Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orange

3.8
336 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

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From the first moment, one quickly discovers that CAFÉ TU TU TANGO is a restaurant like no other. Something in the soul stirs, awakening the senses, igniting a passion for living that exists within us all. You are not here to eat, you are here to delight. To revel. To savor life, friends and family, and the flavors of a menu drawn from the corners of the globe.
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
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jennnb
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

restaurant is closed. arrived and storefront was boarded

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time. Spent my golden birthday here when I turned 29 and 18 years later it’s still great! Just a festive place to go with a unique atmosphere and delicious food and drink!

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vipbzain
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lobster and Filet Mignon. They were cooked perfectly.

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vipsteaklover
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great dinner

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vipBrianD
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ahi sashimi was good. Some folks ordered salmon dishes, then waiter return to let us know there was no salmon for the day. Would have been nice e to know upfront.

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TrulyS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

we sat outside and it was directly across from the speaker which was to loud. our waitress was friendly but it took forever to get our bill and to checkout. The food was OK

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Julie
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great time with friends. Excellent selection of appetizers and was even better was the fact is Tuesday is 50% off appetizers all day. Wait staff was very helpful.

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vipStephenE
Central Coast
82 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a fun place to dine because of the variety of small plates and appetizers. We ordered a couple of these plus salads, and that was filling enough for dinner, even though the list of entrees looked attractive. Good selection of wines, too. Try to sangria.

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YKnPat
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly staff greeted us and helped us with ordering. 8 of us went there early evening and had two sampler plates and a glass of sangria each. With an order of paella and a rice dish called, "Barcelona Fried Rice" added to the order, we were all full. The chocolate cake and the cream brulee were all delicious. Fun, artsy decorations were great.

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vipDisappointing
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had The Barcelona stir fry and it was fabulous!!

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Dubby
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We've been here before but it's been a long time. We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated right away, but the service was very slow. It was sort of busy, but not crazy. There were empty tables all around. It took forever to get a glass of wine and a draft beer. The menu is much smaller than I remember and the food was just so-so this time. The ceviche was pretty good and the empanadas were just ok. It was all so slow & mediocre that we cut our visit short. We ended up ordering only a few drinks & appetizers, then left and ate dinner somewhere else. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went on Christmas Eve with friends. Not to busy and good food!

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vipCherylS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have dined at the Tu Tu Tango in Orlando many times. This location was very disappointing. The food was not good quality and the service was friendly but not great.

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LBJohn
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful small plate oriented restaurant with a unique ambiance. Great selection of well prepared varied menu items.

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vipLeoU
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

TuTo Tango has been a steady "go to" restaurant in the Block in Orange, since the mall was re-designed. Always a good choice for before/after the movies as well as a small snack and drink for lunch or dinner. The kitchen just keeps getting better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We decided to make a reservation here (our first time visit) to get a quick bite to eat before seeing a movie next door. Very fun atmosphere and bonus!!! We arrived in time to take advantage of the last hour of happy hour prices. Great small plates with very good appetizers (super filling) and 1/2 priced drinks 🙌🏻

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vipsteaklover
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We are always treated really good.

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vipsteaklover
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go at 10pm for the appetizer happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating here for years now and this a great place to eat and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Mary
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Our original waitress was great but her replacement when she went on break never smiled or refilled our waters and drinks.

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vipYvetteS
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surprise 1/2 price tapas on Monday’s! Efficient service, no waiting. Restaurant could have been a little cooler. Service had great attitude & she was helpful with suggestions on menu items. White peach sangria, full & lackluster, no peach flavor. Did not drink , credited to our check. Beer was icy cold. Black bean soup had great flavor, just like the Cuban restaurant in Key West. Spanish antipasto was delightful, dressing had good flavor & balance. Definitely worth going to after a long day at The Parks down the street!

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Lucky
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Clara, was EXCEPTIONAL in every way. 10 in our party, with 5 kids. She treated "each" person with SUPERB service. Genuine, attentive to details, friendly, fun, personable, remembered names. One of the best servers EVER, that will stand out in all of my dining experiences. Wished every restaurant could clone her. 😁

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vipsteaklover
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night for date night. After 10pm 1/2 price appetizers. I love how we can sit, talk, and eat for 4 hours without any problem. The service is great.

