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Tango Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tangorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (206) 583-0382
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

    Happy Hour (lounge only): Seven nights a week: 4:30pm - 6:00pm, Tuesday Nights All Night Long!

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, South American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Perez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Tango offers full service catering for parties up to 100. Our affable staff will provide knowledgeable and warm service, creating a successful and stress free event. We develop personalized menus that reflect our guests' individual preferences along with each event's unique qualities. Allow us to take care of you!
  • Private Party Facilities: The main floor, private dining room, and lounge are all available for semi private and private events. Minimums apply for each space. Please contact our catering director for more information and sample menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Travis Rosenthal (206) 583-0382

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boren
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Tango is currently offering $4 Valet parking at the Hilton Homewood Suites hotel, located 100 yards west of Tango on Pike Street. Just pull in and tell them you are dining at Tango to receive this special offer. You may even leave your car parked there while enjoying a show after dinner for no additional charge.
A word from Tango
Tango Restaurant and Lounge serves Latin inspired cuisine and cocktails in a fun, sophisticated 1908 brick building on the cusp of Capitol Hill. From the Tango front door it is just a short walk to the Convention Center, Paramount Theater and ACT Theater. Tango is a family owned restaurant that prides itself on great paella, ceviche and mojitos.
Come on in and enjoy!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Love the food! Great plates for sharing with friends. Wines and full bar can't get any better."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I made dinner reservations through open table for 8:30 PM on a Friday, we arrived to the restaurant 30 minutes early, so we decided to have a cocktail next door in "Rumba", which it happened to be part of Tango. The cocktails were delicious and the ambiance was perfect, we ordered some rum glazed nuts for only $3 they were outstanding. At 8:30 PM we went to Tango, we got a table right away, next to a window, very romantic. The service was implacable, our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, the wine list is good, the cocktails are great, and the food is exquisite and very affordable. I will definitely recommend the Madrid Platter is amazing. The perfect date night!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our waiter just added to the ambiance of the restaurant food was fantastic and can't wait to go back perfect for date night!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This is a fun place to try a few tapas. I definitely recommend the Cheap Dates. They are amazing! The piquillo pepper with tuna seemed like it was stuffed with canned tuna, so not my favorite. Cheese plate was good (can't lose with cheese!) as were the wild mushrooms. Definitely plan to bring a friend for the paella. Lots of food! The sausage is delicious and scallops were perfect, although some of the rice and other meats/seafood were a little dry. Saffron is strong in this dish, so be sure you enjoy this spice. I would definitely eat here again and order more tapas. May want to only eat tapas next time and skip the paella!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We were in town visiting Family and decided to have a date night on the night we arrived. Great menu that was very well priced. We thought about trying the paella, but decided against it so we could try numerous things. We started with the ceviche that was really good. Tried two entrees, Tres...something (meat dish)and then a seafood dish. We finished with the Diablo dessert and it was awesome! Server was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was as good as ever and the service was great. Be sure to try the gambas picante and el diablo!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was my 3rd Birthday dinner in a row at Tango and they just don't dissapoint. We had a group of 7 and the servers worked as a team to get all of our food in while it was hot, and all of our plates out once we were done. The wine was great, and of course the El Diablo Cake was unbeatable (they brought all of my guests their own mini cake which was good because no one wants to share)! Thank you to the Kitchen and the Wait Staff for making it such a fun night for my entire party (some of who had not been there before and were very impressed), I will absolutely be back."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Tango is good for casual dining. If you are looking for place for serious event, it is not a good choice."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We picked this place as it was close to the Paramount. We enjoyed the tapas style of food. They were presented great, tasted wonderful, our server was great. The drinks were tasty too!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Just several weeks after being in Barcelona, we visited Seattle for a long weekend. Tango was two blocks from our downtown hotel. We were warmly greeted, were sat immediately. We got water right away, but then it took awhile to be able to order a drink and a first round of tapas. Pacing was good and the food was wonderful. The Madrid platter had a good variety. Croquetas were as good as what we had in Spain. The olive oil/lemon cake with sage sorbet was divine. Place was a bit noisy. concrete floor and wooden chairs with no footpads made a lot of noise, and the clubby dance music seemed a one-off. Service was wonderful and attentive most of the time. Had to track down our bill at the end, but isn't that kind of a European thing anyway? :)"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Uninspired and poorly executed. The softshell crab shouldn't have left the kitchen, period. Service was slow. Decor is worn out."