saturday to try to menu items we couldn't get to the first time. We dined outside on a perfect evening. Didn't like the alligator bites, but our waiter had warned us of their chewiness (he was spot on); everything else was out-of-this-world good. Drinks were expensive. We spent as much on two beers/a cocktail each as our entire food bill. However, our experience was so much fun that we would kill for someone to create the same experience for us in our hometown."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We had a great time sampling the delicacies recommended by our waiter and we especially loved the Jalapeno Margarita – deadly! Something that good and goes down that smooth should not be legal! All the food we ordered was fresh and delicious with very interesting parings. Fantastic! Our waiter was fun, friendly, and made superior food recommendations. He made our group feel welcome and even our honored our two birthday guests with candles in the cheesecake. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014