Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando

4.6
4165 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Open for dining room and patio dining, curbside pickup and delivery! Bottomless and à la carte brunch available every Saturday and Sunday.

For more than 30 years, Café Tu Tu Tango has brought food, art and fun to Orlando’s tourism corridor on International Drive. The tapas-style, small-plates menu features a wide array of sharable dishes. Guests enjoy live entertainment and resident artists working in the restaurant. The beverage menu features art-inspired craft cocktails, signature sangrias, beer and wine. Open for lunch, dinner and bottomless weekend brunch.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMichelleLyn29
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I can see why people would like it. Great happy hour specials and lots of diverse food choices! For me everything I tried was WAY too spicy. I’m sure it would appeal to people who like very seasoned, spicy food. The service here was excellent. The food came out very quickly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Bite 30 2021 but then also noticed the great happy Hour specials so ordered both. Food and drinks were great and innovative. Wonderful experience

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IanW
Orlando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service has taken a dive. 9pm reservation for outside. They initially tried seating me inside till I had to tell the hostess the res was for outside which she should have know. Was told the table was being bussed, yet at 9:15pm I was still sitting by the door waiting. Finally get my table and it took about 10 minutes for the server to arrive. At that point we knew our entire order so we sent it all in. Food begins to arrive and we have no utensils. So we flag someone down and get them. We had 2 items dropped at the table that we didn't order but couldn't say anything cause the servers just rushed right off. Ordered some tomatoes on toast. It arrived at the end of the meal after we had to mention that it never arrived. So that was just a waste of an appetizer. I have been coming to this restaurant for years. I love to bring people from out of town so they can check out the vibe of the place and artwork. Service just seems to have taken a dive. I will still go back there for the food though.

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CourtneyC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our waitress only came over to us to give us water and take our order at the beginning and then to give us the bill at the end. She didn't bring out Amy of our food or check to see how it was. I would've ordered a drink, but we got ignored until she asked if we were ready for the bill. Our three food items came out 10 minutes apart of each other, so by the time that my partner's food came out, mine was completely cold. The corn and our dessert came out cold. It was so loud and dark that my partner and I couldn't see or talk to each other the whole time. The portions were small and not worth the cost. Definitely wouldn't recommend for dates or as a family restaurant.

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JasonK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was fantastic. The street corn, crispy Brussels and the sesame steak skewers were all excellent. Service was below average. I got my bill before I got my last food order. Service was slow, server forgot one of our parties' drinks, used plates and glasses were left at our table. Didnt get asked how my drink was. For service as slow and sporadic, I was surprised at how rushed I felt to get out of the restaurant.

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Rachel
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Waitstaff did not provide drinks, silverware, refills, food requests (Such as reordering), or check unless we flagged the waitstaff down and asked. Never did they ask if we wanted anything else, and ignored our table if we were making eye contact or to clear up empty plates/dishes/glassware. While food was good, the quality of service was disappointing. Would not come back.

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KiaraW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Customer service was okay. My fiancé’s food wasn’t correct and the server got upset when we told her to take it off our bill. Parking is also a pain.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

UPDATE: I reached out to Tu Tu Tango and the manager personally responded to me, was apologetic, friendly, and offered for us come back in another day. He actually reviewed the security footage and saw that we were being ignored and mentioned he will address the issue with his staff. He seems like a great guy and maybe some of the staff needs to be trained a bit better. As I mentioned, the food was great before and we liked that it was served as small plates so that we could try lots of different food items. I think the way the manager handled the situation says a lot about them as a restaurant and we're willing to give them another chance.

We had a reservation for 8:15pm and arrived at 7:45pm. We ended up waiting about 20 minutes past our reservation time because apparently another table had paid but had been sitting there for 4 hours. Then we let the hostess know we would be leaving as we were just hungry and wanted to enjoy the last night of our holiday. They notified us that our table was ready and were seated but waited another 20 minutes and none of the servers would make eye contact with us or acknowledge us so we ended up leaving. We were disappointed because we have enjoyed the service and food on prior occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Everything about this place has changed. We used to visit cafe multiple times a month. We have moved and returned after 6 years. Concept has changed. Training of servers is non existent in this place. Food is salty or has no taste, our server and busser had no common sense, no sense of time, or server coming in half hour intervals asking if everything is alright. She cannot follow simple service points. Not sure how she has that job.
Duck ponding at front, including management while your customers are starving, no one to complain to unless you physically had to get up and get manager. Scattered and unorganized structure, food coming whenever and missing items were popular that evening. Low light, can't see what's on the menu, tables too close. We were exhausted just by waiting for the food and explaining all the wrong things that happened that night. We are sad to see this place go down like that. It would take great organization, proper training, tougher and experienced management. I know, because I am in this industry for 30 years and have written training booklets myself for 6 different restaurants. From casual to fine dining. Management did apologize and dinner was on them, but we want our place back. The way it used to be. Until then, we will not come back and will stir away or not recommend this place. We are sad.