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We ordered five items and only thought the ceviche was good. The paella lacked flavor. There was also a cherry pit in our dessert."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Tango!! One of our favorite restaurants in Seattle. Tapas, wine and laughter. Corner table with good friends. Our waitress was there to help, but not to interfere with our fun. If you haven't been to Tango.......I hope you dance!! Dr R"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a group there to celebrate a bachelorette and it was a really good experience. I haven't had spanish tapas in quite a while and the food was so good. One in our group spent a year in Spain and she was even impressed. The drinks were creative and refreshing, and the server was very nice, quick and cute!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "First of all, the food was GREAT! I will go back and give this place another chance because the food was that good. Our waitress had such a thick accent we couldn't understand her most of the time. It took her awhile to greet us. Then it took forever to get our drinks. Most of the time we didn't even see our waitress to flag her down. Maybe she was having an off day.....we all have them."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We were very much looking forward to our first visit to Tango. We love tapas and have a favorite local place, so admittedly Tango was competing with them. Similar foods (bacon wrapped dates, tortilla) didn't make the grade. Tortilla looked great but was stone cold so back it went. Our 2nd tortilla was hot, but not as nice presentation - expect due to rushing to get it to us before our mushrooms got cold. By the way, the half order of mushrooms is more than enough for two, unless you're a mushroom-aholic. Let's see - queso fundido. Don't bother. Sad to say, our visit was disappointing on every dish. Dates, tortilla, mushrooms were okay at best. Hey, we tried, but we'll stick with our local favorite. Friendly staff."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Bacon wrapped dates are quite tasty; be sure to order more than one apiece. The meal was flavorful, and served promptly. Good desserts, too. Next time we go, we will order more slowly to savor each dish."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our experience at Tango was outstanding. The food was terrific, good wine list, quality service. If you are going to the Paramount for a performance this is the place to dine. You may never go anywhere else again. Check out their website for special, very convenient and economical close by parking arrangements."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We have been to Tango twice before and enjoyed our experience. This time was a big disappointment. The server had too many tables to serve and was less than cordial when asked to try the sangria. Our appetizers came quickly but we waited for our main dinner so long we were almost late to the theater. My lamb (asked for medium rare) was well done and we had to rush through dessert to get to the theater on time. We will not be returning!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My wife and I love to eat at Tango before heading down to the Paramount Theatre. Food, wine, and service are always great and the experience is a fun way to begin an evening at the Paramount Theatre. We highly recommend Tango! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We've loved Tango in the past. However, our dining this week was way below expectations. The bread and butter (which I've previously loved) tasted like it had spent several hours cut and sitting somewhere to dry out. Salad and soup were fine. The paella was really terrible. Too salty, rice was undercooked with not much saffron flavor, mussels tasted like they were cooked the day before, we would have preferred chorizo to linguica sausage. It was an unfortunate experience. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We've dined at Tango many times. Service is usually excellent and the food is great. This time, although late on a Sunday night they were far from full, we had to wait to order and for our drinks and food. One of our orders came out charred, and we were told "well, it's grilled." Have had that dish before, and grilled should not mean black. Hopefully this was a one-off, so we'll go back."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We ate at Tango upon the recommendation of a friend who lives in Kirkland. We weren't disappointed - the food was delicious. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. He explained the menu well, and made great recommendations. Make sure you leave room for dessert - the "El Diablo" is fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Good place - not the best tapas we've had. A bit overpriced. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Amazing food and service! The cocktails are fantastic. This last time we finally tried the grilled beef tenderloin and our server suggested to slice it for us all to try. It was so delish. And of course...don't miss out on the El Diablo. We were giving our suggestions to the nice lady sitting next to us, waiting for her guest. There are too great many dishes for one sitting. Love me some Tango!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "What a culinary journey!!! This was one great surprise of a find on our trip to seattle. Ceviche was nice tender and retained excellent flavors without being too overwhelmed by the lemony tangy taste. The sausages were exquisitely tasty, rich with aromas and spices nicely coated with their oozing oils (all part of their deliciousness, and not too heavy). I was really hoping for morcillas in the mix of sausages or at least have it as a separate entry on the menu. The albondigas were not as great, I must admit. They were a bit too chewy and tomato-pasty. The calamari while nice and tender had too much tang but great wonderful touch with the sea beans!!! Absolutely, a great place and wonderful experience. I loved the ambience. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The choices were great but overall it was a hit and miss with some of the items. The scallops were great but the Queso fundido wasn't as good. The soft shell crab could have been crispier but the avocado salad on top of it was really good."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I have driven by Tango easily a hundred times, took note of it many of those passes, but just assumed it was a local dive. I was looking for a place in the neighborhood and was given the recommendation by a colleague. What an eye opener. Cozy ambiance, nice bar, great wine selection and great food. I was there for a business dinner on a Wednesday evening. We had a pretty quiet corner, the Tapas were fantastic and so was the Paella. The dinner lasted almost three hours and I enjoyed every minute of it."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We were able to enjoy this gem immensely through the suggestions of our great concierge but also with the help of our wonderful waitress! It was an adventure to taste our way through the tapas selections especially enjoying the Moqueca de Peixe and Queso Fundido. Our meal was paired beautifully with the Lopez Cristobal! And to end the evening, and our final one in town, we shared the El Diablo with a wonderful dessert port wine. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Small and romantic. Great food, perfect to share with friends. Really liked it. Will come back."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We go here once or twice a year for the paella! Be prepared b/c it takes about an hr to prepare, which is fine b/c its worth it and they make it fresh!!! We love going w/ big groups and sharing the seafood and the meat paella. Wonderful wine list too! They also have wonderful tapas with great prices."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Excellent choice in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood. I often find tapas menus a little confusing and hard to figure out whether you are ordering an appropriate amount of food but the waiter was very helpful and the meal was very good"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed when dining at Tango. The service is always great, and the food is perfectly prepared and delicious. Don't miss a chance to have El Diablo for dessert."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This was perhaps our fourth visit to Tango but it is a place that we really like to go - well, used to like to go. With so many great places to eat in Seattle, Tango just dropped off our list after this visit. The bartender was outstanding. In fact, the staff in general was outstanding. But the food missed the mark. In particular, I was looking forward to the tortilla but it had no flavor so that really set the tone for the evening. The queso fundido was rubbery, the tomato and strawberry salad was mostly good but there were a few bad tomatoes (which stands out in a dish with two primary ingredients), the cheap date was oddly mushy in texture, and the tuna ceviche was fine. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We stopped by after an event at the Paramount, after confirming availability on Open Table. We were seated after just a 5-minute wait which was great since our Open Table reservation was made from 1/2 a block away and we were early. Our server wasn't very enthusiastic and didn't give us any drink or tapas recommendations. Generally the food was very good but nothing was very memorable. I'd like to try their paella because I have heard for years that it is excellent. For the bland service and forgetful food, I give it 3 stars in the belief that another experience will be more tasteful and memorable. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We've been going to Tango for years, normally as our restaurant-of-choice when we're seeing a performance at the Paramount. This past week was another exceptional experience. Our son and daughter-in-law joined us and said afterwards, "that was some of the best customer service we've ever had." Loved, loved, loved the Moqueca entree. Didn't even want dessert, because I didn't want that taste to leave my mouth. Fun, casual place with really good food and really good service. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I like that it is close to the paramount theater. Great place to eat dinner before a show!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Appetizers - bacon wrapped dates superb, blue cheese soufflé good. Dinner - shellfish soup good, but coconut not evident in broth. Filet with potatoes and sauce outstanding. A very nice dinner and great service during Restaurant Week prior to Little Shop of Horrors at Act theater."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Visited Tango for a special occasion and to try their paella; one of the few restaurants that offers this. Tango has great tables with window views for first rate people watching as Capitol Hill residents and visitors pass by. The food was great, particularly the tapas we had while waiting the customary hour for the paella. The paella came in about an hour and 15 minutes. It was tasty although a bit dry. I was surprised that the lack of vegetables mixed with the rice. I always thought that paella came at least with peas mixed in but nope, just rice with seafood on top. Good but the quality has slipped since the departure of Chef Daniel. Even still, I would return and order the same dish. There's a lot to like about this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Six of us dined during the Seattle Restaurant Week and ordered seafood, pork, and beef. All dishes were really good. The appetizers were a bit small but very tasty. The El Diablo dessert was absolutely delicious, but servers might warn customers that the cayenne is dusted on top of the dessert so that diners are prepared when they eat it."
    Dined on 4/13/2014