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Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orange

3.5
308 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, International, Latin / Spanish
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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
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Phone number
(714) 769-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jim Hall
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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.
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Private party contact
Jim Hall: (714) 769-2222
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Catering
Full service catering available for private parties at CAFE TU TU TANGO or at your home or office.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
City Drive
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Parking details
Free Parking
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Public transit
OCTA is available as well as many taxi services.
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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!
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Special events & promotions
Valentines Day Feb. 14th
Wine Dinners First Wednesday of Every Month
1/2 OFF Bottle Wine every Wednesday
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
What 308 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.5based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.4
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Quiet
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great for dates, option for photos is also nice

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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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3.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 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.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Great place to people watch while having some tasty appetizers.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2017

The food was good, but customer service sub par.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on July 21, 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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 :)

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1.0Dined on May 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2017

Our waiter Steven made sure to take care of us 😉

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2017

Orlando location has better food

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4.0Dined 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. =)

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Fun Tapas and then a movie.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2016

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

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