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SGfood
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun experience! So many yummy small plates to try.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, professionalism, friendly and great service!

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SylviaW
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! I went for the first time two years ago and really enjoyed it. I just returned for a vacation and the food and environment were just as good as the first time. The staff is also friendly and helpful. Erin was my waitress this time and she was great!

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SusanD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific. Our waiter was amazing and explained how it all worked. We will definitely be going back!

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DexterG
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Requested a standard table and was given a high top in the bar - not what I wanted and the hostess didn't seem to care.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Took about 20 minutes for server to come to table and bring some water.

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StevenJ
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasteful and unique. Waitress was very friendly and helpful. A memorable experience for our family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun, exploring new flavors. Belly dancer was a fun addition. Recommend!

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BryantL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the food! We had a great time!

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vipchefpma
Jacksonville
77 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tu-Tu is a one of a kind restaurant. It is a must go to dining destination.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday!

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DianeD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not know what to expect when I booked this reservation but I was very pleasantly surprised. The food was great, the service excellent, the artwork was interesting, and they had 2 little mini shows that that were unique. We took a chance and it ended up being a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was delicious . The artist were friendly. The entertainment was entertaining .

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MeredithD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great, different food. Great, fast service. Would highly recommend during happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast, the food was delicious. We had a great experience! Definitely going back!!

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vipKmabry
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!! Food and service.

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NelsonM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Our server was a big help and encouraged the Tango Tour. Loved it for a bachelor party stop.

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MauraP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place with local artists and lots going on. Small plates and good drinks.

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Diana24
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience definitely returning

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the most amazing brunch spot ever! From the food to the entertainment and service it was outstanding!

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Cookie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, tasty food choices, great drinks, wonderful ambience. Truly a lucky find!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for my daughter’s bday and we did the Tour of Tango! The food was amazing!!! Wow! What a great experience! Great price for so much food!!!!

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SarahV
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very fun atmosphere. We had fantastic services with multiple servers. My favorite dishes were Butter Chicken Tikka Marsala, brussel sprouts and the banana fosters waffles!

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vipLenaS
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time and we enjoyed it. Loved that the food was served in shareable sizes and we got to taste different options. The street corn short ribs pepperoni pizza and crab dip were delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

More kids options. For example grilled chicken

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LibbyLou
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place but WAY too loud! Impossible to have any type of conversation!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was not my first time attending the restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious as always with a great number of options to choose from that the whole family would enjoy. We were disappointed slightly on two points. The first was the seating. We initially got seated in the bar area and my wife and I wanted something more like a booth, so we asked for a booth. We were seated at a small table that was half the size of the 4-top tables and my wife and I had to sit in the same side of our booth, just arms distance away from the back of the head of another guest.
One other thing that the waitresses and hostesses didn't comment on was the fact that it was our anniversary. We booked the reservation through OpenTable mentioning our anniversary hoping they would at least have wished us a Happy Anniversary but it was never mentioned. I would think that the wait staff would implement recognizing these different celebration occasions into there system,, but I could be mistaken.

I would definitely love to be back at Cafe Tu Tu Tango but I'd hope they would capitalize on some of the suggestions I've mentioned.

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I am a costumer of Cafe Tu Tu Tango since I moved to Orlando (since 2003). I may visit the restaurant 6 to 8 times per year. I know that everyone is trying to be back to normal after our state slow down or shutdown because COVID-19. I visited the restaurant 3 times after restaurants re-open in fact I celebrated my birthday there last year. Yesterday (May 31st), I went back with my family and It was super sad to see that you have to wait even thought the restaurant was empty because they do not have enough personnel. My drink never came because they could not find or did not have white wine to make it (white sangria). They did not have regular lemonade uhmm I am not sure what was the reason. Some our food were mess up... It was really an embarrassing moment for our server. She was trying her best to serve us with whatever she could do. My advise if you are planning to eat at Cafe Tu Tu Tango, you will need to be patient because food will take time to come to your table....and good luck if they would have everything that you would like to get. I gave an average rate since I know they are trying to do the best that they could do with whatever they had available. I hope things get better for everyone.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant Kathy. We also want to thank you for your continued patronage over the last two decades, this truly means a lot to us. First, we would like to apologize for this last visit of yours not being as outstanding as your previous ones due to labor shortage. This is a slight hiccup, which we are currently working on fixing so you and other customers do not have to experience any more.

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NatieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a treat! It was so difficult to find availability to eat dinner at 9:30 pm in Orlando on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, but I was able to snag a table at Cafe Tu Tu Tango last minute. The ambiance is very cool with painters live and even tarot card readings! The food was delicious with our favorites being the funghi pizza and churros for dessert. I highly recommend eating here if you live in the area or are visiting.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review Natie. We're very glad to hear you were able to join us during Memorial Day Weekend and enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon.

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You can order delivery directly from Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando using the Order Online button. Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 248-2222.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando is rated 4.6 stars by 4165 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.alexandriarestaurantpartners.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.