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About Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orange

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.

20 City Blvd West
Orange, CA 92868
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, International, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm

Cross Street:
City Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 769-2222

Website:
http://www.cafetututangooc.com/

Entertainment:
Salsa Dancers, Tango Dancers, Swing Dancers, Belly Dancers, Magicians, Balloon Artists, Steel Drummers and much much more and Artists painting on location. All the Art is for Sale!

Catering:
Full service catering available for private parties at CAFE TU TU TANGO or at your home or office.

Parking Details:
Free Parking

Public Transit:
OCTA is available as well as many taxi services.

Executive Chef:
Jim Hall

Private Party Facilities:
Enjoy one of our unique Private Dining Rooms or inquire about renting the entire restaurant. Our professional sales team can accommodate parties between 10 and 1000 people.

Private Party Contact:
Jim Hall: (714) 769-2222

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Valentines Day Feb. 14th
Wine Dinners First Wednesday of Every Month
1/2 OFF Bottle Wine every Wednesday

Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orange Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

3.6

ambience

3.8

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great place to people watch while having some tasty appetizers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent service and good food. Will continue to dine there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We enjoyed sitting outside on the patio on a Friday night. We ordered the hummus as well as the pear salad for appetizers. Both arrived quickly along with our Sangria. The sangria was good, but a little watered down. The kids loved the pizzas and the meat kebabs were delicious and cooked perfectly. We had great service and look forward to coming back soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We went for a girls night out. It was fun, yummy, and just plain different. Exactly what we wanted! I really love the Cuban skewers they are my favorite. I recommend this restaurant to everyone in Orange County who is looking for something that is a little different.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 24, 2017

While our waiter was very nice and accommodating, he disappeared for long periods of time (asked for a heater to be moved close to us and had to ask another waiter for help, dessert took forever, asked for check and never saw him again - had to track him down). Our reservation was at 6pm and planned for a little birthday shopping afterwards, but wasn't able to leave the restaurant until 8:30pm (stores closed at 9pm).somewhat disappointing

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 21, 2017

A must have is the Chilled Mediterranean Spinach dip and the Ceviche. Both great to share.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Came here Mothers day around 10:30 am. Greeted at the door and given a gift for Mothers day and seated immediately as we did have reservations. We sat on the patio our server was friendly and came right away to take our drink orders and tell us about the buffet.
The food was yummy had a little bit everything the desserts seem a little too sweet and rich for my likely especially the mousse. overall experience was awesome and def will be back as we do frequent this place often for happy hr and the Easter brunch :)

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Lobster tacos dry and tasteless. I have had so much better tacos for half the price.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Love the service, good food, great setting. We will meet there every month.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Good spot, good food, great service, will visit again.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Service was great! Paella was awesome! They had a good selection of cocktail drinks. I liked how the place was not so crowded on a Friday evening.

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Love the energy and overall vibe of the restaurant. The service is fantastic and servers very friendly and entertaining. The menu selections are varied and delicious and reasonable. The Spanish anti pasto salad served on a painters pallette is generous and quality meat and cheeses. The meat and shrimp skewers were really good as well as the Cajun egg rolls. A great change from typical cafe food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We couldn't hear ourselves over the music, our waiter said he asked someone to turn it down three separate times yet he still had to yell for us to hear him. Some of our food didn't taste very fresh, and we had to send it back. My food didn't come until everyone else was almost done eating, and I'm the pregnant one, I ate an entire basket of chips and salsa while I waited. Our saving grace was that our server was very apologetic and sweet and we all tipped him heartily because despite all the mess he was very polite and tried to be as helpful as he could. Would come back for chips and salsa.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Met up with people i havent seen in a decade we all ordered a dew small plates and shared everything it was a slow night. The only issue was our drinks would empty and we would have to actually spend time and effort flagging someone down to get water or sodas refilled. But regardless its a great little place very unique.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 5, 2017

This was such a great restaurant. A friend and I went for the OC Restaurant week, and the dinner preselection was delicious. We had the house salad, salmon with asparagus and potatoes and the lava cake for dessert. Our server was great.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Went to dinner with friends before seeing a movie at the AMC next door. Great food, unusual decor with art pieces on the walls that are actually for sale. Very quirky decor otherwise when you look around the room. Live belly dancer came around twice during our meal. Service could have been a bit faster, but was very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend for casual meal with friends or for a date night. Fun, friendly and great food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Music, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Nice place, but the music was way too loud! Had to shout at the person across the table from me! If you want to have conversation while eating, this is not the place.