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KatieF
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clara our server was wonderful. Great food and reasonable prices.

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vipmjkayo
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I would not recommend this restaurant as our party had a very poor experience. The only good rating I could give was for value, and this is only because they comp'ed our entire meal because of the whole overall poor experience. So I have to give them credit for not charging us.
But the place was dirty, the food was salty, and the service was poor. We advised our waitress that we were in a hurry because of a pre-planned event in one hour. The server acknowledged and said that she would rush our orders, Two (out of six) meals were served in a timely manner.
But the other four did not arrive for quite some time. Twenty minutes later, two other meals arrived, but by now, we were getting worried, and the first two diners had already finished. We asked the server about the issue and we were told that the other two meals (sandwiches) were delayed because they had to bake the bread! We cancelled those meals and we were getting ready to leave when the sandwiches arrived just as we were asking for the check. So two of our diners left hungry.
Again, they acknowledged the problem and comp'ed the meal, so I give them credit for that.
But I can't recommend them, and I wouldn't go back either.

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gmc1
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place awesome food and service

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vipsteaklover
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night out. We sat outside. Not to hot and not to cold. Great happy hour appetizers. Not just at the bar so if you don't drink, like me, you can enjoy your appetizers anywhere.

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Cute
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place- fun artwork! Chips and salsa were tasty - wedge salad was pretty good too. Would definitely return.

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vipKelley
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Brunch was great. Good food and selection for the price. The drinks were not so good. We ordered the bottomless Bloody Mary and when the 2nd came the mix had been changed. We ordered cocktails instead and it was evident that the bartenders were new.

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vipSoCynCyr
Orange County
75 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was good. Server sucked. She clearly did not care and when asked why, she was, whatever.
They used to have such good servers.

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DarrelF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would totally recommend this restaurant for anyone that wants something that's definitely a little bit out of the norm for so cal and a lot more on the creative side. I like the creativity throughout the entire place as well as the art that you can purchase on the back side of the place as well. The service was great, food was great and the belly dancer they had that night was hot and talented! So next time your at the outlets of orange check this place out it's definitely worth it!

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EduardoG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for dates, option for photos is also nice

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MKOMKO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Only place we could get a reservation during expowest. It’s in an outdoor mall which we didn’t realize. Solidly mediocre. Food was ok but waitress kept forgetting things we ordered and we had to remind her. She kept going “it’s so crazy!” And it wasn’t even very busy. They had a belly dancer with a weird light up dress which all seemed out of place. Overall it was just ok food with bad service. If it’s the only place you can get a reservation because of an event, it’s not awful and probably better than some of the chain options, but wouldn’t be my first choice.

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vipblueprynt
Sacramento
48 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waiter was a little slow. Sangria wasn’t award winning great. Sampler and fish tacos was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The place could have been great if the service was at least ok. However, from getting seated to paying the bill was unspeakable. The server took a long time just to get our drinks. When drinks were brought to our table, there 3 drinks missing. Food was served one at a time. We have 2 little kids and 1 food was served and the other one kids meal was served late. Server do not check if you need anything or if meal was even ok. You have to stand up and raise your hand and call him to get the attention.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience4

They were really short servers. Food took a long time & getting things like plates & extra napkins was a mission. Food was cold by time we actually had plates to eat it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We were encouraged to sit outside. We were promised a free dessert, we even weren’t offered one. Felt as we were used to attract costumers by sitting outside (it was chilly, and the outside heater was not working). But the food was good.

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Sandiegirl
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was plentiful and flavor excellent! The restaurant was quiet. Service was a little slow but pleasant.

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ddsmile
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and comfortable place to eat prior to going to the movies or going to Burke Williams spa. The owner, Jim, was extremely attentive to us.

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vip42dine
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my son who is in college at Chapman and 6 of his friends out for dinner, and we had a great time! We wetre seated at a perfect table outside. The host wqs lovely! Our first waitress did not seem very interested in serving us, but we soon learned that our "actual" waiter had been on a break, and when he took over, the service was wonderful! The food is fabulous, fresh, and interesting. This is the third time I've taken a large group to your restaurant, and have not been disappointed except for the small annoyance of a "stand-in" server not being on her top service behavior because she was covering for someone else.

FAQs

Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orange offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 769-2222.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orange is rated 3.8 stars by 336 OpenTable diners.