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
173 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (115)fit for foodies (102)hot spot (78)special occasion (67)vibrant bar scene (52)neighborhood gem (50)late-night find (49)great for outdoor dining (32)kid-friendly (32)great for lunch (23)romantic (18)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (10)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Fun atmosphere!
    Vsid
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Great small plates - food is good, but the restaurant is just different and vibrant. Worth going - fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing to write home about
    Veggie
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Food was good- not outstanding as others have denoted it to be; however, prices were reasonable. Good variety of food choices and could accommodate any palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tapas with a twist and cool vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I'm a Bostonian who dined here while on vacation and what a pleasant surprise this place wise. The vibe we cool with the local artwork and the in house artist who was making art right there. Service was friendly and attentive without being in your fact. Our server's recommendations were spot on! The food and drinks were delicious with lots of great flavor and portion sizes were spot on for tapas sizes. If I lived on Orlando I would frequent this spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great change!
    JBK14
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    A great change from typical Disney Fare! We have been dining here for many years. and it remains as good as ever. Such a variety of food. The small plates allow for much sampling. Great service, innovative, wonderful dishes and a fun atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun family sharing of small plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Enjoyed this with the family. We ordered several rounds of small plates and left stuffed! We told the kids it was a chance to try new things and that you earned a point for each new thing you tried! Then they "won" dessert for their efforts! Fun for families or couples or even a girls night! Eclectic art everywhere and lively music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice idea, great small plate venue
    matt
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Each dish was very good. If your adventurous at all you have to try this. Don't plan on relaxing into comfort though, this place has succumbed to the cheap furniture craze as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always FUN!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Always fun entertainment and great art to look at while enjoying a variety of tapas! Always get our Tarot Card reading, too! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Maddy
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We ate at Tu Tu Tango Cafe all three nights we were in Orlando. We were amazed by all the choices for dinner which all were so good! Save room for dessert too because they are great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Artsy
    Joeg
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great for art lovers. Great section of appetizers to share. A bit loud but it's great for hanging out. Drinks were average.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Servers...
    MCampbell
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    OMGHEEEE, we heart our servers! I totally forgot their names but they were professional & friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    mike
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food is always great here. Sevice is alwayd top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tango
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I was only in Flordia for the weekend and I heard from a friend this place had a great food. I was overly pleased the ambulance is awesome they have an artist there painting and selling his work. The food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ecclectic and fun
    Frugie
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Had a great time and truly enjoyed not only the food but the vibe. Appreciate the opportunity to see some of the local artisits at work. A great experience - not just a place to eat ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wild and wonderful
    OTfanaticVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    A great selection of small plates and interesting drinks in a venue with lots of art, lots of energy and lots of sound. Very enjoyable but not for a quiet, romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love tapas!
    sfjeff
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Off beat but delightful
    Suzanne
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    This is a one of a kind place. We got there for dinner, everything is tapas size plates. We were a group of four which allowed us to actually order eight different items and share them all. Everything we had was hot and yummy. The noise level can get a little intense but it is part of the charm. They have a belly dancer and a fortune teller ready to entertain.....they were great.....give this place a try, be open to trying lots of menu items and have fun
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Artsy and Fun
    Gatormom
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Loved the artistic ambiance at Tu Tu Tango. Lots of interesting and yummy menu choices, as well Loved the Argentinian Steak with Chimichurri, and the Jalapeno Mac & Cheese, as well as the Guava Ribs. The Felafel was also delish. Can't wait to go back and try some other dishes! I think it is probably even more fun to go at night, when the place is in full swing with the artists and entertainment. We were there at lunch, and the best thing about that was it was quieter, and not as crowded.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Variety!
    Matty
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    As a first timer I was skeptical about the tapas menu. But to my surprise the portions were perfect!! The dynamic shrimp is highly recommended!! I would definitely revist this place when I return to Orlando!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went from great to ok
    couplenightout
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Comp valet parking. Made a reservation online in comments or request I put celebrating a Birthday and aniversary. Got there half hour early and was able to be seated right away. Wobbly table, stuck in a corner with a broken light bulb, was given flash lights to see menu. All menu items are appetizer portions. Was told by waiter there were 4 kitchens and everything came out quickly so we could order throughout the meal and plates would come out quickly. Not the case, took 20min per plate. Food tasted good but the experience and about $75 later for two people no so great. A simple happy birthday or aniversary comment would have been nice. I don't ever mind spending money if both food and service are great and was not the case here.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You HAVE to come here!
    brilliantdreamer
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My girlfriend introduced me to Tu Tu Tango about a year ago, and it is now a staple every time I go to Orlando. I live in Tampa, and sometimes want to drive to Orlando just to visit this restaurant. The atmosphere is amazing, everything is supporting local artists and all fresh items on the menu. I love EVERYTHING about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FUN
    PR1NCESS71
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    CAFE TU TU TANGO IS A FUN DIFFERENT DINING EXPERIENCE. THE FOOD IS AMAZING! I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK! IT IS IN THE HEART OF THE ORLANDO TOURIST SCENE, SO THAT ISN'T MUCH FUN DRIVING IN, BUT IT IS WELL WORTH IT. THE SANGRIA IS AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great relationship builder
    1happyguestVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Conversation, good food, friends or those you want to be...bring them here. We have been visiting TuTu since we saw it on Rachel Rays "Orlando on $40 -day" years ago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ordering from menu
    Solucky
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Tapas dishes are prepared as you order them, some fast some slow so you need to order correctly for food to come out to your table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go to place
    JennikVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small plates, big flavor.