Tags: Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Our waiter Steven made sure to take care of us 😉

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Orlando location has better food

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2017

What's more to say: this is my girlfriend's favorite restaurant (she loves the empanadas and the bohemian vibe), and it was Valentine's Day... choosing to go here was a no brainer. =)

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Calling this a Tapas restaurant is to abuse the term Tapas. It's not even close. Timing between dishes was poor, all arrived at once, hot and cold. Paella was closer to a risotto, lacking even the yellow color. Service was probably the worst. It started out promising but fell apart pretty quick. No refill of water, missing utensils etc etc.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great customer service, was greeted right away. Food was delicious! My girlfriend really loved the ceviche. Good place for a date and place to get drinks! Will be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious. We had the Clams with chorizo, the ceviche, chicken with peppers! Drinks came a little slow, but when they did come, they were yummy.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Great location, good food, nice people, good environment.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Vegan
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We arrived for a 3:15 reservation. The waitress was friendly. However, the remainder of the experience could have been much better.

Instead of normally having the whole table (party of 3) served their order at the same time, a food server brought out 2 of the 3, and the 3rd one was brought out about 5-10 min later. We tried to flag down the waitress, and 2 others that were in the room (which only consisted of 3 tables that had customers)...not very busy. Finally the food server came back out with the 3rd dish, and left off part of the menu. I asked if they could please bring out the vegetables that was not on the plate. After being told they would inform the cook to have it taken care of, instead of getting the veggies, the waitress finally comes back to our table and tells me why she didn't have veggies on my order. I told her I didn't ask her to remove veggies, and she proceeded to converse further about this. At this point, I am really hungry.

I proceeded to pull out their menu and nicely show her that veggies are on the menu for the particular dish and if she could please bring me the veggies. I didn't have a problem with why my order wasn't correct, but it was a process to have it taking care of.

This was not a pleasant dining experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Fun Tapas and then a movie.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Great location for people watching while enjoying excellent food and fantastic service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Great for after the movie snacks. Happy hour with discounts on tapas. Good selection of drinks also. Indoor or outside dining is great as they have outdoor heaters.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Not what we expected. Food was good but not great. Service was average. Glad we tried it but won't be going back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Great business and friends lunch. Server was attentive and very nice. We had a nice table to ourselves, great food and time to discuss business. Loved the Chicken Empanadas and Cuban Skewers.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 17, 2016

It is a beautiful place and the service is great. Really enjoy the professional and friendly hosts. Food is very good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Authentic, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fun, People Watching, Outstanding Value, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2016

After reading the write up in the Register about the father and son chefs, especially the son coming from TUC we expected more. Not bad but just ordinary

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Lobster Bisque was good. Paella was the best so far in Orange County.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Casual, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2016

I brought a group that was in Anaheim for a convention. The place is hard to find but very well worth the search. It is in an outlet mall. The service was great the food was amazing. Most had not dined at a place like this before and loved the concept but really loved the food. Thanks for a both memorable and enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Stopped in for lunch when visiting from out of town. Not excellent, but pretty good food-wise. Service was attentive.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Been here before. Located smack in the middle of a very busy shopping center. The place is funky with lots of art all over that's all by local artists (they say) and is for sale. Wait staff seemed inexperienced, although our waiter was extremely friendly. Food can be so-so but you really don't come here for a steakhouse-type meal. If they had a great menu it would help. Music was way too loud for casual conversation.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, People Watching, Casual, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 14, 2016

The pitcher mojitos are strong and a good value. The tapas are great but a bit overpriced. The atmosphere was vibrant and loud. This is a fun place to meet up and have a fun time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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