    McFly5585VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    This was my second time dining here and it will definitely not be my last. The food was great and the small plate concept is awesome for being able to sample many things. The chimmichurri steak skewers were so tender, the gauva glazed bbq ribs were tasty and the southwest chicken and gaudi flatbreads were awesome. For dessert, the chocolate calzone and rocky road pie thing were a great way to end a great meal. While there is a pretty standard menu, I also enjoy that there are additional items that change from time to time. The ambiance is fun and funky, displaying pieces by local artist that are for purchase. The belly dancer is always a cool entertainment offering as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is an energetic and artsy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This is an energetic and artsy place that is great for a group dinner and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite!
    HAW4
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants on I-drive. I have coming to this restaurant for almost 15 years. It's always fun and I have never had someone not enjoy it. It's entertaining and yummy! Something for everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    There were three of us at dinner. Our only regret was that we were only able to order 5 different tapas. There were so many others that we wanted to try. I found the alligator bites only so-so but my two dinner companions loved them (I would have preferred less breading to get more of the flavor of the alligator) I personally liked the guava pork ribs and loved the jalapeno mac & cheese. For dessert the three of us shared the chocolate lollipops and the chocolate calzone -- both were awesome. The outdoor patio was great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Nothing-special food; AWOL server. Not coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always go when in O-town
    ebrennVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Whenever I visit Orlando I always make a trip to Tu Tu Tango - the food is always fresh and varied and the vibe is totally not touristy. This visit was no exception - great food delivered in small plates which gives you the opportunity to try many things. The different sangrias are delicious - would totally recommend the sparkling, Staff is very attentive and the place is always hopping with local artists and performers - will continue to return every time I can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Great fun, great food and very loud!! A crazy fun dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun ambience, fun food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Tu Tu Tango is a great find in Orlando. A restaurant with visible ties to the local artist community was a breath of fresh air in the overwhelmingly packaged and commercialized "Orlando experience ". The small plate concept is well implemented here, offering a variety of foods in excitingly delicious combinations. The noise was excessive, probably bordering on unhealthy, but the entertainment was fun and it was an overall very enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique flavors, fun atmosphere
    BKtravelerVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Loved Cafe Tu Tu Tango but so loud that it was hard to talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Hot Spot
    frogman
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The place is about as noisy as a place can get. I had some problems calling them and now I understand why. Not only is it noisy, the hostess was swamped. Good thing I made a res. on open table because we didn't have to take a beeper and they said they'd seat us next even though we were 10 minutes late due to crazy traffic on International Blvd. Well, I'm not sure we were next but when I went back to the stand they found us a nice table. Our server Vanessa was great, the food, tapas style as you know, so it varied from OK to great as some items were better than others. The goat cheese was too much of just the cheese and not enough of the advertises apple and almond. Among the great were the egg rolls and the bread pudding desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fun setting, too loud!
    JN1234
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The "tapas style" menu is fun, the atmosphere is great, and the server was terrific. But, wow, it was crazy-loud in there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tu Tu Tango
    Disappointed
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great, food good ambience destroyed by some of the worst service I have ever experienced. I took a group who loved the food but could not stop talking about the poor service. Our server disappeared for extended periods of time, confused our orders and did seen to realize how incompetent he was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FuN Place!
    Aivelira
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Cafe Tu Tu Tango is real find on International drive in Orlando. It is located on restaurant row which is full of every chain imaginable, and yet this place offers a little something unique. It is bold and colorful in its decor and features local artists work and there was even a real-live artist there painting! Also, lovely dancers came around as we dined. The food is Tapas style - i.e. small plates to share. The food was very good an eclectic mix of Asian, american, and Spanish inspired dishes. My boyfriend and I shared four plates between us over a bottle of sangria. The sangria is their house blend, and while it was very good it could have been stronger, but perhaps it is because we are from NY and we prefer it stronger in the cold!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tapas, American style.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    When my friends said lets go to a tapas restaurant I had Spanish food in mind however Tu Tu Tango did not seem to have too many Spanish food options on the menu it was mostly American fare. I was hoping for something lighter and less heavy. That being said, the food was delicious and the portions were well suited to share with out being too small or too heavy. I tried the alligator bites they were good but skip the dipping sauce. Also the mac and cheese was fantastic. I would recommend this place but know it is not a traditional tapas restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Good Value
    Willy
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The food was excellent and actually a good value comparable to a place with traditional dinner portions. Plus you get to try many different things. Very good. I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas on Steroids
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Unique menu, great art, artists creating as you eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.